Hi, I'm Angie
Mum. Wife. Writer
Hello, friends! I’m Angie. I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this order is correct. He’s so neeeedy.
I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.
In the Beginning
Some of you will remember me as the Australian mum blogger, The Little Mumma. I started the blog back when I was pregnant with my second child. Eyeballs deep in mum life, I desperately needed to feel as though I was contributing something to the world that didn’t involve the care of small humans. And though I was more tired than I had ever been, I discovered that words energised me.
Developing my writing skills and building an online portfolio of work was my ultimate goal but then something incredible happened along the way. A community of like-minded mums grew up around this online space I had created. Women would reach out to me to say that my words had helped them feel less alone in the darkest hours of motherhood. Some would comment on the blog or via the Facebook page. Others would take the time to email or DM, sharing very personal thoughts that they felt unwilling to share publicly. It was an honour to be trusted with their truth. And any fear I had about telling mine just melted away.
The Little Who?
Never heard of The Little Mumma? First time here? Hello and welcome! I hope you’ll stick around. But maybe you need some convincing. Let me give you an idea of what to expect here.
Introducing Angie Maddison
Angie the adult (apparently)
I’m Angie, early-40s and in full-blown denial about that. You might like to follow along as I swing wildly between mid-life crisis and self-acceptance. I am a work in progress – and I hope I always will be. I never grew past 5ft physically, but my soul is learning and expanding with each new day. Does that sound hippy la la? I do that sometimes.
Angie the mum
I have three beautiful kiddos, sons Luca (12), and Ziggy (10), and daughter Harlow (7.5). You might like to follow along as I share my honest account of raising three strong-willed children (THEY’RE ALL FIRE SIGNS, HELP ME). Being a mum is indescribably beautiful and undeniably hard – and a million other things in between. I like to think I give mums permission to be honest about the ups and downs of parenting.
Angie the wife
I have the world’s most gorgeous, supportive and tall husband, Bren. You might like to follow along as I almost never mention him because he’s one of those introverted types who doesn’t feel the need to talk about himself constantly. What a loveable weirdo!
Angie the anxious
I have been treated for anxiety and depression since my mid-20s so you might wanna hang around for the mental health chat. I keep it real and really care about ending the stigma. Good mums struggle, too. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.
Angie the adopted
I was adopted at birth and occasionally I write about what that’s been like and how having my own kids has helped me navigate some of the complex feelings that go along with it. I know some of you really resonate with these posts so maybe you’ll stick around for that.
Angie the writer
Maybe you saw my byline pop up on a parenting website and liked the cut of my jib. My writing here is similar to the articles I pen for other publications – but maybe with more swears.
Angie the copywriter
Maybe you ended up here because you heard I offer SEO copywriting services for small businesses. I can help you tell your story, reach your ideal customers and help them find you in a Google search. If you need a copywriter, Melbourne or elsewhere, you’ll want to click this.
So What Happened To The Little Mumma?
I was a mummy blogger since before it was even a thing. At one point, the world was full of mummy bloggers, Australia included. Now they’re referred to as influencers. I can’t decide which term I hate more!
Part of me is sad about ditching the name. It’s been with me for a decade! But as the kids grow, it’s been a natural progression to share less about their lives, and more about my own. And because the kids are older, my own life revolves less intensely around theirs. It’s not the 24/7 gig it was when I began this blog. I send all three kids to school each day and live my own life somewhere in the hours between 9am and 3:30pm! It’s pretty great! So Australian mum blogger doesn’t feel like the right fit anymore.
Part of this new life is working on my first manuscript. And with an eye to the future, it seemed like the right time to slowly transition this mummy blog into more of an author platform. Of course, I will still write about my experiences as a mum. How could I not? I am and forever will be deeply invested in the lives of Luca, Zig and Lo. But this will also be a place to write more generally. I hope you’ll enjoy the change.
And in a lovely sort of farewell to the last decade, The Little Mumma won the Families category in the 2018 Bupa Blog Awards. Farewell, old friend. You have changed my life.
After writing my mummy blog for over a decade, here we are. At a place where I can legitimately call myself a freelance writer, editor, SEO copywriter and total slave to my manuscript baby! I did not know exactly where The Little Mumma would lead me, but in the end, it led me to Angie Maddison, writer. Thanks for coming on the ride with me!