More Than Toast is a blog founded in 2009 by Happiness Expert, Coach, Entrepreneur, Author, 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. 10 years, one divorce and a rock-bottom 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 Happiness Coach in 2018.
I started blogging about motherhood as soon as I found out I was pregnant in November 2009: I’ve recorded each of my pregnancies – first with Elfie, then with Hux – 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 should be examples to adults three times her age.
You might say I’m an over-sharer: I prefer open book.
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.
I work for myself as a Coach, content creator, author, entrepreneur and for Elfie and Hux as their Mum. You may have seen me talking motherhood in publications such as The Telegraph, where I have 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 happiness expertise, whether thats for consulting, speaking or advertising. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.