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Internet success for Kerry’s parenting blogs

Colchester mum of three Kerry Farrow has been named as one of the finalists in national blogging competition.

Her blog about the highs and lows of parenthood, the Multiple Mummy blog, is one of the five contenders in the family fun category in the Mum and Dad Blog Awards 2012.

30 year old Kerry started writing last May following the birth of twins Florence and Zachary in September 2009. They arrived just 15 months after first son Noah.

The high costs of child care meant that Kerry was unable to return to work as a science teacher at Clacton Coastal Academy.

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’.”

Kerry also writes the Science Sparks blog with Emma Vanstone, who she met online.

The blog tells parents about science experiments that are safe for them to complete at home. This blog is also nominated in the awards in the best innovative blog and best school days awards.

Kerry has said that writing the blogs has providing mental stimulation after staying home all day with her children.

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.”

Her success has led her to write for other people, become part of a parenting panel and write for some brands.

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 if she has won the award in September.

5,000 people a month visit multiplemummy.com and 15,000 people visit science-sparks.com.

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