WHY SHE INSPIRES ME – LYNN FROM MRS MUMMYPENNY

Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

Today’s post is about Lynn from Mrs Mummypenny.  I first became aware of Lynn after reading her book which she penned with Emma Bradley “Blogging Your Way to Riches”.  It was my first book I purchased to find out about blogging.  It was a really helpful book for me starting on my journey but it’s one that I come back to time and time again.  I also had the pleasure of getting one to one advice from Lynn on my blogging journey.  I was so thrilled to be able to pick her brains and find out how I could take my blogging journey on to the next level.  I really do hope you will head over to Lynn’s blog to read her amazing blogging journey and her journey to become debt free.  Blogging can often be a lonely journey but connecting with Lynn you will find someone who is kind, generous of her time and always willing to help and share her experience.

 

Read on to get to know Lynn a bit more…

 

Mrs Mummypenny

 

What makes you smile?

 

So many things make me smile, particularly at this time of this the year. Seeing the beautiful bright flowers pop up, a sunny and warm day. My kids doing lovely things is always a treat, my eldest made me a beautiful card with the amazing words on it, including ‘ he loves me because I’m good at maths’. A lovely comment from a reader or another blogger I have helped always makes me happy.

 

Mrs Mummypenny

 

 

If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

 

Oh how I would love to live Meghan Markles life. She just seems like a normal person, and the worlds most eligible man has fallen in love with her. I would love to live the outfit choice, the hair and make-up. The day of royal duties. It would be amazing!

 

 

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Right now I am super proud of what I have created and achieved with Mrs Mummypenny. Three years ago I had literally just found out that my redundancy had been approved and I was on countdown to finishing work at EE by the end of June, I had a long notice period to work! Roll on three years and I am running a successful and influential business. There has been tough time where I have wanted to throw it in, I have looked for jobs, I have doubted the long road. But I persevered and made it my mission to be a success.

 

Mrs mummypenny

 

 

If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

 

Wow so I lost my mum when I was 16 and literally the world was falling apart around me. So I would say Lynn, you will get through this and it will make you stronger. This is the toughest thing you have to deal with for the next 25 years and its hard but it will shape your personality into something that you never would or could have been without this life event happening. Stay strong and believe you can do anything in the whole world, anything.

 

Mrs Mummypenny

 

 

What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

 

I have always wanted to no 1) earn decent money 2) be in a role where I am respected and be influential and 3) to make a real difference to peoples lives. The corporate roles I did until I was 37 fulfilled 1 and 2, but they were never roles where I was making a difference. Selling mobile phone, or groceries at Tesco or mortgages at HSBC they were commercial organisation with me as one small cog in a huge beast of a corporate. I know with Mrs Mummypenny that I make a difference to peoples lives, many people every day. People read my blog and learn new information, how to budget, how to save on their bills, how to open a stocks and shares ISA, how to understand their pension. This is invaluable information that people need to read in a genuine, simply written way. My debt story, my parents death stories, my mental health stories are all highly read and people see they are not the only ones going through what they are going through. I make a difference, I am respected and influential and my business is doing well enough to pay off big chunks of my debt. All is good and my job is amazing.

 

 

Other blog posts in Why She Inspires Me Series

Why B from Boost My Budget Inspires Me

Why I’m Supporting Female Bloggers

Why Becky from Cuddle Fairy Inspires Me

Why Sarah from Life in a Breakdown Inspires Me

Why Emma from EmmaDrew Inspires Me

Why Gwennan from Twentsomethingmeltdown Inspires Me

Why Francesca from Pennies to Pounds Inspires Me

Why Laura from Mum On A Mission Inspires Me

Why Katy from Katy Kicker Inspires Me

Why Jenna from A Balanced Belly Inspires Me

Why Jordanne from The Life of A Glasgow Girl Inspires Me

Why Michelle from Making Sense of Cents Inspires Me

Why Victoria from Lylia Rose Inspires Me

 

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5 MORE FEMALE BLOGGERS TO INSPIRE YOU

There are days when things seem to get on top of me.  There are days when I feel that I need a little boost.  If I need it, I thought that other female bloggers would need it to.  So I started a blog series called Why She Inspires Me last year.  I felt that too often we fail to recognise the achievements of women.  I wanted to share with everyone why female bloggers were inspiring me and celebrating them on their achievements too.

 

Below are some more fabulous female bloggers. Please show them some love by visiting their blog, following them on social media or just giving them a little bit of support.

