Writing Achievements

I would like to tell you I have won all the awards … but the last time I did I was about eleven and it was for a picture of Wind in the Willows (that I traced) for a W H Smith gift voucher.

However, what I am proud of is that :

I have been regularly featured as blog of the day on Netmums and have been lucky enough to grace the Mumsnet front page and been blog of the day on many occasions.

I have been a writer for The M Word   which has now won ‘Best Blog 2017’

I have been a freelance writer for Good to Know  online magazine.

I was the winner of the June 2016 BISS linky with The Slow Clap

My poetry was commended in the 2015 Mothers Milk Books writing competition (for Beholden)

I was longlisted in the Tommy’s Mum’s Voice awards.

I was shortlisted for best comic writer in the Mumsnet Blogging awards 2016.

I have written for Leeds University at ‘The Gryphon’ as a mature student as ‘Extra Mature Fresher’


I have blogged since my mum suggested it when I was massively pregnant and pissed off in 2012.

During my first pregnancy I wrote a blog called ‘The Confinement Chronicles’ and I wrote at ‘Up The Spout’ during my second.

I blogged for Mothercare for three years.

I have also self published three books. Just waiting to be noticed by a major publisher, receive a film deal and be able to retire to the sea. (Next to it, not in it).

As seen in:

Good to Know magazine: writing an article after winning the June 2016 BISS Linky.

The Yorkshire Evening Post : As Family of the week

The NCT magazine : An article about birth experiences

Tommy’s Mum’s Voice Awards: Longlisted for writing about antenatal depression.

Mothers Milk Books 2015 Writing Anthology : With beholden which was commended

The Gryphon, Leeds University Newspaper : Blogging as ‘Extra Mature Fresher” my experience as a mature (mum) student

Mothercare Blog : As a Mothercare blogger, blogging for three years about pregnancy and parenthood and taking part in their #imexpecting campaign

Netmums blog of the day

Mumsnet Front Page and blog of the day

Sutton Coldfield Local : book review for overdue

Tattooed Mummy Blog : praise for my first blog ‘The Confinement Chronicles and book review for overdue and a recent interview for wordy Wednesdays

Any Way to Stay at home blog : book review for overdue

Messed up mum blog : book review for overdue

Mum Amie : guest blog about loneliness after becoming a mum

Mama Baby Bliss : guest blog about my ‘new relationship’ with my baby

Seraphine Blog : Review of their new store in Leeds and review of clothing

Tommy’s – The Baby Charity: talking about antenatal depression and taking part in their campaigns. Long Listed for a Mum’s Voice award.