Due to the popularity of this guest post series, I am excited to announce that I am hosting it twice per week! Every Tuesday and Saturday, I will be doing a quick interview with a blogger or small business owner to find out more about them. I do love a natter, even when it’s a virtual one!
Today my Q&A is with Maddy, who is a fab mum blogger at The Speed Bump.
Welcome and thank you for getting involved! Tell me about yourself…
My name is Maddy, I’m 22 and I live in North Wales with my new husband Daf and our two-year-old daughter Celyn.
Name one random fact about yourself.
I have an octopus phobia. I’m terrified of them!
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Probably my mum. She’s had to deal with so many hardships and difficulties in her life and she just takes them in her stride and handles them like a boss.
Tell me about your blog. What is the main theme?
What inspired you to start it? My blog is The Speed Bump. It started in 2013 when I found out I was pregnant at 19. I felt like all the pregnancy information I’d been handed didn’t feel relevant to me in the slightest, so I started my own blog in the hopes that other people in my situation would find it useful too. Over time it’s followed me through pregnancy, and then balancing having a newborn and studying, and now adjusting to the big wide world!
Do you blog full time or do you work as well? How do you juggle your time? Any tips?
I’m a stay-at-home mum, but I prefer to think of myself as blogging full time! 😉 I juggle my time by sticking Fireman Sam on Netflix and writing while my daughter is distracted!
What is the best piece of advice you can give to fellow bloggers?
If you’re not loving what you’re doing, stop doing it. Your passion shows in your writing, and your blog is so personal – write what you want, not what you think others want to read.
How do you relax/ spend your ‘free time’?
I love video games! If I’ve got free time I’ll probably be on the PS4.
What are your favourite family activities?
We love going to the park. My daughter is at the age where she’s obsessed with parks right now, so we always end up spending hours there, but it’s nice to spend time together as a family. We also love sitting together and reading – The Gruffalo is her favourite.
Where is your favourite outdoor place to visit?
It would have to be the beach. We love going for walks on the beach – we went to Butlins for our honeymoon over Christmas, and even went for a walk on Minehead beach on Christmas Day!
Best family day out?
Chester Zoo. It’s not too far from us, there are so many animals to see and you can spend a lovely day wandering around.
It has been great reading about you and your beautiful family Maddy, thank you so much for sharing!
Read more from Maddy here…