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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Flex Appeal: Zero Hours
16-10-2018Blog

Flex Appeal: Zero Hours

Writer Lourdes Walsh shares her initial skepticism about #flexappeal  My first impression of Flex Appeal – a kaleidoscopic…

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Flex Appeal: Disability
10-10-2018Blog

Flex Appeal: Disability

Flexible working is not solely for parents, it’s not something only for ‘mummies that want to see more…

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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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Michael Moore interview
25-08-2018Blog

Michael Moore interview

I got to fulfil two small dreams recently: firstly, meeting Michael Moore and secondly, doing that serious nodding…

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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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What is Flex Appeal?
09-03-2018Blog

What is Flex Appeal?

PAPA PUKKA gets grilled by a sceptic.

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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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