An MP that ‘gets’ mothers? Is that possible? Welcome Jo Swinson

As part of free The Confident Mother online conference, earlier this week I interviewed MP Jo Swinson, Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs.  Interestingly Jo is also Minister for Women and Equalities. Jo is the Minister responsible for the new Shared Parental Leave rules which were announced on 1 December 2014 and comes into effect for babies due on or…

What is the secret to being a confident mother?

Two weeks into The Confident Mother online conference, and forgive me if I feel a little weary. The late nights, the pressure (self-imposed) to blog daily, the stress level rising when a speaker can’t connect, the constant worry that a speaker would cancel on me at the last minute … seriously, I am feeling physically tired. However I…

The epitome of The Confident Mother: co-sleeping, extended breastfeeding, baby-wearing, gentle parenting

As you know, I was really excited about interviewing Dame Sarah Storey. I love my sport and especially cycling. I used to race when I was younger (off-road, cyclo-cross, road and track) and still love my cycling. After I had my first child, I lost my way with fitness and cycling. So I was particularly intrigued to see that Sarah…

Why I am so excited to interview Dame Sarah Storey

In preparation for my interview with Dame Sarah Storey, GB’s best ever Paralympic athlete, I thought I’d share an updated version of post I wrote last August in my other blog. You will gain insight into why I’m so excited about tomorrow’s interview. You will also see how past experiences have helped shape the steely confidence that I possess today – that strength,…