My name is Julie and I am a thirty-something mum from the West Country. I have five gorgeous kids (A, J, L, H & E) and a husband, The Mister, as well as two gorgeous dogs - Florence the Chorkie & Joseph the Miniature Dachshund.
A (1998) has left home and headed off to start her first year at Uni. Her bedroom looks like the aftermath of an explosion in Urban Outfitters and the Boots cosmetic counter, and she's a huge fan of festivals and music that I generally disapprove of.
L (2003) is a HUGE computer games enthusiast (PS3/PS4 & Wii are his favourite consoles) and the oracle on all things Skylander, Minecraft, and Pokemon related as well as being a massive fan of Jurassic Park.
MamaOwl.co.uk was lucky enough to be selected as Toys R Us Toyologists in 2012 & 2014. I have also been honoured with a mention in Tots100 UK Parent Blogs Best of 2012 & included in the Tots100 Best Photography Blogs 2013.
Mama Owl was shortlisted in the 2012 BritMums BiB Awards Fresh Voice category, in addition to receiving nominations for The MAD Blog Awards 2013 in the Family Life, Best Writer, Food, and School Days categories.