Honest Mummy is a place where you can read real life blogs on the highs and lows of motherhood, stories of mums who have experienced crisis and have overcome and a few kid friendly recipes along the way.

A note from the founder / writer Melly (Melissa) Landicho,

Hi, I’m so glad you have stumbled across this page. I hope it encourages you to be the best you can be amongst all the fun and challenges this parenting journey begins! I am currently a stay at home mum, living at the Bayside, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, with my beautiful family of 5. My husband and I have been married for 9 years and we have two boys (aged 5 and 7) and a girl (aged 3). I currently run two businesses from home (in my very limited spare time), and help organise a local mothers group. Prior to kids I was flight attendant, travel agent, personal assistant, event organiser and worked in radio. I also studied graphic design and journalism at university (although I didn’t quite finish due to the birth of our first son). I have a love of writing, music, art, nature, food, people and helping good causes. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus and became quite ill. I also experienced anxiety during this time. It was a time of real reflection and perseverance. Not only did I learn the importance of diet, rest time and renewing my mind but I realised that life is a gift and about others! Through much prayer, support and hard work, I overcame both the illness and anxiety and I feel that this new perspective on life has helped me through the most challenging days of parenthood and I hope to encourage other along the way?