I write about how 'My Mummy's Pennies' are spent, whether that be on family days out, toys, craft activities, food, beauty products or fashion and style. For me it's not just about getting the lowest price but the best quality products that are fit for purpose and have longevity. It's all about value for money.
My name is Jen, I'm a working mum of two living in Manchester and this is where I share our memories. Our posts feature days out, thrifty tips, craft activities, reviews and family fun. I am a self proclaimed bargain queen and love the warm fuzzy feeling of finding a good deal! I make that feeling last even longer by sharing what I find with my lovely readers, either here on the blog, on the My Mummy's Pennies facebook page, facebook group or Twitter.
Awards and Accolades
I was a finalist in the 2014 MAD Blog Awards for Best Thrifty Blog and also in Savoo’s UK Smartest Shopper contest 2013. I was Shortlisted for Sainsbury's Bank Best Blog Award in 2012 and named #21 in the Circle of Moms top 25 European Mom Blogs 2013.
I have also been featured on Cisions Blogger Spotlight series and in 2013 I was interviewed in the Manchester Evening News talking about the benefits of switching to cloth nappies.
I have also led a session at the northern blog conference BlogOnMOSI, speaking about using social media to promote your blog and business.
There are four of us in the My Mummy's household.
Mum I'm Jen, I'm an office worker by day, blogger by night and Mum, shopaholic, bargain hunter and general dogsbody 24/7. I love fashion, all things vintage and the colour green! I'm a vegetarian and hideously fussy eater who loves to cook, create and take photos of it all. I'm currently embarking on a weight loss journey to create a new healthier me.
Dad My lovely husband James is an adventure loving outdoorsman, As well as being a hardworking and loving dad, he also runs our local scout group and regularly takes local youths on camping trips teaching them valuable survival skills and generally having fun!
Ben is 9 (Born August 2007). He is a kind and caring (not so little!) boy who loves creating things, growing plants and vegetables, and having adventures at Cub Scouts. He is also a keen little chef. He enjoys school, loves maths and football (Machester Utd) and anything LEGO or Marvel related especially Avengers!
Elizabeth is 6 (Born November 2010) She is a bright and chatty girl who loves marvel, Disney, LEGO and exploring the outdoors as well as always bossing her big brother around!
We love exploring nature and the outdoors and go on regular family camping trips throughout the year. We are National Trust members, so regularly visit their locations and will often blog about our family fun in the forest too. We also love theme parks and try to visit at least two or three a year, we've held a Merlin Annual pass for the last few years and have explored their attractions across the country. This we are taking the children abroad for the first time to visit Disneyland Paris!
Brands we've worked with in the past include; Sea Life Manchester, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester, Forestry Commision, Oony, Interplay, Talk Talk, Truprint, Cbeebies, Savoo, Schleich, Lego, Sainsburys, Beefeater, Letts, The Lowry Theatre, Chill Factore, The Trafford Centre, Choice Hotels, H and A, Warner Bros, Poundland, Red Hot World Buffet, Crayola, Haba, Baba and Boo, Crushed UK and many more!
This site is over five years old now so our interests as a family have developed over time, however there are subjects of interest that you can find in our archives. I was an avid fan of Cloth Nappies and had a bit of an obsession with then when my children were small and I was a breastfeeding advocate and cosleeper until my daughter was two.
If you would like to get in touch to to discuss product reviews, competitions, advertising or collaborating in any other way, you can email me on jendixon35 (at) gmail (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you...