The Mother Hub Coffee Club: Turning a Passion into a Business

The Mother Hub Coffee Club: Turning a Passion into a Business

After hosting our second Mother Hub Coffee Club last week, it's official - we couldn't love it more!

The theme for April's Coffee Club was turning a passion into a business, so we were super happy to be joined by two special guests: family photographer Kika Mitchell and award-winning stationery designer Jenna Collier (aka Wonderland Invites). Both Kika and Jenna shared their career stories; from the world of television (they both previously worked for ITV) to running their own creative businesses…

The Mother Hub Coffee Club: Mindfulness

The Mother Hub Coffee Club: Mindfulness

On Friday 24th March, we hosted our first ever Mother Hub Coffee Club at CKN Bar and Restaurant in Brentwood. We hosted an informal panel discussion to get the conversation flowing, and for our first Coffee Club topic we chose Mindfulness. We were thrilled to have two very special guests; mindfulness teacher Hayley Bampton (Happy Little Minds) and blogger Stacey Leigh (Stacey Leigh from the Soul), who both provided some really great tips on mindfulness for parents, and spoke openly about their own experience with anxiety and how they work to overcome it...

Strikeworth Football Table Review

Strikeworth Football Table Review

When Liberty Games got in touch and asked if we'd be interested in testing out and reviewing their  Strikeworth Defender Football Table, we knew our football mad kids would never forgive us if we didn't jump at the opportunity! So, the day after chatting to Liberty Games a large parcel was delivered and major brownie points were gained with the kids!

The Mother Hub Meets: Jenna Collier

The Mother Hub Meets: Jenna Collier

The Mother Hub Meets series is dedicated to showcasing incredible, inspirational women here in Essex who have a story to tell and wisdom to share... And today's interview is no exception! We've been chatting to Jenna Collier, multi-award winning stationery designer and founder of Wonderland Invites, based in Leigh on Sea.

Alongside running her successful wedding stationery business, Jenna is also a full-time mum to her daughter, Darla (and is currently expecting number two!), so she knows a thing or two about 'the juggle'!  And three years after setting up her business, she has some really juicy tips to share for anyone contemplating a similar path. This post is a must-read... grab a cuppa and enjoy!

The Festive Edit

The Festive Edit

It’s Christmas (!!!) and the party season is officially well under way! So as a little gift to you, Jo has has put together a gorgeous festive edit. She's taken the stress out of finding that perfect little something to wear so you can get on with enjoying yourself. Christmas parties, family catch ups or NYE, whatever the ocassion, we’ve got you covered, just add a red lip and a smile!

The Mother Hub Meets: Nicola Chantler

The Mother Hub Meets: Nicola Chantler

Today on the Mother Hub Meets we're chatting Nicola Chantler - founder of the Chelmsford-based Little Yoga Studio. We first heard about Nicola's wonderful yoga classes for kids at the very start of our Mother Hub journey just over a year ago. We had been researching women in business in Essex and loved Nicola's concept of a yoga studio dedicated entirely to children. Her career journey is truly inspiring - formerly an editor at Express Newspapers and Yahoo!, Nicola set up the Little Yoga Studio after being made redundant and spotting a big gap in the market... and the rest is history! We're so happy to finally be sharing Nicola's story, along with her top tips for encouraging mindfulness in children.

Gift Ideas for Him Christmas 2017

Gift Ideas for Him Christmas 2017

Our series of Christmas gift guides wouldn't be complete without a little something for the men. They're often the trickiest to buy for, particularly the men in our lives who seem to have everything they could possibly need...! But, have no fear, if you've been hunting for the perfect gift for the special man in your life, look no further! You're bound to find what you're looking for right here...

Gift Ideas for Her Christmas 2017

Gift Ideas for Her Christmas 2017

We have searched high and low to find the perfect gifts for her* this Christmas.  Whether the special ladies in your life are partial to a good book, the best of beauty, fashion, fitness, interiors (the list goes on!), we think you'll find the perfect gift nestled in our edit. We've even got the new mums covered, who (let's be honest), most deserve to be treated this Christmas! Read on to discover our top picks for the ladies this year...