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Calendar Girls The Musical has come home to me in Yorkshire

Calendar Girls has come home to Yorkshire, the place where their story began (as did mine). I have my mum to thank for giving birth to me in God's Own County (Yorkshire), so I invited her to be my guest reviewing the show at the press night of Calendar Girls at Leeds...

Win a Young Driver experience + our review

“Do you know what I'm doing tomorrow? I'm driving a car!” My eldest daughter Jasmine, 6, had been counting down to her day at Young Driver (and showing off regularly about it).   There was so much excitement built up for Jasmine's day at Young Driver because she would...

Mental Illness: How to help someone having a Mental Health Crisis

I have spent the last few weeks like a zombie, swamped by my mental illness. I have been given lots of drugs to numb my anxiety, dull my psychotic episodes and to keep me as safe as possible whilst I go through this mental health breakdown. The Crisis (home-based...

Play Day: Why playing is vital + top ideas of games to play

I spent my childhood playing on our street, from riding our bikes to water fights, football and rollerskating. We would spend hours outdoors come rain or shine, only to be ushered inside when it was a mealtime. Nowadays it is not the same. Street Play seems to be...

Family, Health, Life & Reviews…

Mama Mei (aka Sophie Mei Lan) is a multi-award-winning Blogger and Vlogger specialising in Attachment Parenting,  Mental Health & Family Fitness. 

Mum-of-two Sophie can be found running with her buggy throughout Yorkshire or breastfeeding, drinking coffee and eating Vegan food. 

She is a qualified Journalist and Film-maker, having worked for local and national press as well as being dubbed “Britain’s best Bellydancer!”

Sophie has now turned her talents to blogging, vlogging, column writing, speaking and running Blog Up North Magazine and Influencer Network.

She chats mainly about Family, Health, Life, Fitness and Campaigns.  As well as doing Reviews and offering Competitions! 

Family

My breastfeeding journey: from clueless to tandem nursing

I never ever thought I’d breastfeed, let alone breastfeed in public, on TV and now in the national press. But as the story goes, you never know what’s around the corner! When I fell pregnant with a guy I’d just met (luckily, my now husband) I was somewhat shocked....

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Family Days Out: Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Diggerland

From flying in the air in a spinning digger to walking past tigers, giraffes and polar bears - believe it or not but we've not ventured outside of Yorkshire this week and yet what a colourful treat it has been. The only cloud has been that of my daughters' volatile...

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The perfect way to avoid Moving House!

I had the ridiculous idea of moving house in the summer holidays. Surely, I thought, it would be a fun little adventure with the kids? They could help to pack, sort through their stuff Kon Mari style (a popular declutter technique) and we could have some family time...

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Health

Mental Illness: How to help someone having a Mental Health Crisis

I have spent the last few weeks like a zombie, swamped by my mental illness. I have been given lots of drugs to numb my anxiety, dull my psychotic episodes and to keep me as safe as possible whilst I go through this mental health breakdown. The Crisis (home-based...