A Guest Blog Post from Sophie Liggat Home Caking Business and Kids…… Easy Right? When I first set up The Cheltenham Cakery I had no idea that my part time cake obsession would one day be generating the lions share of my salary. Now, 5 years down the line I’m still Caking and have two gorgeous girlies that share mine and Hubby’s (man child’s) life. To some, including my friends, I have it all – at home with the girls (currently on maternity) but have my business so can carry… View Post

October Charity of the Month

October Charity of the Month

This month’s sees Hospice Care Week take place from 3rd until 9th October, slap bang in the middle of our launch event, which is why our charity for October is local hospice Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court. In this blog post we hear from Rachel a 33 year old mum of two from Cheltenham who shares her experience of the care her mother received at the hospice, which is the provider of the only inpatient unit in Gloucestershire giving specialist hospice care in their 16 bed unit nestled at the foothills of the… View Post

Playing the Name Game

Playing the Name Game

There are some crazy baby names out there these days, Jamie and Jools Oliver’s fifth child was recently named River Rocket which actually compared to siblings Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom and Buddy Bear ain’t all that bad. The pressure is on now more than ever to give your child a name that will help them to stand out from the crowd but more caring parents will remember that the child will need to carry that name with them wherever they go. Let’s just hope Daisy Boo doesn’t decide… View Post

CheltenhamMaman Interviews Clemmie Telford……….. AKA The Mother of …

CheltenhamMaman Interviews Clemmie Telford……….. AKA The Mother of All Lists

(Image Emily Gray Photography) The buzz word at the moment is FLEX and we’re seeing Mamans all over the country opting out of the 9-5 (or 7.30-8!) and setting up on their own. But let’s not forget that some of us have fought damn hard for our careers and quitting is not an option. These Mums make it work, constantly striving to achieve that balance not compromising either work or family. One such Mama is Instagram’s @peckham_mamma the impeccably fringed, Clemmie Telford. CMHQ: Hi Clemmie. Thanks so much for chatting… View Post

Stay at Home…. Feminist?

Stay at Home…. Feminist?

A Guest Blog Post from Nicola Washington “So, what do you do then?” The question I have come to dread. There was a time that I would confidently reply, “Oh I’m a teacher”, and then get mildly annoyed because everyone has been to school, so everyone has an opinion. Now however, I look back misty-eyed on those halcyon days of nodding, smiling, agreeing that “Yes the holidays are great”, while screaming behind exhausted eyes that “SO THEY SHOULD BE OR ALL TEACHERS WOULD BE DEAD”, because these days my reply… View Post