 

Beauty & The Bird

Rachel blogs about beauty, fashion, travel, wellbeing, blogging itself and lifestyle all from the cutest blog called Beauty & The Bird.  Rachel’s photos are amazing and the layout of her blog is stunningly beautiful.  There are so many fantastic topics on there I had trouble choosing one to share with you but I guess the one that inspired me the most was Why I’m Grateful for the jobs I Hated.  A wonderful insightful post that got me thinking about the jobs I have worked and hated.  Please visit Rachel now and see for yourself.

 

 

The Rare Welsh Bit

What’s not to love about food and travel and doing both is just bliss!  Kacie is behind The Rare Welsh Bit.  A very popular food blog in it’s own right, I love reading through every post,  although my mouth always starts to water looking at the food!  My particular favourite has to be the Grenada Chocolate Festival – I mean who knew there was such a thing?  Anyway, please head over to Kacie’s blog to get your fill of food and travel.

 

 

July Journal

A cruelty free beauty and lifestyle blog penned by Yasmina.  I really love the Cruelty Free Guide that Yasmina has prepared, a very useful guide for detailing what cruelty free means. It’s a lovely blog to give you some ideas on beauty products that you may not have heard about.  Having someone review them is a big plus in my book, I always get recommendations from other bloggers.  Please visit Yasmina’s blog.

 

 

The Spoonie Mummy

The Spoonie Mummy is run by Natalie who writes about life and parenting with chronic illnesses. Sections include health, parenting, lifestyle, book reviews, recipes, favourites and product reviews.  I was so inspired by Natalie’s blog particuarly her posts about her illness and this post on her relationship.  I love to read posts like this, they are so inspiring, open and honest.  Go ahead and connect with Natalie now!

 

 

PinkieBag

I have to admit to following Chloe from day 1 of my journey to becoming a blogger.  I absolutely adore all the reviews of teas on Chloe’s blog.  I really couldn’t pick out just one post so I would recommend heading over to the hot drinks section of her blog to read about all the wonderful teas there are out there.  Honestly I never knew there were so many!  You will most certainly be inspired to go and try some new teas.  Show her some love and visit her blog today.

 

 

I hope these wonderful female bloggers inspire you as much as they have me.  Please show your love and support and head over to their blogs now.

 

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Why Francesca from Pennies to Pounds Inspires Me

Why Laura from Mum On A Mission Inspires Me

Why Katy from Katy Kicker Inspires Me

Why Jenna from A Balanced Belly Inspires Me

Why Jordanne from The Life of A Glasgow Girl Inspires Me

Why Michelle from Making Sense of Cents Inspires Me

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WHY I’M SUPPORTING FEMALE BLOGGERS

I started a blog series called Why She Inspires Me last year.  I felt that too often we fail to recognise the achievements of women.  I wanted to share with everyone why female bloggers were inspiring me and celebrating them on their achievements too.

 

Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

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Today though I want to share with you some other fantastic female bloggers as a way of supporting them on their blogging journey.  Please visit their blog and show them some love and appreciation as they continue to support themselves, support their families, and support brands to reach more customers!

 

 

 

 

  • Melissa’s blog is self named, Melissajanelee.  Blogging about all things lifestyle with food, travel and fantastic giveaways too!  I’m not great in the kitchen so her food section is a fantastic resource, I really need to try Boozy Truffles! 

 

  • Who doesn’t need help to make more money?!  I am always on the look out for ways to increase my income so Melissa’s blog At Home & Online is a must!  Her blog posts on Reselling is fantastic particularly the one on 10 Places to Find Items to Resell Online.  I have just started decluttering and selling on Ebay which is the first stage.  Can’t wait to start trying reselling too!

 

 

These are just some of the wonderful female bloggers I have come across this week.  I will be sharing with you more inspirational bloggers over the coming weeks.  Please support them too by visiting their blogs and commenting on their posts or sharing on your social media.  Let’s start supporting all women as they make their way in the blogging world.

 

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Why Emma from EmmaDrew Inspires Me

Why Gwennan from Twentsomethingmeltdown Inspires Me

Why Francesca from Pennies to Pounds Inspires Me

Why Laura from Mum On A Mission Inspires Me

Why Katy from Katy Kicker Inspires Me

Why Jenna from A Balanced Belly Inspires Me

Why Jordanne from The Life of A Glasgow Girl Inspires Me

Why Michelle from Making Sense of Cents Inspires Me

Why Victoria from Lylia Rose Inspires Me

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WHY SHE INSPIRES ME – BECKY – CUDDLE FAIRY

Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

Today I want to introduce you to Becky from Cuddle Fairy.  First, how cute is her blog name?  It was the first thing that drew me to her website.  What also inspired me to explore was Becky’s positivity.  I often suffer from the ‘not good enough’ syndrome which probably most women suffer from.  So having a specific section for Positivity including quotes, positive thinking and the beautiful Happiness Series really draws me to Becky’s site time and time again.

