Hi, I'm Katy, mother to 3 adult children who never grow up really and Foster carer to a sibling group of 3 for over 7 years now. Married to Graham for 32 years living in the beautiful Cumbria countryside. I'm also a personal therapist.

I love my home and we are currently renovating it slowly. I like to share our progress and love hearing new ideas of things we could change.

I love to help people however I can, mentoring other fostercarers and parents. Time for ourselves is a very important self care rule I always insist clients look after themselves first. You are no good to anyone else when your struggling, so self care is my number 1 rule. My self care consists of catching up with people I follow and watching inspirational videos. A soak in the bath but best of all lighting a candle or wax melt when the house is sparkling is the best feeling.

My home is lived in and often a mess and I don't mind showing it.

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