THIS IS ME...
... Sarah Turner, aka The Unmumsy Mum.
I’m an author, blogger and freelance writer living in Exeter with my husband, James, and our three boys, Henry, Jude and Wilf. I’ve chosen a professional headshot for my page because somebody told me I should choose a professional headshot for my page and this was favourable to the ones where I’m playing with Buzz Lightyear (long story).
I vowed at the very beginning that my blog would cover the good, the bad and the ugly and since then I have documented many funny bits, sad bits, happy bits, frustrating bits and far too much information about my bits. I am, it would seem, a chronic oversharer, though I am fortunate enough to have created a space online where people overshare back. (Thank you for that).
I am also an ambassador for Mummy Social
You can find out more about Mummy Social by visiting the website.
I first started the blog in 2013 after becoming disillusioned with the other parenting literature I had found online. To me, there was a huge discrepancy between the almost glossy parenting I was seeing online and the day-to-day reality of being a parent. I think I was craving reassurance that there were other parents out there like me who, between the moments of magic, were having ‘WTF am I supposed to be doing here?’ moments, too. In the absence of anything that lifted my spirits I decided I’d start writing something of my own and the blog was born.
I never expected that so many people would read and comment on my posts and I certainly never expected that I would end up with two Sunday Times bestselling books under my belt but life’s funny like that. I am SO glad I took the plunge and started blogging about motherhood at a time when quite honestly, I was starting to wonder whether I was cut out for the job of mum at all.