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Ellie has spoken in the media and the press and is available to talk (and write) about the issues faced by older mothers, and the challenges, fears, adventures and joys of pregnancy, motherhood and breast feeding. She is a guest writer for a number of blogs (UK and US) and also writes for the Cambridge News, Mothering in the Middle and What to Expect.

In April 2013 Mush Brained Ramblings was nominated and shortlisted in the Inspire category for a Brilliance in Blogging award (organised by BritMums)

If you’d like to get in touch there are various ways.




follow Ellie @e11ie5

follow @thedigitalbaby



Find us in the Media and Elsewhere

I blog at Huffington Post (as of March 2014)


You magazine (The Mail on Sunday) – best selling national British paper

The Sun newspaper (and online) – British national daily newspaper 

Cambridge News – regional newspaper and group papers


Radio and TV

In terms of broadcast media Ellie (and Hope) have been interviewed on being an older mother and the journey through IVF to pregnancy and birth, on what is too old to be first time mother, on breastfeeding and on other issues facing first time older mothers on:

BBC The Big Questions with Nicky Campbell – Sunday morning flagship BBC1 TV programme on ethics

BBC Radio 5 Live – the Victoria Derbyshire Show

BBC Radio 5 Live – Stephen Nolan

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on numerous occasions on Breakfast Show and Afternoon Show and on the Weekly Big Debate

BBC Radio Humberside

BBC Radio 3 Counties, Herts, Beds and Bucks

We featured in a pilot programme for Sky Living (Lion TV)

We were invited to take part in Channel 4’s wonderful evening programme 4 Thought TV on the subject of God-parents but due to being out of the country we were unable to take part in the programme.

In February 2013 we were invited to be a part of BBC Breakfast (TV – BBC 1) to discuss the NICE raising of guidelines on the age limit for NHS IVF being lifted from 39 to 42


I’ve been invited to write and contribute pieces for:

Mothering in the Middle / Midlife Mums – a marvellous American website abd
IVF, The Spaniard and Me –

Geriatric or Just Wise? –

My Love Will Not Let You Down –

A Mother in the Middle –

Sticks and Stones –

Older Mum – a UK based resource for older Mums

What To Expect – US based web resource for mothers to be and mothers who are. The people behind the What to Expect books (… when you’re expecting / … in the first year etc) and the 2012 movie

Huffington Post
Calling Time on Breastfeeding? March 11th 2014

You can also follow the Hope and Dreams blog at the Cambridge News

One Comment leave one →
  1. Alan, Sandy & Alison permalink
    December 9, 2012 6:09 pm


    Ellie & Hope. Was nice catching up with you in L. A.
    Might you be able to forward the family photos from your visit?


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