Sali Hughes Follows Me On Twitter

Celebrity bragging

This conversation happened recently. Me: Oh I love Sali Hughes' blog. Friend: Me too. She's a legend. Me: She follows me on Twitter, you know. Friend: You are officially famous. Me: Ant & Dec followed me on Twitter once. Then they unfollowed me a few hours later.... Friend: Oh. Shortly afterwards, as well as thinking "God, I'm a knob", it struck me how strange ...

Creative Pregnancy Announcements: Cute or Cheesy?

Cute way to announce pregnancy

Today, Rachel Stevens (you know, her off of S Club 7 and Strictly Come Dancing....) announced she's pregnant with her second child. The brother or sister to three year old Amelie will be born in early 2014. Rachel announced her exciting news (congrats Rachel!) by posting a link on Twitter - the link takes you ...

Debate: Does The World Have The Right To Know That Kate Middleton Is In Labour?

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This morning at around 7.40am, I scrolled through my Twitter timeline to see a tweet from Piers Morgan saying that the royal baby was officially on its way. My first assumption was that the press had had a tip off about it, but I quickly realised that Clarence House had announced the fact that Kate Middleton ...

Victoria Beckham On Being A Working Mum

Victoria Beckham Vogue festival

Victoria Beckham spoke at the Vogue Festival in London today, and I was in the audience. She spoke at length about her fashion business, her inspirations and her future plans, but it was hearing her talk about being a working mum that really got me listening. When you hear of female celebrities talk about how ...

Dr Ranj: Do You Have A Mum Crush On Him?

CBeebies Dr Ranj crush

"I'm a mum and I have a weird crush." This is what we'd all have to stand up and announce, if I started a Weird Mum Crushes Anonymous group. (In this group, we'd also drink espresso Martinis, eat endless crackers and cheese and listen to 90s pop music, in case you fancy joining...) Before I became a ...

Why Justin Fletcher Is A Rock Star To My Toddler

We love Justin Fletcher

Last week, I was in the office. It was the end of the day, and I suddenly punched the air and shouted "Yessss! I've got Justin tickets!"  The girls who sit behind me (the magazine's fashion team) looked over. "Justin Timberlake? Is he touring?" one of them asked. "No," I replied. "Justin Fletcher." Blank stares from ...

Should We Stop Obsessing Over Kate Middleton’s Bump?

Media attention on Kate Middleton

I'll admit it - I'm a bit obsessed with Kate Middleton and her baby bump. Whenever she makes a public appearance, I'm the first person to study the photos. 'Ooh, her bump's getting bigger!' or 'Nice frock. Whistles?' are the kinds of things I'll say to my colleagues at work. Needless to say, I'm not down ...

Caramel: Harper Beckham’s Favourite Clothing Store

Harper Beckham dress

I think it's fair to say that most mums discover one or two kids' clothing shops that they just love and go back to time and time again. Mine are split into budget buys (Sainsbury's TU, Mothercare) and pricier (Boden, Polarn O. Pyret) depending on how healthy my bank balance is looking. Looks like celebrity mummy ...