Welcome to my Blog!

Waddling my way through life! I enjoy running & baking cake! Family, fitness, food – a parenting & lifestyle blog


Hi my name is Jess, I’m a 30 something parenting and lifestyle blogger.  Welcome to my blog!

I’m a mummy to two gorgeous children. My son is 5 years old and in class one and my daughter is 20 months, going on 14!

So why the name Mrs Puddleducky? Well, when I was pregnant with my son, my hubby gave me the nickname Puddleduck because I waddled like a duck! And it’s just kinda stuck as a nickname from then on!

I returned to work a year ago after my maternity leave with my daughter. I work as a senior manager within the health service and have worked in healthcare all my working life! I’m currently working a 4 day week on a flexible working arrangement and very much still settling back in. It was as daunting going back after maternity leave the second time as the first!

I’m absolutely loving life as a second time mum, rediscovering the joys of family and motherhood by the bucket load.  When I’m not in the office, im looking after my family, cooking and baking, running or in the gym, walking on the beach, arranging our next family getaway and of course, writing and blogging!

Its my mission in life to find the perfect balance between work, family and a life that’s right for my family and I. Im getting there…

This is my diary, my story, my experiences of life as a working mum and the challenges I face trying to balance it all. There’s some tips, recipes, reviews and ideas along the way too.

This is us! 


How to contact me:

Email: jessicayalland@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter: @mrspuddleducky

Instagram: mrspuddleducky1

Working with me:

I would be delighted to hear from you! Please get in touch! I am able to write about all aspects of family life with two little ones and a busy job!

There are many ways in which I could help: Sponsored and collaborative posts, Advertising, social media, product & travel reviews, affiliate, brand ambassador, sponsored links, guest posts

I have a strong social media following of 3000+ which is consistently growing day by day.

Total views to my blog within a year have been 6000+ 

I look forward to hearing from you – email: jessicayalland@hotmail.co.uk 

Come and join me as I share my stories and all my ups and downs in my journey as a working mummy, hope you enjoy….

Jess xxx



15 Comments, RSS

  1. gardener September 7, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    sounds like a lovely life you have, life is difficult but having a loving family always makes it worth it.

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  3. thatssojacob January 4, 2015 @ 6:42 pm

    Hello Mrs. Puddleducky! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #8! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

    • Mrs Puddleducky January 4, 2015 @ 7:36 pm

      Thank you for looking! Yes I will stop by and have a look. Really appreciate you looking. I’m completely new to this just starting out!

  4. The Bountiful Hunter January 6, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    Hello Mrs puddleducky! I’m a newbie too, so welcome! Love your blog and look forward to reading more! I’m in Australia, so please feel free to come on downunder for a read! Cheers Donna

    • Mrs Puddleducky January 6, 2015 @ 10:18 am

      Thanks Donna I will! And thank you for looking, it’s appreciated. Glad to know I’m not the only newbie! 🙂

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  6. Twinmumanddad (@Twinmumanddad) February 23, 2015 @ 9:53 pm

    Hello! I’ve not come across your blog before, but I’m looking forward ti reading more. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky and please come back this Friday to link up a blog post

    • Mrs Puddleducky February 23, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

      Thanks! I’m so pleased I found your blog and managed the linky ok, I’m all new to this still! It’s great to find mummys like you to link up with and share all our stories 🙂

  7. Jo March 21, 2015 @ 12:11 pm

    I’ve found another MommaBoss! I’m a manager blogging about my baby and parenting too! I’ll be following your blogs 🙂 feel free to say hi to me too! http://www.mommaboss.co.uk

  8. Sarah April 5, 2015 @ 8:57 pm

    Hi I found you through Mummy’s Little Monkey, my sister and I have just started up a new website http://www.minimunchclub.com, we have been doing quite a bit of blogging to get the site up and running but it’s still early days. How are you finding things 6 months + on from when you started?

  9. romanym91 May 6, 2015 @ 9:50 pm

    Hi Jess
    hopped over from twitter to check your blog out, I’m a new blogger too! Will be so nice in years to come to look back over family life.

    Congrats on hitting you best ever page views! May your blog continue to grow and you continue to love writing it.

    All the best, your new follower
    — Romany

    • Mrs Puddleducky May 6, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

      Thank you that’s very kind of you to visit and follow me! Good luck with your new blog 🙂

  10. sherry July 22, 2015 @ 12:52 pm

    I’m sure we can have it all, I work full time, blog, run a house and have the best job as a mum to top it off. Great blog x

    • Mrs Puddleducky July 22, 2015 @ 7:22 pm

      I’m trying! Wow you sound super busy! Thanks for visiting the blog x

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