Guest Post with Mas & Pas Parenting

Thank you for your interest in wanting to guest post on Mas & Pas!

To tell you a bit about our style, we’re all about positive parenting. We know there’s no one right way to raise kids and we are not judgy of different parenting styles.

We love articles from real parents about their own experiences, whether it’s writing about the struggles or the joys or the things you’ve learned along the way that you want to share with others. If it’s your experience and your writing comes from the heart we want to hear about it.

We can also accept posts that are fun and easy crafts for kids, or healthy family recipes.

If you think you have something that could fit with our community, you can send the article to us and if approved, it will be posted on www.masandpas.com.

Please no marketing agencies, we are only able to feature pieces of writing from real parents or parent writers and bloggers.

You can submit an article in the text box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you. Or you can email us with your ideas first at info@masandpas.com.

Before going ahead and submitting material to us there are some important points to note:

All materials you submit to us (Your Submission) must be:

  • Original work. They must be your own original work, not copied in whole or part from any other material;
  • Exclusive to Mas & Pas. They must not already published elsewhere, whether online, in print or otherwise either before or after we publish it; and
  • Comply with our T’s and Cs. For all the legal stuff please take a look here and check that you can fully comply with our Terms and Conditions For Writers.

Please only submit original pieces that you are happy to be given exclusively to Mas & Pas, and not featured on other websites or publications now or in the future.

If published, we allow other websites to link to your piece on Mas & Pas but only using the title. Please ensure these websites do not copy the entire article or large extracts of it and post it on their site.

Links and Bio

We don’t currently pay for Guest posts, however we can provide up to 3 links to your website or social media pages where our readers can find more of your work.

We are also happy to include information about yourself as the author to credit you for the work. The information we can include is:

  • name
  • brief bio
  • link to your website, blog or social media account.

Becoming a regular contributor

If your Submission is accepted it will be posted on www.masandpas.com on a trial or one-off basis and may be shared or distributed by us and partners we work with.

If the trial goes well and you wish to continue contributing to Mas & Pas, we may give you login details so that you can submit further articles as a regular contributor.

How long does it take?

After we receive your Submission we will review its suitability. We aim to get back to you within two weeks (14 days) and at the latest thirty days (30 days) after submission.

We are not always able to give feedback on material that is not considered suitable. If you have not heard back from us within 30 days of submission it means we were not able to publish it and you are free to use the article elsewhere.

Prior to your submission being posted you will be required to confirm it has not already been made available online, in print or otherwise.

For as long as your submission appears on www.masandpas.com you agree not make Your Submission available other than via posting a link to the content as it appears on www.masandpas.com.

Please note we reserve the right make editorial changes to Your Submission before it is posted to help it fit with our voice and brand.

Please let us know if you have any special requests for your article and we will try to take them into account.

There are 3 types of Guest Posts we can review:

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Parenting Articles

We are looking for inspiring essays about 600-1200 words long that can be either:

  • first person essays from real mums and dads, reflecting on pivotal, or just everyday moments of parenthood. We don’t judge or shame parents or other parenting styles so good vibes only please! We do like to talk about the tough stuff, hard experiences and the emotional journeys or moments of parenting that we are going through ourselves. We hope that our pieces will give encouragement to other parents, and let them know they are not alone.
  • commentary on current events. You may want to write a commentary on something going on in the news, that has been receiving a lot of press and debate. This can be anything from world events to celebrity headlines. If so, let us know your thoughts on it.
  • expert articles. If you are an in a certain field, we also welcome posts offering tips and practical advice to parents on a topic within your area of expertise.

If you are writing for the first time

  1. Write from your heart and share your real emotions. Be as honest as you can. If it makes you feel more comfortable you can always choose a different author name for your piece or mark it as anonymous.
  2. Keep your articles short. Ones around 600-1000 words are great.
  3. Don’t compare your piece to other people’s. Each story has its own special message, so write it however you think is best.

Some examples of our pieces from other parents can be found here:

Breastfeeding – what no one tells new mothers

Magic finds me, even on the weariest of days

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Crafts & Learning Activities

You can find our full selection of Arts & Crafts and Learning Activity posts here:

Kidspiration

We want our crafts and activities to be:

  • bright and colourful
  • well presented and well photographed – both the hero image and the stages
  • easy for parents and kids to follow and do

If you feel your craft or activity would be a good fit for our collection we would love to hear from you!

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Recipes

We make recipes that are quick and easy and that little bit healthier. Gluten free and dairy free recipes are welcome but anything that would help parents get a nutritious and healthy meal on the table quickly is very welcome.

We do have more requirements for our recipes in that:

  • the recipes are well photographed, both the main image and the steps.
  • that images of the different ‘steps’ when making the recipes are provided.
  • that clear and concise instructions that are easy to follow are provided.

Unfortunately if the photography is not at a high enough standard or if the post needs too much editing we would not be able to post these. We recommend taking a look at some of our recipes first to get an idea of what we’re looking for:

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If you feel it’s for you we’d love to hear from you!

Some quick tips for taking great food photography are:

  1. Always photograph food in natural lighting.
  2. Use a professional camera or if this is not possible you could try using ‘Portrait’ mode on your i-Phone.
  3. Think about how to lay out the food before photographing it. Look online and have a layout in mind before you photograph the food – it can make all the difference.

What to include with Your Submission

Required information – we will need to know:

  • your name and e-mail address (we will not publish this information unless you request it); and
  • your author name – your real name, a pseudonym or “anonymous” as you would like it to appear with the article.

Optional information – only if you want this published with your piece:

  • details of your website, blog or social media profile; and
  • your biography (please keep your bio to one or two sentences).

Please let us know if you have any special requests for your article and we will try to take them into account.

Happy Writing! We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your posts on Mas & Pas! 

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