About Us

What is The Trials & Tribulations of Parenthood all about then?

The journey started as an online WordPress diary in April 2015. Originally this was a hidden site used as a way to prevent my emotions getting the better of me while documenting all the changes going on during what was a particularly difficult time. It was a diary without me having to pick up a pen. Something to hide behind. Let my emotions run free without judgment. Writing down anything and everything I was feeling without being ashamed.

You can read about how and why it all started here

Consequently, it developed into a self-preservation monologue. Our own personal stories reflecting on the great times and celebrating the good, as well as documenting the bad and the ugly parts of parenting we are all faced with.
Slowly it became a way of letting people know what we were up to. Friends and family from Australia to Singapore, Ireland to Bali, Cornwall to Scotland were all popping up to say hello and comment on our adventures.

Subsequently, our beautiful surprise happened, and I suppose the rest is history.

What is this all about? It’s whatever you need it to be…

A recipe book
Inspiration for a holiday
Ideas for a day out
Honest, unbiased reviews
Health & exercise advice

A place to read articles…

In other words, I suppose it’s a family lifestyle blog covering days out, family holidays, relevant product reviews, recipes and juggling a teenager with Autism. It’s an everyday adventure about our life, and stories that so many others can relate. It’s a one-stop-shop of everything family.

Who is The Trials & Tribulations of Parenthood?

Initially, it was just me, my diary – but then the kids started taking an interest in what Mum was doing on her computer all the time. Slowly it’s developed to the kids getting involved and even Dad too! Although I primarily write the blog, we all have an input with what we feature, and now the kids are getting older, they are also writing their own content for reviews and blog posts…