Make Every Moment a Happy One

Make Every Moment a Happy One

An Endorsed Blog The eldest CheltenhamEnfant was conceived during my gap year in South Africa where I was backpacking with my now husband the Cheltenham Papa. We chose SA as he has a lot of family out there who we could stay with from time to time saving us a few quid and also learning about what it’s really like to live in the beautiful but trouble country. The one thing all of his aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins did most evenings with out fail was to head out to… View Post

Winging It With An Age Gap

Winging It With An Age Gap

I’ve been on maternity leave for 8 months now, so it’s fair to say that my creative brain is currently rather mushy, which is slightly debilitating when you largely write for a living. So when Chief Maman asked for more blog contributions, I wanted to help but have struggled to find a.) the time or b.) the actual answer to the topic I was tasked with: age cap parenting. For every mum on social media who’s in the park at 9am or organising exciting activities for their kids over the… View Post

11 minutes with The Unmumsy Mum

11 minutes with The Unmumsy Mum

Sarah Turner (best selling author of The Unmumsy Mum and  The Unmumsy Mum Diary and owner of the incredible blog The Unmumsy Mum) is one busy (and pregnant!) lady but when I met her at the launch of the fabulous The Parent Pause over in Rugby I was struck by just how normal, honest and down to earth she is. I managed to snatch just 11 minutes out of her jam packed diary and I’m sure you’ll agree that the questions I came up with are nothing short of cutting edge… View Post

Out of Office

Out of Office

Earlier in the week when I launched Maman Pages I promised you all a little update on how things are going over at CheltenhamMaman HQ and today the family and I are off on our holibobs and what better way to sign out from the site for a little while than to fill you all in on why I’m really ready for a break (aren’t we all?) It’s been a crazy year and most weeks I have the standard ups and downs about this wonderful creation/untamable beast.  In fact many… View Post

Second Time Assumptions

Second Time Assumptions

I’m pretty new on the blogging front, so having Kate ask me to contribute to her already brilliant and prestigious blog is a huge honour. I’m definitely still in a bubble of self-doubt when it comes to blogging but I’m slowly coming around to realising that sometimes other mums just love to read real life experiences. I share our ‘extraordinary ordinary’ parenting in-betweens to have a digital diary but also in the hope that I may relate to other mums. I’m going to be able to scroll through the archives… View Post