6 Women Who Make Our Lives A Little Brighter
With International Women’s Day upon us, what better time to highlight some of the women who have been bringing sunshine to even the greyest days over recent months. With so much time spent at home, many of us are spending much more time on social media, a place of connection when the outside world seems a scary place.
The women we’re championing in today’s blog have impacted our team members on a personal level, so we want to take a moment to shine the spotlight on them in thanks. If you know an awesome woman who you’d like to shout about, pop over to our Instagram page and share and tag to your heart’s desire.
Together, let’s raise each other up.
Anna | @mother_pukka
Anna Whitehouse is the journalist and editor behind Mother Pukka, a portal for news, events and reviews for people who “happen to be parents”. She also spearheads the Flex Appeal campaign, working toward more flexible working options for all. In a working world that is yet to consider the need for parents to juggle their professional and family commitments, the Flex Appeal campaign is something we can all get behind.
Ruth | @boobingit
Pregnant and breastfeeding mums have faced many more challenges due to the lockdown than they would have otherwise. With NCT groups unable to meet and most breastfeeding support services restricted to online-only, @boobingit has provided invaluable support for women all over the country. If you haven’t already, check out www.boobingit.com and the boobingit podcast, a UK first.
Kate | @clicksbykate
We may be social distancing, but life continues to go on. Pregnancy and newborn shoots are a fantastic way to capture a moment in time you’ll cherish forever, and Kate has expertly found a way to ensure you don’t miss out. Her virtual photoshoots are amazing; you can check them out over on the gram @clickedbykate. As if capturing your precious moments wasn't enought, Kate does these in exchange for a donation to the Trussell Trust, supporting UK food banks. How awesome is that?!
Kate's virtual photoshoot with @theaestheticmama
Emily | @thehappynewspaper
And finally, when it comes to brightening up a dull day, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who does it as well as Emily Coxhead. Founder of The Happy Newspaper and author of You Are Incredible, Emily decided we could all do with focusing a little more on the good in the world, leading her to create a quarterly 32-page newspaper celebrating only good news. How cool is that?!
Paige | @onefitmamalichfieldtamworth
Gone are the days of long buggy walks and cake dates with other new mums, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the same experience from home. Paige runs the Lichfield and Tamworth brand of OneFitMama, offering virtual classes for mums at every stage of motherhood. On top of this, she’s also recently launched a gorgeous range of weaning products @justlittleolive, as if she wasn’t already doing enough!
Charlotte and Kylie | @readysetletsplay
Hands up if your parenting creativity has hit a brick wall over lockdown? We hear you, and so do Charlotte and Kylie of @readysetletsplay. Teachers and mums who are passionate about learning through play, their IG feed is full of brilliant ways to encourage, entertain and educate with easy, home-made resources.
We want to know who has been a ray of sunshine in your life during the lockdown. Join us over at @nine_and_quarter_maternity and share the love!
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Originally from New Zealand, Sarah is a mother to two boys and has lived in the UK for the past 10 years. She is a home-educator, freelance writer, Netflix-binger and has a penchant for strong black coffee.