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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...

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

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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Street Play: Why playing is SO important

As a child we would ride our bikes, play tag and football across our street. As long as we went in for mealtimes – we could play most of the day, every day. But nowadays, it is increasingly difficult for kids to play out – a mixture of safety issues, excessive screen...

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Family days out this Summer: Theatre time!

I couldn’t wait for my precious imperfect kids to finish school and nursery for the summer holidays – how wonderful that we get six whole weeks together, I thought? But within the first week I was already tearing my hair out. The house is a mess, our plans have gone...

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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...

Is Mental Health Awareness diluting the impact of Mental Illness?

We've all got mental health but not necessarily a mental illness. There's a big difference. “I am just so depressed.” “I feel anxious." Through all the brilliant work on ending the taboo around mental illness, have we now opened the flood gates to everyone using terms...

The Great Outsores: Why so many people get injured during summer

You’ll find me running around the streets of Yorkshire with my daughter in the buggy in a bid to maintain my health and fitness. I try to be proactive with my health and my family's. Always trying to cram in exercise when I can (my husband is also a chef so he batch...