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My debut ‘Mama of the Month’ questions begin with some mothers who have more experience than I do… and I always love to hear advice from women who have been through it all and can look back and tell us newish mothers what it’s all about.   To start – who better than Lucia Whitehouse aka Grandmother Pukka, mother to Anna aka Mother Pukka.  Lucia has recently become a grandmother for the second time when Anna gave birth to beautiful Eve last week. Over to you Lucia…     Tell

I don’t know about you, but these Easter holidays are doing me in!  And it got me thinking… Has covering dark circles under your eyes starting to consume a lot of your time? Worried how tired you’ll look at the school gates or concerned about that skin above your eye lid looking a little baggy? Is the strain of motherhood starting to show in your face? Inevitably we’re all getting older and of course we’re all worried about looking older too.  Becoming a mother has definitely made me notice the dark

  How many times have you asked if someone has done something – and they’ve automatically replied with a very common expression;  “I haven’t got around to it yet”. Loads right? It’s a sentence used by too many too often on a daily basis – whether it’s from my husband, my kids, the man at the postoffice, the lady I’m eavesdropping on the bus – and even myself! We’re all stopping ourselves from doing what we want to do – because we haven’t got around to it yet. It could be

  Question – Why do people feel the need to open other people’s bathroom cabinets? Are we trying to find a secret clue to a part of their life we know nothing about?  What do we think we’ll find? Are we that curious? We hosted a dinner party recently at our place – and of course the panic tidy up commenced.  Not only do I clear up the toys, the laundry (clean and dirty), pick away at the squashed raisins embedded on the wooden floor, and scrubbed the bathroom from top

Are you sick of looking shit in photos?  Do you look at yourself and think ‘FFS I look like a haggard mum’?  Are you full of dread when you realise you’ve been tagged in a photo on Facebook and then immediately untag yourself? Would you like some hard earned model tips to looking effortlessly good in everyday snap shots? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then this post is for you… Those of you who don’t know me,  I’ve worked as a model for 20 years.  Over

Last week was mental – I shot a TV commercial during half term which involved jumping on a trampoline with Lorraine Kelly. Yup. Juggling kids over half term wasn’t easy (it never is) but shooting 15 hour days was particularly tough. Even though I was sleeping in my own bed at night, I didn’t see my kids for 3 days apart from when I watched them sleeping before I left to go to work and when I got home. It was the most peaceful parenting I’ve ever done! The late

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