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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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Adoption shouldn’t be the Last Port of Call


I remember the day I was adopted. My Mum had bought me a skirt for this Big Occasion and I was – frankly – disgusted at the idea that I was wasting a perfectly good bonus day off school wearing such a hideous ensemble. We went to court, and a judge asked me if I wanted […]

Should Social Media be Reciprocal?

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I’ve got to start this post with a confession: I unfollowed you on Twitter. Honestly? It’s not you, it’s me. You were chatting on about reality TV every single week and MAN, I hate reality TV. Hate it. And then you started sharing those pretty things you pin on Pinterest. I can’t craft. I can’t cook. I […]

Memories: First Days at School


This term was an emotional back to school in the Whittle household – it’s Flea’s last year of primary school. I’m not one of those parents that mourns their children growing up – I think Flea at 10 is about the most fun she’s ever been, and I love spending time with her, and seeing her […]

Are you ready for boys?

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While we were in California this summer, we popped into American Girl in Los Angeles. If you’ve never heard of this place it’s basically the Global Headquarters of Weird, disguised as a doll shop. After marvelling at the doll spa where your doll can get a facial (no, really) and the cafe where you can enjoy […]

The MAD Blog Awards (2015 edition)

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It’s sort of crazy to me that the MAD Blog Awards for UK parent blogs are now in their sixth year. I remember sitting in my back garden chatting through the bare bones of an idea with Josie, way back in late 2009. The idea was that while Tots100 ranked blogs and used numbers and metrics […]

20 Gadgets you need RIGHT now.

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This month I visited IFA, Europe’s largest consumer tech show, as a guest of Panasonic. IFA is a lot of fun. Imagine 26 halls, each the size of a football pitch or several, filled with all the latest consumer electronics and gadgets, from laptops and cameras to washing machines, smart watches and the like. We were there […]

10 Awesome Ideas for a Captain America Themed Party


This week, we were due to be celebrating Back to School with a Captain America themed party for Flea and her best friends – collectively known as The Awesome Foursome. Sky Movies had sent us a bundle of things so we could truly immerse ourselves in the movie experience. However, United Utilities had other ideas. […]

Top Kids Party Hacks

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It’s my theory that are two sorts of people in the world. There are Pinterest people. And then there’s the rest of us. When tasked with the idea of planning a party by Sky Movies this summer, I could have launched myself face first into Pinterest, and worked out how to best position the fairy […]