Filming a TV Advert: What it was like on set and in the spotlight

I used to work as a broadcast journalist and freelance TV researcher, so I’ve certainly dipped my toe into TV production. And I’ve also appeared in front of the camera presenting, even dancing and whatever else I’ve got myself involved with. Whether that be reporting on a story or interviewing someone for a package. So … More Filming a TV Advert: What it was like on set and in the spotlight

Real Life Reads: Meet the self-made creative designer #WAHM (Week 2)

Each week I’m featuring an inspiring real person whose life is sure to interest you.  This week Emma Kitchen, Creative Designer at Ribbon Of Hearts Bespoke & Personalised Wooden Hearts and Gifts, shares her story.   I Live in Wakefield with Fiance and Son Kayden (12yrs old) and our 4 cats.  I LOVE music, photography and … More Real Life Reads: Meet the self-made creative designer #WAHM (Week 2)

Date Nights: The secret to a long and happy marriage? #Sp

Ever feel like you and your partner just exist next to one another? Our last “date night” was probably at our Wedding in June but even then we hardly saw each other. Chris was at one side of the hall downing pints whilst my friends and I were doing the Limbo (followed by the Conga, oh … More Date Nights: The secret to a long and happy marriage? #Sp

Mama Mei Blog Birthday: Let’s celebrate with give-aways and prizes for you

From breastfeeding live on national TV to public speaking gigs and reviewing fab places and products. It has been an exciting first year of blogging at Mama Mei. That’s not to mention my husband Chris who made it to the quarter-finals of this year’s BBC MasterChef TV cooking contest. On my blog, I’ve covered issues … More Mama Mei Blog Birthday: Let’s celebrate with give-aways and prizes for you

Real Life Reads: Are you or someone you know living an interesting life that will inspire others? Week 1

Everyone has got the story to tell, so the saying goes. And as a journalist by trade, I am fascinated about other people’s lives, their uniqueness and their passions. So each week, I’ll be featuring a nominated person in “Real Life Reads.” So be sure to comment below with your nomination. Kicking off the series … More Real Life Reads: Are you or someone you know living an interesting life that will inspire others? Week 1

Anti-Bullying Week: Bullying is not “part of school-life”

Growing up curvy, mixed-race with a “big head” and “pancake face” as well as, having “fag dads” meant that I was an easy target for the school bullies. (NB “words bullies used”). I’d be taunted in the school corridors, I’d be pulled by my hair (although that back fired on them when they tried to … More Anti-Bullying Week: Bullying is not “part of school-life”

Be Real Body Image Pledge: Beauty comes from within, not from the media 

A top TV presenter refuses to look at the media’s “sidebar of shame” and the press as we are all too often comparing and judging one another.  Davina McCall was speaking at MumsNet’s blogging conference #BlogFest16 in which she explained how we all tend to post our best photos on social media rather than the … More Be Real Body Image Pledge: Beauty comes from within, not from the media 

Christmas gift list: We prefer experiences over presents #Ad

It’s almost impossible to fully tidy our house as it’s full to brim with STUFF! And this Christmas we’re going travelling with the girls (so that is their Christmas gift along with a mummy-made travel pack) because my hubby and I, prefer experiences over presents. So to make it easier for you, here are our … More Christmas gift list: We prefer experiences over presents #Ad

10 things NOT to say to someone with an Eating Disorder

There’s nothing my eating disorder (ED) detests more than this season of indulgence – drinking, eating and partying to excess. And not a lot of exercising. Most people’s heaven, but my hell. So please don’t make it any worse for us folk recovering/suffering from an eating disorder by saying these common phrases… (I know you … More 10 things NOT to say to someone with an Eating Disorder