Helen Thorn

Helen Thorn is a stand-up comedian and mum of two, who, along with her friend Ellie Gibson, launched The Scummy Mummies Podcast in July 2013. This fortnightly chat show for less-than-perfect parents was an instant hit, reaching number one on the iTunes Kids & Family chart.

Today the podcast has racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads and is listened to in more than 100 countries, and The Scrummy Mummies thriving Instagram channel has almost a quarter of a million followers. Helen is also now a published author, having released her book Get Divorced, Be Happy, sharing her own rollercoaster journey from the initial shock of a surprise separation, through to her discovery of the ‘glorious joy’ of just being by herself.

Helen's articles

How to get your kids to care about rising energy bills

The latest hikes in energy bills are enough to leave anyone cold. According to Ofgem, people on default tariffs paying by direct debit will see an increase of £693 and pre-payment customers will see an increase of £708, which is an alarming amount of cash for most families.

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Palentine's Day: How to be quids in by sharing costs with friends

Comedian and podcaster, Helen Thorn, focuses on the benefits of friends (versus friends with benefits) during this traditional time of romance.

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