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I had a baby and joined a tribe

When I was pregnant with Mia I didn’t worry a lot. I knew I had good friends. I knew I had great family support. Everyone I spoke to told me I’d easily combine a career working from home with childcare. I pictured long leisurely lunches with friends, I imagined gently rocking her to sleep, one … Continued

Smiggle – the word is spreading

“Have you been? Your two would love it” We know there’s nothing more powerful than parent to parent recommendation, the power of conversation between two people who trust each other (92% trust friends and family recommendation over any other form of advertising). And when that power is combined with a fresh approach to the high … Continued

Fitbits & Sausages

This time last year mums were spreading the word and their recommendations for Aldi Prosecco. They were raving about the taste and price and telling other mums about it. So what’s getting mums talking and giving recommendations in 2016? Fitbits Have you done your 10,000 steps today? Mums asked for Fitbits for Christmas and birthday … Continued

‘A hug and a cup of tea’

It’s Mothers Day on Sunday (just in case you’ve forgotten!) and we asked our mums what that meant to them. Over 90% said they celebrated it in their household and when asked what it meant to them the overwhelming response was spending time with their family and about appreciation – of their own mum, their … Continued

The Sugar Summit – 5 key consumer trends

Over 3,000 UK people aged 8-90 years old took part in our in-depth sugar summit ethnographic and quantitative insight – looking at what people are really thinking and doing about sugar. Below are the key discoveries.1. The sugar awakening In the last 12 months the UK government, medical governing bodies and celebrity chefs have raised concerns about the amount … Continued

There is more to being mum

We keep hearing it, experiencing and saying it – but it’s something that’s worth repeating. There’s more to being a mum than being a mum. Behind that title of ‘mum’ is an individual, a person who has her own set of wants and needs. She has to balance that with the needs of her family … Continued

Mum truths, tips and trends in 2015

Mum truths, tips and trends in 2015 Over the last few years we’ve talked a lot about how brands view mums. They’re often keen to try and stick them into neat little boxes, with the aim of better understanding this profitable market. But what we’ve discovered time and time again is that the opposite is … Continued

Mum radar

We’re always listening to mums, asking for their opinions and understanding what matters to them at the moment. So here’s an insight into the latest hot topics and what we’re observing in the mum world. The power of the photograph If you really want to engage with mums on social media then photos are a … Continued

Is sugar killing our children?

It’s a controversial headline but one you’ll have seen splashed across the press in the last few days.  This week the World Health Organization advised that we should all halve our daily sugar consumption in order to tackle the growing obesity crisis and other health problems such as tooth decay.  Much of the advice given … Continued