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My name is Deborah, aka Metropolitan Mum.

My passport says that I am Austrian, but I can’t yodel and I can’t cook Apfelstrudel. I grew up everywhere but Austria and have lived in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, England and am currently in Malibu, California. I speak four languages and consider myself quintessentially European.

The city where I have lived the longest is London. It is also where I have met my Swedish husband and where I’ve had both my girls. London will always have a special place in my heart.

I am a compulsive writer, a mother and a yoga teacher.

My glass is pretty much always half full and I believe that happiness can be found in the smallest things and sometimes darkest places.

I started this 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.

I am a compulsive writer – I have written a novel, I used to be an online editor in the early 2000s, then a professional blogger from 2012 to 2014 (which wasn’t for me) and I still write with passion – on my anonymous blog and for various companies as a content creator.

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.


  1. Shelley says

    Hello my dear

    Love reading your blog and seeing the photos. Hope to catch up again sometime by phone!

    Love from Zurich


  2. hi – i’m a new mum with a daughter the same age as yours (april 2009) and i like your blog! after the hospital sets you free with babs, it can be a bit of a wilderness – lovely to read your blogs and see life goes on….eventually!

  3. Hi Met Mum
    I have just started blogging – endlessly walking round the park got the better of me! I really enjoy reading your posts. I’d love you to pop by my blog and see what you think!
    Mummy Bear (shewasnotatalldomestic.blogspot)

  4. Hi,
    I found your blog today and I love it.
    I am a new mum and I have started my blog a couple of months ago. I am really enjoing the mothers blogsphere.

  5. Hey Deborah,
    halt durch und schreib weiter. Das was ich bis jetzt gelesen habe, hat mir schon sehr gut gefallen. Freue mich auf Dein erstes Kinderbuch 😉
    Alles Liebe aus Meran, Coco( Mum mit einem von drei Kindern im Gipsfuß)

  6. Hi Deborah, nice to meet you.

    Really glad a colleague here at Edelman mentioned your blog. I’m a first time mother to be from Brazil, currently living and working in Barcelona.

    I’ve added a link to your blog to my blog’s list, hope it’s ok with you.

    See you around,


  7. Hello!

    I am thrilled to have found your blog and feel like I know you already. In reading your “about” section I realized we have a bit in common… Before finishing my degree a few years back I worked as an interior designer and artist. Now I am stuck in the corproate world on the 19th FLOOR (HA!) of my building and am currently working on a plan of escape. 🙂

    I am looking forward to reading more. Nice to meet you!



  8. Hi,

    I am running a pampering event in London and wondered if I could send you some details


  9. Hi I just wanted to stop by and leave you a quick note to say what a great blog you have! I’ve been reading through your pages and love your writing style. We moved to Hertfordshire a couple of years ago when my little boys were born – how I miss living in London! I’ve added you to my friend list on my blog – hope that’s ok – and I’ll definitely be back to read more soon! Helen x

  10. Kate says

    Don’t know if you are now back from France or not but we are hosting a special birthday party this Friday for the classic bunny Miffy in London. Drop me a line if you are around and I’ll send you further details.

    Warm wishes

  11. Hello!

    I am Lauren, the marketing assistant at Tightsplease.

    I came across your blog recently and really enjoyed your writing, your sense of humour makes incredibly addictive reading!

    We have recently received a selection of Children’s tights, suitable for daywear and the back to school uniform. After finding your blog, I thought that perhaps maybe your readers might be interested in our new tights.

    If you would like, I can send you a selection of children’s tights that you may like to review on your blog or if you run competitions, I can send you a few pairs that you could offer to your readers as a prize?

    Tightsplease.co.uk is one of the largest online suppliers of hosiery, and in addition to children’s tights we also provide hosiery which appeals to a broad customer base.

    Please browse though our children’s tights pages and if you would like to review any of our products please email me at marketing@tightsplease.co.uk.

  12. Hi new to this blogging and just started my own blogspot. I really like your blog. Keep up the good work!

  13. Vicki Douglas says

    We have a Fisher-Price play party coming up and wondered whether you and your little one would like to come along? Just drop me a line if you fancy it and i’ll whiz you over an invite.


