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.
Seeing is believing
19-07-2017Blog

Seeing is believing

  I’m blind as a bat – even more so since being pregnant. Who knew having kids would…

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If the shoe fits
12-06-2017Blog

If the shoe fits

  “Mama I can do it myself”  Those words tend to come from Mae as I’m frazzled and…

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Work it baby
08-06-2017Blog

Work it baby

‘Pregnancy’. When did it become such a dirty word? “I’m pregnant”. It sure isn’t in social realms –…

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Money matters #ad
07-06-2017Blog

Money matters #ad

I don’t think you are ever ready for your card to be declined as you try to buy…

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The fear factor #ad
07-06-2017Blog

The fear factor #ad

I’m someone who handles tangible things really well. So if faced with my Mum’s cottage pie, I’m aware…

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Power to the mama
19-05-2017Blog

Power to the mama

I’m not sure why I had such a warped view of motherhood. I assumed it was quite an…

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Mini (mini) break
19-05-2017Blog

Mini (mini) break

There was a time when a weekend away with mates would mean the booze to food ratio was…

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Slumber party
18-05-2017Blog

Slumber party

There was one night when I woke up on the beach outside my hut in Koh Pah-Ngan dribbling…

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Pregnancy test
17-05-2017Blog

Pregnancy test

“Congratulations” It’s a word used for weddings, engagements, exams results, new homes and births. For me, it’s not…

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Jammy dodger
16-05-2017Blog

Jammy dodger

I am Lucia, Anna’s from Mother Pukka’s mother and I am writing this with a cupof tea and…

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Sock it to ’em
12-05-2017Blog

Sock it to ’em

  There’s a floodlit football pitch next to Mae’s nursery. It’s opposite the Leyton Orient stadium and it’s…

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A real eye opener
25-04-2017Blog

A real eye opener

I’m seven months knocked up and while the idea of giving life is great and all, there’s The…

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Age of consent
20-04-2017Blog

Age of consent

How do you feel about sharing photos of your kid/s on the internet? It’s a question I get…

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Glow with the flow
19-04-2017Blog

Glow with the flow

  How do you get through the day? I’m not sure who’s asking but I’m telling: my life…

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Come fly with me
07-04-2017Blog

Come fly with me

I remember flying to Amsterdam on my own last year. I was without Mae and without The Stuff….

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Ready to pop
27-03-2017Blog

Ready to pop

Despite a lovely (and possibly well-meaning) old lady on the bus yesterday saying, ‘you are definitely carrying a…

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Food baby
23-03-2017Blog

Food baby

  We didn’t do the maths, really. A two-bedroom house for four people (one due to arrive on…

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In the bag
19-03-2017Blog

In the bag

I remember my husband Matt venturing into Chanel the day before my birthday. (It was noted it was…

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True lies
11-03-2017Blog

True lies

If you haven’t threatened to call Father Christmas/ The Easter Bunny/ The Tooth Fairy at least 3,456 times…

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Power to the flower
06-03-2017Blog

Power to the flower

  The ‘mum guilt’ is a wily mistress; she creeps up on you when you least expect it….

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Dream team
28-02-2017Blog

Dream team

This is no brown-nosing exercise, nor is it fan girling. At a push it’s fan nosing. But I’ve…

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At a total loss
21-02-2017Blog

At a total loss

First published in The Telegraph. All copyright reserved. I was walking through the baby food aisle at Tesco…

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Time to man up
05-02-2017Blog

Time to man up

I am disappointed to reveal that there hasn’t been much excitement for me in the toilet arena over…

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My big fat Greek holiday
25-01-2017Blog

My big fat Greek holiday

I had vague memories of sandy, baking hot campsites in the South of France growing up where you’d…

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Porn free
19-01-2017Blog

Porn free

“What do the kids actually do on Instagram?” – a query to a former colleague last week who…

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Baby love
18-01-2017Blog

Baby love

On Monday night I got touched up by the film director Sharon Maguire. It was everything I’d hoped…

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Gang(mum) style
07-01-2017Blog

Gang(mum) style

Pa Whitehouse imparted some advice when I was a feral youth: “Don’t look up to people and don’t…

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Just a flex machine
06-01-2017Blog

Just a flex machine

We’ve flash mobbed, we’ve talked, we’ve emoji-ed, we’ve DM-ed, we’ve hugged it out and we’ve worked out there…

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Bump in the road
06-01-2017Blog

Bump in the road

I posted an Instagram story before Christmas showing us post-baby scan. The news was good, the tears were…

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A game changer
23-12-2016Blog

A game changer

‘Tis the season to be jolly? In theory yes, it is. In reality it tends to be a…

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