Our Patrons

We are extremely proud to be working alongside the fabulous:

Marina Fogle

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Marina Fogle is the co-founder of The Bump Class, which provides informative, impartial and practical advice to pregnant women in London.  Along with her sister, Dr Chiara Hunt she has written a book, The Bump Class Guide to Pregnancy and the Early Months which will be published by Random House in February 2016.  Marina has two children, Ludo and Iona.  Her youngest son Willem was stillborn in 2014.  In spite of this tragedy, Marina remains motherhood’s biggest advocate.   As well as teaching at The Bump Class, she juggles writing for various newspapers and magazines about pregnancy and motherhood with looking after her children and two dogs.  Marina and her family live in West London.

“I am honoured to have been asked to be a patron for Mama Academy.  Losing a baby is every mother’s worst nightmare but unfortunately the UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates of any developed country.  Professionals agree that up to a third of these stillbirths may be preventable.  Mama Academy’s ambitious plan has already been attributed with lowering the stillbirth rate in one UK hospital, but if I can help in their mission to distribute wallets nationwide and if we can prevent even one stillbirth, then it makes the senselessness of my personal loss, just a little bit more understandable.”

Marie Louise, The Modern Midwife

Marie Louise is an experienced Midwife, known as The Modern Midwife online. She is the author of the best selling pregnancy book “The Modern Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy Birth and Beyond”.

Marie is also a PTLLS adult educator and hypnobirthing teacher. She has travelled extensively to learn about midwifery in different cultures and has also practised in Australia.

Marie Louise is a sought after expert called upon by the press and has been invited to Parliament to discuss maternal mental health and maternity discrimination. She runs an Instagram account where she shares up to date evidence based information and her very honest account of motherhood and runs online antenatal and hypnobirthing courses via her website.



Sue Atkins, The Parenting Expert

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Sue Atkins is an internationally recognised Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker, Freelance Writer & Agony Aunt and Author of the Amazon best-selling books “Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children” & “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” one in the famous black and yellow series as well as author of the highly acclaimed Parenting Made Easy resources.

She regularly appears on the award-winning flagship ITV show ‘This Morning,’ Good Morning Britain, The Jeremy Vine Show, The Vanessa Feltz Show & is the parenting expert for numerous BBC Radio Stations around the UK.

Sue regularly works with Fortune 500 companies, brands, and celebrities.

Sue is the Parenting Expert for Disney Family and records monthly podcasts, videos and Facebook Live Tea Parties around ‘Parenting Hacks’ writing articles, sharing her parenting tips as well as heading up The Disney Gift of Play Campaign, the ‘Time to Shine’ Self Esteem Campaign and The Parenting Hacks YouTube Campaign.

Check out her videos and tips on the new Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel website around the Gift of Play


Her highly acclaimed ‘Can Do Kid’s Journal: Discover your Confidence Superpower’ gives children the gift of self-esteem and empowers them to become creative, innovative, independent, resourceful, resilient & confident in their own abilities to try new things & able to bounce back after setbacks.

She has created The Sue Atkins ‘Toddler Roadmap,’ which is bursting with over 40 Quick Win Videos, Audios and eModules. around raising happy confident, resilient toddlers. It is bursting with exclusive content for parents around toddler tantrums, picky eating, potty training, bedtimes & sleep, and covers the ‘Why’ and ‘No’ Stages and much, much more and is bursting with fresh ideas, tried and tested strategies and lots of practical tips to raise toddlers with strong self-esteem and good mental health – not damaged by living through a pandemic.

Sue produces ‘The Sue Atkins Parenting Show’ a free weekly podcast which is bursting with Sue’s practical ideas, techniques, and down to earth strategies for raising happy, confident, resilient children with strong self-esteem.

Sue has also created the ‘Parentverse’ her exclusive platform for her podcast interviews with global Experts from around the world in her ‘Sue in Conversation With …’ series.

Sue also has created The Sue Atkins Book Club showcasing the very best in parenting and children’s books.

Sue is also the global spokesperson for World Digital Detox Day and is the host of their ‘Unplugged’: The Digital Detox Podcast

Sue offers practical guidance for bringing up happy, confident, resilient children and helps parents create happy childhoods, free from finger pointing or judgement.

Sue also specialises in supporting families through divorce & created the Award Winning ‘Divorce Journal for Kids’ is designed to help children express, explore and understand some of the strong emotions that they may be feeling and to help them process the divorce for themselves. She has also created a series of Divorce Conversational Cards for parents to help start the difficult conversations about the changes that families face when they are going through divorce.

Sue has created a number of CPD Courses for professionals working with parents, children and families around ‘Navigating Family Transitions: A CPD COURSE for Professionals Supporting Children, Parents & Families through Divorce, Separation, or Family Break Up’ and ‘Igniting Parental Engagement: A Dynamic CPD Approach COURSE’

Sue’s parenting articles are published all over the world & to receive her free eBooks bursting with practical tips and helpful advice from toddler to teen log on here and download them instantly today.