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Family – Health – Life – Travel – Days Out – Food – Reviews
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You might have noticed that the site is going through some design changes at the moment. I really hope you like what were doing with it, there’ll be more sections added very soon. While all that gets sorted I’m continuing to keep my blogging regular, so I’d love you to have a browse around the site. If you have any ideas you think I’d like to work on please get in touch.
Sophie Mei Lan (aka Mama Mei) is a multi-award-winning journalist, blogger, presenter, columnist, reviewer & film-maker.
I ditched my dream job to “stay & work-at-home” with the kids. I have now turned my talents to blogging, column writing, speaking, PR, vlogging and campaigning.
I blog mostly about parenting, health & fitness, lifestyle, food and business. I also do lots of reviews of places to go, things to do and where to travel with the family
Latest blog posts
Do kids need competition to thrive? Or are we putting too much pressure on our youngsters? My eldest daughter Jasmine recently had her first sports day so I had been giving her lots of pep talks about how we just can't wait to watch her on her school field having fun...read more
I haven't got many blogging friends, but when I met Carla Lett from My Bump2Baby - the UK's fastest growing online baby, toddler and family directory, at the Blog On festival in Manchester, we hit it off straight away. Not only is she funny, beautiful and clever...read more
Create your own cookies and turn up the heat with your own level of gingerness! Plus you can win a food and drink hamper from Opies (just scroll to the bottom of this post). Ingredients: 350g self raising flour Pinch of salt 200g golden caster sugar 1 tbsp ground...
We challenged you to come up with your simple 4-Ingredient recipes which are sure to suit a busy lifestyle. And you didn't disappoint, you had our mouths-watering and in need of a Krombacher beer (competition sponsors), of course. Here are some of the fabulous entries...
When I'm stuck for things to do at the weekend (whilst my husband is either working as a private chef or playing cricket/squash/football) I always end up at the Hepworth Gallery Wakefield. Now, I have to admit I have never been an 'art gallery type person' - my mum's...
From the moment the show starts, you're immersed in the sweet story of the scarecrows. We all know how stressful wedding planning can be and it appears that even scarecrows get caught up in it too! We were tapping along to #TheScareCrowsWedding @westyorkshireplayhouse...
When I accidentally fell pregnant with my first child, I panic bought all the "pregnancy essentials," or at least what I believed to be a necessity such as dummies, bottles and formula milk. Little did I know I was totally wasting my money but I had never seen anyone...read more
There's so much focus on your pregnancy - the scans, blood tests, ante-natal classes and there's all the information on having a healthy pregnancy and planning for the birth. Then there's the "what to pack in your hospital bag" pressure... So you've got your phone...read more
People are often surprised to find the the person running a site called Yorkshire Tots to Teens is American. Yorkshire Tots to Teens' Erin EK Rush said: "I am actually from Montana in the US. I grew up on my grandpa’s cattle ranch until I was about 10 when we moved to...read more
Food and Drink
Don’t miss the ultimate Family day out as the BBC Good Food Show returns to Birmingham this June, packed with top chefs, great shopping, freebies and more foodie inspiration than ever before. Queen of baking Mary Berry joins Michelin masters Tom Kerridge and Michel...read more
I've joined up with a team of brilliant bloggers to share some of our favourite food ideas for the family (See all the icons at the bottom)... So let's kick off with mine! My Kids breakfast recipe: Scrambled egg sunshine... As a young child I always looked forward to...read more
My Dad Steve Slack works with a number of youngsters with mentally ill health and he has also helped to bring me up (and those of you who read my blogs know I have a plethora of mental health problems). Here are my Dad's thoughts on mental health today: A despairing...
I am very lucky to have been brought up in two very liberal households. It was only when starting school that I realised that not everyone was as open as me. I became subject to racist and homophobic abuse (I am mixed race and my Dad is Gay). But I have always been...read more
If you compliment any of my possessions, I will proudly reply with a cost and place of purchase. This is the new bragging. No longer are we gloating about spending thousands on a tiny handbag with that expensive label embellished on to it. Oh no, that is so last...read more
Being a stay-at-home-working-mum, fitness fanatic and wife of a chef means our household is always busy. I find myself being a reactive person these days rather than organised, which doesn't feel good. I tend to shop daily for healthy food to feed the family but...read more
Invites: If you want to invite one person to a birthday party from a group/club/class/clique, you must invite the entire group/club/class, no exceptions, so nobody is left out. Birthday Cake: It should be bigger than the cake at the last party you went to. The...read more
Travel and things to do
The moment you walk out of the airport, it hits you. The humid heat engulfs every inch of your body, the smell makes your stomach rumble and there's a whirring noise in the background. Welcome to South East Asia... A part of the world I have been travelling to since...read more
We've just endured 20 hours of travelling with the kids, plus internal flights on top, so here's what we've learned: (It's worth it, promise!) 1. Before booking check the airline and airport for their child policies and offers. Some airport lounges have soft play...read more
I remember being stood in some hotel toilets when a woman came up to me and said: "Hello, you don't know me, but I'm your Aunty." I was 6-years-old, it was my first trip to Malaysia and, I was a Bridesmaid at my cousin's wedding. It was also the first time I'd met...read more