Meet The Team

Welcome to The Backpack Mum Team!

Lizzy – Founder

Lizzy is the founder of the Backpack Mum. Following a nasty break-up she suddenly found herself a single mum to a 9-month old baby. She instantly felt that single-parent guilt that her child was going to be without now that they were a one-income family. She knew  that she wanted to do everything in her power to give her son an upbringing to be proud of. When she’s not on an adventure she loves spending time with family, running, cooking up a storm and attending church. She loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book and a bar of galaxy…


Mary – Contributor & Assistant Video Editor

As a contributor and assistant video editor Mary is a diamond at helping with all video editing and some social media. Mary is well travelled, and spent much of her gap year exploring Australia. She has since surfed in Morocco and takes regular trips to the north coast of Devon. Having completed her degree in Sociology Mary lives five minutes from Dorset’s Jurassic coast and is out on the water most days, paddle-boarding and surfing. In her down-time you can find Mary at the gym or eating giant bowls of rice crispies.

Yasmin – Contributor & Assistant Editor

As a mum of 3, former early year’s teacher and experienced traveller, Yasmin is an expert when it comes to taking trips with children. Her passion for travel and adventure saw her take a family round-the-world trip when their youngest was just 10 years old. These qualities mixed with her BEd (Hons) in Education has made her an essential part of the Backpack Mum team. In her down time she loves to go running, eat lots of mango and explore her new home in Pembrokeshire, Wales.


Wilfred is the star in front of the camera. He’s taken 6 flights so far and is an aeroplane food connoisseur. Top of his bucket list is to go and see the real ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ car at the Beaulieu Motor Museum. In his down time he loves nothing more than to kick back watching Wallace & Gromit with a warm bottle of milk!