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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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Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka. Matt Farquarson, aka Papa Pukka.


New kid on the block

The urchin pinched my camera while I wasn’t looking. What she shot was deeply troubling.



No doubt

“No no, no no no no, no no, no no, no no, there’s no limits.”  … more ›



A walk over

It was a comedy of errors/ terrors: I contracted a gastro bug while on-watch (parenting) and… more ›

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


Blonde ambition

  I’ve had a rocky past when it comes to dying the barnet. We’ve seen every… more ›

Flex Appeal flash dance at Trafalgar Square, organised by Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka.


Man power

  This isn’t going to be a willy-bashing exercise; if it didn’t sound so wrong, I’d… more ›



Have a word

I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife who… more ›



Going potty

From Queen Bey to Daddy Pig, we all need to take a dump. There is literally… more ›

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Flex appeal

If you are reading this, you’re IN for our flash dance this Friday 9th September at… more ›

Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka and her mum Lucia, aka Grandmother Pukka, with daughter Mae in front of a wall painted by David Shilligham.


The weakest link

I’m not good at apologizing. My viewpoint is generally right, whether it’s my choice of paint… more ›

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Bog standards

I’ve been told I’m a bit of a test case for a few folk out there…… more ›

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Round the bend

I’m all over the place – physically and mentally. My grey matter has been through the life… more ›



Eyes on the prize

It’s been 14 days, 23 minutes and 34 seconds of one-on-one time with the urchin. We’ve… more ›

Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka and Matt Farquarson, aka Papa Pukka, with daughter Mae.


Super gran

I will never forget hollering to my Mum aged 17: “Sex is, like, the most natural… more ›



What a hoo ha

This isn’t going to be a pity party (if anything it’s a shitty party, with stale… more ›



Get outta here

It was first a drunken Topshop Lycra-embellished post-GCSE jaunt to Magaluf in 1997, then onto Tuscany… more ›

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I was standing on the junction of a main road, grappling toddler (making noise like a… more ›

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That’s rich

I wanted to pick up on something the ace Charlotte Philby from Motherland mentioned in a post… more ›

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Gimme a gram

So my new office is a little pink and orange box filled with about 400 million… more ›



Copy cat

The technique was simple: elbow primed, head lowered and a quick bum shuffle 35 degrees to… more ›

Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka, photographed with daughter Mae "The Urchin" in Hackney.


Super human

One of my fave Instagram followers @mrsmorganallen asked last night on a comment, ‘are you OK?… more ›



Happy hour

So I’m going to preface this with: I think we can (mostly) be trusted to not… more ›

Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka, photographed with daughter Mae "The Urchin" in Hackney.


Money matters

I won’t beat around the unruly bush: I’m in this for the money. Blogging, vlogging, flogging… 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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