Home   Authors   Author

Emily Martin

Mama Said: Happy Hallowe'en. But don't come round

25 October 2021
Mama Said: Happy Hallowe'en. But don't come round

Mama Said: Happy Hallowe'en. But don't come round

25 October 2021

What are you scared of? Emily Martin delves into her children’s deepest fears


Mama Said: Kids love sleepovers. Parents don't

31 August 2021
Mama Said: Kids love sleepovers. Parents don't

Mama Said: Kids love sleepovers. Parents don't

31 August 2021

Were you a 'Hyper' or a 'Sleeper'? Emily Martin’s daughter has reached the age of the sleepover and she's having flashbacks


Mama Said: Is the funfair really. . . fun?

31 July 2021
Mama Said: Is the funfair really. . . fun?

Mama Said: Is the funfair really. . . fun?

31 July 2021

Emily Martin took her children to the fair for four minutes and spent £10


Mama Said: How to handle perfectionist kids

29 June 2021
Mama Said: How to handle perfectionist kids

Mama Said: How to handle perfectionist kids

29 June 2021

As someone who is quite satisfied with doing an “alright” job, Emily Martin is intrigued to find both her children are manic perfectionists


Mama Said: Emily Martin is counting her chickens

30 May 2021
Mama Said: Emily Martin is counting her chickens

Mama Said: Emily Martin is counting her chickens

30 May 2021

Emily Martin’s family is no longer complete without Vanessa, Sarah and Neville


Mama Said: Video games - fun or foe?

30 April 2021
Mama Said: Video games - fun or foe?

Mama Said: Video games - fun or foe?

30 April 2021

When you say Fortnite to Emily Martin she doesn’t really understand what you mean. But she knows it’s only a matter of time


Mama Said: Independence is the name of the game

05 April 2021
Mama Said: Independence is the name of the game

Mama Said: Independence is the name of the game

05 April 2021

When can they start doing things for themselves? Emily Martin is ready to test the water


Mama Said: The loneliness of the newborn parent

09 March 2021
Mama Said: The loneliness of the newborn parent

Mama Said: The loneliness of the newborn parent

09 March 2021

The loneliness of being a new parent is strange and hard to explain, but Emily Martin gives it a go…


Mama Said: Let's be honest. 2020 was rubbish

31 December 2020
Mama Said: Let's be honest. 2020 was rubbish

Mama Said: Let's be honest. 2020 was rubbish

31 December 2020

As we reach the end of the year, it’s time to look back on the last 12 months. And let out a collective, cathartic scream, writes Emily Martin


Mama Said: Christmas makes memories... doesn't it?

30 November 2020
Mama Said: Christmas makes memories... doesn't it?

Mama Said: Christmas makes memories... doesn't it?

30 November 2020

Christmas and the magic of childhood memories go hand in hand, but how many specific childhood memories of Christmas Day do we actually have?


Mama Said: Shhhh! Emily Martin needs some peace

26 September 2020
Mama Said: Shhhh! Emily Martin needs some peace

Mama Said: Shhhh! Emily Martin needs some peace

26 September 2020

In the latest instalment of Mama Said, Emily Martin wonders: why does it all have to be so loud?


Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

31 August 2020
Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

31 August 2020

Emily Martin is home alone for the first time in seven years and, to be honest, doesn’t know what to do


Mama Said: Accidents happen, writes Emily Martin

28 July 2020
Mama Said: Accidents happen, writes Emily Martin

Mama Said: Accidents happen, writes Emily Martin

28 July 2020

"I know I complain about the children, but I’m not hoping to eventually do away with them. . ." Emily Martin visits A&E for the first time


Emily Martin grew up with no siblings and, honestly, you have no idea. . .

26 June 2020
Emily Martin grew up with no siblings and, honestly, you have no idea. . .

Emily Martin grew up with no siblings and, honestly, you have no idea. . .

26 June 2020

Mama Said: Life as a 'oneling' parent of two


Mama Said: Lockdown's no picnic, says Emily Martin

27 May 2020
Mama Said: Lockdown's no picnic, says Emily Martin

Mama Said: Lockdown's no picnic, says Emily Martin

27 May 2020

We’re weeks (and weeks) into lockdown and Emily Martin has realised some things. . .


Family: Ideas for little isolators

13 May 2020
Family: Ideas for little isolators

Family: Ideas for little isolators

13 May 2020

Emily Martin finds nine ways to amuse little isolators so you can have a rest


What's On: Box sets to binge now

30 April 2020
What's On: Box sets to binge now

What's On: Box sets to binge now

30 April 2020

Emily Martin has watched a lot of TV on your behalf and here it is: your definitive isolation watch list


Mama Said: Reflecting on life in lockdown

28 April 2020
Mama Said: Reflecting on life in lockdown

Mama Said: Reflecting on life in lockdown

28 April 2020

Emily Martin is on lockdown and really wishes there was something she could say to make it better


Mama Said: Emily Martin navigates mealtime

03 April 2020
Mama Said: Emily Martin navigates mealtime

Mama Said: Emily Martin navigates mealtime

03 April 2020

Emily Martin can’t remember if she’s written about children’s mealtimes before, because her brain is so addled from picking food up off the floor


Mama Said: Why winter causes cabin fever

25 February 2020
Mama Said: Why winter causes cabin fever

Mama Said: Why winter causes cabin fever

25 February 2020

The weather’s warming up and Emily Martin can’t wait to open the doors and release the children