  14. I am also a new mum 🙂 really enjoyed reading your blog. It’s nice to hear other people having similiar experiences. Thanks 🙂

  15. Hi,

    My name is Ed Hennessy and I work for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the reason for my email is with regards a quick promotion. We currently have a few great products for kids which we feel would be very well received by people visiting your blog. It would be fantastic if we could discuss a quick promotion before Christmas and perhaps look to work on some reciprocal marketing throughout next year.

    If someone could give me a quick email or call that would be fantastic as we are eager to work on something soon.

    Many thanks,


  16. Hi Deborah

    I make a laundry detergent for sensitive skin which also kills superbugs. Would you like to try for free and blog about it. Please see our website for comments about our laundry detergent

  17. Hi!

    We like your blog, do you have an emailadres so we could ask you a few things? We like to work together with you….

    Angelique Tsen

  18. Tom says

    Hi Deborah,

    I am currently looking to promote an offer we have on at Ascot Racecourse for all the families out there who would like to have a fun day out at one of our family days. If you would be interested in this, could you provide me with an email address?

    Thank you

  19. Hi There,

    I run a small publishing company, Little Leaners Publishing – and we’ve just released our first book, ‘How to Clean your Teeth’ which is aimed at under-8’s and is a simple guide book for children on the key steps of teeth cleaning.

    It’s been written in consultation with the Dental Health Foundation to ensure it meets their guidelines for teeth brushing.

    As we’ve just launched it, it’s on a special offer at the moment, and wondered if it might be something of interest for your community/blog.

    You can see more here:


    Thanks for your time!

    Little Learners Publishing.

  20. I love your profile and your photo is just perfect. Good luck with the book, I hope to see it in completion.

  21. I too live with Big M, but I am sure mine snores lauder. My son is Little J and born in England, so he still drinks tea and says ta. With so much in common I simply have to bookmark you.
    Lovely blog.

  22. Hi Deborah,

    I hope that you are well. I wanted to introduce you to a great new shoe and slipper brand called Stasia (www.stasia.com) who make luxury footwear for outside and in the home. They also have baby shoes and booties too which would be great for any fashion and accessory features you are working on.

    If you are interested I can email you a press release and if you would like to have any further information or request any samples, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

  23. Hi,

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I was wondering if you would be interested in a completely free photo session including images in exchange to be reviewed/mentioned on your blog?

    Thank you,

    Danielle Owen

  24. charlotte says

    I work on Radox and we are putting together some packs, which will include ‘travel essentials’ for Mummy bloggers. We would like to send you one so would it be possible to send me your address.

  25. Dear Deborah

    I’m a writer for Grazia magazine and I’m researching an article on motherhood. I was hoping you might be able to get in touch with me to discuss it?


  26. Hi there;
    Thank you for inspiring me to write; I didn’t think anyone would be interested in the day-to-day ramblings from the world of Mummyhood, but your blog is addictive and has given me the confidence boost to start my own. Keep at it!
    Love Hannah, aka Non Chav Young Mum

  27. Hi Deborah!
    I don’t know if you remember me.. but I was the Norwegian girl working in Wild Swans:) you said I should contact you here when I started my own blog and I finally did it:) haha.. please check it out: http://tonegtveit.tumblr.com/ Your blog is lovely by the way:) I hope everything is well with you and your little girl:) xxxTone

  28. Hello Deborah,

    My name is David and I am working for a toy’s online store. I would like to speak with you about a colaboration we would like to do.
    Could you please give me an email adrees in order to contact you?

    Thank you very much. By the way, I have just discovered your blog and I have loved it.


  29. Hi Deborah,

    Your bio reads really well, I was going to mention a possible product review but the final paragraph killed off any hope.

    If you ever get back into it I’d love to speak to you about some of the products we offer.

