About Us

10155918_689838961064209_4270228228577276643Hello, I’m Janette…a mad single working mum of six kids.

I didn’t plan to be a single mum (who does?) and I didn’t plan on having six children when I got married at 18 – yes I was a teenage bride and a teenage mum.  But life takes you on journeys that you don’t always expect.  So, this is my blog about the parenting journey of being a single working mum.

Parenting is the hardest yet most rewarding job in the world.  We hear that frequently but I couldn’t agree more.  The challenges I encounter when juggling it all, I try to write with honesty but I also share what works for me to try and keep as many of those juggling balls in the air.

So, you’ll find posts about how to be an organised mum and tips to stay within a tight budget, as well as posts about parenting as a single mum and some musings about topical issues.

I am proud to have made Mumsnet Blog of the Day with this post:

I’m Sorry that I am a Blight on Society

which led to me posting this for the Huffington Post and I now write regularly for them:

As a Low Income Single Parent, I feel that I will always be Financially Struggling

Here are some of my most popular posts which will give you an insight into my blog:

How to Achieve Goals as a Busy Working Mum

Two Years Ago, My World Fell Apart

20 Top Tips for Juggling Work and Children

As well as being a mum, I am an English teacher (so hopefully you won’t find any spelling or punctuation errors), a small business owner and freelance writer.

My Six Kids


My six kidsMy beautiful kids from left to right:

Hannah – a confident, persistent, opinionated (take that whichever way you wish), and bright 6 year old girl.

Natasha – a caring, sensitive, organised, hard-working and level-headed 17 years old girl.

Michael – my sensible, humorous, quirky and practical 20 year old who now lives away from home.

Alexander – a generally content 2 year old boy who knows what he wants and how to get it.

Kaiya – a beautiful, artistic, funny, individual and laid back 15 year old girl.

Nathaniel – an active, cuddly, accident-prone and jigsaw-mad 4 year old boy.


How to keep in touch

I can be found be found on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and Instagram.


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I enjoy working with brands to write reviews, do giveaways and sponsored posts.  Just get in touch and we will see if we can work together.

Hoping that you will enjoy reading my blog and have a fabulous day 🙂



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1 Comment on About Us

  1. Vicki
    April 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Janette, I love your blog. Thanks for leaving a comment on mine – which for some reason I’ve only just noticed so massive apologies for not replying before. Thank you for your honest writing. I look forward to reading your future posts.

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