About Me

Hi, I’m Vicki, multi award-winning blogger, vlogger and bestselling author of MumBoss.

Vicki and her family move to Windsor

Welcome to my parenting and lifestyle blog, Honest Mum, a place where I share my loves in one place: my family, food, business, tech, film, beauty and style!

I’m a former TV and film director and set up this blog in November 2010 while on maternity leave as way to help me rediscover my voice and regain my confidence after suffering from a traumatic birth.

Blogging and vlogging soon became my full-time job taking my work from behind the camera to mostly, in front.

Honest Mum on Lorraine

You might have caught me on BBC World News, ITV’s This Morning, Good Morning Britain, BBC Breakfast, Lorraine, Channel 5 News or SKY News.

Thanks for the snap of me below Davina of Mum of Sonny!

Channel 5

The blog was the recipient of Best Baby and Parent Blog at the UK Blog Awards 2019 so thank you everyone who voted. I was also the recipient of Inspirational Role Model of the Year at the MPower Awards which was super lovely!

Becoming a professional blogger, vlogger and now, author has proven to be both an empowering and rewarding way to work around my young family, and my mission is to help mobilise other mums who are so often handed a short straw in the workplace.

This Morning

My debut book Mumboss published by Piatkus/Little Brown/Hachette in May 2018 supports this vision, and became a number 1 Amazon bestseller on release and was listed in the top 10 business books written by women by the Independent.

It can be ordered HERE.

For all business enquiries, please contact me at vicki@honestmum.com.

'Mumboss' by Vicki Psarias - book cover

Below I’ve listed a few more career milestones I’m incredibly grateful for:

I interviewed the wonderful Westlife men on their reunion, new tour and fatherhood!

Honest Mum interviews Westlife

I’m also proud to have made blogging history when I signed to become Jet2.com and Jet2holidaysfirst ever official digital ambassador (no one else in the UK at the time had represented an airline) breaking new ground for digital creatives.

Vicki Psarias becomes an ambassador for Jet2.com and Jet2Holidays

I have also featured in or written for, the below:

S Seen In / Written For: Good Morning Britain, Red Magazine, British Vogue, The Daily Mail’s Femail, Fabulous Magazine, The Sun, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Grazia, The Independent, Lorraine, Sky News, BBC Breakfast, Closer magazine, Channel 5 News, This Morning, E! News, BBC World Service, Huffpost, ITV News

 

So who exactly am I?

Honest Mum

I’m an entrepreneurial, creative mum of of two who lives with Peter, my husband, and my two children, Oliver and Alexander in Windsor, Berkshire.

I received a distinction in my MA in Screen Drama and Direction from Goldsmiths’ University of London and have worn many work hats over the years from teaching English GSCE and lecturing at universities, to writing, directing and producing drama, documentaries, music videos and commercials before starting up this blog.

I also formerly edited the Film & Festivals magazines.

You might have seen my monthly columns in glossy, Berkshire Life.

Honest Mum and family attend the premiere of Incredibles 2

Writing, appearing on TV, and making films are my greatest passions.

You can watch my showreel below:

I also vlog over on my YouTube Channel sharing mine and my family’s busy lives.

Below are a selection of my favourite YT films:

 

Interviewing Westlife

 

My Range Rover Evoque

 

Behind-the-scenes shooting my book cover!

Interviewing Fearne Cotton on her new Boots Mini Club Collection.

 

Cooking with the legendary Jamie Oliver.

 

And here’s one where I cry! Get the tissues at the ready, it’s an emotional one.

You can watch more videos HERE.

When it comes to work-

I’ve written, directed, produced and featured in campaigns for a wide and diverse range of clients naming but a few here, including Google, Yahoo, Coca Cola, Skoda UK, Land Rover, Philips, Selfridges, NIVEA UK, Boots, bareMinerals UK, Superdrug and more.

Professional blogger Vicki wearing and black dress and gold necklace

I regularly give keynote speeches and contribute to discussion panels about my career and the power of this democratic digital world.

I’ve spoken about my experience of a traumatic birth, and my entrepreneurial journey on a STEM panel respectively in the House of Commons. I have also contributed to a a Government Equalities Office Stakeholder Forum on equality and economic empowerment, to help inform strategy proposed to the government.

I have additionally shared my experience of creating a personal brand at events including Marie Claire’s Future Shapers Live, Mode’s Influencers panel at The Advertising Internet Bureau, Red Magazine’s Career in Tech day in association with SKY, BritMums Live and Passion into Pounds which I co-founded with Jessica Huie MBE first launched in collaboration with Stylist Magazine’s #Reclaimyourlunchbreak campaign and later partnering with the British Library.

A career highlight was speaking at Mosaic, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales as part of the Prince’s Trust where I gave a keynote speech on my career to three classes of primary school children. There, I spoke of going from a young, determined tween who would beg her father to hire VHS cameras from the local video shop to a multi-award winning director and blogger and vlogger.

Professional blogger Vicki giving a speech at Mosaic Yks Graduation Ceremony 151215 Castleton Primary, Fagley Primary, St Matthew's C of E Primary and Talbot Primary Schools at Leeds Trinity University

With a background in film and TV, I’m unsurprisingly passionate about the moving image and attend film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlinale most years.

The Cannes Film Festival

I love that my online space allows me share my life and opinions while enabling me to advocate for greater support for maternal mental health and flexible working.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, it honestly means a lot.

Buy my bestselling book in paperback or audio

Mumboss: The Honest Mum's Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home

Available on Amazon or Audible

MUMBOSS by Vicki Psarias

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