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Hotter Shoes: Stylish but comfortable shoes for wide feet

When I was a teen I gave up on wearing nice shoes because I have size 7 extra wide feet (my husband lovingly calls them “Shrek feet”). Growing up, I would have to cram my big feet into what I called “granny shoes.” There were no dainty or stylish shoes that would fit...

Hearing Voices: I hear voices and it’s not like the horror movies

It’s believed that up to 10% of the UK population hear voices, sometimes those voices are comforting but often hearing voices can be distracting and controlling. Sadly, I’m not in the 20% who find hearing voices comforting but it’s good to realise that some people do....

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

Feed-a-thon: Breastfeeding in public to celebrate

People from where I'm from don't Breastfeed. People like me don't Breastfeed. When I accidentally fell pregnant to a new boyfriend, we were shocked to say the least. We were young, ambitious and into fitness as we had met in my local gym (he was an altitude trainer...

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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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Health

Hearing Voices: I hear voices and it’s not like the horror movies

It’s believed that up to 10% of the UK population hear voices, sometimes those voices are comforting but often hearing voices can be distracting and controlling. Sadly, I’m not in the 20% who find hearing voices comforting but it’s good to realise that some people do....

Being Discharged from Mental Health Care

If I could've picked a worse time to have a mental health crisis, it would have been during the school summer holidays. If I could've picked a worse time to be discharged it would also be during the summer holidays. But then there's no good time really. There's better...