Hi, I’m Molly Forbes, the woman behind this blog. I’m also a YouTuber, journalist and presenter with a passion for positivity, confidence and body image chat.
Disco queen, turned journalist, turned presenter, turned mum, I live in Devon with my husband and two daughters, Freya and Effie.
I like hot cups of tea, cold glasses of wine, pretty cushions and cheese. In another life I believe I was Stevie Nicks or Debbie Harry. My main ambition in life is to become the fourth member of Haim – I’m still waiting for the call.
This blog began as a mum journal back in 2011, after I had my first daughter (Freya). Back then I was a young new mum, a bit isolated and adrift, struggling to settle into this new identity.
I wrote about teething and sleep and breastfeeding and all the baby stuff. Then I had another baby in 2014 (Effie) and wrote about it all over again. I also wrote about mum life for BabyCentre, Mother & Baby Magazine, The Green Parent Magazine and OK! Mum & Baby, along with various others.
Fast-forward to now and the baby days are behind me (for now – although never say never…). These days I write mainly about self-love, confidence and body image. I also write about family life, mum politics, fashion, travel, beauty and interiors (my other passion, aside from Haim).
I’ve been lucky enough to work with a huge range of brands over the years, you can find out more about some of my favourite collaborations here. And you can find me on Instagram here and YouTube here.
Since this blog began in 2011 it’s been featured in various national magazines, including Gurgle, OK! Mum & Baby and Prima. I’ve also been invited as a guest to talk about everything mum life, from body image after babies to weaning and family travel, on various local BBC radio stations, as well as BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Broadcasting has always been a passion and, sometimes, a job (I’ve presented my own breakfast show on Heart and pre-kids worked as a breakfast newsreader on Heart too).
Clearly the title of this blog is ironic. I have spent many days of motherhood so far thinking I am never going to know how to “do it”, let alone “do it right”. But on those days I just try to remember there is no right way to do it. No “right” way, that is, except my own way.
And if that doesn’t work, I ask my mum. Because if I’m not right, my mum almost always is.
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