So frazzled mothers of Gloucestershire…. just seven sleeps to go. I hope you are all managing to find some joy amidst the chaos and as local Maman Rachael Duggan said in her recent blog focus on ‘presence over presents’ this December.
It’s been a whirlwind of a year at CheltenhamMaman HQ and this blog is a sign off until the end of the month when we will be back up and running again. A digital detox is very much in order for me and though I love keeping this site jam packed full of fresh new content for local Mums I’m going to be shifting my focus to my family for a week or so and very much hope you all manage to do the same. As I always advise the Cheltenham MumBosses – we all need a break every now and again! For those that follow my Instagram the daily advent giveaway will continue until the 24th and then we will have a pause. On Facebook expect scheduled posts of archive blogs (you never know what treasures we may unearth from our library!)
With this in mind you may notice I’ve also taken a step back from events. I’m working on a new programme for 2018 starting in February but a slight pause in the calendar will give me some time to think about what has worked well and what hasn’t – as always I truly value your feedback on this one – ideas for what events you’d like to see are also really really helpful.
Finally a shout out to all of you to get involved. I would love you to send me your writing to be published in 2018! You can upload it directly via the site or you can just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can send some pics that’s great as well as a biography about you. If you want to write anonymously that’s also always fine.
So… This is my virtual christmas card to you all. Rest up, eat, drink and be merry and as crazy as those little people can make you, try and enjoy it all. With children, simplicity is often key, so keep your expectations manageable and focus on the moment. This Christmas my eldest will be working all day – I can’t tell you how scared that makes me about the fact he is really no longer a child. They won’t be little forever so bank those Christmas moments while you can.
As always huge thanks to all of you who read, share, contribute, subscribe and attend events. I wish all of you the happiest of Christmases and look forward to 2018 for even more mothering madness.
See you on the other side.