Author: Metropolitan Mum

What happened to the book

The long-suffering reader might remember that some time ago, I wrote a novel. After typing the magical words The End under its last paragraph, I put it aside several times, edited, re-edited and re-re-edited a couple of times more, and finally submitted the manuscript to a handful of agents.

A loser with lacking dress sense

Having written a book and not having a publishing deal (yet?) has the potential to make you feel like the world’s biggest loser– especially when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and realise that you are dressed like a clown with unruly hair. So in case you started asking yourself where Lil’ […]

GapKids + DVF

Baby fashionistas pay heed, Diane Von Furstenberg has teamed up with GapKids for the second time. Exclusively for girls, ranging from newborn to age 14, the GapKids + DVF Explorers Collection is now available from selected stores and online.

Outstanding

BritMums 2013 is around the corner, and with it the BiBs (Brilliance in Blogging Awards). Some of you lovely folks must have nominated this blog, because Metropolitan Mum is shortlisted in the Outstanding category. Thank you so much – I am really chuffed! Please, if you have a minute to spare, vote for Metropolitan Mum […]

Miffed

Equality and emancipation in parenthood is an interesting theory. But at closer inspection, I can’t help but feel betrayed. For decades, I had bought into the propaganda. However, after four years of nappies and pear purée, it has dawned on me: When push comes to shove, I am in this alone.

Coffee

Coffee: The perfect way to start a day. The perfect way to end a meal. A pick me up. A wind me down. The drug of my choice. I have written about coffee before, many a times on this blog. I love coffee. I would even dare to say I am a coffee aficionada. Ideally, […]