Category Archives: Authors

Managing your Mother-in-Law

What sort of mother-in-law do you have? Is she a steamroller, an apologist or a dodgy gran? Whatever the case, you have to have a strategy, says Katy Rink author of a new book on the subject Managing MIL. Katy is … Continue reading

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PND Week: Being me and being Sarah Chilton

Today’s guest blog is from mum and author Ruth Briddon, who writes about her own experience of postnatal depression and how it led her to put pen to paper and write a novel on the theme too. ********************************************************************************* Let me … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Arlene Phillips – supporting ‘Born to Read’

Today’s guest blog is from Arlene Phillips who writes about her visit to see a reading scheme in action to inspire children to love books and become confident readers, as part of the Born to Read initiative being rolled out … Continue reading

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How to keep the spark alive – even if you have small kids

Who was it that once said that having a baby is like chucking a hand grenade into a relationship? Once a baby or babies come long it can be all too easy to let the romance slide as you get … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a new old mum

Today’s guest blog is from mum and author Karen Louise Hollis. Karen had her first four children in her twenties. She became pregnant with her fifth baby at age 41 and realised that this time round everything was ‘new’ again. … Continue reading

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Will the new School Gates mini-genre be 2013’s answer to Fifty Shades? by Nicola May

Today’s guest blog is from author Nicola May, whose new novel is one mums everywhere are bound to love. Team Netmums took a copy away to read on the beach this summer and couldn’t put it down. We have five … Continue reading

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The heart-break of witnessing your child being bullied

Today’s guest blog is from author Siobhan Curham, who writes about her own experience as a parent witnessing her child being bullied and about how this inspired her new children’s novel ‘Finding Cherokee Brown’. We have five signed copies of … Continue reading

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