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Mama Said: It's suncream season. Cue the stress

Mama Said: It's suncream season. Cue the stress

Mama Said: It's suncream season. Cue the stress

18 May 2022

The sun’s out, but don’t get too excited. It just means we have to “suncream the children” writes Emily Martin


Real Life: Frontline doctor shares her Covid story

Real Life: Frontline doctor shares her Covid story

Real Life: Frontline doctor shares her Covid story

19 April 2022

Ahead of her appearance at Cambridge Literary Festival to discuss her Covid memoir, Everything is True, Roopa Farooki talks to Velvet’s Lisa Millard


Mama Said: How do I explain about Ukraine?

Mama Said: How do I explain about Ukraine?

Mama Said: How do I explain about Ukraine?

10 April 2022

In her latest column for Velvet, mum-of-two Emily Martin wonders how - and indeed if - she should explain the war in Ukraine to her children


Real Life: 'Why I walked Britain's coastline'

Real Life: 'Why I walked Britain's coastline'

Real Life: 'Why I walked Britain's coastline'

02 April 2022

Cambridge dad Chris Howard has just completed an epic 11,100-mile charity walk of Britain’s coastline, as he tells Louise Cummings


Mama Said: Plans for today? Watch Encanto

Mama Said: Plans for today? Watch Encanto

Mama Said: Plans for today? Watch Encanto

27 March 2022

If you’re looking for us, we’re probably watching Disney’s Encanto, writes Emily Martin


People: Wise words for International Women’s Day

People: Wise words for International Women’s Day

People: Wise words for International Women’s Day

08 March 2022

To mark International Women's Day, Velvet’s Riadh Falvo asks trailblazing women in our own community to share their words of wisdom


Real Life: "How I set my inner goddess free"

Real Life: "How I set my inner goddess free"

Real Life: "How I set my inner goddess free"

04 March 2022

This time two years ago, Mel Kilbey felt “utterly broken”. Determined to mend herself, the Red Lodge single mum has now been on a journey of healing


Food: Help Cambridge City Foodbank fight poverty

Food: Help Cambridge City Foodbank fight poverty

Food: Help Cambridge City Foodbank fight poverty

16 February 2022

Three emergency food parcels are given out every minute in the UK. Velvet talks to Margaret Saner, CEO of Cambridge City Foodbank


Art: The Cambridge artist painting love stories

Art: The Cambridge artist painting love stories

Art: The Cambridge artist painting love stories

12 February 2022

Riadh Falvo discovers the work of Federica Marinaro, a Cambridge-based artist whose paintings capture real-life romance


Mama Said: Why children + manners = a minefield

Mama Said: Why children + manners=a minefield

Mama Said: Why children + manners = a minefield

01 February 2022

When it comes to children having good manners, everyone has a deal breaker, writes Emily Martin


Real Life: How to manage an anxious mind

Real Life: How to manage an anxious mind

Real Life: How to manage an anxious mind

27 January 2022

Hailed as “raw, intense and absorbing” by Matt Haig, Lauren Brown’s new memoir, Hands, charts her battle with compulsive skin-picking disorder


Real Life: From shooting guns to photographs

Real Life: From shooting guns to photographs

Real Life: From shooting guns to photographs

20 January 2022

Life has been anything but ordinary for Nigel Wallace: he’s represented team GB, battled back from cancer and is now an acclaimed dog photographer


Real Life: The future's bright after breast cancer

Real Life: The future's bright after breast cancer

Real Life: The future's bright after breast cancer

05 January 2022

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer at 35, Cambridge mum Ida Zamzad faced a gruelling battle. But today she feels ‘stronger than ever’


Mama Said: Why this generation is the toughest yet

Mama Said: Why this generation is the toughest yet

Mama Said: Why this generation is the toughest yet

04 January 2022

The pandemic has taught children that life is basically fire-fighting, and maybe that’s a good thing, writes Emily Martin


Mama Said: How do you make Christmas perfect?

Mama Said: How do you make Christmas perfect?

Mama Said: How do you make Christmas perfect?

24 December 2021

How *do* you make Christmas perfect? Emily Martin has an idea


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

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

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


Sponsored: Problem pet? Call Wood Green

Sponsored: Problem pet? Call Wood Green

Sponsored: Problem pet? Call Wood Green

26 August 2021

Why Wood Green is pet owners’ first port of call


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

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


Awards: Meet county's Business Person of the Year

Awards: Meet county's Business Person of the Year

Awards: Meet county's Business Person of the Year

24 July 2021

With the 2021 National Business Women’s Awards open for entries, Velvet meets inspirational Cambridge entrepreneur Faye Holland