What it’s like to be a blogging mum: I’m always on the go, it’s fun

The 32-year-old juggles this busy workload with being the mother of two young boys who are aged six and four.

And she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I’m always on the go but to be honest I really don’t know what I would do if I was sitting down,” says Jo who lives in Halesowen with her husband Stuart and sons Thomas and Daniel.

She began her food blog – Jo’s Kitchen – in 2009 but her love of cooking and being in kitchen first began when she was a teenager.

“My mother used to do a lot of charity treks. She would come home from work each day and then go out walking. So I would be left to cook the tea and I found that I really enjoyed it.

“Then I met my boyfriend, who is now my husband, when I was 19 and I started cooking for him too. I find it really relaxing. It’s a great way to clear your mind and when you’ve finished you’ve got something you can all sit down together to enjoy,” explains Jo, who works as a GIS and mapping technician at the University of Worcester.

Over the years her love of food and recipes grew leading her to look online for ideas and that’s when the idea of starting a blog began to form.

“I saw that people had these blogs and I thought ‘I can do that’ so I started Jo’s Kitchen and it’s grown from there,” explains Jo.