Meet the Team


Author: Maria Martin Job Title: Online Editor
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Maria is the Online Editor for Mother&Baby. She is a biker, mama-of-one who enjoys baking and taking her little one to messy play. Maria's focus is around breastfeeding, post-partum depression and weaning. She aspires to help fellow mums through pregnancy, motherhood and beyond by discussing issues such as mental health and self-care. You can find Maria on Instagram and LinkedIn. Maria has won Bauer Media Awards for 2018 Digital Editor Of The Year and 2017 Digital Talent Of The Year.

Author: Sophie Knight Job Title: Contributing Editor
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Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, CloserHeatEmpireYoursGarden News, and 
She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.
Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years.

Author: Stephanie Anthony Job Title: Digital Writer
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Having worked across a variety of magazines, on topics from food to travel to horses, Stephanie now works as a Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online. 
She loves taking her lurcher puppy Moss for long walks in the country, and spending time with her niece and two nephews. In her spare time she writes fiction books and enjoys baking (her signature bake is lemon drizzle cake).

Author: Emily Thorpe Job Title: Digital Writer
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Having worked for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news and product pages, features and  interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith, Fearne Cotton and Alex Jones, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online.
A fondness for travel, chocolate and her sausage dog Luna, in her spare time. Emily also runs the lifestyle blog, Musings & More.

Author: Lorna White Job Title: Digital Writer
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Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

Author: Annabel Karmel Job Title: Children's Food Expert
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M&B's resident weaning expert Annabel Karmel has over 25 years of experience in children's nutrition and is a best-selling author... 45 cookbooks and counting! 
She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 
Watch Annabel Karmel's easy recipe videos on our YouTube channel, here.

Author: Louella Berryman Job Title: Audience Development Executive
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After training as a journalist at Cardiff University and winning the BBC Best New Brand of the Year Award for her plastic-free magazine, Louella now works in Audience Development across Bauer’s lifestyle brands.
She has also written for The Sunday Times Travel, Grazia, heatworld, Closer Online and her food blog, Louella’s Kitchen. She's interested in writing about food, culture and women's health.

Author: Aimee Jakes Job Title: Shopping and Community Editor
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Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.
Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

Author: Chaneen Saliee Job Title: Author, Business Owner and Social Media Influencer
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Chaneen is an author and scoial media influencer, who also won The Mum List 2020. Chaneen also owns her affordable breastfeeding clothing line, Chic and Discreet.

Author: Rachel Fitz-Desorgher Job Title: Baby and Parenting Expert & Mother's Mentor
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Rachel Fitz-D is a baby and parenting expert and mother’s mentor. She has four grown-up sons and two grandchildren. 
Rachel hosts a Facebook Live on the M&B Facebook page, every third Monday of the month at 8pm. Make sure you've liked our page so you don't miss a notification! 
Rachel wrote a book called Your Baby Skin to Skin which you can buy on Amazon, now.

Author: Samantha Ball Job Title: Freelance writer
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Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.
She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum.

Author: Keith Jones Job Title: Managing Editor, automotive hub
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Keith Jones is Managing Editor, automotive hub for and He's here to help you and your family out when picking the best cars, in particular the best family SUVs.

Author: Kat de Naoum Job Title: Freelance Writer
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Kat is a freelance writer based in the UK and Greece. She has written for many publications, and, as an advocate for female empowerment, loves to write about women’s issues, and helping fellow mothers feel supported and less alone.
She has birthed one child and written two books. She can read and write and tends to spend most of her (non-parenting) time doing that, as well as taking care of her several pets.

Author: Fi Star-Stone Job Title: Childcare expert
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Fi’s qualifications include a Degree in Childhood and Youth studies, an NNEB diploma in Nursery nursing, and a Diploma in Childhood studies. She’s been working with children and families for 25 years.
Fi’s likes kitchen dancing, Moomins and cake. She also, recently joined the fire-service as an on-call firefighter. (True story!)

Author: Lily Anderson Job Title: Commercial Content Writer
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Lily Anderson is a Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she writes about and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, Heat, Closer, What’s the Best and Yours. After earning a BA (Hons) in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing at Southampton Solent University, Lily has specialised in lifestyle and shopping content.

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Job Title: Author, blogger and podcaster
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Giovanna Fletcher is a Sunday Times bestselling author, actress, blogger and presenter who also writes a monthly column for Mother&Baby. She has a podcast called Happy Mum Happy Baby in which she has interviewed everyone from Fearne Cotton to Emma Willis around the highs (and sometimes lows) of parenthood. 
She is a mum to three boys, Buzz Buddy and Max who she shares with husband Tom Fletcher.

Author: Charlotte Duck Job Title: Freelance writer
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Charlotte is an award-winning journalist who's interviewed six Oscar winners, a Greek princess and a Cbeebies presenter.
She's written for GLAMOUR, Vogue, Stylist and The Independent during her career, and, though she writes about beautiful children's clothes, her own two children refuse to wear them.
She likes sunshine and log burners but not at the same time.

Author: Joanna Dunbar Job Title: Contributing writer
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As a freelance writer, Jo covers parenting, health and lifestyle with the odd opinion-based rant and celebrity interview thrown in.
Before freelancing (and juggling journalism with two young sons), Jo was on staff at Good Housekeeping, Bella, Woman and The Mail on Sunday. When not typing furiously or refereeing the kids, Jo can be found pulling on her trainers for a gentle run or baking up a storm in her quest to produce the perfect brownie batch.