About Me

Hey, thanks for stopping by. My name is Sammie, welcome to Porridge and Parenting!

I am wife to Joe and mum to Isabelle (3). We live in Shropshire and absolutely love this beautiful part of the country.

I started my blog about a year ago as a bit of an online diary. Being a stay at home mum can get very lonely so it was nice to be part of a community of like minded people who also loved to write. You will notice that Joe, my husband, doesn’t feature all that often in the blog. He isn’t a fan of having his picture taken, but he is an excellent Instagram husband who patiently puts up with me asking him to take the same picture ten times before he gets the perfect shot. Occasionally we get a brilliant outtake picture where my disdain for his terrible photography can be seen quite clearly…we are a pretty typical family.

We are also complete foodies (not our toddler, who as per the toddler guidebook will only eat beige food), you will see a lot of pictures of food and recipes and just generally me talking about being hungry. My husband and I can often be found trying out new recipes or just making it up as we go along. We have recently gone vegan so that is a whole new food adventure for us, one that we are really enjoying. Luckily for me, Joe is an excellent cook and will regularly whip up beauties like this:

Vegan Carbonara

It’s cliché but I drink wine on the weekends and far too much coffee in the week. I hate softplay, Peppa Pig and reading the same book 47 times in one day. However I do all of those things with a smile plastered on my face because I am a mum and that is just what we do. I am terrible at cleaning, my washing basket is always overflowing and I can often be heard muttering swear words under my breath, much like every other mother on the planet. On the topic of cleaning, I try my hardest to be minimalist and to use natural products, but I’m not perfect. We try and do our bit for the environment but again, we just do our best.

Outside of my motherly duties, I am currently studying English Literature and Language with the Open University with the hope of eventually becoming a teacher/tutor/some kind of educator. I also dabble in a bit of You Tube yoga, although I am pretty awful at it and to be frank, it’s a bit embarrassing to watch.

If you would like to get in touch I would love to hear from you! Check out how you can contact me here.





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