A Postnatal Guide… A Midwife’s Edit

A Postnatal Guide… A Midwife’s Edit

We have put together some useful tips for those all important days after you have had your baby. Things that google or your friends don’t tell you. (Great pic from the very clever Sketchy Mama.) We are kicking off the list with… Bleeding.. It is normal to bleed up to 6 weeks after having a baby and in the first few days it can be heavy. There are brilliant things for this called Tena pants. They are disposable knickers with giant pads in them. They are great, comfortable, disposable and… View Post

Maman Pages Have Landed

Maman Pages Have Landed

Does anyone actually get a copy of the Yellow Pages any more? I remember how they used to sit proudly alongside the old telephone in the hallway in my childhood home. Need a haircut – check out the pages, want to do an exercise class…. it was the place to go. But now? …… not so much. I get loads of emails and messages via the site and social media from mums who are moving or have recently moved to the area. There is so much information on the internet,… View Post

CheltenhamMaman HQ Interviews Two Gloucestershire Doulas

CheltenhamMaman HQ Interviews Two Gloucestershire Doulas

It’s our mission here at CheltenhamMaman HQ to introduce the Mamans of Gloucestershire to a whole manner of services with only one key objective – to make the life of the mother (and as a direct result the child/ren) happier, fuller, easier and just better. When it comes to pregnancy and the early days of motherhood there are a lot of choices to make. Today we meet two local doulas who, embracing the concept of collaboration over competition, have kindly let me interview them together to find out what it is exactly that… View Post

When the Sun Shines at Cowley

When the Sun Shines at Cowley

We’ve had a pretty incredible summer so far don’t you think? Of course the children haven’t broken up from school yet so no doubt we’ll be hit by a six week British monsoon on the 21st July but so far…… I’m not complaining. I can’t actually recall lazing by a pool in the blazing hot sunshine well….. ever in this country. Sadly I don’t have a pool (sob) and I don’t really walk in circles of anyone else who does (if you’ve got one and you want to be mates…… View Post

CheltenhamMaman HQ Interviews Fleur Vidler of Belle Enfant

CheltenhamMaman HQ Interviews Fleur Vidler of Belle Enfant

Another day, another interview with a mother in Cheltenham who has done something incredible. Today I introduce you to Fleur Vidler, founder of Belle Enfant, a luxurious online boutique for babies and children. Enjoy it Mamans! And be sure to take advantage of the exclusive discount Fleur has given us all!  CMHQ: Have you always been a Cheltonian Fleur? What brought you to our town? F: I grew up in Gloucestershire, but spent my 20’s living and working in London. I moved back to Cheltenham two years ago to buy a home, and with… View Post