Katie Dailey


Katie Dailey has written about style for the likes of Elle, the Sunday Times Style and Time Out, where she was Lifestyle Editor for five years (before the business of going out in London was ruined forever by the arrival of her first child in 2015)

Helen Longstreth

Editorial Assistant

Helen Longstreth has written for Motherland since its launch, and also works for publications including Anorak magazine and POSTmatter. She is a proud aunty and lives in London.

Rebecca Schiller


Rebecca Schiller is director of Birthrights, the human rights in childbirth charity, and is also a doula. She writes for publications including the Guardian and her latest book Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter is published by Pinter & Martin

Hattie Garlick


Hattie Garlick is a journalist, author and mother of two. She is a columnist for the Telegraph and Mother & Baby Magazine and her latest book Born to be Wild is published by Bloomsbury.

Charlotte Philby

Founder & Editor-in-chief

Motherland founder, editor-in-chief, and mother-of-three, Charlotte Philby writes for publications including The Independent and The Guardian. An award-winning journalist and columnist, she has worked for the BBC and Channel 4, and has appeared on radio and TV programmes including Woman’s Hour and London Live.

Barney Beech

Creative Director

Motherland co-founder, creative director and father-of-three, Barney Beech is the force behind our visual identity and branding. He is also founder of design practice Burgess & Beech, with past clients ranging from Rankin to the V&A, and lives in London.

Clare Dwyer Hogg


Clare Dwyer-Hogg is a journalist, broadcaster and playwright. She contributes to publications including The Observer and Porter, and her play Farewell was nominated for the Prix Europa Award 2013. She lives in London and has two children. 

Helen Baron

Design writer

Helen Baron is the editor of Absolutely Mama, a London lifestyle magazine for mothers of babies and pre-schoolers. She lives in East London with her husband, one year-old daughter Clem and miniature schnauzer Django.

Charlotte Rivers


Writer and editor Charlotte Rivers specialises in design, lifestyle and the creative arts. She published several books, and is a mother-of-one as well as a devoted knitter and yogi.

Jessica Clark


Jessica Clark is a copywriter at Spring. She also works on the Burberry Beauty makeup team, and as a freelance make-up artist. Jessica has written for publications including Dazed & Confused and Nylon. Originally from Australia, she has two daughters and lives in London.

Stephen Leslie


Stephen Leslie is a script writer and photographer. He contributes a monthly column to Motherland, in which he tells the story behind some of the 30,000 snaps he has already taken of his four-year-old son, Fred.

Andrea Zanin


Andrea Zanin is a South-African born, London-based writer, and mum-of-three, with expertise in discourse analysis and a passion for popular culture. A current contributor to Blackwell’s Philosophy and Pop Culture series, she has a lot to say and it’s all vented at

Alicia Kirby

Design and travel writer

Contributing editor at Monocle, Alicia is a journalist and branding consultant based in London. She has a daughter and has written for publications including the Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveller.

Alex Whyte

Wine writer

Columnist and importer of Italian wine, Alex Whyte is co-founder of Tutto Wines. An Australian in London, he supplies some of the country’s top restaurants with their finest tipples.

Juliet Kinsman

Travel writer

Juliet Kinsman is founder of boutique travel site Mr & Mrs Smith, and their kid-friendly subsidiary Smith & Family. She has two children and lives in London.

Wendy Ide

Arts writer

Wendy Ide is a film critic for The Times newspaper. She has written for Dazed & Confused, Sight & Sound and the BBC; programmed for the London film festival and sat on juries for numerous festivals including London, Edinburgh and San Sebastian.

Ruth Whippman-Levine


Ruth Whippman is a British author and journalist living in the United States.  She has written for the New York Times and The Guardian amongst others and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. Her book, Star Spangled Happy, or How America’s Relentless Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating A Nation of Nervous Wrecks, will be published in 2015 by St Martin’s Press/Macmillan.  Follow her on twitter at @ruthwhippman