About Us

How my blogging journey began

My name is Kate Holmes and I started blogging when my 3 children were very young. I was in the grip of post-natal depression and my late mum felt writing might act as a therapeutic outlet. I had no idea how to start a blog but Google was my friend. Soon I was connecting on social media with more established bloggers who showed me the ropes. Even then I blogged anonymously for years scared to walk around the block never mind reveal my name or image on the Internet.

Where blogging took me

Thirteen years or so later, I like to think I know what I am doing. Blogging has got me through depression, grief and out the other side of an abusive relationship. It has also taken me on exciting adventures such as working for BritMums which is the UK’s largest lifestyle blogging network and going on a VIP press trip to Orlando. I have won awards from Tots100 and BritMums as an inspirational blogger.

I have used my blog to try and tell women like me that it is OK to share our thoughts, feelings and stories openly. I love to celebrate women whether they have overcome adversity, coped with loss or set up enterprises.

Fascinating facts

Here are some facts that might give you a little insight into who I am as a woman.

  • I was adopted at the age of 11 months moving from London to Yorkshire.
  • I attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge University where I studied Law.
  • I used my degree to help people in charities rather than going down a more traditional route.
  • I have walked on fire.
  • I adored doing a boudoir photography session and once did a Calendar Girls type photo to attract attention to my blog.
  • I lived in France for a few years and hope to return one day.
  • I have a wicked sense of humour.
Woman on Thin Ice 2022

This year I am taking the blog back to what it was about in the first place. Let’s celebrate women by telling their stories. I will also be offering personal development courses on a whole range of topics from managing money to increasing self-confidence. If you subscribe to my blog today, you will get a 20% discount on all my courses.

I want to encourage and support women to be the very best they can be on their own terms. Are you with me? Please subscribe to keep updated on my news, courses, giveaways and more. You can do this by completing the form in my right sidebar.

If I can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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