Today, You Inspired Me – Katie

inspiring bloggers

I love Blogging, it brings so many benefits into mine and my family’s life. But the best above all is friends that inspire me, that share their lives with me, that write posts that talk to my heart, make me smile or even laugh out loud, that make me a better blogger.

I have always shared these on my blog in the form of my Blog Love page (which like many things on my blog is terribly out of date) but as 2014 is my year of Happiness I have decided to spread some and every month I am going to share with you a blogger who inspires me.

This is January’s (better late than never), I bring to you one of my favourite bloggers of all times and more importantly than that someone I class as a friend (not just online). To be honest if you are in the world of Parent Blogging at all I shall be surprised if you have not heard of Katie of Mummy Daddy Me. She is the BIGGEST sweetheart. I honestly can not remember how or when I started following Katie but I know it has been at least 2 years, I had just had Addison for sure, Katie has 2 little girls one 6 months older than Addy and another 6 months older than Deacon. They are the most beautiful babies and the posts she writes to and about them on her blog make me laugh and smile on a weekly basis, Katie has inspired many of my posts in this past year, she has inspired me to feel better about myself and to realise I am a nice person.

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Myself, Lucy and Katie at MAD Blog Awards last year

I have had the pleasure of meeting Katie now many times, I only wish more, our children have played together and we have offered each other advice. I would not like to ever lose Katie in my everyday (online of course), she makes it a better place and I know she would yours too.

2014 brings many exciting things for my family and Katie is involved in 2 of the biggest, Katie very kindly has agreed to be Photographer at our Wedding Renewal in November, I feel so honoured, I know she will take amazing pictures of my little family and then in August Katie does something I can not even explain my gratitude, she is part of Raising For Grayson, a team of bloggers who are completing two physical challenges (climbing Mount Snowdon & 55 mile bike ride) in Grayson’s name to raise money for life chaining equipment and therapy, I think this in itself explains just how AWESOME Katie is, please do go take a look.

Now I shall hand you over to Katie for a little Q&A.

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Katie & her family, picture property of Mummy Daddy Me

Where do you blog and for how long ?

I blog at Mummy Daddy Me and have been doing it ever since I started one day on a whim when my daughter was about five months old. I can’t see myself ever growing tired of it.

How would you describe your blog in 5 words ?

Memories, Family, Photos, Love and Moments

One thing you love and one thing you hate about blogging ?

I love lots of things about blogging but if I had to choose just one it would be the friends I have made. I have made one of my best friends through blogging (Lucy) and as such our families have become really close too, and I have also made some other wonderful friends as well. There’s too many to list but they are a great part of my life. But I also want to break the rules and say that I have become so passionate about recording our family memories through photos too. The one thing I hate is the competitiveness. For all the amazing people there are some who seem to not be able to be happy for others when they get a good opportunity. That makes me sad. Also people who don’t credit you – if someone has inspired you to write about something then it’s just nice to say so.

What is your favourite blog to read at the moment and why ?

Oh gosh I really don’t know. I have about twenty that I adore and that I read religiously and comment on every post they do, and about 200 on my reader. If I had to point you in the direction of just one at the moment it would probably be Hurrah for Gin Katie is a relatively new blogger but is so friendly and supportive of other people, and her blog is laugh out loud hilarious but she also has a soft side too. She has two boys who are very similar in age to my girls and I love reading her funny take on life as a Mum.

Anything else you would like to share ?

Nooooo I don’t think so, bar the fact these questions were hard Kara! 😉

Do go check out Katies Blog and don’t forget to follow her on Twitter, she is someone you want to have in your life, thank you Katie for answering these Q’s and inspiring me each day xx

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.