Sharing my experiences and adventures in Berkshire and beyond

Jodie - Maidenhead Mum

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Here you’ll find posts and reviews about my life here in Maidenhead with two small children. I write about a broad selection of subjects, from family friendly restaurants, things to do at half term and even where to go on ‘date night’ in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. I’m always looking for new ideas and experiences so please get in touch if you’d like to share your story on the blog.

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Cuddles, tickles, laughs and giggles: the unexpected truth of a career in childcare. Maidenhead / Reviews

Looking after little ones can be exhausting. Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, they each have their challenges. I work four days a week in an office, and when I leave at 5.30pm on Thursday for my ‘day off’ which involves looking after my toddler-sized little boy, I have to remind people that the hard work is just beginning. So when I try to imagine what it’s like...

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As an established blogger and photographer, I now also run short, informal training courses to help small businesses learn how to use content marketing and blogging to engage with their customers. And, seeing as photography has always been such a big part of my blog and my life, I also run sessions on how to take great photos with your smartphone, a question I get asked a lot!

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#lovemaidenhead – Join in with the community hashtag project

Putting Maidenhead on the Map

I’d like as many people in Maidenhead to get involved. All you have to do is take a photo of something you love in and around Maidenhead, share it on Instagram and use the hashtag #lovemaidenhead. It doesn’t have to be a photographic masterpiece, just something you snap on your phone. There’s no need to limit yourself to things in the centre of town, it can be anything within a short distance of Maidenhead that you have the privilege to enjoy as a Maidenhead resident.  I’ll do a regular roundup of 9 photos with the #lovemaidenhead tag and share on my ‘Maidenhead Mum’ Instagram and Maidenhead Mum Facebook page.

Popular Posts

Show why you #lovemaidenhead and win.
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
16 Jul 2016

Show why you #lovemaidenhead and win.

Way back at the beginning of the year I had a little idea. As I scrolled through my instagram feed I realised that there were very few photos of Maidenhead being shared. There were plenty of amazing photos of London… and even Windsor. But Maidenhead? Zilch. I appreciate that we don’t have as many iconic landmarks or famous places to visit. But as a community...

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Family friendly live music: Concertini reviewed.
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
05 Jul 2016

Family friendly live music: Concertini reviewed.

I was recently invited along to a classical music concert at Norden Farm. Not a traditional one though! This was a concert with a difference as it wasn’t a ‘sit-in-your-seats’ kind of concert but instead, one where children are encouraged to chill out, dance or even just colour in. Concertini is definitely something a little bit special and was a great way to spend my...

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Doing my best Mary Poppins impression. Photo Credit: Lizzy from
Days Out Guide / Travel
22 Jun 2016

10 tips to rock your own Photo Walk

Last week I had the chance to join in with a Photo Walk in Shoreditch as part of the ‘Blogtacular’ blogging event. It’s an event that I’ve watched from the social media sidelines before and have always been keen to attend. It attracts bloggers and creatives from all over the world to be inspired, share ideas and make connections. I’ll write more about the event in...

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Although we had queued to get into Cliveden we avoided the crowds and explored the woods instead of following the Easter Trail.
01 Jun 2016

300 reasons to #lovemaidenhead

As we have suddenly landed in June I thought it was high time that I published an update on the #lovemaidenhead photography project that I started back in January. What is #lovemaidenhead? In case you’ve not heard of the project, it’s a community based photo project that I have created to help Maidenhead get the recognition it deserves for being a great place to live. The idea...

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Create a ‘wow’ wedding with the Craft Coop Wedding Event
Local Talent / Maidenhead
21 Apr 2016

Create a ‘wow’ wedding with the Craft Coop Wedding Event

With Maidenhead going through a period of change with the imminent Crossrail development, it’s quite common to see empty units appear in the Nicholson shopping centre. But if you’ve been in town recently, you may have spotted something a little bit different in the window of the old Fineweave Carpet shop (round the corner from Clarks). Bespoke, unique, and made by local crafters and businesses,...

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Feeding the animals.
Days Out Guide / Maidenhead / Reviews
07 Apr 2016

Odds Farm at Easter: a Review

I often wonder what the Little Lady will be when she grows up. Instead of having a room full of dolls, she has already amassed a bed full of cuddly animals that she treasures dearly. (Woe betide me if I try and steal any away!) So when Odds Farm invited me to visit in return for a feature on the blog, I was keen to...

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