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The good mum, the bad mum, and the ugly mum...

We all have good mum moments, and bad mum moments, and ugly ones - but the emotional ...

How to be beautiful, even on a crappy day

How are you?

Apart from being heart-stoppingly beautiful of course...

Me? Yes you. You are beautiful, just as you are, right now. Even and ...

I love you: Mamas' Everyday Retreat

We're sending you a little extra love today.

In the UK, it’s Valentine's Day tomorrow, which means that talk of love, and a 'perfect' romantic ideal of roses and ...

When it's hard to forgive yourself

How are you doing?

Beyond the 'I'm fine", what's going on?

- How is your body? Where are you aching? What do you need to soften? ...

The quiet dread, and alternatives to chocolate

How are you doing?

At every retreat we hold, we start with a simple question: how are you feeling in three words? It's a simple reminder to pause and consider ourselves - ...

I'm not going to mention it

How are you holding up?

I'm finding that I'm actually doing alright, keeping everything in healthy perspective... until someone innocently asks me if I'm "all ready ...

I hear you

What do you need to be heard right now?

In tonight’s #somum mamas’ retreat - our monthly online get together from 8.30pm - 9.30 pm in Mamas’ Everyday Retreat - we’ ...

You are more courageous than you think

How much courage have you felt this week...?

As we mother, we may be too busy to notice, but we call on courage all the time: it's that deep-rooted mama strength ...

Join our day retreat in January 2019

BEAUTIFUL BOLD BEGINNINGS:
A DAY RETREAT

Join Pippa Best and Leif Olsen on Saturday 19 January 2019 for a special one-off day retreat.

Welcome the new year and all its ...

Summer mum bodies, and how to love them

Summer is here, even as the clouds roll in.

It’s a season that can often intensify whatever we’re feeling about our bodies.

Summer heat can make ...

Join our Mamas' Retreat in September Sorry, this event is currently sold out: but please email Pippa if you would like to be added to the waiting list, as places may become available closer to the retreat date. Can you join our last ...
Perfect procrastination and the tyranny of busy

I didn't think I was a procrastinator. Because I was always busy.

I mean, mums are always busy.

"How's your week been...?"

Most mums I know ...

On finding mama time in the 'holidays'...

Are you knee deep in the 'joy' of holidays this week?

Which somehow often don't feel so much like holidays in motherhood...

Maybe you're at home, trying to fill longer days with ...

Join our Mamas' Retreat in May Can you join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 13 May? Spend some precious mama me-time looking after you, letting go of the guilt, being reassured that you're not alone, and reconnecting ...
Loving my moustache and my inner gremlins

How are you doing, amazing mama?

How much time have you spent telling yourself that you're not good enough today...? ...

Tender Care

How are you doing right now?

I'm feeling a bit depleted after too many late nights and busy days, and in need of some extra mama love today.

In case that's how you're feeling too, ...

Join our Mamas' Retreat in March

Sorry we're all SOLD OUT - sign up for mama-loving mail to find out about our next Mamas' Retreat.

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 18 March in Penzance.

Give ...

Ways to win a holiday every day

It's grey and cold out there. We're feeling skint, overwhelmed and exhausted. And oh my goodness, we need a holiday. So instead of just reminiscing about holidays past, let's all try and win ...

It doesn't count

Chatting to some friends this morning, we all realised how much we do every day that we simply do not count.

Somehow, we can get to the end of the day and think, well I didn't achieve ...

Join our next Mamas' Retreat in November

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 19 November 2017 for some precious mama me-time time.

We are returning to Leif's lovely airy studio in Garbo House, Bread Street, Penzance ...