New Event – Planet Friendly Parenting

New Event – Planet Friendly Parenting

Mamans I’m quickly posting about a new event. It’s a slightly different angle from anything I’ve done before and it’s an itch I’ve been needing to scratch for a while.

I hold my hands up to being the mother of three kids who opts into every gimmick and time saving trick that helps me feel more in control of my busy life. But in the back of my mind I’m hyper aware that the world my children might have their children in is not going to be as green and rosy as the one we live in. When I think even further ahead I start to feel anxious.

The problem though… well the easiest thing to do has always seemed to be just to bury my head in the sand and plan to worry about it tomorrow. When actually the best thing I can be doing is to learn about what I can practically do today and just make one or two small changes this week, maybe a few more in six months time and maybe some more next year. So that’s what I’m planning on doing and being a bit of a dingbat I needed some help with where to start which is where this event comes in.

The joy of being your own boss is that you get to design events around your own needs and just hope that you’re not the only one who needs some gentle support and encouragement! So if like me you’d like to learn a bit more about some practical ways you can protect Mother Earth this is the event for you. Promise there will be no nagging – just positive suggestions about how to make change on the front line of battle (sorry parenting.)

Plus we hope to throw in a bit of sunshine, a location that if you’ve not yet visited needs to be top on your list of amazing family friendly venues and hopefully a goody bag with one or two products that might help you along your way.

Maybe see you there?


The Event

Did you watch Planet Earth from behind the sofa? Did David Attenborough scare you into saying no to straws? Are your kids on at you about plastic? Teenagers eye-rolling at your tupperware?

Where can you begin to start reducing your family’s impact? Confused about carbon, diesels, plastic and climate change? Ditched the takeaway coffee cups and water bottles but not sure what the next steps could be?

Join us for a (not for profit) friendly discussion about sustainable living, strictly under the Cheltenham Maman ethos of NO JUDGEMENT. We’ll talk about ethical businesses and positive life changes you can make for a healthier, happier home. In the beautiful surroundings of the stunning yurt at Stroud based farm shop and café Jolly Nice. Come and enjoy an evening drink and some local foodie treats (the farm shop will be open for browsing/buyinguntil 8.30pm.)

CheltenhamMaman will facilitate discussion between the audience and two learned friends.

Sian Conway is the brains behind Ethical Hour, an organisation building an ethical community, facilitating positive change and growing the ethical economy. Ethical Hour connects businesses, bloggers and social enterprises that are ethically-minded and passionate about creating a better world with aims to

  • Connect ethical businesses and bloggers and generate new opportunities
  • Help ethical businesses/brands build their skills and grow
  • Help people shop smarter and live more ethically
  • Create a powerful global network for positive change


Raechel Kelly is a local Gloucestershire Mum who has appeared on BBC Radio Gloucestershire following her 2018 resolution attempt to ditch the single-use plastic. She has worked in sustainability for 10 years, helping investors and fund managers identify the most sustainable companies, picking up a shed-load of useless information along the way, and a few gems for ‘one-planet’ living. Sustainably, she got her children’s school to cover a roof in solar panels, and her work, and any other available surfaces are always at risk of being put to good use. Unsustainably, she has three children and a dog, but is determined that hopeful, positive action at a local level can actually save the world.

7.30- 9pm. Tuesday 26th June, Jolly Nice Farm Shop and Café, Frampton Mansell (Near Stroud.)

Tickets just £12.50 plus a 50p processing fee. (Bring a reusable cup for your coffee and you’ll receive a special treat!)

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  1. May 19, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    This would be right up my alley but it’s 3 days after my due date…hopefully there will be others in the future!

    • Kate Starkey
      May 20, 2018 / 9:52 am

      How exciting for you though! On the off chance you haven’t had babe yet or he/she arrives early and you’re feeling like you can get out of the house (with babe obvs) you’d be very welcome. Kate x

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