Earlier in the week when I launched Maman Pages I promised you all a little update on how things are going over at CheltenhamMaman HQ and today the family and I are off on our holibobs and what better way to sign out from the site for a little while than to fill you all in on why I’m really ready for a break (aren’t we all?) It’s been a crazy year and most weeks I have the standard ups and downs about this wonderful creation/untamable beast.  In fact many… View Post

Second Time Assumptions

Second Time Assumptions

I’m pretty new on the blogging front, so having Kate ask me to contribute to her already brilliant and prestigious blog is a huge honour. I’m definitely still in a bubble of self-doubt when it comes to blogging but I’m slowly coming around to realising that sometimes other mums just love to read real life experiences. I share our ‘extraordinary ordinary’ parenting in-betweens to have a digital diary but also in the hope that I may relate to other mums. I’m going to be able to scroll through the archives… View Post

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

Lost That Loving Feeling?

Lost That Loving Feeling?

Sex. Does it remain a distant memory? Do you even know whether you care? Lots of couples find that after childbirth the marital mojo goes astray (possibly hidden under piles of breast pads and Ewan the Dream Sheep?) This isn’t surprising really. You are both exhausted. At times it can feel like your baby needs almost constant attachment, so when you finally do get a break you crave some space to yourself, not time with your partner. Recovering from pregnancy and birth can leave women with hormonal ups and downs,… 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