‘Our life is ordinary but it’s the ordinary moments that are sometimes the sweetest.’
What’s Mummy Daddy Me all about?
Mummy Daddy Me started in March 2011 as a way of keeping me doing something creative while on maternity leave. When it began there were just a handful of UK family blogs and I had no idea how much it would grow. Having always been known by family and friends for never sticking at anything, I would never have thought that four and a half years later this blog would become such a huge part of our lives and enable me to work full time on it, while also setting up my own freelance business.
Essentially Mummy Daddy Me is all about our lives. It’s our visual diary of those beautiful years where our children were little and life passed us by in a blur. We want to record every single little detail- the ordinary moments, the extraordinary moments and all those ones in between. But it’s become a lot more than that. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that we would get to work with incredible brands and this would become my job.
I really don’t know what kind of blog this is. I guess if we had to say it’s a family lifestyle blog covering mainly travel, photography, interiors and day to day life in general. Over the years it’s developed with a strong emphasis on travel, mainly because it’s one of our biggest passions. (I also co-run a travel blog called Space In Your Case) But ultimately it’s just about us. My little family.
This is our story.
Who’s behind Mummy Daddy Me?
You may have noticed that our url is Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three. This was our original name, back when we only had one little person in our lives. Now there is another smaller, but just as feisty little lady making up our family.
I’m Katie, the person who writes Mummy Daddy Me. I’m Mummy to two gorgeous daughters and I mostly spend my days with them, whilst working from home. (On this blog and my freelance work) Before they were born and took up all my time, I worked in online marketing for a large travel company- travelling has always been my passion. My other main passion is recording our memories- I absolutely adore photography and have just started to love creating videos of our life together.
I also love bright colours especially yellow, interiors, kids fashion, running, (when I’m not being lazy) and I am happiest when I’m with my little family. I would live on pizza, cookie dough ice cream and chocolate buttons if my waist line allowed it and I have a ridiculous obsession with diet coke- I realise it’s so bad for me but it’s definitely my guilty pleasure.
Oh and I am also a proper clean freak, our house is always tidy which is some mean feat when you have small children.
Mr E and I have been married for 6 years and been together for ten years. We met in Leeds when we both worked in a bar and we lived in a lovely flat just myself and him as friends before we got together- I have lived with him for our entire relationship which is something I guess most people can’t say! (You can check out our little love story which I wrote down years ago – it makes me cringe to read it back!)
He is a designer/front end developer and set up his own business last year, after years of working for others. We are now working from home together in our little office and bizarrely we actually get on great considering we are together so much. He also helps me with all the deep coding on my blog that I just wouldn’t have the patience to do myself- in fact he helps me with my blog a lot, only occasionally grumbling over the fact I make him go out and take photos on a weekend afternoon when he would rather be watching the football! I am very lucky that he is so supportive of me and my passions.
Mr E likes all the typical kind of stuff- he is a bit of a cycling geek and he loves design, football and cars.
Mads is our first born daughter who was born in 2010- she has a very exciting or unfortunate birthday depending on which way you look at it as she was born on Christmas Eve to the song ‘When you believe’ by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. She started her first year at school in September and so far is getting on great, I on the other hand can’t believe where the time has gone and I am sad these days with her are over. I’m missing her a lot while she is at school.
She is cheeky and feisty, but is one of the most affectionate little people I know, constantly wanting to cuddle or just be near you. She has big blue eyes and curly long hair, but is a real ‘tomboy’. She hates pink, anything she deems as ‘girly’ and doesn’t like to be called beautiful, only cool. But she’s beautiful AND cool to us.
She has the most endearing habit of playing with your ear and sucking her fingers when she is tired and unsure of herself and she truly is the best big sister, even though sometimes you wouldn’t think about it with the arguments they have. Her favourite stuffed toy is Pongo, a spotty dog, and she’s obsessed with Toy Story, Lego and watching You Tube.
LL is our baby, although she isn’t really one of those anymore. She was born in February 2013 via elective c-section and she instantly completed our family. She’s got the most beautiful set of blond curls, the most infectious smile and is generally nearly always happy. In fact you can’t help but be in a good mood when she’s around as she is always so cheerful. But when she isn’t happy, then you better watch out, she’s ‘known’ for her tantrums. Thankfully these are rare.
She’s a lot more independent than Mads, happy to play on her own and you also have to work more to get a cuddle from her. She also adores her big sister and follows her around everywhere. She is turning into quite the character and she brightens our days.
Her favourite toy by far is Baa Baa, a little sheep that comes everywhere with her. Literally everywhere. She also loves anything her sister has, normally resulting in arguments as to who gets to play with it.
If you want to find out more about us then look at our questions page or if you want to work with us then have a look at some brands we have worked with.
Or you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org