Mums, are you ready?
Hello and welcome you gorgeous lot! We are so excited and proud to represent and support the Mothers of Rugby and the surrounding areas with The Parent Pause.
All over the UK we’re seeing a culture shift of Mums boosting and supporting other Mums. It can be so easy to engage in knocking each other down or putting ourselves in competition, and a #sisterhoodinmotherhood movement is exactly what we need right now. Whether you work full time or stay home with the kids, you do a blooming tough job and a bit of support and encouragement from others to say “Hey, you’re doing an amazing job,” is just what we need to take us from coping to thriving.
Here at the Parent Pause, we are aiming to put together events and socials to get you out of the house, stimulate your brains (no mum can survive on Paw Patrol alone!) and get you feeling great. We’re totally up for suggestions and ideas, but here’s a taster of the type of thing coming your way.
– Style ‘Switch’ Event
– Stand-up ‘Mum Comedy’
– Mini-retreat – think zen-like gorgeousness
– Gin tasting
– Positive Birth event
– Digital Workshop – knowing your tweets from your pins!
Check these blogs out next
The queen of mum blogs and original honest mum – Sarah Turner is a force to be reckoned with. Sarah only blogs when she has something she really needs to get off her chest, but her posts are priceless and totally worth waiting for. Sarah is a Sunday Times No.1 Best Selling Author, has won several blog awards, written two books and writes for GQ Dads. She is also an ambassador for Mummy Social, a friendship site for mums, alongside Helen Skelton.
I may be a little biased (as she will be at our launch event) but every time I read something by Sarah or listen to her on a podcast (I can recommend Cherry Healey’s ‘Letters to my Fanny’ podcast), I can’t help but feel a gigantic amount of respect and love for her. She is a highly-educated woman of huge integrity (turned down a free kitchen and got a loan instead when she realised she would have to post videos on her social media as part of the deal!) and she isn’t afraid of saying what everyone else is thinking but too scared to voice. Get on her blog today, buy one of her books and listen to what she has to say people! We need more Sarah Turners in the world.
Anna Whitehouse, is a journalist, editor and mother in search of pukka things for her kid. She has previously worked as the Vice Editor at Time Out Amsterdam before writing about shoes and handbags for fashion labels SuperTrash and Tommy Hilfiger.
Anna is all about ‘power to the parents.’ She has an incredible online portal featuring news, events, reviews and honest comment for people who happen to be parents.
She is also the founder of ‘FlexAppeal’ a national campaign for flexible working and parental rights in the work place. Anna is an incredibly witty lady with an addictive writing style. Her blog posts are interesting, informative and at times, leg-crossingly hilarious. It’s fair to say she is definitely in my top 5 list of mum crushes!
If, like me, you are a bit of a hippy at heart, then you will adore Emma Ross and her blog Mamalina – a site dedicated to motherhood, travel, good food, yoga and most of all, a general slow and simple pace of life.
Emma is one of those people you just have to follow on Instagram because she has such a wonderful ethos for life and makes me feel that it’s ok to try alternative routes. She strongly believes in taking things slowly and enjoying the little things, from coffee and cake rituals to yoga with her two boys Jack and Sonny.
Nicola AKA ‘Too Much Mothering Information’ is a stuck-at- home-mum (her words!) whose posts really stop me in my tracks and get me thinking. I really dig her Insta feed too, and was once even re-posted by her on #hairwatch day (I realise how much of a cringe-worthy loser I am for mentioning this!).
Visit TM(M)I for posts on everything from ‘Five things you can do for a friend whose child is in hospital,’ to ‘Is staying at home the same as having a J.O.B?’