Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah, aka Met Mum. I was born in Austria in 1976 and have lived in Germany, Switzerland and England.
I am a Londoner at heart – it’s the city where I have lived the longest, where I have met my Swedish husband and where I’ve had both my girls. After a decade on the Thames, and with a heavy heart, we moved to Stockholm in summer 2014. After four years in Sweden, we will be moving back to London in the summer of 2018.
I am a writer, a wife, a mother and a yoga teacher.
Yoga plays a great and growing role in my life. It’s only the beginning of a lifelong journey, and one I will be grateful for forever. At the moment I am running a (possibly the world’s tiniest) yoga studio here in Sweden. It’s a lot of work but a lot of fun, too. The studio has kept me going through the darkest of winters and I am deeply grateful for the people I have had the pleasure to meet because of it.
I started the Metropolitan Mum blog in early February 2009, heavily pregnant and somewhat overwhelmed by the experience. The mummy blogging scene has been rather small back in those days; it’s where I found a lot of friendship and support in the loneliness of new motherhood. It’s fair to say I am an early days mummy blogger dinosaur.
Before having Little L (born 2009) and The Pea (born 2012), I have worked as a brand consultant and in corporate communications. I guess I’ve always had a lot to say.
I am a compulsive writer – I have written a novel, I used to be a professional blogger from 2000 to 2012 (talking about dinosaurs…) and I still blog with passion.
The Metropolitan Mum blog is about life as a woman who happened to have a couple of children.
My outlook on life might have changed when I had kids, but quintessentially, I am the same person I’ve always been. This blog is about my journey of stumbling into motherhood, about losing myself a little bit and finding my way again.