Making me-time for mums

Welcome! We're Pippa and Penny of Story of Mum, a social enterprise changing the world, one beautiful brave exhausted mama at a time. 

We support amazing busy mothers who are trying to do it all but often feel inadequate, to bring more rest, joy and fulfilment into your life, even when that feels completely impossible. 

Connect with our supportive global village of open-hearted mamas to share the truth about the ups and downs of motherhood, your stories, doodles, failed craft projects and hopeful dreams. Join a Mamas' Retreat or access some one to one support. Make time for you, find your voice, and rewrite your story with us.

Everything you need to make a mama happy this holiday season (or any other time of the year) in one easy click...

Mamas' Retreats, coaching and more treats.

For the mamas you love (or for yourself!).


Declutter creatively with Story of Mum: how can I clear my house? Come make decluttering fun and less overwhelmingwith our Parenting Clutter Log


Log your clutter for posterity in our giant parenting clutter log (and then you can throw it out...!)

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rest, relax and be pampered at a retreat from mums in Cornwall

Let us create a Mamas' Retreat just for you

Gentle yoga
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Deep mama-nurturing


Join a #somum Mamas Retreat free on twitter or facebook every month

Connect with other mothers at our next #somum mamas' retreat in our private group on facebook: Mamas' Everyday Retreat

Weds 18 January 2017
8.30pm - 10pm BST

(find world times)

Recent instagrams

A rainbow made from beach rope recaptured here for #BlueMondayRainbow #capturingcolour #rainbow #beachclean #creativekids #playoutside #play #recycle #beach #storyofmum Late night giant owl ear muff for our #violet (sort of) #pink contribution to #bluemondayrainbow - apparently aiming to keep more than just her ears warm! #owl #earmuffs #storyofmum I made it the sea!!! Well enough to be driven to Marazion to spot a seal close to shore and be entertained by this gorgeous chap , I almost laughed myself off the wall :) Feel so much better for the wind on my toes! #son #escape #sea #storyofmum #recovery For #bluemondayrainbow, I found some #purple as I looked through the photos of the day of my operation this week. This is the room in which I waited nervously, changed behind curtains into my hospital robe, £1 slippers and dressing gown. It was my view as I was greeted personally and calmly by the smiley-eyed blonde nurse who would check on me regularly, then the soothing Hungarian anaesthetist who told me I would have a really good sleep, and was patiently taught how to use crutches to go up and down stairs by the two friendly physios. Where I overheard conversations through curtains and filled in forms and tried to distract myself with music and my @leonie_dawson workbook. I returned to this purple view (now with another patient in it) after my operation to recover, and was brought a pot of tea and toast and biscuits by the lovely nurse, and I dozed, and kept getting my seat controls in a muddle, and had a different crutches lesson (with less weight bearing) from another younger physio, and a reassuring visit from my surgeon to tell me it all went well. And all the time, I sat in a comfortable purple chair just like this one. I wonder why they chose purple - was it for its soothing qualities? Does purple inspire recovery, or peace, or healing, or kindness and compassion? Whatever it was, it worked. #purple #operation #place #chair #stilllife #storyofmum #ilovetheNHS #hospital #savethenhs I'm missing my sea. Looking through old photos and going to share an old sea photo for every day I don't get to see it for real. This one made me laugh, I have no idea what he's pointing at - any suggestions?? #sea #goodmorning #blue #sky #capturingcolour #bluemondayrainbow #point #lookoverthere #storyofmum As I'm stuck in bed feeling sorry for myself, I thought I'd look through my old non-instagrammed photos and share a pic or two of lovely things and especially the great outdoors - this is one from an Autumn visit to the orchards at Godolphin last year to join in with #bluemondayrainbow. Can you spot the cooking apple one of the kids enthusiastically 'tested' and quickly put back...?! #basket #apples #capturingcolour #green #storyofmum