Hello and thank you for stopping by!

I’m Carly, wifey to hubby, Karl (yes it’s true – we are Carly & Karl – and it gets some laughs) plus I’m a mum to 3 gorgeous and slightly crazy kids! I am a very passionate person and love encouraging my kids to have a curious, loving, fun, creative, passionate life!
As an older mum (yep I spread out having kids over 13 years!) I feel I have a different perspective on all things motherhood with a generation X background.

We love the outdoors as well as the crafty life. As a photographer I am always looking to capture the fun things we do.

Carly Mangan, owner of Growing Curious Minds

From cooking, to camping, nature walks and being creative at home we love a laid back lifestyle where everything is balanced.

Growing Curious Minds is my chance to give forward to other parents who are looking for tips, resources and support in developing their own children’s curiosity, and to do whatever small part I can to help teachers in classrooms, in-person or virtually, across the country to bring out the best in their own students!

With love & happy days with your family,


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