I am a freelance journalist, life coach and author of the best-selling parenting book Toddlers: An Instruction Manual (which features contributions from over 60 parent bloggers). My second self help book How To Overcome Fear of Driving was released at the end of 2012.
I also work as a social media consultant, write for a website focusing on parenting and technology and edit a site for children who blog and their parents, Kids' Blog Club.
Blogging, I do for fun.
This blog has been running for 7 years. It was nominated for Most Entertaining Blog, and Best Family Travel Blog at the 2013 MAD (Mum and Dad) Blog Awards, and for best Blog by a Journalist at Blog Awards Ireland 2012. My blog with my daughter was also nominated as Blog of the Year, Best Writer, Best Family Life, Family Fun, Best Photography, Best Food, Best Schooldays Blog and Most Innovative Blog at the MADs.
I regularly feature as a parenting expert in UK and international media (most recently BBC radio, Daily Telegraph, Mother & Baby, Practical Parenting, Psychologies, Gurgle and Real People magazines).
I have 2,632 Twitter followers on my main account, plus another 3,928 on three other accounts I run (so 6,560 followers in total). I am active on Google Plus and have over 600 G+ followers.
I founded and run the only online community for women in media, MediawomenUK, which has over 1100 members.
In September 2013 I was shortlisted as a finalist in TalkTalk's Digital Heroes awards for my work with KidsBlogClub.
Reviews on this blog
My children are a boy and girl aged 10 and 14, and we are happy to consider reviewing products, experiences and anything of interest to us as a family and relevant to this blog. I also co-write a blog with my daughter which you can see here , and my son has his own blog here. We live in Brighton and often travel to London for events.
I do not accept payment for reviews, and anything we write about is covered honestly and truthfully and with an independent opinion. Reviews on my blogs are a mixture of things we've bought or experienced, and things we've been sent free of charge for the purposes of review.
Want to work with me?
This blog accepts limited reviews, competitions, and very occasional sponsored posts, which will be marked as such (see disclosure policy below). I can also provide copywriting, blogging, editing, social media consultancy, blogger outreach, public speaking and broadcasting services. Get in touch to ask about rates.
To get in touch, please email [email protected]
This blog is a personal, independent blog written and edited by Joanne Mallon. This blog accepts forms of sponsorship and other forms of compensation, but only occasionally. This is not primarily a commercial blog.
Sponsored posts will be marked as such. Posts marked as reviews on this blog are never sponsored, and it will be clearly stated if an item was sent in for the purposes of review or paid for with actual Joannecash. Reviews will always give an honest, unbiased account of opinions and experiences derived from the item or service.
Amazon links on this blog are affiliate links - this means that if you click through then I will make a few pennies on anything you buy. And it really is a few pennies, so I only link to Amazon if I think it's giving you the reader the best deal.
To enquire about reviews or other commercial opportunities, or to hire Joanne to work for you, email [email protected]
GUEST POST POLICY
I accept occasional guest posts from bloggers whose work I like. Please get in touch if you think your work would fit here and we can talk about it. I do not accept guest posts from writers who are looking to place free links on behalf of brands. Please don't email me with proposals of this nature.
Google <<this link is to help me claim Google Authorship but to be honest I haven't really worked out if I'm doing it right. Story of my life.