Maman’s Night Off

Maman’s Night Off

Last Thursday I was awarded the title of Gloucestershire Digital Woman of the Year for 2017 at a swanky do at Cheltenham Racecourse. We had a fab night out and (once again- I know – it seems I never learn) a cheeky glass or two of the fizzy stuff. It was a late night but a great night and I was so happy to share it with a group of great mates from the pre CheltenhamMaman era – they’ve been so supportive of my loony endeavours. I woke the next… View Post

Are We Really Listening?

Are We Really Listening?

I was chatting recently, with a Mum and her teenage daughter and I asked the daughter how she was feeling about leaving school to move on to Uni. “I’m nervous.” She said. Just as I was about to acknowledge that it’s a big step, her mum cut in “You’ll make some friends and you’ll be fine.”  The daughter’s face clouded over, she withdrew from the conversation.  Her mother, in all her loving optimism, had just shut her down. When our children are small we hope they will always feel able… View Post

365 Days

365 Days

One Year. Not much in the scheme of life but today marks 365 days since I first pressed publish on my website and CheltenhamMaman HQ opened it’s imaginary doors. That’s something worth blogging about don’t you think? It’s been one of the strangest, best, most exciting, most disconcerting, quickest, slowest, busiest and most creative years of my life and much like motherhood overall the days have been long but that year has been so short. The idea was just a flicker – one of those ones you get whilst trying… View Post

CheltenhamMaman HQ Interviews Laura Parkin of The Rose …

CheltenhamMaman HQ Interviews Laura Parkin of The Rose Photography Company

With my unusual age gap between my children I’ve noticed so many changes in all of the fantastic services that are out there now for mothers to take advantage of that fifteen years ago didn’t really exist and certainly weren’t readily available. It seems like we’ve all twigged in the last decade that your children are only tiny for such short amounts of time and that thought it’s bloody tough, it’s also really really precious and capturing memories to take with you through the rest of your life is so… View Post

Business Creativity Workshop

Business Creativity Workshop

Hi there lovely mums!  My name is Laura also known as LauraLifeLove. I am a mum, partner, cleaner, specialised puree maker, bad nursery rhyme singer and more importantly a creative business mind and personality. I would like to talk to you honestly and openly about the world of creativity and what you can accomplish through this underestimated part of your personality and mind. I have never been a massive fan of computers, with the constant updates and programmes to install. I personally prefer to work visually and creatively even in… View Post