    Take care,

    Arte Ideas

  30. Hi Deborah,

    What a lovely blog you have!!
    Congratulations and wishing you all the best with your new pregnancy, hope the nausea isn’t getting the better of you… I suffered terribly with it during the first trimester! I empathise 100%. I don’t care what people say, ginger biscuits don’t do bugger all for the queasiness. (not for me anyway!)

    Best wishes,
    Michelle xx

  31. Emma Fenny says

    Hi Deborah

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am from the Guylian press office and I was wondering if you would like to feature one of our Easter eggs? Please get in touch if you would like more information or samples.



  32. Ban says

    Hi Deborah,

    We are handling PR for a popular pre-school stageshow event that we would like to invite you along to.

    If you would be interested to know more, please do get in touch.

    Many thanks,

  33. Hi Deborah,

    My name’s Ellie, I’m currently working on a television pilot for an extiting new Channel 4 cookery show – we’re looking for bubbly people of all cooking abilities to take part and I hoped that you might be willing to have a chat about the show?

    My number is 0207 861 8282 or you can drop me an email.

  34. Ruth O'Brien says

    Dear Deborah,

    Our editorial team have been reading your blog, we love your writing and style!

    We are looking to expand our blogger network at MDBG (mumdadbabygroup) due to a new advertising client who is looking specifically for style bloggers to review clothes. The team and I would like to work with you. The first advertising partner we have wants to provide £100 worth of clothes for you to review.

    Would you be interested in this blogging assignment? I know from readying your blog that you are currently pregnant (congrats!). Our partner does not sell maternity clothes but I am sure there is plenty of garments you can choose from anyway and it’d be great to have an opinion from the perspective of an expecting mother.

    If yes, please email me with your contact details (preferably phone number) and I’ll be in contact to give you more info on us, our network, the client and the blogging assignment!

    We will also need to know a little bit more about the number of visitors to your blog.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,


  35. Hey there Deborah,

    Hope you’re well. I was enjoying reading your blog earlier this afternoon. We’re currently looking for some swimwear to be reviewed, I was wondering if you’d be interested in choosing a maternity swimsuit to review?

    Please e-mail me back if this interests you.

    Kindest regards 🙂

  36. You may have seen the Lost Kidz App launched over the week-end. It was covered by the BBC, ITV, BBC Newsround, The Sun and the Daily Star – even though the press release didn’t go out until Monday! Details are on the website (www.lost-kidz.com) including the link to the free App on iTunes.

    The worldwide launch is on 25th May – Help to make the world a safer place for all of our children by downloading the free Lost Kidz App on International Missing Children’s Day.

    I am unashamedly asking you for your support!


  37. Rhiannon says

    Hi Deborah,

    I’d love to invite you to an event and speak to you further about one of my clients (luxury fashion). If you could drop me an email I can give you more details!

    Thanks so much

  38. Hi Deborah,

    I run a yoga studio in Chiswick and we are presently collaborating with The BeezKneez pregnancy fitness company to offer a six week pregnancy yoga and pregnancy fitness course. I’d love to hear from you if this is of any interest to you,

    Very best,


  39. Emily Brewer says

    Hi Deborah,

    Just dropping a line as I wanted to send you a few details on an exciting project which I thought may be of interest. Its with regards to a high end, luxury travel company and an exciting fashion challenge.

    Please could you contact me so I could explain in detail?

    All the best,


  40. Hi Deborah,

    Just wanted to say ‘we love your blog’. We’d love it if you could feature or review any of our personalised baby gifts.

    If you’re interested please do let me know.



  41. Hello, we found your blog as it has some great posts that are relevant to our client site which is focussed on personalised cakes. Would you be interested in discussing some advertising opportunities, specifically around product reviews, blog posting and banner adverts?

  42. Hi Deborah,

    I have noticed you have a three year old child and would love the opportunity to send you one of our wooden, nostalgically retro, kids balance bikes. They’re designed to teach children (aged 2-6) to develop their balance and coordination in an exciting and stylish way!

    If you would like to email me I’d be happy to discuss this with you further! Have a fabulous bank holiday weekend!

