About The Parent Social


Email: fdefranco1@gmail.com

I’m Francesca (usually Fran), a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 11 and my twin daughters are aged nine.

I blog about the things that we do, the places that we visit, the toys and games that we play with as well as all the every day parenting (and much  non-parenting) stuff in between.

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

I also blog over on Epsom & Ewell Families and Habyts, write sporadically for a number of other sites and was a regular blogger for TalkMum (until my little ones were not so little). The Parent Social has featured in/on:


Why NHS doctors charge patients for letters (Fitness to fly in pregnancy)

JoJo bows: The tween craze being banned from a classroom near you

Huffington Post

I Was Determined To Deliver My Twins Naturally

Children Are Losing Sleep By Taking Their Phones To Bed. Here’s How To Help Them


Should children still wear school uniforms?


Keeping a pregnancy diary 

Fairytales don’t give children the wrong social values, parents need to teach the right ones 

Daily Telegraph 

Is your sleep tracker giving you insomnia? 


The people cheering and the people hurting – the fallout of changing interest rates

The Sun 

Take Care of The Pennies


Top travel hacks (by parents for parents)


Should Summer Homework Be Left Behind or Will Children Be Left Behind?

The i Newspaper  

Think there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Think again…   

The i Newspaper  

Saving money on your utilities 

Derby Telegraph 

Isolation over hairstyle 

Bump & Family 

Maternity fashion tips 


Should women cover up while breastfeeding in public? These women share their views

I’m on Twitter and Facebook and you can get me at: fdefranco1@gmail.com

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