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My Struggle to Become a Mum – Izzy Judd’s Story

With one in seven couples in the UK having difficulty conceiving, and many babies now being born through IVF, it seems strange that there is still a sense of secrecy or even awkwardness surrounding the subject. One woman on a mission to get people talking openly about fertility is professional musician and author, Izzy Judd. Her book, Dare to Dream, is a deeply personal and brutally honest account of the read more

Mummy Social Meets … A Mum To A Child With A Cleft Palate

Harriet (31) is a mum to Mabel (16 months) who was born with a cleft palate. Here at Mummy Social this isn’t a subject we know much about so Danni had a chat with her to learn a bit more about her this condition and her experience. Thank you for taking the time to talk to me, Harriet. Could you start by telling us about what a cleft palate is read more

Never leave a car seat anywhere but on the ground

On Thursday 3rd October, I was getting myself, Noah (nearly 3), Chester and our dog ready to go out for a walk. Chester screams blue murder when you strap him in his car seat, so I put him in his seat on the sofa with the intention of strapping him in just as we left. Noah was playing with his toys on the sofa. I went into the kitchen to read more

Mummy Social Meets… Hayley Tamaddon on Polyhydramnios

Hayley (42) is expecting her first child. She is best known for her roles as Del Dingle in Emmerdale, Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street and as Calista in Shameless. Tamaddon won the fifth series of Dancing on Ice on 28 March 2010. She’s recently been diagnosed with Polyhydramnios and I recently caught up with her in order to spread awareness of this pregnancy condition. Thank you so much for talking read more

Mummy Social Meets… Dani; Incompetent Cervix

Danielle (Dani) 25 lives in Lusaka, Zambia with her husband and two children, Elia (2) and Eva (3 months). She works as a marketing manager for a Resort, she brings her children to work with her every day. She suffered from an incompetent cervix which brought high risk to both her pregnancies. Danni recently caught up with her to find out more. Hello Danielle, thank you for taking the time read more

Sometimes Becoming A Mum Can Feel Really Lonely

Guest post by The Parenting Expert, Sue Atkins. Sometimes becoming a mum can feel really lonely. Sometimes, when you’re awake in the dead of night at 3 am nursing your baby, or gently rocking them back to sleep, with your partner snoring loudly in the next room, your dog sprawled on his back contently fast asleep in his bed in the corner of the room & the silence of the read more

Mummy Social Meets… A Surrogate Mum

Gina Kinson is married to Ian and has three children Ellie (22), Alex (18) and Samuel (13). She works in precision engineering and runs a Sit n Iron service in her spare time. She loves to read and paint especially body art and as a family, they love to go camping. Gina is also a surrogate. Hi Gina, thank you so much for agreeing to speak with me. Surrogacy isn’t a read more

Getting Social When You Have Anxiety

It’s so easy to say it’s important to find your ‘mummy tribe’ but the reality of this is very different if you suffer with anxiety. In our recent poll, 85% sent you said that the thought of getting social makes you feel anxious. Your biggest worries were feeling judged by other mums especially around parenting choices and your child’s behaviour. Many of you were also worried about starting a conversation, read more

Sue Atkins Interviews Josie Barron

Mummy Social founder Josie Barron was recently interviewed by Sue Atkins. She is an internationally recognised Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker and Author of the Amazon best-selling books “Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children” & “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” one in the famous black and yellow series as well as author of the highly acclaimed Parenting Made Easy CDs, Apps and resources. She regularly appears on the read more

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