#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Cuddle Fairy

Each of the #coolmumclub regulars means something different to me. When I think of Becky, aka Cuddle Fairy, I definitely think of her as a bit of a blogger pro…and definitely a social media guru. Her site is packed with tips on how to grow and improve your blog and online presence. I’m slightly in awe that I’m featuring her on my site…what a legend. You’ve probably seen her Linky guide popping up all over t’internet..not least of all within our standard template of the #coolmumclub. I know once upon a time (not so long ago) I was a new blogger, scrutinising it and scratching my head.

So, on behalf of the blogosphere, thank you Becky for being such a help…it’s been a treat to find out a bit more about the blogger behind that little purple fairy…

x MMT

Hello, I’m Becky – the blogger behind Cuddle Fairy. I started Cuddle Fairy nearly a year ago – it went live on 27 March 2015 & changed my life.

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I’m from upstate NY which is hours away from NYC. I’m from a little town near the countryside. I was born in NJ & always wanted to get back to the NYC area. I made the move back to NYC to attend university. While there, I met my now husband who’s Irish. After four years of dating, we decided to move to the West of Ireland to build our house & start our family. It was a huge move for me & it took about three years for me to settle into life here.

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I really love living in Ireland. My husband’s family are amazing & it’s a great place to raise our kids! I’ve been a stay at home mum since having our first child. We have three now – two boys aged 8 & 6 & a little girl who just turned 3. This past January marks ten years of living in Ireland. The time has gone by so fast!

I started Cuddle Fairy for several reasons. First, I badly needed a creative outlet. I’m a creative person & I used to paint. My hobbies & interests have been put on hold since becoming a mom. I also was interested in starting a blog that I could build & develop into something I can make a living from someday.

I knew I wanted to talk about parenting – in a positive way. Things to encourage kids to be imaginative, creative, well behaved & happy. I also wanted to spread some positivity around. I have quotes on the blog & on social media. And, share some of my recipes.

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What I didn’t anticipate is how the blog would get a mind of its own. Cuddle Fairy has expanded to include blogging tips, fashion, travel & lifestyle posts. I also run two linkys. Blogging keeps me very busy but I honestly love every minute of it! I didn’t anticipate how much I’d love the blogging community & running my blog.

Cuddle Fairy has given me a voice outside my home & an amazing creative outlet. It’s also introduced me to so many amazing bloggers who I now consider friends. I’m far from having it as income but still hopeful for the future.

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When I’m not blogging I’m having the typical stay at home mom’s day – school runs, making & cleaning up from meals, laundry, tidying, cleaning, baking & then start it all over again the next day. I love listening to music & like pretty much all varieties. I have quite the random selection on my iPhone. I love days out with the family & can’t wait to get out of the house as I write this. We have been battling the nasty flu for three weeks now. At least, I have an escape through my blog every day.

So, that’s me! Mom – wife – blogger. Thanks for having me over MMT! xx

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67 thoughts on “#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Cuddle Fairy

  1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    Thank you so much for having me in your series! I’m a bit embarrassed over your amazing comments – they have made my day!! Thanks so much x

  2. Annette Reply

    Great meet the member post, it’s always nice to find out a bit more about our blogger pals . Becky is definitely a pro and the first person I think of if I get in a pickle.

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Ah thanks so much Annette! xx

  3. Cally Reply

    What a nice post, it’s so nice to hear about other bloggers, why they have taken up blogging and how their blogging has evolved. It’s a very lovely community you all have established here!

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      I agree, MMT has a lovely community around her blog! I was really honored when she asked me to write something for her meet the members series! x

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  5. Becky @ Educating Roversi Reply

    I agree with the comment about Cuddle Fairy being a pro! When I found out you’d started your blog only a couple of weeks after me it made me realise how little I’d done with mine, unfortunately between teaching three days a week and family life combined with marking, it’s not something I am able to put as much time as if like into. Grabbing moments when possible. Great feature and I look forward to the next! #CoolMumClub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Ah thank you hun! Finding time is definitely the hardest part, I probably spend way too much time blogging! Thanks for your lovey comment x

  6. My Petit Canard Reply

    I love this! Great interview, its so nice to hear a bit more about Becky, who she is, what her background is etc. Such a great story and journey πŸ™‚ Emily #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks so much Emily! πŸ™‚ x

