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Anna Whitehouse

Founder of Mother Pukka, Anna Whitehouse likes super hero cape-making classes and dislikes the naming of celebrity couples (TomKat, Brange etc.) She tries (and often fails) to parent the shit out of life.

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20-04-2017

Age of consent

How do you feel about sharing photos of your kid/s on the internet? It’s a question… more ›

Mother Pukka, Papa Pukka and Mae photographed wearing superhero outfits by Little Dish.

27-03-2017

Ready to pop

Despite a lovely (and possibly well-meaning) old lady on the bus yesterday saying, ‘you are definitely… more ›

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23-03-2017

Food baby

  We didn’t do the maths, really. A two-bedroom house for four people (one due to… more ›

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19-03-2017

In the bag

I remember my husband Matt venturing into Chanel the day before my birthday. (It was noted… more ›

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11-03-2017

True lies

If you haven’t threatened to call Father Christmas/ The Easter Bunny/ The Tooth Fairy at least… more ›

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28-02-2017

Dream team

This is no brown-nosing exercise, nor is it fan girling. At a push it’s fan nosing.… more ›

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21-02-2017

At a total loss

First published in The Telegraph. All copyright reserved. I was walking through the baby food aisle… more ›

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05-02-2017

Time to man up

I am disappointed to reveal that there hasn’t been much excitement for me in the toilet… more ›

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19-01-2017

Porn free

“What do the kids actually do on Instagram?” – a query to a former colleague last… more ›

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18-01-2017

Baby love

On Monday night I got touched up by the film director Sharon Maguire. It was everything… more ›

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07-01-2017

Gang(mum) style

Pa Whitehouse imparted some advice when I was a feral youth: “Don’t look up to people… more ›

Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka photographed with her daughter Mae.

06-01-2017

Just a flex machine

We’ve flash mobbed, we’ve talked, we’ve emoji-ed, we’ve DM-ed, we’ve hugged it out and we’ve worked… more ›

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06-01-2017

Bump in the road

I posted an Instagram story before Christmas showing us post-baby scan. The news was good, the… more ›

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23-12-2016

A game changer

‘Tis the season to be jolly? In theory yes, it is. In reality it tends to… more ›

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20-12-2016

Reel good times

It’s such a relief that you can finally succumb to screen time over Christmas. We’re not… more ›

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01-12-2016

Flex appeal: Deloitte

Flexible working? Think ‘agile’ working, according to Emma Codd, Deloitte’s managing partner for talent. Here Emma… more ›

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27-11-2016

Mad about the #AD

Whoever you are on the t’Internet (@wanktank or @princesskindheartunicorn), you see a flicker of #AD or… more ›

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17-11-2016

Reality check

“Papa, can you put that on?” [Mae pointing to my bra on the floor of the… more ›

Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka and Matt Farquarson, aka Papa Pukka, with daughter Mae at their home in Leyton.

10-11-2016

Staying in IN

“Where shall we go next?” – I remember hearing that from a bunch of carefree girls… more ›

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09-11-2016

Raise them higher

Dear Mae, It’s 8.03am on 9 November 2016. You are loved. By parents and grandparents who believe in equality,… more ›

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28-10-2016

Memory lane

  “Cwoowella Dooville?” queried Mae after hearing my Mum (@grandmother_pukka) say I’d been scared of that… more ›

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27-10-2016

The ‘C’ word

I can’t bring myself to say it. It’s a word that has such cringe-worthy, mildly naff… more ›

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25-10-2016

Show me the money

My card got declined in Tesco Metro yesterday. I’m not sure what was more traumatic: the… more ›

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Mother Pukka has worked with some cool brands and we’re pretty much up for anything. Email anna@motherpukka.co.uk or call Anna on 07903 088819 if you want to get involved.

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Mother Pukka is a portal for news, events, reviews and honest comment for people who happen to be parents.

A journalist, editor and mother in search of pukka things for her kid, founder Anna Whitehouse previously worked as the Vice Editor at Time Out Amsterdam before writing about shoes and handbags for fashion labels SuperTrash and Tommy Hilfiger.

Looking for a change of pace, she recently returned to London and now works as a writer at Shortlist Media. Likes: super hero cape-making classes. Dislikes: the naming of celebrity couples (TomKat, Bennifer, Brange etc.)

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