About Me

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I am Sonya Cisco, I am 42 and live in West Dorset with my three children – Betsy (19), Max (12) and Syd (4) and my punk rock other half, Andy.

 I spent 15 years playing in bands at various festivals and insalubrious locations throughout Britain and Europe. These days I am more likely to be making a swiss roll than rock’n’roll, hence the title of my blog ‘The Ramblings of a Formerly Rock’n’Roll Mum’ , but I can still be persuaded to strap that bass guitar back on for special occasions.

I have far too much to say, an opinion on everything, but am always open to discussion. love music, cooking, sci-fi, gadgets, books and various kitsch ephemera. I am a collector of stuff. And I like biscuits a little bit too much.  When I am not here you can find me writing for the Mirror.co.uk, BritMums and Mumsnet.


The Ramblings of a Formerly Rock’n’Roll Mum has received the following accolades:

  • Finalist in the  Fresh Voice Category in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2013, and Shortlisted in the Humour Category of the same awards in 2014.
  • One of the Tots100 Top 20 parent bloggers on Twitter 2014. 
  • Included in New Generations Top 10 Bloggers to Watch in 2013
  • Finalist in the Swans 2013 for Funniest Blog Post.
  • Speaker at the BritMums Live and Mumsnet Blogfest blogging conferences.
  • Featured in At Home Magazine
  • Netmums Blog of the Week
  • Britmums Good Read
  • Tots100 Good Read
  • Inclusion in Tots100 50 Best Posts of 2012
  • Mumsnets Blog of the Day.
  • Nominated in the MADS 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Miss Cisco writes the monthly politics round-up for Britmums.
  • Included in Rebatezones Top 50 Mummy Bloggers in the UK

 Want to get in touch? Email me at sonyacisco@hotmail.co.uk.