Our team

The staff and creators of Mummy & Me Magazine have a wide range of experiences, let us introduce you to our team...

Michelle Thompson

Founder & Liverpool Executive Editor


Michelle has a wealth of Editorial, PR, Media and Advertising experience along with over 10 years experience in Childcare. Michelle has also been the Parent Support Co-ordinator for the Liverpool branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) since 2011 the year she also became a Mummy herself! Michelle launched the magazine in May 2012 and is currently expecting her second child later this year.





Eden Thompson



Eden works alongside the Liverpool Executive Editor and magazine Founder Michelle Thompson to research various children's activities in the Liverpool area. Eden has been a Researcher and Critique of Playgroups since June 2011 and has experience in all aspects of children's activities; from sports such as Swimming and Yoga, through to the arts of Signing and Massage!




Bethany Thompson



Bethany joined the team in November 2012 to assist Eden Thompson with the important work of researching and conducting product reviews. Bethany brought a wealth of experience in product testing and has provided rave reviews on everything from dribble bibs to sensory toys.




Gill Pryce

Sub Editor - Chester & Wirral


Gill joined Mummy and Me in 2012, running the Wirral edition. Gill has a wealth of experience in Marketing and Customer Relations along with an extensive background in Childcare. Gill has a special interest in childhood allergies and in August 2012 featured on BBC Breakfast to discuss this topic. Gill became a Mummy herself in 2010 and stepped down from Executive Editor to Sub-Editor of Chester & Wirral in September 2013 approaching the birth of her second child. 




Sue Bennett

St. Helens & Knowsley Executive Editor


Susan has been a professional writer for over 15 years and won the Pollard Prize at Liverpool Hope University for her informative and factual essays. Susan is a qualified Early Years Teacher and has actively been involved in group activities promoting child development through the use of music. Susan is also a Mummy of three!





Elanza Butters

North Cheshire Executive Editor & Photographer


Elanza has a background in professional photography and styling and joined the Mummy and Me team in June 2013. Elanza loves to travel and has spent a lot of her time living abroad. Elanza is proud Mummy to Lilly.





Alan Bennett

Creative Learning Consultant


Alan has worked in Education for over 20 years and is a qualified Headteacher holding the NPQH qualification. He has a Business and IT degree and has recently developed a Creative Learning Programme which has attracted interest from over 30 countries worldwide.







Danielle Furber

Educational Researcher


Danielle has worked in a variety of Liverpool Educational Establishments predominantly in Primary Education. Danielle specialises in Child Development through Foreign Languages and has also taught English to Spanish Students in the Catalan area of Spain. Danielle provides invaluable resources to ensure editorial promotes educational development for Primary level.




Anita Harris

Special Needs Consultant


Anita has both personal and professional experience caring for children with special needs. Anita has over 20 years experience caring for children with a wide range of disibilities. Joining Mummy & Me Magazine in 2012, Anita provides advice and guidance for Special Needs related articles.





Ilan Sheady

Artist & Illustrator


Ilan has worked for North West Media Publications producing a range of comic strips and illustrations. Ilan's creativity, passions and talents have taken him in many directions and enabled him to work closely with disadvantaged children to teach them cartoon and comic art.






Neil Bennett

Creative Designer


Neil graduated in Journalism and Digital Culture in 2011. His Graphic Design experience spans a variety of projects in different areas, everything from working on University Websites to local publications and handbooks for Liverpool companies. Neil was also part of the production of local sports magazines for the Liverpool area.






Lee Thompson

Marketing Manager


Lee has designed and implemented Marketing Strategies for large organisations across the North West and North Wales. Prior to working in Business Consulting, PR and Marketing, Lee has worked with disabled children involving long-term care. Lee became a Daddy in 2011.




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