Making me-time for mums

Welcome! We're Pippa and Penny of Story of Mum, a social enterprise changing the world, one beautiful brave exhausted mama at a time. We support amazing busy mothers who are trying to do it all but often feel inadequate, to bring more rest, joy and fulfilment into your life - even when that feels completely impossible. 


Get comfy on your sofa, 
kick back, and join us 
for a week of bad mummy bingo,
mama awards, meditation, a live party
and inspiration to bring more rest,
creativity and joy into your life
...even when that feels completely impossible

27 to 31 March

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rest, relax and be pampered at a retreat from mums in Cornwall


Let us create a Mamas' Retreat just for you

Gentle yoga
Delicious food
Soothing treatments
Deep mama-nurturing


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Connect with other mothers at our next #somum mamas' retreat in our private group on facebook: Mamas' Everyday Retreat

Weds 22 March 2017
8.30pm - 9.30pm BST

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We'll be doodling honest (and possibly inappropriate!) Mother's Day cards at our #somum Party in our Facebook group: Mamas' Everyday Retreat from 8.30-9.30pm UK time tonight - join us, all welcome! No doodling skills required if you don't like that sort of thing, as I've just been amusing myself by making these lovely cheesy templates for you to fill in the blanks. We'll be talking about what we *really* want for Mother's Day, and giving away places at our Sofa Retreat that starts next week (link in profile) #storyofmum #storyofmum5 #mamaseverydayretreat #mamasretreat Somehow, quietly, magically, unexpectedly, this stage of my life has arrived: I am sitting quietly in the sunshine as my kids entertain themselves happily, and relatively safely, in the park. I'm listening to birdsong, and feeling the early spring sun on my face, and it's peaceful. Only very occasionally, I'm called by a child in need from hanging bars, or because they urgently need to tell me a very important Pokemon fact. And right now, parenting feels doable: a gift, untangled and fresh and changing. I know it will be mayhem in a minute when I try to get them to leave, but right now, this moment: heaven. #storyofmum #storyofmum5 #mamaseverydayretreat Nice spot for a little sunbathe, seagull. That's inspired me to sit on my front step with a cuppa under a slice of blue sky, for a little bit of mama me-time before the kids come back from school. #seagull #lamp #storyofmum #storyofmum5 #sofaretreat #mamaseverydayretreat Sending you sunshine, wherever you are. I'll share a coffee with you too if you pop to view my story above: a little taste of the best part of my day so far! Now I'm listening to old skool rave, eating a fried egg sandwich and working on plans for our Sofa Retreat (including making Bad Mummy Bingo cards woop woop) with the sun streaming in through the window in between the wet and cloudy patches. Join us next week to feel this sunshiny and relaxed from the comfort of your own sofa ;) (link in profile) #goodmorning #goodafternoon #sunshine #storyofmum #storyofmum5 #sofaretreat #mamaseverydayretreat #mamasretreat #mamametime Beauty all around. Even when I'm walking daughter to the doctors in the rain on a busy workday and missing out on my morning NLP catch up with friends. Instead, I got to listen to her reading on the sofa, and hold her squidgy warm hand while listening to robins singing through the park (according to her, they are just showing off their muscles, and then when other birds come to them, they push them away, and so their singing isn't so lovely after all?? Where does that come from...!). Beauty reminds me that it will all work out somehow: now she's happy, back at school, I'm back at my computer planning our mamas' sofa retreat next week (join us from wherever you are!), and the sun's come out. #goodmorning #goodafternoon #rain #blooms #fallenblooms #pavementbeauty #capturingcolour #storyofmum #sofaretreat How beautiful are these simple boxes of intention cards made by Mamas at our last Mamas' Retreat? I love the idea that Mamas are now using these every day to remind them to take time to think about their own needs and desires. We're hosting our annual Sofa Retreat from 27-31 March, capturing all the goodness of our Cornwall Mamas' Retreats in online experience. We might even tell you how to make these for yourself if you like ;) We'd love you to join us in taking some much needed well-deserved time for you - on your sofa, with us, and some other lovely Mamas: (link in profile) #storyofmum #sofaretreat #mamasretreat #mamaseverydayretreat #mamametime