About Me

Hi, I’m Vicki Broadbent, a writer, director and bestselling author of MUMBOSS (UK) and The Working Mom (US and Canada).

Vicki Broadbent

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.

I’m a former TV and film director and set up this blog in November 2010 while on maternity leave as way to 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.

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.

This Morning

A digital career has provided me with an empowering, fun and meaningful way to work flexibly around my family and my mission is to help mobilise other mums who are so often handed a short straw in the workplace.

I recently launched The Working Mother’s Academy, a digital video course sharing all I’ve learnt blogging and vlogging professionally. You can find out more about my courses and social media tool kit HERE.

Working Mother's Academy

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.

MUMBOSS by Vicki Broadbent

It can be ordered HERE in the UK.

It will be released as The Working Mom in the US and Canada on October 27th and I’ve included pre-order links below:

The Working Mom

USA:

https://www.amazon.com/Working-Mom-Guide-Surviving-Thriving/dp/0349423954/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=9780349423951&qid=1582212967&sr=8-1

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-working-mom-vicki-psarias/1136334248?ean=9780349423951

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Working-Mom/Vicki-Psarias/9780349423951?id=7704648132477

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780349423951

 

CANADA:

https://www.amazon.ca/Working-Mom-Guide-Surviving-Thriving/dp/0349423954/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=9780349423951&qid=1582212995&sr=8-1

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-working-mom-your-guide/9780349423951-item.html?ref=isbn-search#internal=1

 

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.

Honest Mum and family attend the premiere of Incredibles 2

Writing and creating video content are my greatest passions.

I do love to cook too!

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:

 

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 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.

Professional blogger Vicki wearing and black dress and gold necklace

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.

I feel grateful that my online space here allows me share my passions whilst providing my children with a 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 means a lot.

Buy my bestselling book in paperback or audio

My debut book is my guide to surviving and thriving at work and at home and offers insight into how to create a digital business or return to work with confidence.

Mumboss: The Honest Mum's Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home
(UK 2nd Edition)

Available on Amazon or Audible

MUMBOSS by Vicki Psarias

The Working Mom: Your Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home
(US/Canada Edition)

Available September 8th 2020. Order now on Amazon

The Working Mom by Vicki Psarias

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