About Me

Hi I’m Kate,

I am a mum of 3 living in Loughton, Essex, but I am not what you would call a natural mum. On my blog and social media I share honestly about the highs and lows of motherhood as well as everyday life with my family. I want to help others realise they aren’t alone if they don’t find it easy.

If you are looking for things to do I share ideas for play and children's crafts, review toys and places to go with children locally in Essex and London as well as further afield.

Through trial and many errors I know lots about being a mum and I’m always happy to offer advice when asked, except about getting babies to sleep, I’ve never really got that one sussed. I currently use cloth nappies, babywear, breastfeed and have done baby led weaning 3 times now. Some days are a whirlwind of nursery, school, mealtimes and bed so I am always looking for ways to make parenting easier or how to have an organised, tidy home. 

As my youngest child turns 1 I am starting to focus more on me again so in 2020 you can follow my journey as I discover what it is like to wear clothes not covered in baby dribble, how to look good again and maybe even spend some time child free!

I am passionate about writing and taking photographs and I have been blogging for 9 years now!  I love that I have so many memories captured within this and my previous blog.

About My Family 


M is my eldest daughter, she is 9 and I co-parent her with my ex husband. She spends half her time with us and half with her Dad. She loves to read and learn about everything, but also to play with dolls, animals and characters.

Little is my youngest daughter who will be 5 in January. She loves Gecko, Superheroes and elephants. 

Baby Boy is 1 and mostly loves cuddles and his family. Any toy his sisters are playing with is generally of interest too.

G is my partner. He does a wonderful job of putting up with my moods, getting up early to look after the children and looking after us all. He is rather amazing.

Mittens is our cat. She is surprisingly tolerant of being grabbed by Baby Boy and she is overly fond of food.

Me sitting in a diner with my children

Work With Me


I love working with Brands and finding out what is new out there. I offer collaborations, reviews (products, services and days out), giveaways and social media promotion. I always give a fair and honest opinion in my posts. 

Feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements or to ask for a copy of my media pack and rate card.

You can contact me via social media or email:
Email: countingtotenblog@gmail.com

As well as my channels I'm: 
Mums & Tots Editor for Britmums


Press Coverage/ Ambassador Roles
I was interviewed about my blog on BBC Essex, Essex Sounds Segment in August 2019

Best wishes

Kate x


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