Today is International Women’s Day and we’ve put together a list of the top 10 British Mums we love. These women are fierce, independent, real and not scared to make mistakes and we can all take a page from their book!
Holly Willoughby is a very real mum of three, an ITV presenter best known for her work on This Morning alongside Phillip Schofield, as well as Dancing on Ice and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! We love that Holly is so genuine and not scared to disagree with someone else’s parenting views and her 6.4 million followers on Instagram agrees! From style tips to behind the scenes photos, Holly gives us a look into her life. We love the personal, unedited, photos showing her at home or on holiday.
Giovanna Fletcher is a British author, presenter, actress, blogger, and vlogger and an adult in the CBeebies show The Baby Club since March 2019. With three boys under 5 and an honest approach to parenting – and how it doesn’t always live up to our rose-tinted expectations – Giovanna Fletcher has become something of a ‘mum guru’ to her 1.3 million Instagram fans.
Victoria Beckham, originally known in the nineties as Posh Spice, has become an internationally recognised style icon and fashion designer with her career going from strength to strength. Victoria and David have four children aged between 20 and 8. Having been a successful singer, model, fashion designer and business owner Victoria is the definition of a successful working mother and regularly shares parenting tips – teaching good manners and making sure to plan comes out on top with her parenting successes.
Izzy Judd is a classically trained musician and her album with the string quartet Escala reached the top 10 UK chart. She married Harry Judd, a member of Mcfly, in 2012 and they have two children together. She has since written about her experiences of motherhood – Dare to Dream explored her experience of fertility struggles and IVF. Mindfulness for Mums is her second book and guides the reader through quick and easy self-care tips to help them find a moment’s calm in the chaos of motherhood. We simply love this book and how it helps you feel it’s ok to prioritise self care.
Rochelle Humes is one of the five members of ex-British pop group The Saturdays and married to JLS member Marvin Humes. She co-presents ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK and is a frequent guest host on breakfast favourite This Morning and co-hosts BBC’s The Hit List with her husband. She is also the founder of baby skin and haircare brand My Little Coco, which produces shampoos, conditioners and bodywashes for delicate skin and hair, and is available in Boots.
Our list wouldn’t be complete without Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. As the mother of three (and rumoured to be expecting her fourth child), The Duchess of Cambridge’s charity works focus mainly on issues surrounding young children, addiction, and art. To encourage people to open up about their mental health issues, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry initiated the mental health awareness campaign “Heads Together” in April 2016. In 2012 and 2013, Time magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. We love her style, beauty and grace and how she seems to be a regular mum too, making time for laughs with her children but also appears to get stressed every now and again – so relatable!
Stacey Soloman is an English singer and television personality. In 2009, she finished in third place on the sixth series of The X Factor. Stacey, mum of three and step mum to partner Joe’s son, is all about body positivity and regularly takes to social media to promote it and is very open about her struggles with anxiety and post-natal depression. Stacey, who is a supporter of the mental health charity Mind, says the best way to cope with her anxiety is to just accept it as being part of herself.
Jessica Ennis Hill
Olympic champion and three-times world champion heptathlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill is one of Great Britain’s most successful athletes. She has two children and recently launched a health and fitness app aimed at pregnant and new mums. Fitness programmes for pregnant mums are tailored to each trimester and cater for all levels of fitness, as does the programme for new mums.
Fearne Cotton is an English television and radio presenter and mum of two. Over the last couple of decades, she’s graduated from peppy children’s TV presenter to a mindfulness champion, releasing several self-help manuals and a podcast dedicated to teaching stress management. Fearne has a long history of supporting various charities (including CoppaFeel!, Post Pals, Macmillan Cancer Support, Children in Need and Red Nose Day) but in 2009, she really put her philanthropic commitments to the test when she signed up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief. Her contribution helped raise £3.3 million. Fearne does not allow her children’s faces to be published and if photos are placed online, their photos are blurred (hence Fearne being the only mum in our round up pictured on her own!).
Alexandra “Binky” Felstead is a reality tv star which became famous in “Made in Chelsea”. She has one daughter and runs “The Mummy Tribe”, retreats for mums and their children. Each retreat is planned with the mums in mind, so you’ll find the sessions are relevant and the exercise appropriate to you. Where possible, they try to group together mums who are in a similar stage of motherhood, meaning they have lots of common ground.
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