A Mummy Too was founded in 2011, born out of a love of family, food and photography. As a busy consultant with projects in all sorts of industries, this blog began as a place to celebrate that as well as all that, I'm a mummy too.
The blog grew at an incredible rate and in 2013, after a lot of plate spinning and one big deep breath, I left a 12-year career in digital marketing behind to write about food and lifestyle full-time. So, I'm still a working mum, but my focus has shifted and I couldn't be happier.
Today, A Mummy Too is the place to come for daily recipes (there are currently over 500 in my recipe index), tips and video guides for anyone who believes a shortage of spare time shouldn't mean you can't enjoy beautiful, delicious things.
In March 2019 I published my debut cookbook, Get Your Kids to Eat Anything. The book was published by Mitchell Beazley and has been a resounding success improving family mealtimes across the country.
Blogging takes up a big chunk of my time, but I'm also a freelance columnist, producing food, travel and lifestyle content for mainstream media, and have written for publications and websites such as Cruise International Magazine, Metro, Good Housekeeping and Huffington Post, as well as brands such as AO.com and Mamas & Papas. For more information visit how I work with brands and advertisers.
My work includes everything from short how-to guides, to snappy top tips articles, to more in-depth pieces.
I also develop, test and/or shoot recipes, sometimes for media and often for brands, supporting campaigns and incorporating exciting new products, from kitchen gadgets to the latest ingredients. I also work with a select number of brands to bring a foodie edge to their editorial websites.
As well as writing, I work on my YouTube channel and with brands to produce all sorts of video content, from chat shows to recipe guides. I am also a regular on local and national radio.
You might imagine that, as a blogger you'll mostly find me tucked in a dark room lit only by my monitor, or buried under mountains of pots, pans and sprinkles - and there's a grain of truth to that - but I also love working with a live audience.
I regularly partner with brands to run workshops, presentations and demonstrations at press and consumer events, such as the BBC Good Food Festival and the Cake and Bake Show.
I hold a City & Guilds accredited Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate (last renewed November 2018).
I ranked top 10 in the Vuelio 2018 Most Influential Food Bloggers and the Foodies100 Top Food Bloggers 2018. I won Best Food Blog 2015 at the MAD Blog Awards, and Food Blog of the Year 2016 at the Brilliance in Blogging Awards.
My articles, recipes, tips and interviews have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and radio stations, including...
Meet the rest of the team (aka my family)
I am the sole author of A Mummy Too, but I couldn't do any of it without these lovely people...
Mark is my husband and also happens to be an extremely talented graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. I don't call on his help often, but when I do, he always does an amazing job - from helping with banners, to taking shots for an outfit post.
JD and Jay
JD is our bright, funny, creative 12 year old son and Miss J is our smart, witty, creative 8 year old daughter. I adore them.
Blog-wise, they are toy-testing, food-sampling, film-reviewing, mess-making experts and I couldn't come up with craft ideas, pull together reviews or develop recipes without their input. They are my mini-heroes.
Maeve is a retired college lecturer and a highly intelligent, mega-creative whirlwind of wonderfulness. She's also my mum. Occasionally, when I'm super busy and especially if I'm doing studio/events work, she helps keep things ticking over; researching and collating background info for articles and spotting typos. Mums are ace, aren't they?
Please take a look around the rest of the site, drop me a line if you have any questions, and I hope you have fun while you're here.
The background image on this site is from Shutterstock @ Amethist. The top image on this page is by Tom Regester, as is the image on the sidebar. Thanks to Tom Arber for the awards photo. Thanks to my husband, Mark Leary aka ASYLUMseventy7 for all the other images of me.