About me


Hi there, my name is Talya…

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

I started this blog 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.

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

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 and opinion, unbridled humour, general WTF-ness about motherhood and parenting, SOS tips on how to survive, expert advice and reviews.

Within the top 1% of UK parent blogs (Tots100), and Feedspot’s top 50 UK Parenting Blogs (no. 11) the blog is known across the board for its wit, wisdom and incisiveness and has been  featured in The Guardian, Good Morning Britain (watch here), BBC World News:

and BBC Radio Surrey and Talk Radio which you can listen to here…

Today, the blog has an extensive following and 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 me vlogging over on my You Tube channel here:

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Having given up the working mum role when I hit 12 months I’ve 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. I’m now a work at home mum and busy grappling with that!

Having cut my teeth in Public Relations, and then at one of the world’s leading Museums, then been at the helm of a leading online lifestyle platform during our stint living in Asia, 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, 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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