    Kind regards,

    Laura Hawthorne

  43. Hi Deborah
    Have you heard of Moshi Monsters?
    Moshi Monsters – the online world of adoptable pet monsters for boys and girls aged 6-12 – has become a global phenomenon. In the UK alone half of all kids have adopted a pet monster! Children are able to solve puzzles, take on Moshi Missions, share artwork, read stories and communicate with other users in a safe environment.
    Now comes the music! The kids are going wild for it. To talk the new single and album please contact me by email. We would love you to talk all that is Moshi! No event attendance required!

  44. Hi Deborah, I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I have just started blogging myself and am finding the process enjoyable and frustrating at the same time. I am at the stage of building traffic and your blog motivates me to keep going! I am from London and I’m now living in Sydney so it also reminds me of home. Thank you.

  45. Hi Deborah,

    Hope the pregnancy is going well. Have you tried Dr. Lipp’s Nipple Balm for Lips before? It’s a multipurpose balm for lips, nipples and much much more! We would love you to review it for us if you’d like to!

    Many thanks,
    Jen at Dr. Lipp

  46. Deborah, squishy bum care exercises are included in our new pregnancy workout DVD. Would you like to review it?

  47. jasmine says

    Hi there,

    How are you? I love your blog and thought our mummy blogger Fiona Bennett would be perfect for it! Fiona is a fabulous pianist / composer and she has a brand new album out called ‘ A Country Suite’ which I would love to send you a hard copy of and get your thoughts on it! Fiona as a mummy blogger has 2 sons, her youngest Zackary diagnosed with high functioning autism so she placed her music career on the back burner in order to help and support him through his early school years, attending courses and learning as much as possible about autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Since having children, Fiona’s life has changed considerably and she has had very little time for song writing but in 2011, she started composing music for piano and last October spent a day at British Grove Studios in London, recording the enclosed CD ‘A Country Suite’.

    Fiona is currently writing a book about her experiences to help other mummies going through the same experience. Also the music has a calming and relaxing effect on Zachery and he requests the music at bedtime as it helps him sleep.

    Thanks a lot,


  48. Angela says

    Hi Deborah

    Hope all is well,

    I just wanted to drop you a line as I am working on the re-launch of skin care brand Jergens and as such wondered if you were at all interested in attending their event next week or would like to receive a sample of their new range for review?

    Look forward to hearing back from you, if this is of interest

  49. Hi MM,

    Hope you are enjoying your holiday?

    I’m 25wks today and have really enjoyed your blog, so big thank you for that. I’ve started my own blog and I’m getting addicted to it now. I wanted to know how did you get involved in blogging – I’m looking to take my own work further and make it better either by doing a course or something, I noticed that you worked in the industry before graduating. Have you done any writing training or have any websites you could point me too? I’ve done nothing since my GCSE’s about 15 yrs ago so any help would be appreciated!


  50. Hi, Deborah,

    Hope you are enjoying St Tropez. Jealous!

    Can you send me an email when you get a moment? Chat soon.


  51. Hi Deborah,

    Hope your well?! I love your pictures about pregnancy. I just wanted to drop you a line as we (Flower Council Holland) are doing a great little experiment with the Rhipsalis.

    It works as follows: We send you a Rhipsalis absolutely free. All we ask in return are pictures, videos, tweets, etc., that’s up to your creativity. We’re planning to use the content you – and other great participants – provide us, in a crowdsourced web movie.

    Please let us know if you’re interested, so we can provide additional information. Looking forward to hear from you!


  52. Hi Deborah, I hope you are well. I’d love to talk to you about getting involved in Mums Show Live next May. I’ll send an email to Charlotte too but i’d love to open up a dialogue and get in touch properly so if you could email your details that would be great.

    (p.s. I LOVE your blog by the way, I write my own blog belleaukitchen.blogspot.com so I know all about the dedication involved… and that with a new kid on the way, it must be crazy chez nous…)

  53. Hi there Deborah!

    My name is Jude and I work for TV presenter and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton. We love your blog!

