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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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Chic and cheerful

I was 28 weeks pregnant when I uttered the optimistic and utterly deranged words, ‘let’s renovate… more ›



Too cool for school

I’ve never bagged the prize for excellence, only ever effort. I’d be the one lolloping about… more ›



Oh what a night

We wrote a book together called Parenting The Shit Out of Life. Both Matt and I… more ›



We are family

  Other than the occasional run-in over a dismembered Barbie doll, my sister and I used… more ›



Just do it

My parental agenda is painfully simple: Let her choose. For all the dinosaurs, princesses, blue and… more ›

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


Work it baby

‘Pregnancy’. When did it become such a dirty word? “I’m pregnant”. It sure isn’t in social… more ›



The fear factor #ad

I’m someone who handles tangible things really well. So if faced with my Mum’s cottage pie,… more ›



Pregnancy test

“Congratulations” It’s a word used for weddings, engagements, exams results, new homes and births. For me,… more ›



Jammy dodger

I am Lucia, Anna’s from Mother Pukka’s mother and I am writing this with a cupof… more ›

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Sock it to ’em

  There’s a floodlit football pitch next to Mae’s nursery. It’s opposite the Leyton Orient stadium… more ›



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.


Ready to pop

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



Food baby

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

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In the bag

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

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True lies

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

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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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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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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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Porn free

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

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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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