We here present the final five finalists in our London’s Top Mummy Blogger nominations. (If you missed the first nominees, click here.) Next you’ll vote for your favourite of these outstanding women—tune in next Monday to have your say!
Yvadney Davis, Mums That Slay
I’m a freelance kids’ fashion stylist and was born and raised in South London, where I still live with my husband and two young children. Mums That Slay was born at a stage in my motherhood journey when I started to value the importance of self-care. Mums may be imperfect, busy and shattered but we can rock motherhood in our own way.
I encourage mums to recognise that they are killing it, celebrate their uniqueness and grabbing all their best bits by the balls, so they can slay life. I strongly believe that ALL mums slay and the blog is a safe space for mums to be self-indulgent, focus on their fashion, beauty, career, well-being with a whole crew of mamas cheering them along the way over on the @MumsThatSlay_crew page on Instagram.
Claire, The Pramshed
I’m Claire. I’m a first-time mum living in London and blogging my way through life. Whilst I’m not blogging I’ve been working in advertising as a project manager and will soon be embarking on a Digital Mums social media management course. Blogging has given me a huge confidence boost and has enabled me to find something that I am truly passionate about. I can’t wait to see what 2017 has to offer and where life will take me.
Anna Whitehouse, MotherPukka
Mother Pukka is a portal for news, events, reviews and honest comment for people who happen to be parents. A journalist, editor and mother in search of pukka things for her kid, founder Anna Whitehouse previously worked as the Vice Editor at Time Out Amsterdam before writing about shoes and handbags for fashion labels SuperTrash and Tommy Hilfiger.
Looking for a change of pace, she recently returned to London and now works as a writer at Shortlist Media. Likes: superhero cape-making classes. Dislikes: the naming of celebrity couples (TomKat, Bennifer, Brange, etc.).
Tamu Thomas and Leah Samuel, Motherhood Reconstructed
Motherhood Reconstructed is a positive space that produces content and events aimed at reframing the narrative of black British motherhood. Brainchild of Social Worker, Tamu Thomas and Graphic Designer, Leah Samuel the site was created to fill the gap in the market for positive representations of black mothers and shines a light on the varied, inspirational women the duo encounter that are not being represented in mainstream media.
Alison Perry, Not Another Mummy Blog
Alison Perry is a magazine editor turned blogger who lives in South East London with her husband and six-year-old daughter. Her blog, Not Another Mummy Blog, started off five years ago as a place to share tips and support for new mums and has grown into an award-winning family lifestyle blog. Covering family life, travel, style and a smattering of feminism, the blog has become Alison’s full-time job, alongside a bit of freelancing for magazines like Grazia, Mother & Baby and OK!
Jules, Chiswick Mum
I’m Chiswick Mum, aka Jules, passionate about making the most of family life in this crazy city of ours. Whether that’s days in (preferably in pyjamas), days out or getting out of London on holidays further afield.
I live in West London with a gorgeous 9-year-old son (Chiswick Boy), his lovely dad (Chiswick Daddy), a fat old house cat and a baby tortoise. Pre-kid I’d have called myself an Oxford English graduate, award-winning public speaker and comedy improviser. But in my house I’m better known for playing a mean hand of Go Fish and reading bedtime stories with all the voices. But you know what—that’s ok. (And I really love playing Go Fish.)
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