A friend of mine has a little boy with chronic constipation. They have really struggled to access information and support, and felt that if they’d known earlier what they know now they could have avoided a lot of worry and washing. With him in mind, I’ve written the GP’s guide to avoiding childhood constipation. It is certainly not glamorous, but neither is parenthood! Your 4 your old child is heading off to school. Dressed in their new uniform, waving bravely from the classroom door, and turning to embark on a… View Post

Let’s Do This

Let’s Do This

Ahhhhhhh……. it’s so nice to write a proper post! It’s been such a long time and the site is so busy with lots of new and exciting events and more and more mums wanting to get involved that I find myself having less and less time to just sit down and spill the contents of my head onto this virtual notepad. It’s been a funny old month. The summer comes around and the focus of life seems to change. The winter lends itself so nicely to getting stuck in to… View Post

It’s a Phase, Just a Phase…

It’s a Phase, Just a Phase…

As soon as I think we are in a routine and have got this parenting malarky all figured out, it’s like my toddler knows it’s time to throw a curve ball. Time for another phase to hit, another challenge to divert you off course again! Currently we are in the ‘I’m going to wake up at 5.30am everyday’ phase and I can tell you that no amount of ‘Baby Jake’ after breakfast will ever make the day start right. See, Cbeebies is the gauge in the Patchett household and you know its a good day… View Post

CheltenhamMaman HQ Interviews Sarah-Jane Worboys of Bodega Womenswear

CheltenhamMaman HQ Interviews Sarah-Jane Worboys of Bodega Womenswear

I’d seen lots of snaps of the Mamans de Cheltenham on Instagram wearing bits from Bodega Womenswear on Suffolk Parade and always knew they looked gorgeous. But to be honest with a less than perfect figure (though I’m learning body confidence) and quite literally no idea what to wear to flatter it I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a bit intimidated about going in. I also wrongly assumed that the prices were all top end and that the staff would be intimidating- so the invitation to go… View Post

Stay Cool Baby

Stay Cool Baby

Did you notice it’s quite warm? Well if you didn’t I can send you a picture of my very sexy new vest shaped tan line and you’ll get the message. It’s hot – which was a situation, pre children, that probably would have made us all super happy. But now…. well it’s great that the clothes that get covered in ice cream, dribble and sweat wash and dry in about thirteen minutes but it can also be a real challenge keeping our cool when the little ones are feeling the… View Post