Welcome to WP Mum
Hi! I’m Sumaiya and I’m an ambitious Mum and WordPress Enthusiast on a mission to inspire women to develop their digital tech skills.
A born and bred London girl, I now live in the North of England with my husband and three gorgeous little boys aged 10, 6 and 1!
Being a mum is a full on job and I really admire stay at home mums as I do women who are managing work life with mum life.
With 3 kiddies I have had my fair share of overwhelming moments, epic fails and zombie like persona after nights of no sleep. But on the flip side like most Mums I’ve melted at the sight of the cute smile after a sleepless night reminding me why I’m still standing; I’ve burst with pride as my once super shy son has stood up and presented a Ted Talk to a class full of parents and children and I’ve rolled in laughter with my happy chappy as he once again entertains us with one of his groovy dance moves.
In between all the madness of Mum life I’ve taught myself how to build websites with WordPress utilising a lot of free resources and going on to train with the co-founder of WordPress.
My tech journey has been spent with my children in tow and as a result I have found it really difficult to access other opportunities in tech, attend further courses and tech meet-ups. This has sometimes been as a result of the practicalities of attending with children whether that’s the timing of courses, meetings and events and at other times as a result of the lack of facilities for bringing your child along.
As a result of this experience and with my belief that you need to be the change you want to see, I have set up WP Mum with the hope to contribute towards the inclusivity of mums in tech.
Through my blog I want to share my skills and knowledge with other women who may struggle to set up a website or who may be interested in learning how to set up a website or blog but don’t know where to start.
Along with empowering you with skills and knowledge in WordPress, my blog aims to give insight into my life and experiences as a mum and women in tech and support and inspire other women who are on a similar journey or wanting to embark on one.
So if you’ve always wanted to set up your own website but not had a clue where to start then continue following my blog as I aim to build a knowledge hub that becomes your port of call when working with WordPress.