    We wish you the best in the upcoming few months with the new addition to your family. We are working on a few exciting new things concerning health, nutrition and weight loss and wondered if you would be interested in talking further with us about it when you have the time? Feel free to check out our website http://www.amandahamilton.co.uk, or look us up on twitter – @AmandaDetox

    All the best,
    Jude Purcell

  54. Hello,
    I wondered if you fancied reviewing some Happy Monkey smoothies (perfect treat for this hot weather!) – each 180ml carton is the equivalent of one portion of fruit. Available in strawberry & banana and orange & mango flavours the smoothies were developed with kids in mind so there are no bits, because that’s the way kids like them!
    Mums and dads will be fans too as the product contains no added sugar, no sweeteners and no preservatives. The smoothies taste great straight from the fridge but are also ideal for lunchboxes, picnics and journeys as they will keep fresh at room temperature for up to 12 hours.
    Let me know if you would like some to try or if you need any further information. They really are delicious!

  55. Anwen Gardner says

    Hi Deborah,

    I hope you are well – and looking forward to having your second little one along soon!! Congratulations !

    I wanted to quickly get in touch with you about a great opportunity (post-baby!) that the most metropolitan of mums would love!! If you could pop me a quick e-mail, I will send the details through to you straightaway!!

    Thank you!

  56. Hello Deborah,
    Stumbled across your blog. Being a fashion designer that creates and produces all prints in house, I am delighted to find a fashion/lifestyle (sometimes mom) blog with an appreciation for illustration. *swoon* Would love to send you a fashion package of my newest designs for your little one and new arrival. Can you email your shipping address?
    Best- Nay

  57. Davina Askew says

    Hi Deborah,

    Are you hosting any upcoming mummy gatherings and fancied sampling some Shloer? We have a delicious limited edition Berry Punch flavour that is currently a favourite.

    Let me know and I can send some out to you?
    Best wishes,

  58. Hi Met Mum. I appreciate you must have your hand full – I remember it all too well. But when/if you have a free second (I know, slightly laughable) I’d like to run a TV series we’re developing past you. If you’re able to ping me an email (even if it’s empty, that’s fine). I can tell you more about it.

  59. Natalie Nartey says

    Hi my name is Natalie Nartey and I am a 3rd Year Fashion Management and Marketing student at the Universtiy of the Creative Arts. I came across your website and I have found it extremely helpful and full of information, I think it is a wonderful source.

    For my final major project I am proposing a childrenswear range for the luxury brand Jimmy Choo. It would be absolutely wonderful to get your point of view on this concept, if you are available to answer a few questions via email.

    Many Thanks
    Natalie Nartey

    Looking forward to hearing from you

  60. Hi Deborah,

    A friend forwarded the link to your blog, and I’ve really enjoyed your perspective on being a woman and a mum in London!

    If you are interested, I have an offer from the Personal Training company that I work for that may be relevant to you and your readers. Email me for more details whenever you have a moment.

    Have a fab day!



  61. Dunia Algeri says

    Hi Met Mum!

    I hope this email finds you well.
    I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I love it; I think you have the right ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes you right for a new children range called Amelia Fox.

    Let me introduce this brand a little bit better: Amelia Fox is a sub-brand of Rosie Fox (an accessible accessories brand with super trendy pieces like statement cuff, cocktail rings ecc). We know that a little girl is always looking at her mum and trying to copy her, therefore Amelia Fox is created to provide nice pieces for them.

    Rosie Fox is doing very well, it has been seen in magazine like LOOK, Grazia, ELLE, Marie Claire ecc… and we do think that Amelia Fox will have the same success.

    Please let me know what do you think about this brand; If you are interested and you would like to have the complete look book, please just let me know. 

    Waiting for your kind answer, I wish you an amazing day. 
    Dunia x

  62. Hi Deb,

    I am a co-Founder of Sooqini, an eBay-like task marketplace. Users can outsource tasks and errands to trusted people in their local community to get them done quickly and affordably, at their price.

    We are now offering the perfect gift that is pretty much on everyone’s wishlist: the “gift of time”. Essentially, a Sooqini voucher can be offered to someone, which will use it outsource tasks and free up precious time.

