About me

Hi there, my name is Talya, and welcome to Motherhood: The Real Deal. Conceived initially from the pure frustration (and of course amazing experience!) that motherhood can be two years ago, and my disbelief at how much people don’t talk about openly or share, I’ve created this platform to get some of the issues and struggles mothers should be aware of out there.  Want to chat? Email me on motherhoodtherealdeal AT gmail DOT com. 

Because 10% being a mum looks like me here….

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and the rest of the time it’s a little bit more like this…..

About Motherhood: The Real Deal 

Bold, authentic, straight-talking and hilarious – Motherhood: The Real Deal has had parents nodding in agreement with its mix of sassy thought, unbridled humour, general WTF-ness about motherhood and parenting, SOS tips on how to survive, expert advice and reviews. MTRD blog posts have been syndicated by Scary Mommy, BLUNT Moms, MamapediaMumsnet Bloggers NetworkNetmums, Mamalode, and Lose the Cape but to name a few.

Heralded as being one of Netmum’s favourite blogs of 2015, and within the top 1% of UK parent blogs (Tots100), the blog is known across the board for its wit, wisdom and incisiveness.

Today, the blog has evolved to also cover cherry-picked lifestyle updates including travel and leisure, health, beauty and wellbeing, interiors and more and also co-hosts the weekly #coolmumclub linky which is where up to 100 influencers come together to link up their own blog posts. You can also find Talya vlogging over on her own You Tube channel here:


About the author

Motherhood: The Real Deal is run by Talya, a mum to a very intense, amazing little three year old gal who most of the time specializes in driving her round the bend. Having given up the working mum role when she hit 12 months (she was the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief for an online lifestyle platform) she’s sat on both sides of the fence as a working and then stay-at-home mum and like many, has grappled with the issues which come hand in hand with both scenarios.

Having cut her teeth in Public Relations, and then at one of the world’s leading Museums,she has since specialised in online media which specifically where her strengths lie and where she has a deep understanding of the specific needs of the platform, including the creation of engaging, shareable content, the development of social media strategies, and the creation and development of online communities.

She has a strong track record of conceiving and writing content that goes viral, is syndicated; as well as editing previously written works and managing writers. She can curate and write engaging content across a variety of pop culture topics including parenting, food and drink, travel, arts and culture and general trends.

Want to know more? Check out these links to find out more about me: The A-Z of meI am the Mum who & 50 things that make me happy.


Featured In

This mama is hot and as well as the above mentioned syndications, she has also been featured on the following blogs:

Absolutely Prabulous – The Oops Files 

Big Trouble in Little Nappies – Why Trying to Be Perfect is No Good For Anybody

Eat.Love.Live  – A Day With Motherhood: The Real Deal 

Little Hearts Big Love – Parenting Pep Talk 

Life Love & Dirty Dishes – Rookie Mistakes 

Life With The Munchers – Bloggers’ Homes 

Life of a Glasgow Girl – Meet The Beauties 

Mumma Scribbles – Mumma Scribbles meets Motherhood: The Real Deal 

Mum In Brum – #UsBeforeYou 

Mum Muddling Through – #coolmum club meet the members

My Kid Doesn’t Poop Rainbows – The Me Do It Toddler Rap 

Pondering Parenthood: Advice for new mummies and daddies 

Run Jump Scrap – What’s Right for You

What The Red Head Said – The Beginning of Us 

Tara for now!



  1. Came over from Domestic Momster’s Friday’s Top 5. Love your introduction and looking forward to discover more.

  2. Came over from Domestic Momster’s Friday’s Top 5 and really like your introduction. Looking forward to discover more about you.

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