November’s Blog of the Month: Cardiff Mummy Says


Welcome to the second post in the series, Blog of the Month!

Last month, we heard all about Kelly Robinson-Key and her blog, Nature Mum Blog. If you missed it, you can read it here.

This month, we’re featuring on a blog called Cardiff Mummy Says, which is one of my favourite blogs to read. Witty and intelligent, Cathryn Scott’s style of writing is one that I absolutely love, which is why she is featuring as November’s Blog of the Month.

Let’s find out a little bit about her, shall we?


  • Tell us a little bit about yourself 

I’m Cathryn. I’m a mum of three children, a daughter aged 6 3/4 and two sons aged 5 and 2.5. I’m from Barry, went to university in Swansea (where I met the man who is now my husband) and have lived in Cardiff since 2003. I’m a journalist, a yoga teacher, a vegetarian, I’m 5ft 0 tall. I love cheesy music, pizza and the sea.

When did you start blogging and why?

I originally started blogging in 2007. I’d just left my job as a staff journalist to go freelance, and although I loved being self-employed, I missed the weekly column I used to write in my job, so I created a blog as a way of continuing with that. I didn’t really tell many people that I’d started blogging – blogs weren’t as big as they are now, and I was worried people would laugh at me because I wasn’t writing for a publication or getting paid for it.

I blogged on and off, very sporadically, for a few years, but only for myself really because although I was always busy with work, I wasn’t doing any of the more chatty informal stuff. I set up Cardiff Mummy Says in 2013, but again was so scared about people laughing at me, I kept it to myself for well over a year. I’d had an idea in my head for a while about a magazine for local parents as there’s nothing here in South Wales that really caters for parents, but I knew I didn’t have the time or resources for a traditional magazine.

One day, in August 2014, I just decided to go for it. I wrote a post in response to an article about my old university, which I’d seen being shared on Facebook, but which I felt did nothing to reflect the amazing time I’d had there. I set up a Facebook page for Cardiff Mummy Says, and used it to share the post on my personal Facebook page.

My very first post I’d shared with anyone went viral – and I suddenly thought, wow, I could actually do this! I’ve been writing the blog ever since and it’s now become a big part-time job in itself. When I started, I had absolutely no idea what a huge blogging community there was and feel lucky to have made some brilliant and supportive friends through the blogging world.

  • What is unique about yourself and your blog?
I think the local element has given me a niche. One of the reasons I started Cardiff Mummy was because there was nothing really catering for local parents. The local stuff is always really popular and I’m so pleased that people find it useful. I guess having a background in journalism, editing and PR has helped me.
  • When you’re not blogging, you’re … ?
Running round after three kids, teaching yoga, being a freelance journalist, failing to keep up with the housework, and generally wondering how on earth I’m supposed to juggle it all!
  • Why should people visit your blog?
For parents in South Wales, I hope it’s a useful resource of local events listings and reviews of days out. For both local parents and those further a field, I hope they will relate to my ups and downs of parenting, the humorous list posts. The Facebook page has become a lovely and engaged community, so I hope people will enjoy being able to connect with other parents too.
  • What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
Be more confident. You have a lot to offer, if only you’d realise it. And stop trying to be a people-pleaser and think about your own needs too.
  • Tell me something that most people don’t know about you. 
I wear my watch on my right hand – I’m right handed and most right-handed people wear theirs on their left hand. The reason for this is because when I was about 10, I read that my childhood crush Jason Donovan wore his watch on his right hand (now I’m a grown up I don’t know if this is even true!), and so me and my best friend at the time decided to do the same, and it’s never felt right on the left.
  • And finally, just for fun, what is your favourite colour and why?
Purple. No idea why; it just is.

If you want to keep up to date with Cathryn and her blog, you can do so by visiting

You can also follow her on social media, by visiting her Facebook, TwitterInstagram, Google Plus and Pinterest pages. 



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