  7. This Mum's Life Reply

    I’m recently really getting to know your blog Becky, and I’m totally in awe of what you’ve done with it! I’ll never be a blogger who can give others blog and tech tips, as I’m really a tech dunce, so it’s great to have ‘go to’ blogs for these things!! And I love the driving force of positivity behind your blog-so refreshing! That must’ve been a huge move for you, from The States to Ireland!! A beautiful place though!! I really look forward to getting to ‘know’ you and your blog better!
    #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      It’s been great to get to know you & your blog lately too lovely! It definitely was a big move & it took me about three years to start to settle in here. Thanks for the lovely comment! x

  8. islandliving365 Reply

    A fantastic meet the member post. I love Becky, her guides to everything bloggy have proved such good advice and also Becky is so good at answering any questions if you have any! She is also such a positive lady and I need more of those in my life! πŸ™‚ #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment & compliments! I’m always happy to help when I can πŸ™‚ x

  9. justsayingmum Reply

    Oh Becky so nice to meet you – you really are an inspiration – a year?! and look at what you have achieved – I must crack on!! Must just say that you are a really strong voice in the blogging community since I started 3 months ago and are really just so helpful so thank you! #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      That is so lovely to hear! I don’t think of myself as a strong voice – what an amazing compliment! Thank you x

  10. beautybabyandme Reply

    Becky you already know I am a HUGE fan of yours – I love your positive attitude and the candid cuddles linky – I love sharing positive quotes. So lovely to see you here and read your story so far. xx #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks so much! And I love having you join with candid cuddles – it’s such a fab community! Thanks for your lovely comment x

  11. wendy Reply

    I love the Cuddle Fairy blog so it’s lovely to get to know Becky a bit more. I definitely see her as a blogging pro and social media guru too.xx #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Ah thanks so much lovely!! x

  12. anxiousmummyblog Reply

    I love your blog Becky, I am constantly re-reading your blogging tips which are soooo helpful! Most definitely a pro! Lovely to find out more about you and your lovely family. Jemma x #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thank you Jemma! I’m really happy you find my tips helpful! Thanks so much for your lovely comment x

  13. Babylists Reply

    Lovely post – it’s nice to find out about the bloggers that we snatch glimpses of on their blog posts. Thanks for sharing Becky #coolmumclub X

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks so much x

  14. Squirmy Popple Reply

    Hello from one New Yorker to another! I also moved abroad (to the UK) so I know what it’s like to start a family as an expat. I haven’t been to Ireland for a few years but would love to visit again. #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Oh hello fellow New Yorker! It definitely is different to start your family abroad! Ireland is definitely a beautiful place to visit – come to the west coast, there is stunning scenery x

  15. cherylbarry Reply

    Really intersting to hear more about Becky. I had to read that bit twice which says she’s not even been blogging for a year yet. Really puts me to shame! Thanks for hosting and sharing this. #CoolMumClub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Not at all you have a lovely blog!! My one year is coming up soon πŸ™‚ x

  16. Rebecca | AAUBlog Reply

    I regularly check in on Becky’s blog – had no idea she grew upon New York though, how awesome!

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      lol it’s funny how many readers don’t realize that – I probably don’t talk about it enough! I’m thinking of writing a series about moving here πŸ™‚

  17. motherhoodtherealdeal Reply

    Lovely to get to know Becky a little better. All hail the #coolmumclub members co-hostess with the mostest! xx

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      MMT sure is the hostess with the mostess πŸ˜‰ Thanks for hosting ladies!

      1. MMT Reply

        You lovely lot do all the hard work! Maybe I should do a meet the members post about me?! Xx

  18. Square Peg Mum Reply

    It’s nice to see the name behind the name. Does that makes sense? Although somewhat ironic coming from a semi anonymous blogger. I do however feel completely put to shame to read that your blog has only been around for a year, what a fantastic achievement and I know that my introduction to your blog was your great linky post. Here’s to many more great years Becky xxx

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thank you lovely! I’m glad you found the linky post helpful! Here’s to many great years for us all πŸ™‚ x

  19. Mum in Brum Reply

    I know we all say it, but I really do love hearing more about the blogger behind the blog! What a great journey Becky has been on – so glad the move to Ireland worked out for her. I can’t believe she’s not even been blogging for a year yet – she seems to have achieved so much with it already! #coolmumclub x

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks so much lovely – I really enjoy these types of posts too! x

  20. Mrs Lighty Reply

    I’m always so astonished that all of these fabulous bloggers only started up a short time ago! Their blogs are always so professional looking and sounding! Becky I have often found myself on your site for blogging advice, so thank you. #coolmumclub πŸ™‚

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thank you so much – what an amazing compliment!! x

  21. rhymingwithwine Reply

    Lovely to find out more about you. Yours was one of the first (and coolest) blog names that I came across when I started out and I’ve always been a little bit in awe of your work. I can’t believe that you’ve only been blogging for a year?

