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(Mis) adventures in Parenthood, Little League & moving your family 5,500 miles from London to California.

Surviving the muklets

Laura Bonnell

So, I decided that I'm going to write a blog to accompany the business and threw around some ideas for a title. I wanted to create a commentary on my journey of hopefully growing muklet into an awesome international brand and at the same time chasing that elusive ‘work/ life’ balance all us working mommies dream of.


Becoming a mom had been one heck of a learning curve for me. I confess that when our first son came along, his was the first diaper (sorry, nappy) I'd ever changed, the second baby grow I’d ever wrestled with (the first had been on my nephew, took an hour and ended up back to front and inside out). Like many of my pals, I was a latecomer to this mommyhood game and had been used to living a lively, full independent life. Overnight someone steals your social life, sleep and nubile pert body (ha ha!). So, I was heartened to meet some amazing moms on my crash course in parenthood. The moms I quickly bonded with were honest, told it like it was, and liked a cheeky glass of wine to lament over our two hours' sleep! I call these mommy friends my ‘Muffia’, aka the 'Momma Maffia'. And they have saved my sanity over these past five years.

Delightful muklets being quiet and patient whilst I make an important phone call

Delightful muklets being quiet and patient whilst I make an important phone call

I wanted to use that same ethos in my blog. I come from the mommy tribe that enjoys Samuel L Jackson's bedtime story, and articles like ‘Playground Purgatory’ (I'll leave off the hyper links and let you google these titles at your leisure as they're maybe not to all mommy's tastes!). I wanted to tell my story like it is. The struggles, the excitement, the reality of trying to juggle mothering two balls of chaos, the school run, striving for a harmonious marriage and launching a brand!