Leigh Kendall delivered her son Hugo at just 24 weeks' gestation due to the rare, life-threatening pregnancy complications severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Hugo fought hard for 35 days but sadly he was too small, and premature.
Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award winning toy company on a mission to 'disrupt the pink aisle' with interactive construction toys and stories for girls.
Simone Lanham is a mum, wife and former TV journalist. A New Zealander living in London, she owns entertainment company Incognito Artists . When elder daughter was diagnosed with autism, Simone and her husband set up the Sewell Foundation in NZ to offer information and assistance regarding biomedical and early intervention to families and practitioners treating autism.
Entrepreneur and founder of Qwiddle, an online digital piggy bank, mother of 3 boys, Yorshire based Vanessa Cameron is sports mad both watching and participating in tennis, running and netball.
Fiona Gillies is a film producer with Scoop Films, an actress and the mother of 2 teenage boys. As well as her focus on the busines of making movies she works extensively as an actress on stage and screen. She executive produced ‘Dummy’, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson before both producing and starring in ‘City Slacker’ with Oscar and Golden Globe nominated Tom Conti. Her latest work as a producer is ‘The Beat Beneath My Feet’ in which Luke Perry plays a washed up Rock God .
China Okasi is an author, opinion journalist & TV commentator with award-winning experience in new media enterprise. Okasi is also training as an actor, and is excited to begin new projects soon.
Susanna Scott is founder of BritMums, the UK’s largest collective of lifestyle bloggers. BritMums has 6,000+ blogger representing more than 8,500 blogs, keeping Susanna busy along with her three children, aged 8, 9 and 11 and blog A Modern Mother. Before BritMums, Susanna was a marketing director in the IT space. Originally from Silicon Valley, in California she has lived in the UK for nearly 20 years.
Kirsty runs a bespoke, Yorkshire-based, portrait photography business specialising in weddings, lifestyle photography, and family and baby portraits. She loves getting the best out of people and is passionate about giving her clients unique, creative, vibrant images that will be treasured and passed on to future generations.
Mother of three, Annabel Karmel MBE is the UK's number one parenting author, best-selling international author, and expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies and children.
Bod for tea (www.bodfortea.co.uk) is the social media persona of Michelle Reeves, a freelance writer, blogger and Mum of two under five with a professional background of 14 years in internet marketing.
It's a pleasure to welcome fashion designer Olivia Rubin to Honest Mum
Hayley Goleniowska is Mum, blogger, speaker, writer and advocate for those with Down’s syndrome. She aims to gently change perceptions of the condition from within hearts through her inspirational blog.
Amee is a freelance digital designer and consultant based in London. With qualifications and experience in illustration and animation, interaction design and web design and build, she’s one of those rare beings who is equally comfortable with the creative and technical aspects of developing a successful web presence.
Francine Bates is the Chief Executive of The Lullaby Trust, a national charity providing expert advice on safer sleep for babies, raising awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and supporting bereaved parents.
Emma Kenny is a qualified and highly experienced practitioner with Psychological and Counselling qualifications recognised by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society.
Anya Harris is a single mum, in her forties, happily divorced with two young boys aged eight and four, the lights of her life. With a background in finance and in the Healing Arts, she likes to bridge the two worlds, bringing practicality together with intuition - a kind of spiritual awareness in an increasingly hectic world. She loves a laugh and girlfriends are her mainstay.
Isley Lynn is an American-born, London-based playwright and poet. Her work has been produced and supported by the National Theatre Studio and Cottesloe Theatre, Nabokov, Lyric Hammersmith, the Tricycle, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Ovalhouse, the Arcola, Apples and Snakes, Battersea Arts Centre and Literary Death Match.
Colette is a full time Marketing Manager for a Medical Supplies company in Hertfordshire, a Mum of two boys aged 5 and 6, a wife, blogger, runner and gym bunny!