“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 with my eldest daughter. The one thing I wish was that I had thought more about the name, seven years later I cringe when people ask me my blog name. But I couldn’t change it as I almost feel like it is my fourth baby.
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 seven years later this blog would become such a huge part of our lives and enable me to work full time on it. It is a dream of mine to be able to work creating videos, photos and writing for a living. Literally the biggest dream come true.
Essentially this blog is all about our lives. It’s our visual diary of those beautiful but tough 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 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. But ultimately it’s just about us.
My not so 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 are two other little people in our lives too, which I guess sort of means we have gone full circle to three again!
I’m Katie, the person who writes this blog. I’m a Mum to my two girls and my little boy, and I mostly spend my days with them, whilst working from home doing what I love best. Before they were born I worked in online marketing for a large travel company- travelling has always been my number one passion. My other main passion is recording our memories- I absolutely adore photography and filming creative videos.
We recently moved into what we are calling our ‘forever home’ and I have discovered I have a massive love for interior design, I love doing up our house and that’s a good thing as it is quite a big renovation project. I love bright colours and interiors in the children’s rooms and more muted colours in the other areas. I am happiest when I’m with my family. I would live on fajitas, pizza and chocolate buttons if my waist line allowed it and I can’t go a day without having a diet coke – I realise it’s so bad for me but it’s definitely my guilty pleasure. I have recently started to try and get back into running after a long hiatus (I used to love it before I had our little boy).
Jon is my long suffering instagram husband. We have been married for 8 years and been together for 12 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 and years ago now – it makes me cringe to read it back!)
He is a designer/front end developer and set up his own business a couple of years ago, after years of working for others. We are now working from home together in our little office shed at the bottom of the garden 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. I love that we enjoy doing this together.
He likes all the typical kind of stuff- he is a bit of a cycling geek and he loves design, football and cars. He also loves making videos too (although he doesn’t put much on there), you can find his You Tube channel here.
Madeleine 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 is now in Year Two at school and is fast growing in to an intelligent, kind and loving little girl.
She is such a ‘tom boy’, is obsessed with football and never sits still. She plays football for a local team and is actually really good. She wants to be a spy when she grows up and she loves reading too. Her favourite treat is to have a lemonade if we ever go out for dinner (easily pleased) and she never stops talking/jumping around/laughing. If you are grumpy you can guarantee that she will cheer you up- she’s definitely the silliest and loudest member of the family.
She is exceptionally affectionate, always telling us that she loves us, and she is the best big sister to her siblings.
Lottie is our middle little person and she is the funniest member of the bunch. She was born in February 2013 via elective c-section and she has always been the most chilled out little thing, you hardly even know she is there, although since she started school she has definitely got a lot more feisty. She’s got the most beautiful set of blond curls, the most infectious smile and is generally nearly always happy. But when she wants to she has the most serious grumpy face.
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, copying everything she does. They sleep together in a bed every single night and they argue like cat and dog, but have the strongest most lovely bond.
Her favourite toy by far is Baa Baa, her little sheep that comes everywhere with her. He has been all over the world and *touch wood* we haven’t lost him yet. She also loves Paw Patrol, Lego and dressing up (the current favourite being as a pirate).
Our newest addition to the family is our affectionately named ‘bonus baby’ Wren. Having always thought we would stick at two children we decided to try for one more if we were lucky enough for that to happen. It did and in April 2016 our gorgeous little boy was born. I couldn’t imagine myself having a boy after having my two girls and also growing up with a sister myself, but he instantly stole my heart and we couldn’t imagine life without him now.
He’s changing so quickly but currently we have to have eyes in the back of our heads. Luckily he sleeps really well now after almost a year of zero sleep, but he is so different to the girls. He’s always climbing, doing things he shouldn’t and generally causing mischief. But you’d be hard pressed not to smile at the cheeky glint in his eye.
He’s completed our family and we all adore him. His little sisters dote on him and while sometimes I still can’t believe we have three children, at the same time I couldn’t imagine life without him. He is the missing piece to our jigsaw.
You can also watch our You Tube channel trailer to see us in action-