Contact/Work with me


Shinners & the Brood is a family & parenting blog which focuses on the lighter side of parenting. As a busy mother of three, I draw inspiration from working parents, stay-at-home-parents and parents in general who are trying to juggle it all and the blog is a place where readers can find solace, solidarity and support, often accompanied by a little good-humoured sarcasm!


Earlier this year I was included in a list of  New Bloggers to Watch in 2017  by Britmums and a list of  Top 10 Irish Parenting Blogs’ by AIG Ireland. I was also recently shortlisted for the Best Parenting Blog in the V by Very Irish Blog Awards I’ve had posts featured on and, The M Word and Britmums and I’m a member of the Irish Parenting Bloggers Group, Netmums and Tots 100.


I always welcome the opportunity to work with family-friendly brands and I am happy to discuss requests for collaborations; product reviews, giveaways, sponsored posts, ambassadorships and advertising. I have worked with some amazing brands in the past and am particularly interested in promoting Irish businesses. If you think we’d be a good fit, don’t hesitate to drop me an email.

To request my full media pack or any further information,  you can contact me by email at














Others include PiccoloLoughwell Farm Park, Burren Nature Sanctuary, Leisureland, The Planet Entertainment Centre, Slieve Aughty Centre, Pure Skill, Monkey Business, Curry’s Fun ParkJump Lanes.



“Working with Sinéad was a delight. Her blog post about our product left no question unanswered, and was creative and quirky in a way that got even me excited to test it out (and I already have one!) We will certainly be working with her again in the future!”
Stephanie Pear, TrackR

Sinéad was a fantastic blogger to work with. Communicative and professional, we were delighted with her creative, amusing post on our product and the manner in which she planned and organised a giveaway. We are looking forward to working with her again in the future!
James Chadwick, My Nametags