Lights. Camera. Action. Oh no, hang on.... Muu-uum!
Nappy to change. Child to rescue. Something burning. Something forgotten... There's always something to distract us from our movie-star mama close-up.
If only life was more like the movies. Or movies more like real life....
Well this month, Mama's in the Movies! We're making movie posters to celebrate our glorious (!!) red carpet lives. Here's one of mine below...
You can doodle your own from scratch, or find a movie poster and make it more like the motherhood you've experienced. Then come on over and share your movie magic in the gallery...
Of course we'd also love you to join us at our next #somum Make Date on twitter on Wednesday 11 June from 8.30pm to 10pm UK time (find world times here) to talk movies and doodle some movie posters together.
What happened last month?
A fabulous show of hands!
It prompted some beautiful images and blog posts from #somum mamas. It also inspired me to write about a very special day with my son. You can read that here.
There's still time to think about what you touch each day and share yours. We'd love to hold your hand.
We made the list of finalists in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards!
It feels wonderful to get this recognition for our very special community. Thank you so much for taking the time to vote.
(If any of you will be at Brit Mums Live, we'd love to catch up and say hello, so email us back to let us know you'll be there).
A virtual Mamas' Retreat
Our first online Mamas' Retreat was brilliant! It was a big experiment packed with yoga, chatting, inspiration and laughter. It even ended with a virtual living room dance-off (optional...!). Since it worked so well, we'll be doing it again... Look out for news on how you can join us very soon!
What's up next?
BIG NEWS: a very special Mamas' Retreat offer!
We're officially launching our first half day Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreats with Leif Olsen: a half day of rest and soul nurturing for mamas.
The first of these will take place on Sunday 6 July in Penzance. If you'd like to find out more, head over here.
Last but not least...
1. Stick our next #somum Make Date in your diary for 11 June.
2. Wish us luck for the awards ceremony at BritMums Live on 20 June - eek!
3. Remember, you're more than a movie star, and red carpets are only good for ketchup.
And now... time to finally tackle The Towering Washing Pile of Doom...
With love and flattering lighting
Pippa and Penny
PS Wishing you were in Cornwall for our Mamas' Retreat? Get our DIY Mamas' Retreat Kit and host your own!