About Rainy Day Mum


I’m Cerys (it’s a traditional Welsh Name and pronounced Keris!), founder of Rainy Day Mum. You may have guessed from the Mum instead of Mom that we are from England and live in a wonderful corner of the country, Suffolk. In 2009 I became Mum to J and was fairly quickly followed by T, with 18 months between them I found that doing creative, playful and fun activities with them kept my days alive and reduced my stress levels of having a newborn and a young toddler.

Rainy Day Mum - Cerys Parker

Rainy Day Mum was founded in June 2011 3 months after T was born and we started sharing ideas for Creative Family Fun with babies and toddlers, as my children have grown so has Rainy Day Mum with ideas for preschoolers, kinder (reception aged in the UK) and fun for family as well as parenting ideas and recipes.

Prior to having kids I led a very different life starting off as a Marine Biologist working in Greece and Costa Rica and when I met my husband I changed careers and started to teach high school Information Communication Technology and occasionally Science. Whereas my 20’s were mostly spent living from a backpack my 30’s are being spent parenting and turning a house into a home for our family.

Meet the family

J from Rainy Day Mum

J was born August 2009 and is my little monkey, he loves all things nature and wants to be a Jungle Explorer when he grows up. A book worm he’s fascinated by Non-fiction books although loves sitting down together and reading a story book together. He started school in September 2013.

T from Rainy Day Mum

The other little monkey is T born in March 2011 she’s been at home with me since then and will be going to preschool for the first time in September 2014 and starting school the following year. What she wants to be when she grows up changes every day but varies from a Racing Car drive, to post man, to a mermaid depending on her mood. She loves nothing more than digging in the dirt and making flower cakes in the garden.

Why Rainy Day Mum?

So why am I called Rainy Day Mum – well have you ever visited the UK? It Rains – A LOT – so Rainy Day Mum seemed a great name for a site for a mum from the UK.

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What to start with?

Here are a few great posts to start off with from our archieves…..

rainy day activities for children

101 Ideas for Rainy Day

35 activities for babies and young toddlers

35 Activities for Babies and Young Toddlers

recipes and cooking with toddlers and kids

Cooking with Toddlers

Paper Plate Lion

Paper Plate Lion

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and now mum. She's passionate about supporting learning at school at home, bringing books alive, giving kids life skills and exploring the world around us sharing Creative, Family Friendly, Fun Ideas for the whole family on Rainy Day Mum

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