Afra is a former print journalist, news editor and award-winning feature writer turned online content editor, radio presenter and pro-blogger.
With a teacher and a journalist as parents it is unsurprising that Afra first started to create “newspapers” as a very young child, moving on to the real thing after graduating.
She met her husband in 1991, married in 1992 and moved to an idyllic English village just outside London.
Now writing under the name MadMumOf7 she is — you guessed it! — a mother of seven, dealing with menopause, type 2 diabetes and fibromyalgia.
Her writing style is best described as lighthearted as she believes maintaining a sense of humor can be useful when dealing with sometimes intimate issues.
Afra describes her approach to dealing with her own healthcare issues as “determined” and is open minded to considering all forms of treatment and medicine, including mainstream and homeopathic. This reflects in her articles, which are always thoroughly researched and often draw on her own personal experiences.
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