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Our Visiting Experts

Livvy Gormally

Livvy is a mum of 3 with over 20 years experience as a children’s behaviour expert. With a background in psychology, Livvy ran Card UK, a centre for autism specialising in the design and implementation of early intervention programmes helping hundreds of parents to cope with challenging behaviours and parent more effectively. Livvy has worked in numerous schools and education authorities advising on their behaviour programmes with the aim of helping all pupils reach their full potential. Livvy started Let’s Ask Livvy to help all parents with their Everyday Parenting Challenges – from tantrums and fussy eating to anger management and separation anxiety and much more. Livvy offers individually tailored advice that will compliment any style of parenting – she provides parents with practical, effective and judgement-free strategies and support helping them to manage any of the challenges our little ones may throw at us!

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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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Annabel Karmel MBE

With a career spanning over 25 years and 45 cookbooks to her name, Annabel Karmel reigns as the UK’s No.1 children’s cookery author, best-selling international author, and a world-leading expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families.

It all started with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner in 1991; a cookbook born out of her own son’s fussy eating habits. Credited with starting a food revolution with her tasty recipes and simple methods, this global feeding phenomenon has since gone on to sell more than six million copies worldwide, and people of all ages rely on Britain’s original ‘mumpreneur’ for the best mealtimes.

In 2006, Annabel received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition, and she has since become a leading media commentator and celebrity speaker, regularly featuring on TV and radio, with national recipe spreads in the likes of The Times and Hello! magazine.

With a vast digital following, recipe apps, supermarket food ranges and menus in some of the world’s top leisure resorts and hotels, Annabel is recognised as one the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs and an inspirational role model for other kitchen table start-ups, women in business and parents returning to work.

Follow on Instagram @annabelkarmel 

Heidi Skudder

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.

Follow on Instagram @theparentandbabycoach

Alice Fotheringham

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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Amy Ransom

Amy is, first and foremost, a solo mum of three, just emerging from the early years. She’s also the author of The New Mum’s Notebook and The Not-So-New Mum’s Notebook, journals to support mums and their wellbeing in their first year and beyond, which she created after suffering from PND with her third baby. Her parenting ethos is encouraging herself and others to savour the ordinary moments and lean back in challenging times. It’s a constant work in progress!

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Anna Shaw

Anna is a personal stylist and colour analyst who specialises in working with individuals in need of a confidence boost, particularly following periods of personal and physical transition. With two young children of her own, Anna is acutely aware of the challenges that women face when dressing their post-partum bodies and hugely empathetic to the crisis of confidence that often goes hand in hand with new motherhood.


Anna worked as a TV and digital fashion producer for over 10 years before moving into wardrobe and styling for clients including Marks and Spencer, ASOS, London Fashion Week and Westfield. She now works with a range of private clients, from red carpet talent to mums’ transitioning back into the workplace. She runs a charitable project called Dress Yourself Well, which offers workshops to men and women who are struggling with the visible effects of cancer treatment on their bodies and helps them to understand how to dress their new shapes to make them feel fantastic at a profoundly challenging time.

Anna will teach us about the importance of dressing for our body shape, particularly following the life-changing experience of pregnancy and birth. Her approach to styling is best described as visual therapy: Looking good genuinely can help us to feel better. Thinking about our appearance and reconnecting with a sense of self will have a genuinely uplifting impact on our confidence and wellbeing.

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Steph Douglas @steph_dontbuyherflowers

Steph left a career in brand and marketing to start thoughtful gift company Don’t Buy Her Flowers in 2014. The idea came after she had her first baby and was inundated with flowers that were beautiful but required looking after at a time when she was feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Steph also writes an honest blog about motherhood and relationships, believing that we’re all in it together as none of us really knows what we’re doing. Steph is married to Doug and they have three children – Buster (7), Mabel (5) and baby Frank. She likes gin, dancing and naps.


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Clemmie Telford

Clemmie Telford is something of a jack-of-all-trades: ‘A Consultant-Creative-Director/Strategist-Instagrammer-Blogger-Fundraiser-Campaigner’ and most importantly Mum of Three. Her blog Mother of All Lists, is an amazing collection of over 250+ lists written by women about their life experiences. Covering everything from mental health to birth, body image to work life balance. On all platforms Clemmie is unapologetically open and honest about the challenges of trying to navigate Motherhood without losing your marbles, humour or sense of self.

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Ashley Wilson

Ashley came to our attention a while back when she was pregnant with her second child, little Margot. Her honest account of pregnancy and the postnatal months that followed, beautifully summed up a lot of the feelings we knew other mums were experiencing. She’s honest, refreshingly so, and this approach seeps through into her big passion – parenting with style.

She is proof that just because you have had children, it doesn’t mean you need to kiss goodbye to some of your previous loves. Her fashion, beauty and travel picks are relevant and obtainable, and it feels like they have been chosen with a busy mama in mind.

She’ll be spending some time with us at the retreat discussing what fashion means to her, and how she has navigated the change in identity lots of us go through after children.

(Also, we have a bit of a crush on her.)


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Lucy Shrimpton

Lucy is one of the world’s leading child sleep experts and founder of The Sleep Nanny®, who has helped hundreds of tired parents and children around the world to win bedtime battles and finally gain the gift of a good night’s sleep.


Lucy is an author, speaker, trainer and mother of two who knows first hand what it is like to feel extreme sleep deprivation and face challenges with infant sleep. She believes that every family can have a healthier and happier life with improved sleep. Lucy’s extensive learning in sleep consulting are accredited by The Royal College of Nursing and The Royal College of Paediatric & Child Health.


As the founder of The Sleep Nanny® and author of ‘The Sleep Nanny System’, Lucy has gone on to create Sleep Nanny Academy™ where she trains people to become certified consultants and Lucy continues to mentor them in her graduate programme.


Combining insights from psychology, sleep, parenting and wellness, Lucy is able to help mothers all over the world to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives


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Suzy Reading

Suzy is a mother of two, a Chartered Psychologist, Yoga Teacher, and Health Coach. She specialises in self-care, helping people manage their stress, emotions, and energetic bank balance. 

It was her life experience of motherhood colliding with the terminal illness of her father that sparked her passion for self-care which she now teaches to her clients, young and old, to cope during periods of stress, loss and change and to boost their resilience in the face of future challenges.

Suzy is a contributing editor for Psychologies Magazine, the Psychology Expert for wellbeing brand Neom Organics and is a founding member of the ‘Nourish’ app. She figure-skated her way through her childhood, growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and now makes her home in hills of Hertfordshire, UK. Her first book ‘The Self-Care Revolution’ published by Aster, is out now and her second book ‘Stand Tall Like a Mountain: Mindfulness & Self-Care for Children and Parents’ will be out soon.

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Kristy Coleman

Kristy is a registered nutritional therapist specialising in gut health. Her mission is to use the latest evidence-based nutrition and clinical experience to guide and support her clients for optimal health and wellbeing.  Kristy is also mum of one and understands the pressures and challenges being a new mum brings.



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