Hello there! I’m Zeena, a 43-year-old journalist and mum of two. My eldest is four and youngest, two. And yes, I am knackered. In fact that, and shitty acid reflux, prompted me to start this blog a couple of years ago. Like a lot of mum bloggers, I woke up one morning after a particularly evil night and felt the need to spew my rage on the internet. Two very long months of writing my first blog post followed, and then finally, Word to the Mothers was born – aided by wine, not an epidural.
Some people really liked my cursey, twisted sense of humour – The Mirror, Good Housekeeping, The Sun, Bristol Life, Netmums, shotdeadinthehead and KidRated, among them. Some people were less keen. A few trolls said I was a shit mum and the NCT, having initially asked me to write something for them, declared that on reflection, perhaps my blog was ‘not on-message’ for the NCT. I took it all as a badge of honour. It’s true, I am no fucking Earth mother. And I’m alright with that. My lovely partner Pete and both my very-happy kids, seem to be too.
Then last summer, an executive producer at Made Television emailed me to ask if I had any telly ideas around my blog. After he vetoed my idea of a show featuring a group of mums, drinking wine and dropping more c-bombs than Jason Statham, we got to work on a chat show idea that was, you know, slightly less aggressive. A few months later, I found myself watching and wincing as I flirted horribly with CBeebies’ Andy Day on WORD TO THE MOTHERS THE TV SHOW!
WORD TO THE MOTHERS THE TV SHOW (yes, I shout that a lot), is about to go into its second series and if you care to watch me threaten the careers of Holly Willoughby and Claudia Winkleman in no way whatsoever, you can do so via Freeview channels 7 & 8, Sky 117 & 134 and Virgin 159. And if you’re unable to get Made TV, you can have a beak at the catch-up page on Made in Bristol’s site, here: www.madeinbristol.tv/player/?playercat=94513&v=2
Fuck the NCT.
My email, in case it’s useful, is: email@example.com