 

Women have faced many struggles through time, alas those challenges and more still exist.  Becky understands this and regularly hosts a 3 day Posivitity Challenge.  I took part and I have to say I found the challenge to be the most rewarding thing I have undertaken.  My negative inner voice can be constant but each day Becky posts positive quotes and encourages us to choose positive thoughts.

 

Becky has really inspired me to change my thinking.  I’d love for you to get to know Becky below and sign up for her Positivity Challenge when you get the chance.

 

 

Why She Inspires Me

 

What makes you smile?

My three kids for sure. All three have great sense of humours and can be so funny.  Birds make me smile which might sound odd. I love to see them flying around and hoping from branch to branch in our back yard.  Anything loving or touching makes me smile.  And I always smile when someone is happy when they tell a story, their happiness shines so bright and makes me smile too.
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If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

Oooo now this is a tough one! I’d be going for someone spiritual and calm that I could learn from their energy and their wisdom. I’d say the Dali Lama but I would never know how to fill his shoes!
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What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I’m proud that I breast feeding my kids until they were around 12 – 14 months old each.  I’m also proud of my blog, Cuddle Fairy & my blog’s social accounts.
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If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

I’d tell myself not to stress and to take each moment as it comes in. I’d say to pause before I answer any question so I can answer the way I want to and not out of habit or out of a moment of anger. And to start reading philosophy and mindset books asap!
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What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

I started my blog for two reasons. One to spread positivity. Two to be a stay at home working mother. The aim to spread positivity is what keeps me going. It makes me really happy when people leave me comments about my blog posts or quotes and how they have helped them in some way. That honestly makes my day and keeps me going!
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WHY SHE INSPIRES ME – SARAH – LIFE IN A BREAK DOWN

Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

Women face multiple barriers today, domestic violence, sexual harassment, bullying, inequality in different shapes and forms from pay to promotion and so the list goes on.  However, there is one thing about Sarah from Life In A Breakdown that has inspired me to share this post with you today – she is a survivor.

 

Recognising and elevating women like Sarah for me strengthens the very fabric of society.  Sarah is supportive of others, she is kind, generous, honest and extremely hard working.  She has stood up, let go of her fears and persisted by sharing and writing on her blog even when the going gets tough.  Sarah has shared with us her journey, reading about her experience and to know that whatever happens to you, you are not alone is a very powerful statement and one which Sarah recognises and shares with us.

 

Sarah is super open and honest about her experiences, and what is so inspiring is her willingness to be supportive to others.  A few days before Christmas she offered to be there for others who might be finding Christmas Day tough.  How wonderful is that? Her kindness expands even further by helping other bloggers connect in her UK Official Bloggers Facebook Group.

 

I would really love for you to get to know Sarah and head over and connect with her too.  Sarah inspires me because she is a woman who is strong, creates, nurtures, supports and the odd time she laughs too 😉

 

 

Get to know Sarah below:

 

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  1. What makes you smile?

This is a hard one for me, I often don’t smile enough. Though my family, friends and crazy dog always seem to know how to make me smile. Ash (my partner) seems to know even when I’m feeling my worse how to crack a smile in some way from me. When it comes to TV shows it has to be Impractical Jokers though, that always manages to crack a smile from me.

 

  1. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

Can I say my Dog? I always wonder what’s going on in her little head, though she isn’t actually a person. I must admit I’m not sure if I would want swap with another human alive now for my own mental health reasons. However, perhaps someone from history I could swap with and enjoy. Seeing first-hand how our ancestors lived would be absolutely amazing.

 

Why She Inspires Me

  1. What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Honestly my blog, I’m not very good at sticking to things, I so quickly flit from doing one thing to another, that the fact I have managed to keep my blog going since 2010 is rather amazing to me.

 

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  1. If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

Things can change, don’t listen to what people tell you all the time, especially when they are trying to bring you down. Things can get better, your teen years and early 20s are awful but they help shape you and define you. Things might not work out how you once dreamt they would but that’s not the end of the world, learn to adapt and embrace the things around you.

 

  1. What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

The people who put me down, the people who told me I was worthless. I keep going in some ways to show them they were wrong, to stick the fingers up at them. But also, to allow myself to feel fulfilled, that I can be somewhat useful, that I can make my own way in the world out there.

 

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