About Me:

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Hi! I’m Jenny (aka Mommy)

I am 36 years old, a mom to three bouncing kids and living as an expat American in the UK. I moved from my beautiful home on the west coast of America 13 years ago, to be with my British husband, Mr. P.

I wrote my first novel called When Love & Culture Collide, six years ago now and you can get it from Amazon here.

I have always wanted to write novels and fell into blogging as a way to share our lives with all my family back home.

I am a huge foodie and love home interiors. When I am not baking in the kitchen or redecorating something in my home, we are traveling as a family.


I write a lifestyle and parenting blog. It’s not one or the other. I share all our family adventures, milestones and experiences but I also share my passions too. My love for food styling is no secret here on LTM and I could spend hours styling a recipe which leads me into my passion for photography whether its my baking or the kids, it’s something I am forever trying to improve on snapping. We love to travel the world with our kids and show them various cultures and countries. We are so grateful we can do this. When we are home you can catch me redecorating or revamping something at all times. I love changing our living space. Everything else is just life that I want to share with you all. I hope you enjoy.


2016 WINNER for Best Schooldays Blog in the MAD Blog Awards

Winner 2016 MAD Blog Awards Best Schooldays Blog

2015 WINNER for Best Family Fun Blog + 2015 Shortlisted for Best Video Blog

2015 MAD Blog Best Family Fun Blog

2014 Finalist for Best Baby Blog & Best New Blog + 2014 Shortlisted for Fresh Voice

MAD Blog Awards 2014



Me & Mine Family Project Family of Five February

We are a family of five now. My lovely husband puts up with my camera in his face pretty good as much as the kids do. He is a great golf player and lover of the outdoors. We have two beautiful school age kids, Buba who is 9 years old, Missy Moo who is 7 years old and Baby O is 2 years old.

They keep us busy with their never ending energy. They also love the outdoors, swimming, biking, and kicking the soccer ball around. We live in a lovely neighborhood near Preston in the Northwest of England. Both kids are in school now and loving to learn. With a baby, a lot has been changing in the LTM household and this blog will continue to evolve with our family.

Siblings December 2018


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We team up and get involved with brands and products we love here too. I am open to review, giveaways, competitions, sponsored posts, brand ambassador roles and guests posts. You can find out more about my services and disclaimers on my HIRE ME page. Or please get in touch below, I would love to hear from you.

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30 thoughts on “About Me:”

  1. Hi Jenny,
    It is really nice that you revealed so much about yourself on this page and if feels like I know you a little more now. Well done to you for writing a book, I am impressed! The natural shot of you and your family is beautiful. I love photos that have been taken on the spur of the moment rather than studio-like shots. Your children’s CVs are really quirky! x Mel

    • Thank Mel, glad you enjoyed reading it. Yes, get yourself a copy of my book, would love to know what you think of it. I am an open book always have been. I am not one for secrets they are boring. lol 😉

  2. Oh my goodness! I just love these resumes for the little ones!!! That is such a cute idea! I thought I would pop in and let you know I just did my nominations for your blog on the BiB Awards!!! You rock my socks!!!

    • Thank you, I thought it was a cute way to talk about each of them. Although I need to update it now. lol Wow, I almost cried after seeing this and your post on facebook for all the support. You have been so amazing through my journey on my blog, more than most of my family even. I truly can’t thank you enough. Biggest hugs!

  3. Hi Jenny,
    I just found your blog and really love it! I too am American living with my English husband and two boys in the North of England. I met my husband in Spain 🙂 I just wanted to say hello as it is always nice finding someone in a similar expat situation! 😉 Take care and good luck at The MADS! xx

    • Ahhh thank you so much hunny yes it definitely is nice to meet another America. Where you from? Definitely tweet me we can miss America together. Lol hope you enjoy my blog. Thanks hunny.

  4. came to your blog because someone on Twitter posted a link to your SnoozeShade competition but it was your name that caught my eye, I’m living in England but am originally from Finland and Ripatti is very Finnish name 🙂

  5. Yay another American expat in the UK.! saw you did a bit about Alton towers and I had to read about you to see where you’re living. Quick question, do you ever get used to all the rain and the mud in the winter? I’ve only been here about 10 months so far.

    • I have been here eight years and NO you never get used to it. lol We also live where its super windy so it’s even worse. lol I am glad to have another expat American on this side. Welcome.

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