Work with Me


Thanks for your interest in working with my blog.

The Basics:

This blog was ranked the UK’s number 1 blog by Cision in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 (it ranked #2 and #3 the other years). I’ve twice been named one of the UK’s top ten most influential bloggers by Cision, and I’ve been shortlisted in the Red magazine Hot Women awards twice.

More importantly, I have four Sleepover badges from my time as a Beaver Scout leader, I can throw bottles in time to pop music, Tom-Cruise style, and I can steer a canoe. These are hard-earned skills, my friends.

Things I do:

I am always happy to hear from brands that are interested in being featured on my blog. I love to try new products and go to new places, and write stories about them on this site. I don’t usually charge for these posts – for me, I think it’s more important to only work with brands I’m genuinely interested in, and which I think will make a great story to share with my readers.

It’s fair to say I have a passion for travel, and I’m always interested in the opportunity to visit somewhere new. Just because you’re a parent – and a single parent to boot – doesn’t mean you need to give up on a dream to explore the world.


Since 2009, we’ve visited a range of destinations, from Tanzania, Jordan and Israel to Florida, Cape Cod, California and Colombia. We’ve reviewed family holidays for most major UK brands, visiting France, Mauritius, Spain and UK breaks in Cornwall and the Isle of Wight. Check out my travel posts for more inspiration on family-friendly travel destinations and please do contact me if you’re interested in working together to create travel content.

I do a lot of public speaking and have presented at annual conferences for Drinkaware, Microsoft Ignite, Social Media Week London and other events. We’ve worked with lots of brands on radio and video campaigns.

I sometimes appear on TV & radio, and am usually happy to help journalists with stories – as a former journalist, I feel your pain. I’ve appeared I’ve appeared on Radio 2, Radio 4, BBC1, BBC2, Three Counties Radio, BBC London and plenty more as an independent blogger and a brand spokesperson. I’ve chatted about single parenting, access to buses and the likelihood of a Frozen sequel on the Today Programme, which I like to think shows my versatility.  Here I am on Newsnight, being grilled by Jeremy Paxman and trying not to look too excited about it.

Things I don’t do:

I don’t publish press releases, paid posts, guest posts or sponsored posts on this site.

If you’re an SEO looking to place a link, infographic, image or similar, sorry, I don’t do that.

Some numbers:

This blog is currently ranked in the Top 10 of Tots100, and also listed in Cision’s Top 50 UK blogs.

I’m an active social media user, with around 2,500 followers on Facebook, 15,500 followers on Twitter and a Klout score in the mid-60s. I have a YouTube channel, but frankly, Flea’s is a lot more well-tended.

As my day job, I run the Tots100, Foodies100, HIBS100 and Trips100, as well as BlogCamp and the MAD Blog Awards.

If you need specific reach figures that aren’t provided here, please do get in touch to ask.

Get in Touch

Want to get in touch? Drop me an email or please feel free to contact me on Twitter.