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This is Mothership @thisismothership

Samantha Silver and Gemma Rose Breger are the duo known as This Is Mothership.

Samantha is an award-winning beauty journalist and the beauty director at Stylist magazine and now works freelance, writing for a mixture of titles including The Pool, Grazia, Stylist etc. Gemma Rose Breger is one of the most in-demand fashion and celebrity stylists in London who has styled the likes of Rihanna, Hemsley & Hemsley, Britney Spears and Binky. They have nearly two decades of experience between them, working on national newspapers, magazines and on television, for brands including Chanel, GHD, Bobbi Brown, Maria Tash @ Liberty, River Island, Net a Porter, Marks & Spencer, The X Factor and Revlon.

They gave birth in the same hospital, in the same room, in the same bed (luckily not at the same time!) 6 months before they met on Instagram 3 years ago.

Sam and Gemma launched This Is Mothership because they felt like there wasn’t anyone out there talking to new mums who still wanted to keep their cool and not just be labelled as ‘mums’.

As two mums themselves, they both know first-hand how it feels to not know how to style a changing body and to need to adapt your beauty regime to work with one hand (the other holding a baby). They will be hosting a session at our next retreat providing beauty tricks and styling tips for new and busy mums that will help them feel and look great, and all their tips work in seconds!

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Heidi Skudder @theparentandbabycoach

Heidi Skudder also known as the Parent and Baby Coach, is one of the UK’s top baby sleep and feeding consultants.

Heidi has over 15 years experience working closely with parents during the first few important years of their children’s lives. Having spent time working as a Nanny, Maternity Nurse and Baby Sleep Consultant, Heidi has seen parenting from a variety of angles. Having had a baby boy in November 2017, Heidi now has the complete picture of parenthood and is even more keen to help others on their journey.

Heidi works with parents all over the UK on all things sleep and feeding related. Heidi will be consulting on a one to one basis at the retreat as well as sharing some of her top tips online with our followers.

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Anna Mathur

Anna of @mamas_scrapbook is an accredited and experienced BACP Psychotherapist. She runs a private practice from her home and has worked in many settings, from Brixton GP surgery to running a busy practice on Wimpole Street.

Her main interest is working with mums. She runs weekly ‘Mental Health’ lives on Instagram where around 1,000 people join to discuss mental health issues and gain tips and advice. Anna shares her own journey with mental health in the hopes that others will be inspired to do so too.

Psycho-education is a big passion of Annas as she believes that knowing yourself and understanding your own processes is a huge part of enabling change.

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Alice Fotheringham @mylittlepiccolo

Alice Fotheringham is Piccolo’s Co-Founder and Head of Nutrition.

Alice is an infant nutrition specialist who’s love of good food and its provenance was kindled at a young age, growing up on a fruit farm in Scotland. After working as a professional cook, Alice spent years honing her skills in recipe writing and development by working with baby food author and brand, Annabel Karmel. When Alice met Cat she found a shared passion for companies that can not only make good food, but be a force for good. Together they developed the programmes for the Food Education Foundation, the sister charity of Piccolo, and they work alongside the NCT on weaning workshops for families with new babies. Alice won a Grocer Top Talent Award in November 2016 and Piccolo’s range has also been shortlisted for the UK’s Product of the Year.

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