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205: Alison Perry on having twins, social anxiety, and body confidence

205: Alison Perry on having twins, social anxiety, and body confidence

By Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn

The need for affordable childcare, managing social anxiety, how to tell if your kid's watched too much Peppa Pig... We deal with all the hot topics in this episode! 

Joining us is the excellent blogger and author Alison Perry. She tells us about her experience of having two babies at once, and her brilliant new book, OMG It's Twins!

We discuss Alison's husband being a stay-at-home dad, and wonder why it's still a novelty for women to be the breadwinners. There's also some chat about how our attitudes to our bodies have changed as we age, and how we're finding socialising again after lockdown. Then it's time for some Scummy Mummy Confessions, plus a parenting tip from Alison which is almost certainly illegal. 

You can find Alison on Instagram @iamalisonperry. Her blog is at, and she also hosts the excellent Not Another Mummy Podcast

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