Meet the experts - Liat
Liat Hughes Joshi is a London-based freelance journalist and author who writes about parenting and lifestyle issues. She has been a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times and several periodicals including Mother and Baby and Pregnancy and Birth. She's also written for and been quoted as an expert in many national newspapers and magazines and has appeared on BBC Radio and ITV's Tonight programme.
She has in-depth knowledge of baby products and is the author of What to Buy for Your Baby, published by Carroll& Brown, designed to help first time parents-to-be spend their money wisely.
Her second book Raising Children, was published in January 2011 by Prentice Hall Life and is a guide to parenting primary school age children. It provides realistic but invaluable advice from child psychologists and parents about all those infuriating, frustrating and sometimes downright embarrassing situations four to eleven-year-olds throw at you, from tricky questions to horrid habits.
Before turning to journalism in 2003, Liat worked for nine arduous years as a management consultant in the City, during which time she actually did about 12 years' worth of work. She still has occasional flashbacks about cancelled weekends and holidays and of colleagues spouting jargon such as "let's benchmark the client's core competencies" and "we need to boil their oceans". She lives in London with her husband and son.