Cathy James - Blogtacular

Cathy James

Blogger - Nurture Store

Cathy James writes the children’s resource blog NurtureStore – a site that’s packed with thousands of ideas for kids’ activities, hands-on learning and creative play. She stared blogging when she was at home with her young children, sharing recipes for homemade play dough and seasonal arts and crafts. Her site has grown to become the family business and is read by millions of parents worldwide.

If she’s not sat at the kitchen table crafting with her kids, or at the allotment running her Garden Classroom projects, she most likely chatting with her readers on NurtureStore’s Facebook page, where she has a following of over 145,000. She also produces a free Play Planner which delivers a weekly inspiration of play ideas to over 20,000 families and teachers each Sunday.

Cathy runs a publishing company alongside her blog, specialising in parent and education resources. She writes her own ebooks, and edits, publishes and markets collaborative works by other bloggers. She has a print book coming out with Roost Books next year, and writes regularly for BabyCentre.

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  • We love to showcase indie business at Blogtacular and give them the same space opportunity as big brands to connect with bloggers at conferences. You’ve met the goody bag contributors and now let me introduce our 2018 Market Place! We were joined by five indies all of whom were showing and selling their products at the conference. The whole space was buzzing with Yuk Fun, Notes Beauty, The Fabric Fox, South Island Art and Capture by Lucy Backdrops all showing at the conference. #blogtacular
  • We pride ourselves on how smoothly Blogtacular runs and it wouldn’t be possible without this team of wonderful people. Dora has been working with us over the last couple of months to plan the event, Sarah & Claudia have been with us since the very first event streamlining the customer experience and operations, Momtaz & Natasha joined us for a second year to host rooms alongside Alex who took on our third room this year and Hannah joined the ops team alongside Mr Kat to make sure everything was where it was meant to be. We are so grateful to our team for giving up their time, energy and ideas to make our conference the best it can be. #blogtacular
  • Holy moly - what an incredible event! We filled two days with colour, fun, friendship and so much learning. Huge thanks to everyone who came to the conference and everyone who worked so hard to make it a truly exceptional event. You really are what gives Blogtacular its spirit and the reason we’ve loved every minute of all five conferences. Over the next few days we’ll be sharing moments from the conference and some exciting news for future events but for now, we’re going to bask in the happy glow of your positive energy! #blogtacular .
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  • This year’s winning goody bag design chosen by our esteemed judges was created by........ @jacquelinecolley. We love the detail in the pattern! #blogtacular
  • This year’s goody bags were bursting with beautiful gifts. Huge thank you to the indie businesses who contributed #blogtacular
  • And finally, @natasha_nuttall led a colourful crew through the streets on North London with stop at @presentandcorrect for a stationery fix! Check out #blogtacularphotowalknorth to catch up on the fun #blogtacular #blogtacularphotowalk

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