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Doing It All

Emma Bartley shares her stories of being a busy new mum, living in London and trying to do it all. From attempting to lose the baby weight to following in Kate Middleton's footsteps, she's becoming quite the multitasker...

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The absolute essentials for a newborn (Royal) baby

April 23rd 2018 / Emma Bartley

Royal or not, don’t even think about going to the hospital to give birth until you’ve assembled this must-have kit for mums and newborns says Emma Bartley >>>

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10 sleep rules for new mums - from someone who's been there

March 16th 2018 / Emma Bartley

Sleep deprivation is as debilitating as being drunk. Whether it's insomnia or a baby keeping you awake at night, sleep expert Dr Guy Meadows has given Emma Bartley some tips on coping >>>

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The 25 most irritating things about pregnancy

January 26th 2018 / Emma Bartley

From the oversharing of strangers to the permanent need to empty your bladder, Emma Bartley reveals the most irksome things she had to put up with when pregnant >>>

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What mums really want for Christmas

December 25th 2017 / Emma Bartley

Forget the traditional books and bath products and give the mums in your life something that we can actually use. Like a time machine so we can go back to our old lives for a lie-in >>>

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Doing It All: 10 reasons why mums are allowed to be grumpy

November 14th 2017 / Emma Bartley

You may have noticed that women with small children are a little less gracious and understanding than usual. "OF COURSE WE BLOODY WELL ARE, YOU MUPPETS!" says Emma Bartley. Here’s why >>>

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7 things they don't tell you about breastfeeding

August 1st 2017 / Emma Bartley

In World Breastfeeding Week, Emma Bartley talks about feeding in public, floppy football sock boobs and taking her suckling infant on a hen do >>>

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50 things you don't have time for now that you're a mother

July 25th 2017 / Emma Bartley

Makeup, eyebrow-plucking, drinks that are actually hot... it all falls by the wayside after you have a baby >>>

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What it feels like when you're about to give birth

June 16th 2017 / Emma Bartley

As rumours fly that Queen Bey may be about to welcome her twins, Emma Bartley looks back to when she was a week off her due date for baby number two... >>>

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Doing It All: secrets of midwife blogger and mum of four, Clemmie Hooper

February 7th 2017 / Emma Bartley

At last a parenting book that Emma Bartley can relate to. She asks its author all those crucial labour questions (such as childbirth orgasm, myth or fact?) >>>

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Doing It All: A day in the life of a toddler on Twitter

January 25th 2017 / Emma Bartley

It couldn't happen, could it? A toddler getting hold of a Twitter account with millions of followers? Emma Bartley imagines the fallout >>>

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Doing It All: online workouts while the baby naps - the new way for mums to get fit?

January 10th 2017 / Emma Bartley

Emma Bartley seeks out her HIIT fix by testing a new workout streaming platform for mums >>>

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Doing It All: when mums go rogue

December 1st 2016 / Emma Bartley

At a time of year when mums can start to feel seriously frazzled and nobody seems to listen, is there anything to be gained from staging a walkout, wonders Emma Bartley? >>>

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Doing It All: What Hillary Clinton's election defeat has taught me about raising girls

November 15th 2016 / Emma Bartley

It costs £30k more to raise a girl than a boy, according to new research. But what we buy our daughters sends messages of second best, argues Emma Bartley >>>

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Doing It All: mental hard drive full - 10 stresses mums can drag to trash right now

November 2nd 2016 / Emma Bartley

It’s easy to reach your internal memory limit when you’re processing work, family, personal admin and your internal chocolate-to-weight algorithm. Here are some stresses it’s not worth wasting your mental energy on >>>

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Doing It All: Is it my fault if my child is a fussy eater?

October 20th 2016 / Emma Bartley

A new report says fussy eating may be in the genes. So is there any point in trying to make your kids eat greens, ask Emma Bartley? >>>

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Doing It All: The real 'Pie Life'

October 4th 2016 / Emma Bartley

A new book, 'The Pie Life', suggests dividing your time into slices - career, family, relationship etc - as a guilt-free recipe for having it all. Emma Bartley's 'Doing It All Pie' looks rather different >>>

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Doing It All: How scheduling everything keeps me sane (just)

September 6th 2016 / Emma Bartley

I DO know how she does it, says Emma Bartley. She’s on a ridiculously rigid schedule, has three to-do lists on the go and sets mobile phone reminders for everything >>>


Is this the most inspiring maternity clinic in the UK?

August 23rd 2016 / Emma Bartley

My Body Back’s new London clinic helps rape survivors to start a new chapter with their bodies. Founder Pavan Amara tells Emma Bartley the story behind the groundbreaking service >>>


Doing It All: The 5am club

July 12th 2016 / Emma Bartley

From denial to anger, to bargaining and acceptance - universal coping stages for parents, when toddler-induced early mornings are your life >>>

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Doing It All: Summer style rules for new mums

June 28th 2016 / Emma Bartley

The dos and don’ts of post-baby summer fashion, by houmous-encrusted former fashionista, Emma Bartley >>>

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Doing It All: Should employers hire mums our way?

June 14th 2016 / Emma Bartley

Demanding flexible working makes Emma Bartley feel sheepish. But maybe a shouty new campaign has the right idea... >>>

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Doing It All: 10 reasons I'm not 'doing it'

May 31st 2016 / Emma Bartley

No sex please, we’re new mums, says Emma Bartley - who has a three-month-old baby and a weirdly well-organised sock drawer >>>

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Doing It All: Is natural birth really worth it?

May 17th 2016 / Emma Bartley

While some women claim labour is orgasmic, others are so disappointed that they try to 'rebirth' their babies. And no, we're not high on pethidine... >>>

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Doing It All: Kate Middleton and the baby weight blues

April 17th 2016 / Emma Bartley

Despite breastfeeding and 'running around after the kids' like the Duchess of Cambridge, Emma Bartley is finding it near impossible to lose the baby weight after her second child - and it's causing an identity crisis >>>

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Doing It All: how to get through the first week of parenthood

March 18th 2016 / Emma Bartley

It’s easy to make mistakes like not taking enough advice, or forgetting to freak out about your baby’s weight. So here’s a helpful checklist for brand-new mums and dads >>>

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