“My Mother Taught Me…”

How would you finish this sentence? It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK, hurrah! To celebrate this special day we’ve asked wonderful women from around the world to share their thoughts on what their mother taught them. Read about our contributors below. Not only that, we’re launching Sunday Supplements – our bi-weekly Sunday episode!  These new episodes will cover a host of topics from sleep to fitness, sex to travel, childcare to dating, style to investing and everything you’ve told us you want, so far. It’s that extra help that us busy mamas need.

A big THANK YOU to (in order of appearance):

Sally Bunkham is the founder of, a company that provides luxury gift hampers for mums, focussing on the yummy stuff they had to abstain from in pregnancy. Sally also raises awareness of perinatal mental health issues.

Rifkatu Yakubu Bawa; Unstoppable Mother of 7 wonderful children, Teacher and a Clean Cooking Ambassador.

Hazel Gale, author, therapist, speaker and ex-world champion kickboxer.

GuruNischan, (and yes! THAT’s actually her birth, given name) is the Founder of The Inner Alchemy Institute, a Nervous System Specialist, Breath Trainer and International Speaker on topics of Trauma release, Money, Sex & Power.

Ester, a senior HR professional from Slovakia, living in the UK for 6 years.

Steph Esther Mekwuye, is the founder and CEO of Eka tech consult.  A consulting firm focused on understanding and onboarding emerging technologies from AI, IOT and Blockchain.

Sharniya Ferdinand; Inclusion Programme Coordinator and aspiring World’s Best (future) Mum!

Mars Lord is a doula, doula trainer, speaker and birth activist. Mother of five children, including twins, she enjoys reading, the theatre, a good meal, red wine and laughter.

Ellen Walder is the Chief Operating Officer of DNEG, a global Visual Effects company with over 5000 employees across nine studios in North America, the UK and India, which has won 4 Oscars in the last 5 years.

Isadora Malina-Derben (18) is an enthusiastic and ambitious sociologist, soon to be studying at the University of Bristol.

In her own words, Seraphina Malina-Derben (6) is “a chatterbox and a podcast host and a happy feminist”.

Want to join Danusia on a future episode? Get in touch using the form HERE.