The acting mummy

acting mum

 

I’m still an actor, only now I’m an acting mummy…whatever the hell that means!

Gosh darn it…I had a baby…and now…well….now I have no clue about anything anymore. Suffice to say my acting world has changed, my home life has changed, and my bladder control has changed. 

Read on to hear all about what it’s like being an acting mummy.

Oh and please do comment at your leisure. I will always welcome good and bad comments. After all, we aren’t meant to agree on everything are we? That would be pretty dull. 

 

 

How to make it through an audition without your baby screaming

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A screaming baby or toddler is never great for a casting, either for your own well being, or for the other auditionees. But let’s face it, we can’t pay for a babysitter for every audition (when they usually command a minimum of at least three hours), and society just isn’t fully set up for freelancing mothers – right...

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Why every mum (who drinks) should have a teepee

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I won’t lie. I am not the mother who is going to win any prizes for not drinking, for being the perfect doting angelic parent who makes sure every single thing that goes into their baby’s mouth is organic, or who hasn’t had a little lie in…in their baby’s teepee. Yeah that’s right. I build him a...

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Have you heard about Hygge?

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Anyone heard about the concept of Hygge? It’s been sweeping the photo scene and Insta scene for a bit, but right now it seems to bubble away largely away from the mainstream fads (which I am pleased about). But it’s a brilliant concept, feeling, idea… Hygge Hygge is associated with acknowledging an emotion or moment of...

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Exposed…makeup-less and honest

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If like me, you crave a morning get-ready routine, then one of the hardest things to fathom when you become a mummy, is that showers are going to take you hours and sometimes you won’t even get around to having one. That idea alone blew my mind when I first had my baby. I would...

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Is technology bad for your baby?

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Why you might just wanna turn the iPad, iPhone, and screen OFF I was listening to this TED talk by Adam Alter (go the Aussie psychologist) recently and he said some stuff that REALLY SANG to me. And I mean sang as in – I wanted to get into a church and belt out a bible...

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First acting mummy video

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So it would only be fitting that an actor would vlog right? Wrong. Ha ha. Up to this point I haven’t. I tried in vain to start vlogs a few times and they always failed because mostly I lack the discipline to sit down and get that story onto a video, edit it and post...

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Why Acting Mummy?

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Well I don’t have enough to do right – with this blog, acting mentoring, copywriting, auditions, filming, voiceovers, and running the UK Actors Tweetup. Why not do another thing – she says as she runs for cover in a tiny plastic tent hidden in the wilderness…call me in ten years when I come out from...

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An upside down world (baby blues)

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A baby arrives and just like that, my life is turned upside down. I’m awake when I should be asleep, sleeping when I would normally be happily awake. I fall asleep almost instantly if I’m horizontal, and I was already a good sleeper. Otto is my world now (well at least full time for the...

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In the interests of transparency

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In the interest of transparency ALWAYS with my clients, my readers, my friends, I would love to share a story. For most of this year, I’ve had “other jobs”. It’s frustrating as hell. But I’m with baby (yay), albeit in my belly, and it’s limiting the number of castings my agent can submit me for,...

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An expectant acting mother

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Yes you guessed it…this B.A.B.E. writer and acting coach is having a wee baby! Crazy days ahead for me and baby daddy. And the lovely folk at Honest Actors were kind enough to invite me to talk more (honestly) about what this means for me. Have you been considering having a baby yourself? Are you...

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