About me

Hi there…

I’m Rhiannon. I’m 40 and I live in Cardiff. I’m a wife and a mother to two little girls age 6 and 4. I’m a part time freelance writer/part time stay at home mum.

My Story…

I left teaching when I had my second child to start a career as a writer, because I wanted a job I could fit around my family. 

I began writing for theatre, then was fortunate enough to be recognised and offered a TV script-writing job. Four years on, the TV show was not commissioned for another series. Also funding for a play I’d been working on fell through and so decided to make my own work. I started a blog.

I love comedy and decided to stick to what I knew – being a mum. After looking around I found a lot of self-deprecating mums. I found a lot of shiny, perfect mums, but there weren’t many other mums around like me. Yes sometimes I am unmumsy, selfish, guilty, slummy, scummy and shit. But the rest of the time…no, most of the time… I am totally smashing it! 

So I started GreatMum ShitMum – mostly great with shitty intervals.

My Aim…

I want to make people laugh. I want to be honest. I want to talk about taboo subjects. I want to share the Shit Mum lows to make others feel like they are not alone in this exhausting, relentless and challenging job.

However, I also want other parents to feel empowered by sharing my knowledge when it comes to managing children. I’m an ex-teacher, so I’m GREAT at getting kids to do what I want them to. I’m going to share my most effective behaviour management techniques in a funny, accessible non patronising way, so that you too can be great! With great kids who listen, behave and respect you. 

Enjoy reading and thanks for stopping by xxx