About Us!

Hello and welcome to Sparkles & Stretchmarks!

Sparkles & Stretchmarks is a blog documenting family life in all it's glory - from the beautiful picture perfect moments we all love to the inevitable downsides that we're not so fond of.

I've always believed that talking is the best therapy and so this is where I blog it all out - this blog is intended to be a space to reach out to like minded mummies of young children, fellow anxiety sufferers, and busy women of the modern age! 

As a passionate writer I initially began this blog in March 2013 when I was two months away from giving birth to my first child - I didn't know any other mummies-to-be at the time and I wanted to reach out...this blog became the perfect way to do that!

Through my little corner of the world wide web I have met some amazing people who have inspired me, taught me many life lessons, and become fantastic friends and for that I will always be so thankful.

3 years on, this blog has achieved some amazing things which I would never have dreamed of back when I started it - I won the Readers Choice Award 2018 in the prestigious Britmums Brilliance In Blogging Awards, I was named Blogger Of The Year 2015 with Purflo, was listed as a Top 10 UK Baby Blogger for 2015 by Tots 100, ranked the #1 Most Visited Parenting Blog in July 2018 and have been a finalist in the prestigious MAD Blog Awards in the Best Pregnancy Blog category.

I use this space to talk about every aspect of life as mum - you'll find everything from activity ideas and parenting hacks, product reviews and family recipes, and many an article on the challenges we all face as parents as well as my take on some of the more humorous sides of mummyhood too!

I cover all of my various areas of interest such as parenting, travel, food & cooking,  beauty, fashion, home decor and many other subjects, as well as documenting my own personal journey into motherhood and dealing with anxiety disorder.

A Little Bit About Us...


I am the voice behind the blog and am a 30-something mummy to 3 little ones who were all born within a 3 year period (eeek!)...I'm a Liverpudlian now living in Devon with my ever-expanding family...I'm also a passionate writer, hence starting this little blog of mine!


My partner Jon is also occasionally mentioned on the blog, and even likes to contribute his Daddy guest posts from time to time! He's a Geordie who spends his time working on model-making, changing lots of nappies and doing more than his fair share of the laundry!


My oldest son is Tyne (Born March 2013) - he's VERY chatty and sociable, and he loves Dan TDM, playing retro video games and socialising with his friends!

He's home schooled and although our lifestyle is a little outside of the societal norm because of that - he is really thriving, which is the most important thing to any of us!


Our middle child is Noa (Born March 2015). 

She is so affectionate, and full to the brim with sass! She loves pop music, clothes, playing with her Disney Princess and Disney Descendents dolls and we're convinced that she's going to grow up to be a fashion designer as she is forever putting together weird and wonderful outfits!


And our youngest is Sailor (born February 2016)...he is a bundle of smiles and happiness, guaranteed to put even the sternest person into a good mood! He thinks he's 12 and loves following his older siblings around, copying whatever they do. He is usually to be found dressed in pirate costumes, and is utterly obsessed with Captain Jack Sparrow!

Working With Me

I will occasionally accept products for review consideration and take on sponsored work, please see the Contact Me page for more information on working with me.

Feel free to email me at Hayley@sparklesandstretchmarks.com if you'd like to discuss anything.

Thanks for stopping by!

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