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Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the HIBS100, Foodies100 and Tots100 - an online community of more than 15,000 UK bloggers. She is also a busy single Mum to Flea, the world's coolest eight year old.

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And now we are nine…


We’re a month or so into Flea being nine. I’ve been a parent now for almost a decade. And I’m realising – it doesn’t get any easier. Sure, children learn to dress themselves. They can tell you if they’re tired, or hungry, or hurt. They can play independently for entire afternoons, providing there’s a ready […]

What Really Happened at the MAD Blog Awards


Last weekend was the fifth annual MAD Blog Awards, the UK’s largest and (almost certainly) most exciting awards for Mum and Dad bloggers. You’d think after five years, we’d have this thing down pat. That the evening would run like a finely oiled machine, with no surprises whatsoever. But you would be wrong. Thanks to […]

Fancy being a Little Tikes Toy Tester?


There are many good things about being a parent blogger. Blogging gives me a creative outlet, it’s given me a career and much more in between. But I’ll let you into a secret – the single most brilliant thing about being a blogger is that you become a positive ROCK STAR to your kids, and their […]

Things to do in Cornwall when you’re eight


There’s something just a little bit magical about Cornwall. Every time we clamber out of the car to a Cornish beach, or harbour, I feel a little bit like we’re in an entirely new country. The blue skies, sparkling seas, charming cottages lining steep hills curved around a cove – it’s just not the Britain […]

Make Friends, Break Friends.

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I’ve always found it pretty easy to make friends. Obviously, this is surprising given my fundamental misanthropy and lack of ability to make anything resembling small talk. Still, the job I do means I meet new people regularly, and it turns out that I quite like some of them, and they seem to like me. […]

Summer in Pictures


I’ve got a sneaky confession. I’m not one of those parents that secretly breathes a sigh of relief when September comes around. I love summer. I love long days that we can fill with our own adventures, finding new places, trying new things. This summer has been just what a summer should be – long, […]

12 Things to do on a California Road Trip

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We’ve spent the past couple of weeks in California, Flea and I. I had a birthday coming up, and depressed at the thought of my rapidly looming old age, I wanted to go and do something different this summer. To see somewhere new, to try some new things, and spend time with Flea. So we […]

Things to do in Ibiza when you’re Eight


If you’re anything like me, Ibiza is not the first place you think of when it comes to family holidays. After all, isn’t it full of teenagers dancing to rave music, and drinking too much booze? So when First Choice Holidays invited us to spend a week in Ibiza to experience the Seaview Holiday Village […]

The Games we Play


One of the very best things about being a parent is being given permission to act stupid. Obviously, I’m stupid on a daily basis in a thousand ways, but being a parent means you can be stupid in the most fun ways possible – making up games, inventing challenges, and generally being an idiot for […]

And now we are Nine…

Happy birthday Flea

My girl is turning nine. This means it’s almost exactly nine years since I looked over at her Dad and murmured, through a post-anaesthetic haze, “Why are you holding that baby?”  These have been the best nine years. They really have. For all the bits that were hard work, or scary, or stressful, there have been a million more moments […]