Contributors

Meet our wonderful team of bloggers, an extension of our Kiddicare family. They’ve all been there and done it: leaky nipples, PND, 3am feeds, relentless nappy changes. They also know how brilliant being a parent is: the fun, the love, the completeness small people bring. They know the relief you’ll feel when you realise you’re not alone. Get to know the people behind our tips, advice, how tos and heartwarming stories.

Kip Kip Hakes lives in Essex with his wife Loz, and daughter G and son J - he's a working stay at home Dad and blogs at kiphakes.com. Known for his 'honest' writing style, Kip writes about family life, days out, technology, rants and raves and takes the odd photograph.
AK Originally from Bavaria, AK moved to the UK in 2005 to work as a nanny. What started as a two-year project living and working in another country changed completely when she met boyfriend "Mr. C." Now a permanent resident and mummy to little boy Finn, AK writes the brilliant blog My Buggy Junction!
Emily Emily is a stay-at-home-mum to two small, bossy people. She loves drinking tea, baking cakes and making lists. She strives to be a good mother and domestic goddess, maintaining her her brain by writing it all down at Mummy Limited.
Rachel G Mummy to four (two boys and two girls), Rachael blogs at Confessions of a SAHM about the day to day challenges of being a work-at-home-mum, so others find comfort that they’re not the only ones!
Kara Mum of three to Grayson, Addison and Deacon, Innocent Charms Chats is a parenting force and all-round lovely lady. Adores all things vintagey-kitsch and LOVES changing her hair colour - one minute blonde, one minute blue... go Kara!
Kelly Kelly is full time mummy to Tia and writes about it over at Tiasmum12. When she's not busy baking cakes and entertaining her daughter, she's normally found tweeting. An ex high heel wearer, she's swapped clutch bags for changing bags and loves it!
John John is a former didgeridoo craftsman and SAHD (Stay At Home Dad) to two children. He writes the excellent DadBlogUK and is passionate about highlighting the gender barriers men face as parents.
Bex Bex is a full time mum to Dylan and Archie, lives in Kent and writes a lovely blog called The Mummy Adventure. Her high heels obsession has turned into a cloth nappy and pushchair one.
Carol Serial blogger (most often found at Parent Panel), coffee drinking, cupcake making mum of two girls with a huge passion for music.
Emma Emma lives in the West Midlands with her hubby, newborn son and a Westie. Her blog, Mrs Shilts, is the not-so-secret diary of a recently-turned-30 new mummy.
Chloe Chloe lives with her partner Sam, toddler Arlo, and a newborn. Arlo wasn’t planned but Rory was; they're both much loved. Chloe blogs about family life, childcare costs, budgeting and the mess at Sorry About the Mess.
Em Mum to two tiny monsters. Photographer. Awesome blanket fort maker. Artist of anything daughter requests (though these drawings will not always be recognised by anyone over 3). Blogger at Snowing Indoors.
Helen G Pocket rocket. Finds farts funny. Cloth nappy obsessed. Will tackle anything head on. Survivor. Mum of a toddler boy and brand new baby girl. Blogger at Petit Mom.
Zoe Zoe Corkhill lives with her husband James, dog Homily, and two little girls - two-year-old Georgiana and baby Lydia. Her blog, Mama Geek is all about her journey through the wonderful world of motherhood.
Dean Dad to three and all round lovely bloke, Dean is the UK's first male antenatal educator and founder of DaddyNatal, dedicated to empowering men to become better dads.
Kim Aged 24, Kim had her first baby. Well actually, she had her first, second and third baby all at once. She’s a proud mummy to identical triplet boys and blogs about all the fun and tantrums at The Triplet Diaries!
Lucy Lucy is mummy to a beautiful toddler boy and beautiful baby girl and writer of a Beautiful Blog. She loves sewing, baking, photography, singing in the car and the colour white.
Liz Mummy to Beastie and Munchkin. Lover of pushchairs. All Hart, after I proposed to my girls’ daddy. I’m now trying my hand at wedding planning, as well as being a mum. Read about it all at Hart of the Munchkin Patch
Katie Katie loves Diet Coke, giant chocolate buttons and photography (which you can see lots of at Mummy, Daddy and Me). Oh, and of course her two Little Ladies, as well as hubby, Mr E. Not necessarily in that order.
Stephanie Stephanie is a degree qualified nutritional therapist who has a passion for promoting health, she runs Nourish to Flourish, a website offering lots of useful tips. Stephanie is also a mum of two young children.
Clare Clare is mum to Emmy and Harry, as well as a part time nanny, wife to Paul and carer of Barney the dog. She blogs about it all and more at Emmy's Mummy.
Stay at home mummy to three, stepmum to one, writer of Mummy Matters. In her 'spare time' she loves crafts, shopping, music and catching up with friends.
Charlotte C Charlotte shares her life with her toddler, her husband and a whole herd of much loved animals including four dogs, a cat, a rabbit and two ducks. She loves to bake, which is where her blog name The Crumby Mummy comes from.
Paula Working mum Paula is mum to Kayleigh and Ethan. Her blog Mummy Vs Work documents the struggle to be a career girl and the best mum she can be, at the same time!
Lucy Miller Lucy is a certified pre and post-natal fitness expert specialising in nutrition and all things healthy. She's recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Gayle Gayle is mum to one-year-old Heather with baby 2 on the way. Loves tea, distance running and firmly believes crafting is good for health. She shares creative tutorials and thrifty tips in her frugal lifestyle blog Make Thrift Love Life.
Anna Anna Wharton, mum to 21-month old Gracie, is a prominent parenting journo and prolific tweeter @whartonswords who says it how it is. New to the Kiddicare fold, she can also be found airing her forthright views in Grazia, The Times, Red mag and more. Love this lady.
Rachel B Semi-retired party girl Rachel is (mostly) wholeheartedly embracing her new life in the country with husband Adam, and two younglings, Arthur and Beatrix. A former ‘cookery sadist’, Rachel is now dedicated to creating simple, easy, wholesome recipes for other exhausted food loving parents over at her family food blog, Well Worn Whisk.
Olivia The straight talking writer and entrepreneur behind The Baby Bible and the No Bullshit Mum Revolution. Mother of one with another en route, she promises to face all the subjects of motherhood and get us talking about them in less hushed and embarrassed tones.
Jennie Fairy godmother, honorary aunty and brilliant baby sitter, our PR & Social queen at Kiddicare, @LittleJennie has an unrivalled fascination for all things parenting. She's hoping one day she'll have her very own bump and baby, but for now is getting all the practice she can!​​