About & More

Mum Friendly started in 2011 when I felt like I was repeating myself to my friends about things I found, deals I spotted, places I’d been to and so on – so figured I may as well share them on the internet.

What has actually happened is I have so much to think about I just about keep up – so have help at hand with Karen.

We also run giveaways – if you’re a company reading this and would like to be involved, please get in touch.

We accept sponsored posts, and are PR friendly.

Reviews aren’t limited to one particular area of the country – I’ve found we’ll often have days out, and knowing other places that have good facilities means we’re more likely to try them.

I can’t answer for the others, so they can add something when they get a chance, but here’s a brief About Me:

I’m Jo, a mum of one (H – we never use her real name on here), owner of a breadmaker, a soup maker, a yoghurt maker, an ice cream maker, a Nutribullet and a husband for over 12 years. I also own too many cameras, though some of them are being passed on to H who loves to take photos, and has her own neglected blog.

I’m a Guide Leader in Training (official title there) after having spent over two years as a parent helper at a local Rainbows and Brownies group.

We live south of Croydon which is very handy for getting in to London and very handy for escaping too.

H is ten, too sensible for her own good, a fabulous reader at school, and enjoys most things.

We love our gadgets – we have two iPads and a Samsung tablet. I have a Samsung phone, and sit somewhere between Samsung and Apple.

We’re National Trust, English Heritage and RHS members – plenty to keep us going there.

We enjoy going to the Theatre, the cinema, and kid-friendly festivals too.

I’ve been blogging in some way since 2000 which is a horribly long time ago, and have a couple of active sites:

The Adequate Parent (personal blog)
Sweetfoolthemouth (oldest site, music and interviews and things about my past)


  1. Hello,

    My name is Andrei – I work for My 1st Years, a specialist personalised baby gifts company. You can find our site here – http://www.my1styears.com

    Having worked together in the past, I would like to know if you’d be interested in some further partnership; your blog has some great content which I believe is highly relevant to our current campaigns.

    Please let me know if this is of interest, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind regards,
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  2. Hi there. Maverick is an independent publisher based in Horsham, West Sussex. We publish picture books, junior fiction and early readers. We have a new title coming in September which is in the genre comedy horror for kids (age 7-9): Buttercup Sunshine and the Zombies of Dooooom by Colin Mulhern. Would you be interested in reviewing it? If so please get in touch. Many thanks


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