Welcome to my parenting and lifestyle blog, Honest Mum®, a place where I share family life as well as my passion for food, business, beauty and style. My blog and social media platforms reach 4 million parents a month and I’m proud to be part of such a supportive community.
Blogging and vlogging soon became my full-time job taking my work from behind the camera to mostly in front.
I’ve since become a TV Broadcaster regualrly featuring on BBC World News, BBC Breakfast, ITV’s This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine as well as EuroNews, Channel 5 News, SKY News and E News.
My debut book MUMBOSS (UK) published by Piatkus/Little Brown/Hachette is my guide to surviving and thriving at work and at home, supporting women on their creative journey. It became a number 1 Amazon bestseller on release and was listed in the top 10 business books written by women in the Independent.
It can be ordered HERE in the UK.
It was released in the US and Canada as The Working Mom on February 2nd 2020, the links to buy it are below (thank you!)
A little more about me:
I’m a creative mum who was born in Yorkshire and now lives in Windsor with my husband Peter and two sons, Oliver and Alexander.
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 setting up this blog.
Writing and creating video content are my greatest passions.
Kara of The Lifestylista®
Mums Across The Pond follows us 2 mums across 1 big ocean. I’m in Windsor and Kara has made her home in Los Angeles (in the US of A!). Together, we chat candidly about our lives juggling toddlers and preteens with digital careers and everything in between.
You can watch my showreel below:
I also vlog over on my YouTube Channel sharing mine and my family’s lives.
You can check out a few of my favourite films below:
My Range Rover Evoque
Behind-the-scenes shooting my book cover!
Interviewing Fearne Cotton on her new Boots Mini Club Collection.
Cooking with Jamie Oliver.
You can watch more videos HERE.
When it comes to work-
I’ve written, directed, produced, presented and featured in campaigns for a wide range of clients including Google, Yahoo, Coca Cola, Ford, Land Rover, Philips, Selfridges, NIVEA UK, Boots, bareMinerals UK, Superdrug and Aldi amongst others.
I’ve also given keynote speeches and have contributed to panels on tech and entrepreneurship over the years.
I spoke about my traumatic birth experience and entrepreneurial journey respectively in the House of Commons and I was invited to contribute to a a Government Equalities Office Stakeholder Forum on equality and economic empowerment to help inform strategy proposed to the government.
Other notable events include speaking at Marie Claire’s Future Shapers Live, The Advertising Internet Bureau, Red Magazine’s Career in Tech Day in association with SKY and BritMums Live.
I co-founded the former Passion into Pounds with Jessica Huie MBE, first launching in collaboration with Stylist Magazine before partnering with the British Library.
For business enquiries, please contact my agent Emanuele Palladino at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I feel grateful that my online space here, allows me share my passions whilst providing me with a nourishing career, and my children with a precious family archive.
Both here and on social media, I work hard to advocate for greater maternal rights and flexible working for parents, with a special interest in perinatal mental health.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, it really does mean a lot.