Contact/Work with me

About the Blog

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!


In the few short months that the blog has been live, I have had posts featured on both and I was delighted to be recently included in a list of  ‘Bloggers to Watch in 2017’  by Britmums and a list of  ‘Top 10 Irish Parenting Blogs’ by AIG Ireland.  I am also a member of the Irish Parenting Bloggers Group, Netmums and Tots 100.

Work with me 

I always welcome the opportunity to work with family-friendly brands and I am happy to discuss any 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.

To request my media kit or any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email –

Brands I’ve worked with 

Sinead 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