Short Bio: Katy is the founder of What Katy Said and Decluttering Motherhood. She is a well-known parenting blogger and content creator who has built up a community of women since starting in 2014.
Katy founded What Katy Said after the birth of her second child and has since built up followings on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube as well as creating a successful podcast. Katy has ranked in the top 5 parent blogs in the UK and has worked with some of the world’s largest brands.
A little from Katy about how the site was started…
In 2007, I graduated with a degree in Primary Education and started working in a primary school just north of London. My passion has always been teaching and helping others and so this was a natural path for me to follow.
In 2011 my first child was born and as much as I loved working with children, I couldn’t imagine not spending my days with my daughter. So, I gave up my job and started a new life as a stay-at-home mum.
Life was lonely. I missed speaking with other adults but was too shy to meet people in person. I also missed having a purpose beyond being a mother but had no clue what I could do besides go back to teaching – the one thing I was trained to do but the one thing I didn’t want to do anymore.
When my second child was born I discovered online forums and Facebook groups. Chatting away with other mums made me happy! I had found a community and I was able to use my knowledge of parenting my firstborn to help first-time-mums that I ‘met’ along the way.
One of those mums suggested I start a blog to help more mums and so, in May 2014 What Katy Said was born. I started off writing down as much as I could possibly think of to help others and soon began to grow a following of like-minded mums.
I have been so blessed to have been able to help mums all around the world with different aspects of motherhood, parenting and everything else in between. But beyond that, I have also grown a community of women that supports me and each other – something I am forever grateful for.
I have also had the privilege of being able to work with amazing brands over the years, either through articles on my blog or via social media. It has meant I have not had to go back to working in a school but have been able to work from home doing a job that doesn’t feel like a job at all.
On a personal note…
I live in Hertfordshire, just north of London, UK. I have a wonderful husband and three children: Grace (10 years old), Lily (8 years old), and William (5 years old).
I met my husband when we were both studying at university in Bangor, N.Wales. He was my first (and last) boyfriend and I knew he was the one the first time I met him. We were together for 8 years before finally getting married in 2010.
20 years later, with 3 kids and a dog, I can honestly say he is still my very best friend in the world.
Aside from blogging and the busy life of a mum, I also love reading (I am addicted to self-improvement books), watching cheesy movies on Netflix, and playing with the kids. I’ve also taken up running recently so we shall see how that turns out!
Come find me on social
You’ll find me here on my blog but I also have a YouTube channel, where I share videos from motivational chats to day in the life vlogs.
I can also be found on Instagram, sharing snippets from my days on Instagram Stories.
If Facebook is more your thing then I also love sharing all of the amazing posts I find from across the internet!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. For any PR companies, please head over to my Work With Me page.