I have been a mother at home for coming up to 7 years now, and have found that it’s an occupation without limits.

As well as writing about the day to day discoveries, I am an active committee member of the organisation Mothers at Home Matter, who have been campaigning for the actual and financial recognition of this role as a valid and worthy one for the last twenty years or so.  I am also an editor of the newsletter, the latest version of which can be seen at www.mothersathomematter.org and should soon be available to download.

Being a mother at home allows me to be there for my children whenever they need me.  It also allows me to be there for others too.  I am Co-Chair of the Friends of my children’s school, which organises three major fundraisers per year, as well as countless other events, mostly involving cake.

I am also a singer, part of a fabulous trio called The Frockettes, www.frockettes.co.uk and we are available for weddings, barmitvahs and any other event you can think of.



  1. Poppy! Your blog is absolutely brilliant, witty, enlightening and heart warming :) I SO enjoyed reading through your posts. Even though you are honest, you make motherhood seem like the most amazing thing ever! Write more, write more! Rohini xox

  2. Anna said:

    Hi I just found the link to your blog at the bottom of an email my sister Magda W sent me a while ago. I’d forgotten all about it. I am also a stay at home mum with 2 kids, same age as yours – my daughter is turning 7 next month, and my son 5. I have really enjoyed and related to what I have read so far and enjoy reading more in the near future! Good work :) Anna

    • Thank you for the encouragement! It’s just finding the time to sit down and write, but now I’ve started I definitely don’t want to stop. Poppy

  3. Victoria Balfour said:

    Hi Poppy,

    I’m currently doing some research for a new series for Channel 4 about mums staying at home or going back to work. I would love to chat to you about your experiences and thoughts on being a full time mum. If you have a moment please drop me a line to the below email.

    Best Wishes,

    Victoria Balfour

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