About me


Hi there, my name is Talya…

and welcome to Motherhood: The Real Deal. I’m Talya, and I’m a former Editor in Chief turned parenting blogger, who lives with Mr C in Greater London and our five year old daughter.

I started Motherhood: The Real Deal back in 2015 on the back of the pure frustration (and of course amazing experience!) I was experiencing throughout my transition into motherhood. I created this platform to get the conversation going on the issues and struggles so many of us mums experience throughout our motherhood journey. It grew. And it GREW. And IT GREW.

Probably because a lot of other mums felt the same as I did!

Because after all, 20% being a mum looks like me here….

and the rest of the time, well the picture might not might quite as pretty!

About Motherhood: The Real Deal

Bold, authentic, straight-talking and hilarious – Motherhood: The Real Deal is a digital parenting magazine which publishes honest parenting articles and interviews as well as curated lifestyle updates including travel and leisure, health, beauty and wellbeing and interiors.

It reaches 40,000 parents a month through the magazine and social media network and has been featured in The Guardian, on Good Morning Britain (watch here), on BBC World News:

and BBC Radio Surrey, Talk Radio and the Parenting Power Podcast which you can listen to here…

and here….

Today Motherhood: The Real Deal is ranked within the top 1% of UK parent blogs (Tots100), and Feedspot’s top 50 UK Parenting Blogs.

You can also visit Motherhood: The Real Deal’s YouTube channel here:

More about me

Having given up the working mum role when her daughter turned 12 months,  I have sat on both sides of the fence as a working and then stay-at-home mum and like many,  grappled with the issues which come hand in hand with both scenarios in modern day motherhood and now life as a freelance mum.

I initially cut my teeth in Public Relations, and then at one of the world’s leading Museums – the Victoria and Albert – then co-founded a leading online lifestyle platform during our stint living in Asia called City Nomads (a bit like a Time Out for Singapore), and I now use this corner of the internet to share my experiences and opinions on motherhood, parenting, family life and the world in general.

I love empowering other women, supporting mums, constantly doing up my home, dancing, decluttering, healthy living, high street fashion, books, fitness, can-do people, exploring Britain, any form of mum pampering, nature, Netflix, cooking and laughter among many other things.

Here’s my little family if you’d like to say hello.


If you want to work with me head over here, if you want to simply say Hi! email me at motherhoodtherealdeal AT gmail DOT com.

Thanks for reading and do stay a while!



  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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