    Ps. How cute is that purple fairy!?

    Thanks for sharing MMT xx

    #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks – I agree that cuddle fairy is super cute but I’m bias lol Thanks so much for your lovely compliment hun – coming from the coolest blog name ever!! x

  22. Mrs Taylor Reply

    I’m a newbie blogger and so far loving this new community! #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      I couldn’t agree with you more – the blogging community is amazing! I am so happy to be a part of it! x

  23. Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods) Reply

    I must admit I’be avoided commenting on your ‘meet the members series’ purely because often I don’t know who the bloggers are but I think everyone knows who Becky from cuddle fairy is. She’s like famous in the blogging world!. I did not realise that she has only been blogging for a year though. I thought it must have been so much longer because she seems to be a pro at it.

    Becky you rock!

    #coolmumclub

    1. MMT Reply

      Janine – you should write one! x Thats the beauty of the series, people who don’t know you…they soon will xx

      1. Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods) Reply

        I may well do that. Just need to find the time lol. If I come up with something I will email it to you πŸ™‚

    2. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Ah Janine – thank you so much! What an amazing compliment – I am over whelmed. You know how much I love your blog & your quotes! thank you for the lovely comment x

  24. Katy (@hotpinkwellies) Reply

    Lovely to read more from you Becky! I always love your positivity, and I’m in awe of how much you’ve achieved in such a short space of time! #Coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks so much Katy x

  25. ljdove23 Reply

    Great post and lovely to learn more about Becky!! I cant believe she has only been blogging for such a short space of time, I must try harder! HA! #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  26. domesticgoddess Reply

    Great interview, I love Becky and her blog. Her tips helped me out when i was starting out, she always has great content and her blog is fun to read. #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Oh I’m so glad you find my posts fun! And I’m delighted my tips helped you as a newbie! Thanks for your lovely comment x

  27. Louise Reply

    Lovely to find out more about Becky – she’s an amazing blogger and such a wonderfully supportive person in the blogging community πŸ™‚ #CoolMumClub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Louise that means so much coming from you – thank you for the lovely compliment! x

  28. Mess and merlot Reply

    Lovely to get to know you better Becky. I’m originally from Dublin but the West coast is so beautiful! Sounds like blogging is your perfect outlet for all things creative. I’m still a newbie and your blog is really inspiring given what you have achieved in under a year (and with 3 little ones!!) #coolmumclub

  29. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    The west coast really is beautiful! Thanks so much for that lovely! x

  30. everythingsrosieandgeorge Reply

    Love reading your members posts, I’m so nosey! Can’t believe Cuddle Fairy has only been on the go for a year it’s so professional! Xx #coolmumclub

    1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

      Thanks so much x

  31. Double the Monkey Business Reply

    It is always great to get to know bloggers better. Especially bloggers who I look up to like Becky πŸ™‚ I love popping into your blog and reading your posts. Oh and I would not have known where to start with Linky’s if it was not for your guide ! xxx #coolmumclub

  32. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    Ah thanks so much! I love reading your posts too! I’m glad you got into the linkys, so glad you found the guide useful x

  33. newmummyblogcom Reply

    I agree MMT, Becky is a pro! Becky, I really do think you’re an inspiration, your blog is brilliant, and it’s so nice to know more about you. X #coolmumclub

  34. Emma Reply

    thanks so much for sharing your life cuddle fairy Becky, it’s great to know more about you

  35. Nadia - ScandiMummy Reply

    So lovely to learn more about you Becky. And thank you for all your helpful tips along the way. Hope you are over the flu. We’re battling at the moment, and it’s tough when you are self-employed and really can’t afford to miss out on work. #coolmumclub

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  36. Gretel - @gretelingham Reply

    Urgh flu – (both the real kind and the man kind in this house right now). Hope you get rid of it soon. Great to find out about Becky and other bloggers through #coolmumclub
    New to the linky thing and learning so much x

  37. Agent Spitback Reply

    Lovely to know more about you, Becky. I have enjoyed following your blog and will continue to follow! Your blog is one of my favourites and I especially enjoy your quotes. I was actually quite intrigued by the name “Cuddle Fairy” when I first saw you on Twitter and yes, I shamelessly let out a squeak when you dropped your first comment on my blog. I was so excited that the Cuddle Fairy came to visit me! You radiate such positive energy.

    MMT, thank you for hosting as always, you fab lady you.

  38. crummymummy1 Reply

    I like finding out more about the person behind the blog – I think of Becky as a pro too and her techy posts have helped me a lot! #coolmumclub

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