Author: Metropolitan Mum

An update on being part-time depressed

The beauty of writing things down lies in its cathartic capacities. The beauty of posting these things online lies in a) the advice you get, b) the support you receive and c) the subtle pressure of acting upon it. After I confessed last Thursday, I have read through your comments and emails (thank you!!) and […]

PND, PMS or just the usual madness?

I have been feeling a little off recently. OK, whom am I kidding? I haven’t felt my normal self since the Pea was born more than eight months ago. Before you laugh at me – I don’t mean feeling like a spring chicken ready to play a round of beach volley before breakfast. Those days […]

Work it, baby!

Getting back on the workout track after having a baby can be difficult for many reasons: the English summer (makes me want to stuff my face with carbs!), a lack of workout clothes*, being too tired or just too little bothered. My favourite excuse is to have no childcare in place – nine hours of […]

Pin It Forward!

I have confessed my love for Pinterest before, but since I am part of the Pinterest UK launch and the Pin It Forward campaign (woohoo!), I am going to fess up once again: I LOVE Pinterest.

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.