Mama Mio

About Mama Mio

There are many women who work within the world of Mama Mio. This is the place where all of our voices can be heard, it is an amalgamation of ideas, experiences and writings.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2011, my whole world turned upside down and I started a journey that I thought would last about 6 months and has in fact lasted 2 ½ years. A few weeks ago I had my final operation and I am feeling great.   There have been low […]

You know in films, where the woman suddenly clutches her bump, her waters break everywhere and then about an hour later a baby appears? Well, it’s not (usually) like that at all. Here’s our quick guide for knowing that it’s ‘happening’ – and be warned, labour, especially first time around, can take a while…   […]

“Do you know what it is?” The standard response when you’re pregnant is that you don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl, as long as it’s healthy. But the truth is, some of us have a sneaky preference…   If you’re pregnant with your first baby, there are long evenings of eating chocolate […]

By Alice Grist   Having a baby shower was not for me. I toyed with the idea, was encouraged by some, and even got as far as setting a date and venue. But the thing is, despite me being half American and having baby showers in my blood, I could not justify the fact that […]

Did you, like us lot here at Mama Mio, grow up with a definite list of names you were going to call your offspring – only to discover when you got pregnant that your other half wasn’t really ‘on board’ with any of your ideas?   Not surprising really, considering they ranged between your favourite […]

By Alice Grist   Before you have a baby everyone has a story to share or a warning to give. You take it all in, some of it you disregard; convinced it will be different for you. Other stuff no one tells you, and perhaps it’s best that way. A lot of the stuff about […]

So, you’re pregnant – which means a lot of changes, including a different schedule for your day. Check out our tips for making the most of every 24 hours you spend with your bump…   Rise and shine If lying in bed is uncomfortable or your baby is an early bird and starts kicking at […]

Spoiler alert: when you have had your baby, you will still look like you are about six months pregnant, which isn’t ideal when the woman in the cornershop says to you, on one of your first outings with your newborn, “And another one on the way, so soon?”…   Yes, that actually happened to one […]

Ever since getting a juicer, I’ve noticed a few things. I feel more alive. I have more energy. My skin is brighter. I don’t get colds. In short, I LOVE JUICING. For me, juice isn’t a replacement for meals, but rather an addition to them. I go heavy on veggies and lighter on fruits to […]

How do you know when to go back to work after your maternity leave? Well, your employer will usually tell you, but you may also start to feel like you’re missing the office a bit, too! You organise your child’s meals using a spread sheet because you think it might be ‘fun’. You start emailing […]