When I was pregnant with my first baby, I read all the books, checked all the websites, signed up for all the monthly Why The Hell Isn’t My Baby Doing This Yet newsletters, but despite this, she arrived and most days I didn’t have a flipping clue. She didn’t sleep, so I didn’t sleep and my nice, organised life was suddenly utter, exhausting, messy chaos.
Then, just when I thought (in a Greg Wallace voice) parenting just doesn’t get tougher than this…baby two arrived eighteen months later….and I realised that actually yes, it really does.
So having bored all my family and friends with my tales of tiredness, I decided to bore the general public instead – and create an antidote to all the baby sleep advice! As well as this blog I am currently writing the first book ever written about babies and sleep to contain no advice whatsoever.. Sleep Is For The Weak: How To Get Your Baby To Go The F**k To Sleep which is due out in May 17.
I currently write for Metro UK , Good Housekeeping and the Huffington Post, Pals Productions Theatre Company and I have had articles published in Scary Mommy, Blunt Moms, Kidspot, Parentdish and Practical Parenting. You can read how clever I am on Linked In.
I have also written for the Telegraph about sleep on holidays, the New Statesman, Mirror Online – marriage ‘advice’ for Kate Middleton and an article on my sleep-deprived stupidity. Other articles have been published on the Mail Online including one about having two under two and bringing home the baby.
I have appeared on BBC Radio Five Live, Jeremy Vine and BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire show. I am a finalist the the Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards 2016 . I am a semi finalist in the Mumsnet Awards for Best Comic Writer and Best Writer .
I am also a volunteer for Home-Start -who support families in need and provide invaluable support to mothers suffering from postnatal illness.
Additional Information (stuff to make me sound more interesting).
I once got hit by a bus. (bright side – childbirth seemed like a piece of cake).
I won a pub quiz in 2004. Best day of my life.
I have interviewed Chesney Hawkes three times.
I was in an unsuccessful girl band.
I once stole Toyah Wilcox’s pen.
I used to be a Butlin’s Red Coat.
I hate manicures and shopping.
I love corned beef, wine and reading (sometimes all three at the same time).