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Recovering Cynic; Fledgling Optimist; Connoisseur of Cake: Kate Tunstall blogs at The Less-Refined Mind and has been featured on BritMums, Mothercare, and Huffington Post. An award-nominated blogger and author, Kate is an experienced breastfeeding advocate, and expert baby sleep chaser.
From petty peeves to politics, Kate doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is. Sometimes caustic - but always candid – she loves a provocative subject matter almost as much as she loves (good) coffee and (great) cake. As an inevitable role-model to her daughters, Kate regularly throws in an ‘inspirational’ post in an effort to quell her cynicism and promote positivity.
Kate resides in rural Essex with her champion husband and their young daughters, affectionately known as the ‘Devil Pixie’ and ‘Elfin Angel’ - only one of whom lives up to their moniker…