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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Flex it up
25-01-2017Blog

Flex it up

PAPA PUKKA: Tackle the most common objections to flexible working (or resort to insults) with this simple guide

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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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Dolly mixture
19-01-2017Blog

Dolly mixture

How a dinosaur turned me into an accidental feminist, and why I’m going on the woman’s march

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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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Reel good times
20-12-2016Blog

Reel good times

It’s such a relief that you can finally succumb to screen time over Christmas. We’re not talking a…

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A man’s guide to miscarriage
04-12-2016Blog

A man’s guide to miscarriage

Miscarriage is often spoken about by women. Of course, women endure the physical pain of passing an ‘inviable…

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Let’s talk about flex
01-12-2016Blog

Let’s talk about flex

There’s been plenty of chat and a fair bit of flash dancing action. (See our Lycra-swathed Flex Appeal…

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Flex appeal: Deloitte
01-12-2016Blog

Flex appeal: Deloitte

Flexible working? Think ‘agile’ working, according to Emma Codd, Deloitte’s managing partner for talent. Here Emma talks us…

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Mad about the #AD
27-11-2016Blog

Mad about the #AD

Whoever you are on the t’Internet (@wanktank or @princesskindheartunicorn), you sometimes see a flicker of #AD or #SPON…

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Reality check
17-11-2016Blog

Reality check

“Papa, can you put that on?” [Mae pointing to my bra on the floor of the bathroom]. “No,…

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Staying in IN
10-11-2016Blog

Staying in IN

“Where shall we go next?” – I remember hearing that from a bunch of carefree girls (we shall…

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Raise them higher
09-11-2016Blog

Raise them higher

Dear Mae, It’s 8.03am on 9 November 2016. You are loved. By parents and grandparents who believe in equality, by an…

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Get your freak on
31-10-2016Blog

Get your freak on

Halloween: Out of all 365 days, it’s the pinnacle of my year – even though Matt (@papa_pukka) resists….

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Memory lane
28-10-2016Blog

Memory lane

  “Cwoowella Dooville?” queried Mae after hearing my Mum (@grandmother_pukka) say I’d been scared of that Disney baddie…

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The ‘C’ word
27-10-2016Blog

The ‘C’ word

I can’t bring myself to say it. It’s a word that has such cringe-worthy, mildly naff connotations. Confidence….

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Show me the money
25-10-2016Blog

Show me the money

My card got declined in Tesco Metro yesterday. I’m not sure what was more traumatic: the 17-year-old youth…

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(Wo)man up
25-10-2016Blog

(Wo)man up

“So which one of you is going to wear a tux at the wedding?” It tickles me when…

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