    We are happy to send you a voucher for your convenience.



  63. Jo Snow says

    Hi Deborah

    I love your blog. I work for Britax and we would love to get you involved with our Mumbassador scheme. Would you be able to email me when you get a chance so we could try and catch up and have a chat? The video posting of the FIAT ad is brilliant. I have 3 boys and the video just brightened up a very drizzly day!


  64. Anya Court says

    Hi Deborah,

    Please can you send me your email address?

    We are organising an exclusive blogger event in London with a top interior designer and would love to invite you!

    Many thanks,


  65. Hi Deborah,
    Came across your blog via BritMums ( I am a family and children’s photographer in West Hampstead and run a photography blog http://www.dumplingsphotography.com/blog ).
    I wanted to see if your readers may be interested in a photoshoot giveaway that I plan to run with a London-based family centered blog next month. If you like my work please get in touch. I’d love to hear ( and work ) with you

  66. Hi Deborah,

    Wanted to get in touch with regards to an exciting new health launch for children, please could you drop me an email so I can send over some information.

    Many Thanks,

  67. Katie says

    Hi Deborah
    Hope you’ve been thoroughly spoilt this Valentine’s Day! I’m working on a publicity campaign all about writing stories for children and noticed you’ve got your first novel awaiting to be published. Congratulations!! I wondered if you might be interested in attending a small and exclusive lunch we are holding with a published author in March? Please do drop me a line if you are!
    Love your blog…so good to read some realisms about coping with 2 little ones..;-))

  68. Hi Deborah/Met Mum

    I’m getting in touch from Great British Chefs
    (www.greatbritishchefs.com), an award-winning website and food brand
    that connects food lovers. We promote some of the finest chefs in the
    UK through our website, social media profiles and range of mobile

    I’ve been following Met Mum and really enjoy your writing style
    and humourous blog posts – maybe sleep depravation works!
    We are currently on the look out for writers to contribute to
    our blog by writing guest posts about cooking with kids, and I
    wondered if you might be interested in writing a cooking for kids blog.

    It’s for a campaign we are running in association with Tesco, aimed at
    encouraging parents to cook with their children as a way of
    encouraging not only healthy eating but also food education and, of
    course, as a great bonding activity. We’ll promote all of our blog
    posts to our Twitter and Google+ communities, and each blog post will
    have a guest blogger biog with links to your site and social profiles.
    Our site currently receives over 400,000 visits per month so it’s a
    good level of exposure and traffic.

    Please do drop me a line if you think you’d like to get involved, or
    if you have any questions. If you are keen, next steps would be to
    choose a topic (we have a list of potential topics) that fits in with
    the content schedule at our end and agree timings. It would be great
    to have you on board.

    Kind regards,

    Great British Chefs

  69. Love your blog…so good to read some realisms about coping with 2 little ones..;-))

  70. Sandra Fox says

    Hi Deborah,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, especially the entries about keeping fit after pregnancy. I really wanted to keep working out whilst pregnant too, but I just wasn’t sure if I could, or what I should be doing.

    I recently found this new website, GymCube.com, which has Cherry Baker teaching on it. I read her book about exercise and pregnancy and it was fantastic. This GymCube has her teaching classes everyweek, and you can either watch them live or on catch up. They’ve got loads of other classes too!

    It’s been great fitting it around the kids, and has really helped my weight post pregnancy!

    Anyway, great blog, just thought I’d share this info! 🙂


  71. Molly Heller says

    Hi Deborah,

    We’re in the process of updating our database and I was wondering if you could let me know your postal address so that we can send you any relevant news/information on our new launches.

    Very best wishes,


  72. Deborah,

    Your blog is brilliant! We are a London-based personalised printing company which makes a huge range of products. We love London just as much as you as we print and make all our high quality products from scratch right here.

    We’d love you to review one of our products for your readers, perhaps you can use a one of your husband’s photos of Thailand printed on a canvas so the whole family can have a little piece of peace in the house!

    Have a look and get in contact if you are interested or need anymore info.

