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Anna Whitehouse

Founder of Mother Pukka, Anna Whitehouse likes super hero cape-making classes and dislikes the naming of celebrity couples (TomKat, Brange etc.) She tries (and often fails) to parent the shit out of life.

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A clean sweep

I remember the first passive aggressive muttering about my tidiness. We’d been together for three weeks… more ›


Specs appeal

Back in the day, when I was a youth, I would never even have considered edging… more ›


Let me entertain you

Kids going off the walls? As part of our #pukkafreestuff series, Susie Lodge, founder of… more ›


School’s out

We are at the beginning of the school summer holidays. We are feeling relatively fresh and… more ›


Love island

Just before I get stuck in, I want to preface this with a dollop of transparency:… more ›


Private: No access

I’ve just uploaded a photo of myself nuzzling my 10-month-old daughter to Instagram where I have… more ›


And breathe…

This week’s blog competition is to win a spot on an &Breathe retreat worth £2,200. To WIN… more ›


Soft play, hard talk

Very excited to announce the launch of our first FREE non-panel, non-networking event. This event is… more ›


Screen time

I think it’s too late for me. I grew up in the 80s – an era… more ›


Share the care

The one question that keeps coming up here is, ‘what’s Matt [my husband] doing?’ From my… more ›


Phone a friend

Yesterday my eldest daughter said, “Why did you walk past that man asking for money?” I… more ›


My hearties

I can’t remember what a holiday was like without kids. I have a vague sense of… more ›


False starts

This is an extract from the Sunday Times Bestselling book Parenting the shit out of Life… more ›


A soft touch

I saw a reflection of myself last week in the window of Eve’s nursery. I was… more ›


Present tense

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Or simply very stressed about everything there is to do… more ›

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Dinner lady

Can you have a roast spud on a day that isn’t Sunday?


Work it baby

“Do you have any questions?” I remember being asked, aged 24, during an interview for a… more ›


I will survive

Ever wondered how eye-twitching, exhausted parents get through the day? Here’s how I keep them alive… more ›


Eat, pray, love

This is an advertorial post   It’s the slow, deliberate sweep of food off a plate… more ›


Just desserts

It was three years ago on an evening when I’d forgotten I’d invited two mates round… more ›


‘Tis the season

Christmas Eve last year was traumatic. My mum’s fondue set from 1964 blew up in spectacular… more ›

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Mother Pukka is a portal for news, events, reviews and honest comment for people who happen to be parents.

A journalist, editor and mother in search of pukka things for her kid, founder Anna Whitehouse previously worked as the Vice Editor at Time Out Amsterdam before writing about shoes and handbags for fashion labels SuperTrash and Tommy Hilfiger.

Looking for a change of pace, she recently returned to London and now works as a writer at Shortlist Media. Likes: super hero cape-making classes. Dislikes: the naming of celebrity couples (TomKat, Bennifer, Brange etc.)

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