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.
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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Not just one day
06-03-2018Blog

Not just one day

When did I quit my career? I think it was possibly sooner than I imagined; it was at…

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My hearties
30-01-2018Blog

My hearties

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

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Floundering about
15-01-2018Blog

Floundering about

My folks brought me up to ‘go for it’. Whether it was an intense netball game, a job…

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False starts
11-01-2018Blog

False starts

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

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A soft touch
31-12-2017Blog

A soft touch

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

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Caring is sharing
28-12-2017Blog

Caring is sharing

It’s only since having my own kids that I’ve truly realised what my sister and I put my…

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Present tense
14-12-2017Blog

Present tense

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

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Dinner lady
05-12-2017Blog

Dinner lady

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

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Work it baby
03-12-2017Blog

Work it baby

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

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No soggy bottoms
28-11-2017Blog

No soggy bottoms

Evie is exactly 154 days old, which seems so fresh and new still. Matt said to me the…

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Food glorious food
16-11-2017Blog

Food glorious food

This is an advertorial post So we’ve all been there: your kid gets presented with a divine plate…

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Money, money, money #ad
13-11-2017Blog

Money, money, money #ad

Money and I have never been firm comrades. It’s bizarre, really, because I was a dedicated, head-braced student (with awkward posture and…

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I will survive
08-11-2017Blog

I will survive

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

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Eat, pray, love
08-11-2017Blog

Eat, pray, love

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

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Just desserts
06-11-2017Blog

Just desserts

It was three years ago on an evening when I’d forgotten I’d invited two mates round for dinner….

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‘Tis the season
04-11-2017Blog

‘Tis the season

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

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Pukka up
19-10-2017Blog

Pukka up

  It was 1.46pm on an average Tuesday. I had ventured to London’s Tate Modern gallery with both…

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Snot a problem
08-10-2017Blog

Snot a problem

Anyone who has seen my Instagram stories recently can attest to the incubus I’ve become. Snotty, raspy, puffy-faced…

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Styling it out
02-10-2017Blog

Styling it out

The mum jean. That high-waisted, crotch-ruffling, saggy-bottomed trew. In my mind it’s something I could pull off. In…

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Down with the kids
30-09-2017Blog

Down with the kids

People may have been having kids since before Jesus was born, but that doesn’t make tending to the…

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Chic and cheerful
30-09-2017Blog

Chic and cheerful

I was 28 weeks pregnant when I uttered the optimistic and utterly deranged words, ‘let’s renovate the kitchen’….

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Too cool for school
29-09-2017Blog

Too cool for school

I’ve never bagged the prize for excellence, only ever effort. I’d be the one lolloping about at the…

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Oh what a night
11-09-2017Blog

Oh what a night

We wrote a book together called Parenting The Shit Out of Life. Both Matt and I are still…

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We are family
25-08-2017Blog

We are family

  Other than the occasional run-in over a dismembered Barbie doll, my sister and I used to mainly…

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Just do it
01-08-2017Blog

Just do it

My parental agenda is painfully simple: Let her choose. For all the dinosaurs, princesses, blue and pink divides…

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