About Me

6th December 2016

Hi there! Welcome to my parenting and lifestyle blog; Pickle and Poppet.

I started this blog to talk openly about all things parenting and lifestyle.
It is my place to go to vent about bad days, laugh about mishaps and to put down in words truthful parenting. The good, the bad and the ugly.

You can be sure that all opinions and experiences are my own.

So if you want to know that you’re not alone in this crazy world of parenting then you’re in the right place. Grab yourself a drink and have a read!

Why Blog?

I decided to start this blog as something for me. A way to connect with like-minded people and to share my experiences with other people.
If something that I write helps one person to not feel alone, or makes one person laugh on a sad day then I would be happy.

I’ve always enjoyed writing but have always put obstacles in the way.
Daily I tell my son that he can do anything he puts he mind to, how can I tell him that and not take my own advice and so here I am, warts and all.

About Me

This is me and my beautiful family.

Picture of me and my family

My name is Jo and I’m a 30-something year old mummy of two and wife from East Anglia.
I work part-time in insurance and am perfecting the art of juggling work, family and blog life.
I have recently found a love in baking and love trying out new toddler friendly recipes.
Some of my favourite things to do include family walks (especially in autumn when the colours are so beautiful), reading, and knitting (although I’m still practising this one).

Meet Sam
Jo and Sam in front of The Sun Voyager, Iceland
Sam is my best friend and partner in crime.
We have been together since 2010 and we married in 2015.
We have been through some very tough times but always managed to get through it together, he really does support me in everything I do.

This is Reuben aka Pickle
Reuben pulling a silly face
Reuben is a very lively 4 year old. He definitely keeps us on our toes.
He is mischievous and a cheeky chappy. He has started to take on role play during games and can be found playing knights or superheroes. He is on countdown to go to school, and for him this will be the longest year ever I am sure!

This is Jessica aka Poppet
Jessica with a fur trimmed coat
Jessica is one years old and is very active. She spends her days chasing Reuben around and trying to take his toys. Obviously this goes down well. She loves singing and dancing. Row your boat is her current favourite and she will chorus it as loud as possible.

So, this is us.

I would love for you to stay around and join me in discussions, debate on issues and just laugh at how ridiculous parenting and everyday life can be.

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