About Me

Hi I’m Kate,

As a mum of 3 children I know a lot about motherhood and the chaos children can cause. I started this blog to 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.  I am regularly asked to contribute my opinion to other sites and BBC Radio. 

I have been blogging for over 12 years so I am an experienced writer and reviewer. When I review something: whether it’s a toy, vacuum cleaner or day out, I do it thoroughly. I want to provide all of the information you need as a buyer to decide where to spend your money and how to get the best value for money. Some posts are collaborations with brands which means a company have provided the product or service so I can review them and I may have received payment too. My reviews are always honest though and I will never say I love something if I really think it is rubbish.

This blog has two main focusses: 

  • What to do with children: this includes days out, holidays and playing at home.
  • 40 plus women: I know how hard it is to find your identity after becoming a mother and how everything starts to change as you get older so I share what is and isn’t helping me. From this perspective I cover beauty products to health, style and mental health plus a few great suggestions for home products.

Living in Essex with 3 children I create a lot of content on what to do in Essex with children. I also work with a team of Essex based women to make sure I am bringing you days out information from other local experts too. 

As a qualified Business Analyst, Counsellor and Programme Manage I use my skills to explore and research my posts. You will find information in my posts that other people often miss out, because I want to make sure that you can be informed enough to make a decision. When reviewing a day out for instance I aim to provide information about toilets, parking and food, because if you are planning to a park (for instance), it is helpful to know how to get there and if you need snacks (pro Mum tip: always brings snacks).

About My Family 

M is my eldest daughter, she is 12 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, learn about everything and watch videos on her phone.

Little is my youngest daughter who was 8 in January. She loves Harry Potter, Pokemon, Roblox and Minecraft.

BB is 5 he loves causing chaos, cuddles and his family. He also loves Paw Patrol, cars, dinosaurs and jigsaws. 

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 and she is overly fond of food.

Me sitting in a diner with my children

Work With Me

I love working with Brands, discovering new products and checking out new places. 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 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
Editor at Less of a Mess

Press Coverage/ Ambassador Roles
South East Bloggers Club: Introducing Kate of Counting To Ten
I was interviewed about my blog on BBC Essex, Essex Sounds Segment in August 2019
I was invited to contribute to a Which? Money Podcast as part of the Ease The Squeeze website

Best wishes

Kate x

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