    Best wishes,


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  74. Hello,

    I’m getting in touch to pass on some information about a fantastic kids event taking place over May Bank Holiday in East London.

    Would you mind sending me your email address so I can send you further details?

    Best wishes,

  75. Hi Metro Ma

    Love your Blog!

    We here at SockLock know a thing or two about Londinium having done our
    time in the old town 🙂

    We are SockLock – A new way to dry your smalls!!
    We are at over 50% funding on KickStart – take a squizz if you have a mo!

    Cheers – the team.

  76. Olivia Golding says

    Hi Deborah,

    I hope you’re doing well. I hope you don’t mind my emailing, but I’m an aspiring writer aiming to expand my portfolio in terms of size and diversity.

    I’ve written a blog post about the importance of music in nurseries. I was wondering if you would like to read it and if you liked it, perhaps give me the opportunity to guest post for your blog?

    Let me know, it would be great to work with a blogger who’s got such expertise in her industry!

    Kind Regards,

  77. Hello Metropoliten Mum!

    You have a wonderful Blog! Keep posting your nice articles!



  78. Sophie says

    Hi Deborah,

    Noticed a couple of years ago you went to a cupcake decorating class with your sister in law…wondered if you’d be interested in attending a baking workshop with Great British Bake Off’s former winner Edd Kimber and Dr. Oetker? It’s next Thurs – do drop me an email 🙂 x

  79. Hi there!
    The London Mothers Club are holding an event in aid of the charity Jeans for Genes Day on September 18th from 7pm-10pm at Beaufort House in Chelsea.
    We’ve got so much going on including a fashion show with our mums modelling, bubbly, canapes a raffle with amazing prizes and a huge amount of pampering.

    We would love to send you an invitation to the event! Please could you email me when ever is convenient.

    It’s for a fantastic cause and we are trying to raise as much awareness as possible for the chairty.

    I Look forward to hearing from you!

  80. Hi Deborah

    Love your blog!

    By means of introduction, I am the owner of MILK Beauty, London’s virtual salon Mobile Beauty Service.

    MILK offers clients home visit beauty treatments including: pamper parties, tailor made cosmeceutical facials, skincare advice, carefully selected cosmeceutical retail products, gorgeous OPI and OPI GelColor nail treatments and convenient home waxing services. You can read more about MILK’s home visit beauty services in our Press + Media Briefing


    I would love MILK Beauty to be featured in metropolitanmum.co.uk

    Would you be interested in reviewing our services?

    If so please get in touch and I can arrange. We have included two suggested press review formats in the Press + Media Briefing, but we are more than happy to design the review to your specifications.

    Best wishes


  81. Hello Deborah,

    We would like to get in touch with you via email. Please write us back! Have a nice time in the South of France!

    J & C

  82. Great blog, especially the build up! I’ve got some luxury baby bags you might want to look at!

  83. Laura Fennell says

    Hi Deborah

    Hope you’re well

    I would love to invite you and your little ones to exclusive event being held my the National Gallery

    If you’d like to know more please email me and I can send over the invitation


  84. Sarah Schippers says

    Hi Deborah,

    We were wondering if you’d might be interested to attend a Free Anti Colic Workshop by an expert midwife on the 29th of October? refreshments & light lunch will be provided, as well as a goody bag !


  85. Dear Deborah,

    Please could you send us your email address?

    We would love to send you an invitation and some more details about an event we are hosting in February 2014.

    Best wishes,


  86. Louise says

    Hello Deborah – having 3 children and no time is my feeble excuse for not having been in touch for a long long time. Fancy meeting up to feed the ducks and a coffee one weekend soon?
    x Louise

  87. Cara says

    Hi Deborah,

    I wondered if I could get a good email address for you? I would love to speak to you about a writing opportunity.

    Thank you!

  88. Hi Deborah!

    Rebecca Thomson from Blobar Chiswick here. We would love to speak to you about a possible hair and beauty opportunity. Would be great if you could let me know what would be the best email address to contact you on.


