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The Mother Hub Mingle: No Nonsense Nutrition

The Mother Hub Mingle: No Nonsense Nutrition

On Wednesday 26th April, we hosted another Mother Hub Mingle at The Brentwood Kitchen, and this time we were talking about the mind-boggling world of NUTRITION!

Our mission was to bust the myths and uncover the cold hard FACTS, and boy did we manage to cover a lot of ground! We were joined by a brilliant panel of experts, including Jemma Sedgwick (Personal trainer, health food fanatic and author of the Truly Madly Healthy Cookbooks), Nicola Ragon-Paxton (Nutritional Therapist, founder of I Love Greens and Co-founder of Happy Tums), Johanna O'Reilly (NHS Dietitian, HCPC registered since 2008) and Emily Norris (YouTuber and busy mum of three).

The Mother Hub Meets: Amelia Rope

The Mother Hub Meets: Amelia Rope

If some people are born with entrepreneurship in their DNA, then Amelia Rope, founder of luxury chocolate brand Amelia Rope chocolates, is surely one of them. Amelia grew up near Maldon in Essex (she still uses Maldon sea salt in her chocolate), and took on a series of PA roles in her twenties, but she always knew she wanted to be working for herself. After two appearances on Masterchef, and a 5-day chocolate course by French luxury chocolate makers Valrhona, she set up Amelia Rope Chocolates in 2007... and the rest, as they say, is history!  You can now find Amelia's luxury chocolates in retailers across the globe, from Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason in London to Aya Cocoa in Kuwait.

The Mother Hub Meets: Kika Mitchell

The Mother Hub Meets: Kika Mitchell

We met the lovely Kika Mitchell very early on in our Mother Hub journey (week two, in fact!), over a coffee in our local Starbucks.  We'd spotted Kika's gorgeous photography on Facebook, and we couldn't wait to meet the lady behind the pictures. Over a couple of cappuccinos and a nice long chinwag, we discovered that not only is Kika an incredibly talented photographer, she also has a hugely inspiring career story to tell. Now her own boss and busy mum of two gorgeous little ones, Kika previously worked in television - most recently on ITV's This Morning - before taking the decision earlier this year to focus on her own business. She's captured special moments for countless families and has recently worked with the brilliant Essex Mama, photographing her new clothing line. And if you haven't already seen Kika's incredible pics of our Launch Event, then you need to take a look!  We asked Kika to tell us more about her journey and what she's learnt along the way...

The Mother of all Launch Events!

The Mother of all Launch Events!

On 6th December we hosted our first event, The Mother Hub Launch Party! A celebration of our #IAmAnEssexGirl campaign and an opportunity for our growing network of incredible women to get together.

With an inspiring panel, amazing goody bags, and of course our wonderful guests there are way too many highlights to mention! They say a picture paints a thousand words, so we'll let Kika Mitchell's wonderful photography do all the talking! If you couldn't make it this time, pop over to our events page to see what we have coming up in 2017!