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TDF Talks With Blogger + Entrepreneur Courtney Adamo

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We’ve arrived at our 30th episode of TDF Talks, and I’m thrilled to conclude our third season with blogger, author, entrepreneur, global adventurer, and super mum-of-five, Courtney Adamo!

I never cease to be inspired by Courtney’s incredible drive and her adventurous spirit. She’s built a truly remarkable online community, on her own terms.

It was so wonderful to sit in her beautiful home in Bangalow recently to chat about the next chapter in her journey.

13th June, 2019

Packing lunches before heading off to school. Photo – Kara Rosenlund for  The Design Files.

The kitchen in the Adamo’s Bangalow family home. Courtney and Michael had joiner David Harris re-create the Shaker-style kitchen they had in their London home. Lighting from Dunlin. Range cooker by Lacanche. Fridge by Smeg. Courtney Adamo with daughters Ivy and Marlow. Photo – Kara Rosenlund for  The Design Files.

Wilkie and Courtney. Photo – Kara Rosenlund for  The Design Files.

Lucy Feagins
Thursday 13th June 2019

After growing up in the US and studying journalism, Courtney Adamo met her now-husband Michael, and followed him to the UK, where they ended up living for 12 years.

In 2007, Courtney co-founded hugely successful UK based blog, Babyccino Kids, which is an incredible resource and directory for parents and families – and one of the first globally popular ‘Mummy blogs’, for want of a better word!

Despite having built a wonderful life in London over 12 years, Courtney’s sense of adventure was calling. In 2015, she and Michael sold their home, rounded up their kids, and took them on a ‘gap year’ of global adventures. During this trip, which Courtney documented online, the family travelled to Bangalow and New South Wales, and fell in love. In fact, they loved it so much, they ended up moving there!

Courtney’s latest project is The Loop – a five-week subscriber-based e-course covering all things family, food, home, travel and lifestyle. The course is ad-free, and includes weekly magazine-style content, videos, podcasts, and a private Instagram community. It feels like a really powerful experiment in online publishing, and marks a return to smaller, more engaged and supportive internet communities – something that I, for one, find so encouraging!

All our podcasts come with pictures. When listening via iTunes/the Apple podcasts app, enjoy viewing relevant photographs and clicking through links while you listen!

Lucy Feagins
Thursday 13th June 2019

Notes + Links

Find out more about Courtney Adamo on her website and follow her Instagram @courtneyadamo.

She co-founded blog Babyccino Kids in 2007.

We featured a tour of her beautiful Bangalow home late last year.

And interviewed her on all things parenting for our Family column.

While first The Loop e-course is currently sold out,  you can still find out more information here.

This is the 30th episode of our TDF Podcast – thanks so much for listening! You can browse all or revisit any episode here.

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