Gabby Logan on being a good mum | ActionAid UK

Gabby Logan on being a good mum

As well as being one of the UK's leading broadcasters and an award-winning TV presenter, Gabby Logan is a devoted mother of two.

Gabby has talked in the past about outdated attitudes towards women on television, and just this week named and shamed a troll on Twitter who told her to 'get back to the kitchen'. We asked her what advice she would give to other working mums.

Sports presenter Gabby Logan with her two children Lois and Reuben
Sports presenter Gabby Logan with her two children Lois and Reuben

What are the best and worst things about being a mum?

It’s a never-ending job, which is a wonderful thing but also quite daunting. I still get a flutter of excitement about waking them up in the morning and picking them up from school, and yet they can drive me mad at times.

The love is unconditional, but that doesn’t mean they don’t test you. My life would be a lot easier if my son could do his homework without a stand-off!

Tell us your favourite things about your children

They are so funny, I love it when they make me laugh. And it feels great when they show concern for other people or things, you think “Yes, we’re getting there”.

What advice would you give to your younger, pre-mum self?

You’ll get there in the end, whether its potty training or getting them to sleep through the night, it will come. And they can feel your anxiety much more than you think, so chill out Gabby!

Gabby Logan with her husband and children on holiday

What did you learn from your own mum?

She is a constant source of inspiration but I think the thing I would most like to emulate is the confidence she gave us.

Help us support mums to give their children a better future

As Gabby and millions of other mothers around the world know, it is a full time job looking after your children. For some mums, raising their children is an almost impossible struggle, because of the odds stacked against them. Some mums have survived child abuse, modern day slavery, and worse. And they desperately want a better future for their children.

We’re reaching out to mums who are struggling, to help them cope and to change their lives for good.