Disko Kids Meets The Wikimama
This week on the blog we spoke to Susie Lodge who is the busy Mum behind Wiki Places For Kids. If you're looking for great places to visit with the kids over the holidays - then this the place to go to find them! Lots of useful ideas & recommendations all in one place.
Tell us about Wiki Places For Kids - how did you start?
Do you have any kids?
I have a Tasmanian devil called Jacob who’s 4.5 and a cheeky princess called Matilda 2.5
How do you fit your work around your kids?
I still have a full time job to keep the money coming in while I build Wiki up so around that and the family I have to steal every waking moment possible. (I’ve tapped parts of this out on the loo 😳) - I attend events and courses in the evenings, work for an hour or so on the other evenings and spend Friday to Sunday going to Wiki places with the kids too so it’s a good way of blending both!
Where do you find inspiration?
From all the other mama businesss around me, seeing people managing in the same boat, and holding solid in my mind the potential of what Wiki could become. I see Not on the Highstreet as a brilliant example of women being incredible in the online space.
What did you do before you started Wiki Places for kids ?
I’ve been a digital programme director for years working in digital ad agencies running teams for big brands. I’m currently the head of delivery for an agency in Buckinghamshire.
Any other independent brands you’d like to spread the word about?
I’ve recently discovered Stib - amazing kids chunky pencils with inspiration phrases and beautiful colours. I also love the Squidgy doodle kids craft boxes. And I’m a huge fan of Keep Em Quiet - travel packs to keep the little ones quiet on trips of varying lengths!!
What kind of music do you listen to?
I’m a pop queen! Not necessarily the new stuff but I’m defo a mainstream type. I love One D and Little Mix and Bruno Mars as much as I love ABBA, and Elton. But my big faves are from the foo fighters and Kings of Leon (girl crush!!)
Have your kids inherited your music taste?
Jacobs favourite song ever is “I’m still standing!!” But he’s also taken on the odd one or two from his dad - ACDCs Back in Black “ Nine Lives!! Cats EYES!” 😂
Party out or party at home - Discuss
Both!! But at the moment it’s usually a kitchen disco!!
What’s next for Wikimama
National domination!! Lol! In all seriousness the goal is to reach as many parents in the UK as possible and to become the go to site for people looking for parent recommended places to go! It’s all out there, I just need to go make it happen!!
You can find out more on the Wiki Places For Kids