At The Motherhood, we like to multi task
You could say that our brain has too many tabs open, and we do not like focusing on just one topic, so here you will find it all!
Holiday and Travel
Family holidays, days out and trips away are enriching times for a family, they provide lifetime memories and opportunities to explore the world.
Toys, Games, Gadgets and Tech
Growing up toys can be fun, but also educational. With Nathan growing up we discover what tech and gadgets are out there for teens and families.
As a family we love to explore The Arts, through music, theater, movies and more. We are huge movie buffs and you can find our latest Deezer playlist recommendations here.
Food and Drink
Keeping the family happy with food is always important. Whether its eating out, or cooking and celebrating at home, we have ideas and suggestions to make your life easier.
The ups and downs of family life detailed through our blog posts. We do not sugar coat things and hope that we will be able to share some words of wisdom with other parents out there. Be it talks about parenting, puberty or dating, we have it all.
Arts, Crafts and Interiors
We love getting creative, be it making, sewing, painting or unleashing our interior creative flair, you will find our craft cupboard fully stocked at all times.
Fashion, Beauty and Wellbeing
We are all about promoting body positivity, and enjoying the simple things in life which make us feel good about ourselves.
We love getting out and snapping away with our cameras, you can find out what we are up to via our Instagram accounts @themotherhoodblog and @natebob06
About The Motherhood
Welcome to The Motherhood. Where parenting is a tricky business to get right, and we do not pretend to be perfect at all. Instead, we are family who each have our own interests but share the one ambition, to make our lives as full and meaningful as possible. To experience all that life has to offer and make memories along the way.
Things can be difficult being a single parent; I know that all too well. We have our own rules, ways of life and little habits which can drive another person mad at the best of times. Even though its hard as a single parent, I have a fantastic support network of friends who are parents themselves and will pop up on The Motherhood along the way. Throw 2.4 cats into the mix at home and you have our little family. You can find out more about the members of our family below.
We are aiming to do things a bit differently on The Motherhood. We are not only a blog, but a cross platform social media family network. We have our own social media channels which we manage individually, bringing everything together in The Motherhood Hub. Working with us means that you get multi-channel interaction, with each person having a different target audience. We have a unique set up which we hope will appeal to many audiences. We also are completely honest in our views and give a no holes barred look at our life, farts and all.
Facebook pages with over 600 active subscribers
Twitter accounts with over 2000 twitter subscribers with great interation
Instagram accounts with photos in the top 9 on our most used hashtags with great comments and constant stream of likes
We also actively use the following social media platforms
Who is in The Motherhood Family
Mum to Boy Wonder, writer, cake baker, cat lover, and former tea room owner, now runs The Motherhood. Interests include music, driving, travel, crafts, geeky stuff and sleeping. Avid tea and coffee drinker. Likes giraffes and hates rope bridges and bananas.
Ten year old son of Mother Superior who loves Xbox One, Fifa, Lego, extreme sports (mostly watching), and is YouTube obsessed. At school he loves sports, maths and buying flapjacks from the tuck shop. Does not like washing, finds farts hilarious.
The Motherhood HQ is home to 3 cats, Benny, Juniper and Rocket. Benny is an 8 year old male who mostly lives outside and under a tree. Juniper and Rocket are Bengal Cross kittens who fit in very well with our little family!
Who we work with
Here at The Motherhood we work with a select number of brands and companies on long term projects and for complete integrity these are listed below. If you would like to work with us on an ongoing basis, please drop us a line or take a look at Work with The Motherhood link above.
What is going on in The Motherhood?
At first when I heard that children could start driving at specialised courses from as young as 10 in a full sized car, I could not quite believe it. Part of me thought the idea was crazy and how on earth could children manage to drive a car being that small – then I realised, Read more about Teaching children to drive with Young Driver[…]
Eleven years ago today my life changed forever. I became a mum. I actually always had that mothering nature, I was a surrogate mother to over 300 students in my job at the University and my friends thought of me as their mum away from home as I would feed and look after them all. Read more about 11 years ago today – my sons birth stoy[…]
Fidget toys have recently taken the world by storm. Simple devices which can reduce anxiety, stress, ADHD, increase concentration and improve finger dexterity. For children though, they are the now must have playground toy, for schools its another risk assessment to be completed and for parents it’s something that most of us can not quite Read more about MOKURU – the new fidget toy in town[…]
When I eat out with friends and family I love to share food. There is something beautiful about being able to share food, especially good food we love, with those that we care about most. It was something that I was encouraged to do when growing up and something I have continued with Nathan, too. Read more about The art of sharing with Prezzo and Britmums[…]
There is a shocking statistic that 30% of the food we purchase is thrown away here in Britain. That is a huge amount of food, food which could go to a worth cause to help disadvantaged families or the homeless. I will admit that my fridge does need a good clear out, it has it’s Read more about What can we do to tackle food waste?[…]
I have posted previously about some of the wonderful messages which I get from being single and having an active dating profile. It is a daily occurrence that I get at least one random message which either makes no sense or is just down right perverted. I am not to be deterred though in my Read more about The reality of online dating[…]
Give Nathan the choice of food to eat and he will pick from a short list. Burgers, wraps, curry or pasta. We were recently invited to Ta’am in Manchester and after a quick glance of the menu, I knew Nathan would be in his element. Martine welcomed us with open arms as we arrived to Read more about Foodie Friday – Ta’am Manchester[…]
If you are an adult or a child, at some point in your life you have had the want to be a ninja. Be it creeping in late from a night out, most likely when drunk, or as a child trying to get up to the automatic doors in the supermarket without them opening, we Read more about Do you want to be a Ninja?[…]
With the half term just around the corner, you may be looking forward to the week long break with the children, but all of us parents know that by the end of the holidays we are wishing the normality of day to day life to arrive back, and quickly. The crowd of “I’m bored!”, “I’m Read more about Half Term Boredom Buster Suggestions[…]
It is one of those things I had been putting off for ages and then all of a sudden, I needed a passport and quickly. I filled in my details online and discovered that my first attempt at renewing my passport using the online service was declined because my photos were not quite right – Read more about Getting a passport renewal[…]