About Me

I’m Karen, wife to my husband since 2008 and mother of three small boys born October 2007, August 2010 August 2016.

Based on the Manchester/Lancashire border, we spend a lot of time together as a family, and try to engage in family-based activities both indoors and out – whatever the weather and usually with the dog, Betsy, in tow.

I blog about pretty much everything we do as a family, including toys we play with, activities we do, games we play, food we eat and the fun we have. I also write That Lancashire Lass which is rather more focused on enjoying the outdoors as a family, travel and nature.

I’m always keen to learn new skills and take on new challenges. I love doing things I’ve never done before and I’m passionate about giving my children opportunities to live life to the fullest, even from a young age.

My children are crazy about football and my husband coaches the team my eldest plays for, so I’m definitely a ‘Football Mum’, though I won’t say no to a little bit of ‘Me Time’ every now and then.

Working with Me

I work with many brands and will accept various forms of advertising.

I offer a review service for products that fit well with the family theme of my blog, and I will also accept paid guest posts.

I can offer social media support and management, copywriting and content writing for web and print.

For more information you can contact me at grumpyishmum@gmail.com.



  1. Karen I love reading all you do 🙂 makes me happy I know you.
    Your an amazing mum.
    Loved your last challenge video made me laugh

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