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.
Baby brains
15-06-2020Blog

Baby brains

The mental health of babies is too easily overlooked, writes Sally Hogg of the Parent Infant Foundation, especially…

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Work to death
14-05-2020Blog

Work to death

The focus of Flex Appeal – a campaign to push for flexible working for all in a bid…

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Going Dutch
20-03-2020Blog

Going Dutch

Amsterdam daily Het Parool recently ran a feature on flex appeal, and how we’re trying to bring a little Dutch touch to working lives in the UK. Here’s the translation…

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Woman’s Hour interview
14-02-2020Blog

Woman’s Hour interview

To hear our interview on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour (and Matt getting quizzed by Jane Garvey about…

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Flex Appeal: Raising Disabled Kids
12-02-2020Blog

Flex Appeal: Raising Disabled Kids

Flexible working is not just for parents, it’s for people. People with mental health issues, people with caring…

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Where’s My Happy Ending: tour dates
29-01-2020Blog

Where’s My Happy Ending: tour dates

We’re gadding about the place to talk about our new book, Where’s My Happy Ending? Happily Ever After…

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Flex Appeal: Shift Work
09-01-2020Blog

Flex Appeal: Shift Work

On 17 October last year, I chaired a table on flexible working and zero hour contracts at The…

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Shy about retiring
21-11-2019Blog

Shy about retiring

AD| After the gender pay gap comes the pension pay gap, with women retiring on average with £78,000…

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AD | When I get older
29-04-2019Blog

AD | When I get older

This is a paid partnership with Scottish Widows. The word ‘pension’ conjures up images of Zimmer frames, blue…

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Beauty is in the eye
28-03-2019Blog

Beauty is in the eye

*First published by Soho House group*. Author of Sunday Times Bestselling book Parenting The Shit Out of Life…

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AD | No age limit
23-02-2019Blog

AD | No age limit

This blog post is an advertisement in association with EDF Energy and Howz. My mum went grey last…

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Flex Appeal: ADHD
19-02-2019Blog

Flex Appeal: ADHD

Flexible working is not about parents, it’s about people. People with needs that don’t fit into a 9-5…

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Sleep like a baby
19-02-2019Blog

Sleep like a baby

Whoever came up with the phrase ‘I slept like a baby’ never had a baby. That person cannot…

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Oh mother
20-12-2018Blog

Oh mother

Anywhere that leads it’s Afternoon Tea with a champagne trolley gets an immediate thumbs up. In the run-up…

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Mini (mini) break
06-11-2018Blog

Mini (mini) break

The thought of bringing a weaning toddler into 5-star plush luxury realms is enough to ignite a bead-on….

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A clean sweep
24-10-2018Blog

A clean sweep

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

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Specs appeal
14-09-2018Blog

Specs appeal

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

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Let me entertain you
11-09-2018Blog

Let me entertain you

Kids going off the walls? As part of our #pukkafreestuff series, Susie Lodge, founder of Wikiplacesforkids.com unveils the…

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Luxe be a lady
28-08-2018Blog

Luxe be a lady

The last time I visited The Connaught was in 2008 for a feature in Grazia Magazine. The piece…

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In the driving seat
12-08-2018Blog

In the driving seat

It took my three go’s to pass my driving test. The first test I had to pull a…

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School’s out
30-07-2018Blog

School’s out

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

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Love island
11-06-2018Blog

Love island

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

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Private: No access
27-04-2018Blog

Private: No access

I’ve just uploaded a photo of myself nuzzling my 10-month-old daughter to Instagram where I have 159,000 followers….

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And breathe…
22-04-2018Blog

And breathe…

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

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Miscarriages of injustice
18-04-2018Blog

Miscarriages of injustice

  Growing up, I was always vaguely aware that my sister and I were not alone. I remember…

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Let me entertain you
16-04-2018Blog

Let me entertain you

I read something the other day that said the way parents are forced to work – whether that’s…

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Soft play, hard talk
11-04-2018Blog

Soft play, hard talk

Very excited to announce the launch of our first FREE non-panel, non-networking event. This event is not about…

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Screen time
06-04-2018Blog

Screen time

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

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Share the care
31-03-2018Blog

Share the care

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

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Phone a friend
24-03-2018Blog

Phone a friend

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

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