Sarah Cawood

Sarah Cawood is a broadcaster, blogger, mum and now mum to be again! Most recently, she’s been on Heart Breakfast Shows all over the country and can seen reviewing the papers on Sky Sunrise occasionally too!

Describe a typical day for you?

I’m pretty much a stay at home freelancing mummy! I have no childcare and no family nearby so my days are taken up with looking after my little boy! Up at 8am (Daddy takes care of breakfast!) then I entertain him ’til his nap between 9am and 10am. While he sleeps, I shower, dress, make the bed, tidy, clean what needs cleaning, get a wash on, have breakfast myself, make phonecalls that need making and do some emails. If I get time, I peruse Twitter and Facebook but am trying to limit that as I have no time for procrastinating these days;).

Then I get Hunter up, dressed, play with him, give him lunch (he likes to feed himself so lunch can be a messy and leisurely affair!), then I try and do more housework while he plays. He has a shorter nap about 2ish then when he wakes up, I either take him to friends for coffee and socialising, or down to the park if it’s not a rainy day or to a baby class if I can find one.

Most of them are in the morning though, when he is napping:(. Dinner is at 5pm. Bath at 6pm and bedtime is after In The Night Garden at 7pm. Then I tidy the flat, make dinner ready for Andy getting home. We then eat and collapse for a couple of hours before bed at 10/11ish. The glamour never stops;).

What do you feel are your biggest achievements?

At the moment, getting through the day, making dinner and keeping the flat clean and tidy are my biggest achievements but prior to that, I think being a part of the nineties cultural zeitgeist on The Girlie Show was a highlight. I like to think that I have been a great friend too, a good wife and over time, a great Mummy. It’s harder than it looks!

What’s in your handbag?
At the moment: purse, chewing gum, empty ink cartridges (I keep forgetting to recycle them!) baby wipes, antiseptic wipes, phone, snacks from Graze (as I still feel nauseous with any number 2), pen and lip balm.
What are your ambitions in life?

I would like to get back on TV, or start a new career in another area of broadcasting. I would love to make my blog into a better blog and then maybe a book. But ultimately, I want to be a good wife and mummy and raise my children to be polite, humble, gracious and lovely:-).

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

On the radio. Living outside of London, thinking about how we are going to decorate the living room;).

What advice would you give a budding broadcaster/TV presenter?

Don’t give up! If you are any good, eventually, talent will prevail. Knock on doors, bother people, use Twitter as much as possible and over all, be nice. I can’t tell you how many dick heads there are populating TV. Rise above their egocentric nonsense and don’t sink to their levels if you make it big!

Finally, happiness is…
A happy baby:-). When he smiles at me, my whole world lights up with him. I hope he’s always a happy boy, at least then I will feel like I did a good job of raising him.

Follow Sarah’s blog at www.helpwheresthemanual.com.

Website: www.sarahcawood.com.

Twitter: @sarah_cawood.

Photograph credit Retts Wood-Ā©Sarah Cawood.

Buy my bestselling book in paperback or audio

Mumboss: The Honest Mum's Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home

Available on Amazon or Audible

MUMBOSS by Vicki Psarias

Like what you've read? Then why not follow Vicki on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram

Never Miss A Post!

Subscribe to HonestMum for my weekly email newsletter where I share my new blog posts, blogging tips, event invitations, competitions and news about my new book. I never share your personal data with third parties.


8 Responses

  1. Katie Portman

    I just want to say a big thank you Vicki, to both you and Sarah for this lovely honest interview.

    To cut a very long story short, the last few weeks have been challenging to say the least, my hardest so far as a Mum. Yesterday after about 2 hours sleep and feeling pretty down in the dumps, I read this interview and immediately felt better.

    Sarah’s honest answers made me realised that I am not alone. That us parents are all pretty much in the same boat. That life as a mum is repetitive, often exhausting and sometimes overwhelming (albeit incredible too).

    When Sarah said her biggest achievement at the moment is just getting through the day, I could have wept and cheered at the same time because that’s exactly how I feel at the moment.

    So, thank you. Another brilliant Wonderful Women Weds post. X XX

    Reply
    • honestmum

      @Katie sweetie, so sorry to hear you’ve had a tough few weeks. Totally here for you and understand what that is like. Really touched that the interview has helped you. I always wanted this blog to inspire, touch and most importantly be a space for others to relate and share in our experiences in motherhood. Yes it’s wonderful but sometimes it can be so flipping hard too. Lots and lots of love xxx

      Reply
  2. I Am Into This

    I love your wonderful women write-ups and look forward to them every week! She seems like a lovely person and so undaunted by being a celeb. Good on her! Enjoy every second with your baby x

    Reply
  3. Babes about Town

    What a lovely interview, you come across really sweet and natural as you do on telly and i’m sure every mum can relate to your ambitions to raise lovely people! Looking forward to discovering your blog šŸ˜‰

    Reply
  4. Mummy Whisperer

    I’m sure you will get back on TV or radio with your lovely, bubbly personality Sarah. Enjoy baba No2 and keep blogging – it opens all sorts of doors.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.