What advice would you give a new mum?


@cherryhealey Embrace the online parenting communities – they're a great source of wisdom and often comedy, as well! No one will judge you for asking the most bizarre question.

What’s your must-have app?

@cherryhealey Definitely the Jumbo iPieces games! They turn your iPad into a board game, which means less stuff to cart around. Parent heaven.

What was Coco’s first word?

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@cherryhealey “No”. And she uses that very regularly!

What’s the funniest thing Coco’s ever done?

@cherryhealey Putting granny on the naughty step and telling her off very sternly. It cracked me up!

Do you think Coco will follow in your footsteps and work in TV?

@cherryhealey Well, she does love trains... and I do get to spend a lot of time on trains!

What was your favourite childhood toy?

@cherryhealey A toy Dulux dog. It seemed massive at the time and now it looks tiny – and shabby! But Coco loves it now too.

Is there a New Year’s resolution you’ve never been able to stick to?

@cherryhealey Yes – all of them! Last year I promised myself I would read more – I failed. I’ve made the same resolution this year though!

Now that you’re a mum, which three things couldn’t you live without?

@cherryhealey My iPad! Also the Peppa Pig and fishing games, Coco plays them while I do my make-up, hallelujah. Oh and Tupperware. I have to confess that I am slightly obsessed with Tupperware.

Have you ever had a ‘they never tell you that’ moment about being a mum?

@cherryhealey I was not aware that you might, um, do a number two while bringing forth new life into the world. It came as rather a shock to hear that!

What meal do you most like cooking for the family?

@cherryhealey I love cooking anything with home-made stock in the recipe – Coco really likes to help me make risotto and soup as there is lots of stirring and adding bits ’n’ bobs involved.


Next month we'll be catching up with the lovely Jenni Falconer to quiz her on all things mum!