Hi! I’m Alison…
I’m a freelance magazine and online editor and I live in London with Mr P and our seven-year-old daughter. I started this blog in 2011, while on maternity leave. Not ANOTHER Mummy Blog? Yep, another one!
Back when I started it, I wrote mostly about babies and motherhood – because that was suddenly my whole world. Since then, it has grown into a lifestyle blog, with a mix of family travel, style and opinion. I still write about being a mum of course – it’s such a huge part of my life after all and it has a big effect on every part of my life.
On the blog, you’ll find…
I’m not short on opinions. I’ve written about sexism, parenting, feminism, page 3 and asking for help. Not everyone agrees with me, but wouldn’t the world be a boring place if we all agreed? I love hearing what you think, even when (actually especially when) you don’t agree, so do comment or email me!
It’s a crazy old journey, this motherhood lark, isn’t it? My posts cover topics like post-natal depression, our identity as mums, feeling guilty about how much we use our phones, body confidence, IVF and lots more. I also talk loads about motherhood over on Instagram so come find me there!
Before I became a mum, I was my friends’ go-to person for advice on hotels, mini breaks and holidays. Actually, that hasn’t changed but now I’m giving advice on family friendly and child free breaks and holidays to friends. I’ve written about loads of our adventures as a family – from Beaches Turks & Caicos, Paris and Pine Cliffs, Portugal to Luxury Family Hotels, Walt Disney World and Camp Bestival. I love a posh hotel but I’m also equally at home in a caravan!
I don’t pretend to be super stylish – in fact I fully admit that I play it safe in the style stakes with my love of Breton tops and skinny jeans. But the thing is, in the real world, we don’t all wear super on-trend outfits that give a nod to the catwalks, do we? So I like to think of myself as someone who does an OK job at putting together a regular wearable outfit or two. And another thing… *whispers* I’m not a size 10. I’m not even a size 12. It’s all well and good looking amazing in outfits when you’re a slip of a thing, but for lots of us, it’s a bit trickier. So here I am, flying the flag for playing-it-safe women with curves. You can now shop my Instagram in case you see anything you like!
Want to know more about me?
I love Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, posh candles, Beyonce, bright colours, M&S, decent burgers, musicals, pretty stationery, nice hotels, H&M kidswear, photography, Beyonce, holidays, statement necklaces, Disney, my sofa and Boden. I always seem to say the wrong thing at the wrong time, I wish I were one of those people who LOVES exercise (I’m not) and when I was 19, I was given such a bad haircut that I looked like a boy and my flatmates called me Alan for a whole year.
As well as running this blog, I’ve written features for magazines like Grazia, Red, Gurgle, OK!, Mother & Baby and more.
My blog has been featured in lots of places like The Telegraph, Grazia, Alex & Alexa. Read more over here. I was named as Best Blog Writer at the Gurgle Awards 2011, run by top brand Mothercare. The blog has been named as Netmums Blog Of The Week and Mumsnet Blog Of The Day on a few occasions, which is all rather fantastic!
Thanks for reading!