More Than Toast is a blog founded in 2009 by Entrepreneur, Author, Writer, mum, and one-time swimwear model Alice Judge-Talbot (that’s me).
My old life was a busy one; as an energetic twenty-something I worked for global magazine and youth media company VICE as their Digital Manager, lived in Central London and could always be found 3 martinis down at Shoreditch House. 14 years, two children and one divorce later and you will usually find me pottering at home with a cup of tea.
And by tea I mean wine.
I became a single mum 8 years ago, an experience that, following a hefty bout of acute post-natal depression, left me at rock bottom. Clawing my way out of the depths of penniless despair to a place where I am not just living but thoroughly enjoying my human experience is something that spurred me on to begin training as a Life and Business Coach in 2018, to supplement my work as a business owner, marketing consultant and writer (yes, I was your typical Millenial multi-hyphenate).
I now very happily work for a Digital Creative Agency in London as a Group Account Director.
I started blogging about motherhood as soon as I found out I was pregnant in November 2009: I’ve blogged through each of my pregnancies as well as my struggle with post-natal depression in 2012. I’ve also written about my experiences with a child who has had medical issues – my daughter was born with a chronic and lifelong genetic condition but her tenacity and courage are examples to adults three times her age.
You might say I’m an over-sharer: I prefer open book. And speaking of which, I wrote one! My Self-Help Memoir, The Back-Up Plan, was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2018. You can buy it on Amazon and in all your usual book stores.
A podcast based on the book, examining femininsm and motherhood with some of my favourite female voices, was released in the summer of 2019
This blog is here to record the ups and the ups of life; we might have the occasional down but there’s always a learning experience to take from it, and that’s a message I want to impart on the world every single day.
You may have seen me talking life and motherhood in publications such as The Telegraph, where I had a column, Mother & Baby, Women’s Fitness, Gurgle and The Sun. I’ve also been interviewed by Jane Garvey on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour which was a huge honour, and have been a panelist on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, which was somewhat less so.
I’m always interested in hearing from brands who might need my particular brand of online publishing or expertise, whether that’s for consulting, speaking or advertising. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.