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Kerry’s parenting blogs proving an internet hit
5:00pm Thursday 24th May 2012 in Countywide news
A MUM-OF-THREE has reached the final of a national competition for her online blogs about the highs and lows of parenthood.
Kerry Farrow’s Multiple Mummy blog is one of five finalists in the family fun category in the Mum and Dad Blog Awards 2012.
Kerry, 30, from Wivenhoe, started writing an online diary last May following the birth of twins Florence and Zachary in September 2009 just 15 months after first son Noah.
She was unable to return to work as a science teacher at Clacton Coastal Academy because the cost of child care was too high.
Kerry said: “My niche is looking at parenting multiples.
“People like the honesty and the fact you can have a happy post one day, and the trials and tribulations of walking them all to pre-school and it turns into a crazy disaster the next.
“I think other parents go ‘Thank God, it happens to you too’.”
Two months later she started to co-write the Science Sparks blog with Emma Vanstone, who she met online.
The blog, which suggests science experiments suitable for parents to run at home, is in the running for the best innovative blog and best school days awards.
Kerry said becoming a stay-at-home mum to three young children came as a bit of a shock.
She said writing blogs gave her mental stimulation.
She said: “I had no idea Multiple Mummy would be so big. It started as an online diary to see who wants to listen to the moans of looking after three under-twos.
“I still remember when someone I didn’t know commented on it. I didn’t realise others were reading it, so to think people have nominated us and got to the final five out of all the blogs, I am just over the moon.”
Success in the blogosphere has opened a number of doors for Kerry.
She has written for other people, is part of a parenting panel and has been approached by some brands to work with them.
She said: “Being on a two wage family and dropping to one income and supporting a family of five is not easy.
“If there was the potential for me to work flexibly from home that would be the dream.”
Kerry will find out in September if she has won.
About 5,000 people visit multiplemummy.com each month and about 15,000 people visit science-sparks.com