  89. Hi Deborah,

    I’m trying to get a group together to walk/run a 25 km with me for The Hunger Project Thames Path Challenge in September and was wondering whether you’d be interested in joining?

    I’m also planning on doing ‘training walks’ along the Thames River in June, July, and August. Please let me know if you’d be interested! I really want to help promote this organization (The Hunger Project) and have a local group I can exercise with.

    Let me know! 🙂

    Thank you so much,

  90. Hi Deborah,

    I’m Tony Powell and I’m a video producer working with KIA to make some online videos about the KIA Carens and we’re looking for families to take part in them.?

    I’m contacting you in the hope that through your network you might be able to help me cast the net wider in our search for a family who might be interested in this opportunity.

    The video is called ‘Re-View Mirror’, and will follow the format of a family using a KIA Carens at their home and around their local area, along with interviews about what mum, dad, and the kids, think about the car.

    The idea for the video is to see a family having fun with the KIA Carens whilst being informative about its features.

    We’re looking to film on either Saturday 19th July or Sunday 20th July and can offer £500 to the family to compensate for their time.?

    Please let me know if this is something you might be able to help me with.

  91. Imogen Coleman says

    Hi Deborah,

    Love your blog, very witty. I’m contacting you from a Digital Marketing Agency based in Cornwall and was wondering if I could get your email address for a possbile collaboration.

    Kind regards, Imogen.

  92. Hi Deborah

    Hope you are well and had a lovely weekend.

    My name is Ellis and I look after the PR and marketing at Anna Lou of London, a British jewellery brand.

    I have some upcoming projects that I would love to work with you on. If you could send me an email if your interested to find out more, that would be much appreciated.

    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Many thanks,

  93. Hi, I have just launched a brand new children’s directory called Little Flea. I’d love to send you some information about it. Can you message me to discuss?

  94. Hi Deborah, I’m working with Liftshare to create an eBook guide to parents driving with children and would love to interview you to help give other mothers advice on getting around with their kids safely, and with money-saving in mind.

    I thought I’d get in touch as I loved your Piston Head blog post, and thought if any parent blogger out there knew cars, it’d be you 🙂

    Thanks, I look forward to your feedback,


  95. Dear Deborah!

    I had just discovered your site. It looks gorgeous and has great, informative content!

    I am doing some advertising work for Passports Office, who take the hassle out of getting a passport, offer advice and can help get your passport quicker. We have a modest budget but I am keen to get them some exposure on your site through a guest post.

    We would love to provide an article on getting your child’s first passport or how to take your babies passport photo, or on eligibility for a UK passport for children (especially if their parents aren’t born in the UK or they aren’t), as we think they will be useful and interesting to your readers.

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Best wishes


  96. Hi Deborah,

    I hope you are well.

    The Health Card has now launched and we would love to hear your review.

    What would be the best postal address so that we can send you a card?



  97. Hi Deborah

    I love your blog I read it all the time. I am a 19 year old first time mum and I enjoy reading how you go about day to day. I have just started a blog as an escape, a way to get my feelings out and would love it if you could stop by my blog and maybe do a colab blog post etc. Look forward to hearing from you.

    Megan xx

  98. Rebecca says

    Hi Deborah,

    I was hoping that you could please pop me over an email address, so that I could send you over some information on a product that I think you might be interested in looking at 🙂

    Many thanks,

  99. Hi Deborah,

    Hope you’re doing well, really enjoyed reading your blog.
    I help support a website (http://www.yogafitnesstechniques.com) that offers reviews and helpful tips on what sort of yoga equipment to use (mainly for beginner yogi’s) it would be great if you’d share your opinions with me on what you think is a good ‘home setup’ or whether you believe a yoga session is best done in a group rather than at home. I’m currently writing an article debating the above opinion and would appreciate any input you have.


  100. Hi Deborah,

    I know how difficult it can be to keep on top of things which is why I decided to hire a tutor to help ensure my kids don’t fall behind with their learning and do their homework on time. Now that schools are closed we are having online classes and it is making a world of difference.

    Keep us posted!

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