Guest Blog from Soph Barwood Tips on taking your child’s photo I see so many parents taking photos of their kids every day. I believe most people think getting a good shot of a child is to do with what type of camera they are using… wrong. Yes having a good camera can help but there are SO many other factors that distinguish a photo from a great photo. Here are three quick tips which will transform your images… 1. Get on their level Regardless of what equipment you are… View Post

This Charity Gives a Home

This Charity Gives a Home

Guest Blog from Kerri-Ellen Mitchell As labours go my second labour was a dream. Bloody painful of course but pretty perfect. My first labour was in Dublin where a water birth is practically unheard of despite having three maternity hospitals. So that labour was on dry land, induced at 42 weeks, no drugs (too late for drugs), episiotomy, screaming, and out she (Mabel) came. On the other hand his (Sonny’s) birth, a water birth, perfect. I was only in proper pain for an hour and twenty minutes. Arrived at the birthing centre in Gloucester 9 and… View Post

Swings and Roundabouts

Swings and Roundabouts

Guest Blog from Steph Gore Me while Pitville Park was under construction: (sharing every Facebook update from Cheltenham Borough Council) How exciting, this looks amazing, can’t wait to go! Me on opening day: I won’t tell Honey the park is finished, it’ll be rammed on a sunny day like this….. Me after seeing Facebook posts and photos from friends who had been: Wow! It’s still rammed, we’ll just wait until after half term. Me after visiting, a week after it opened: What am I doing here? Why is it still so rammed?

Applying a bit of Science to the art …

Applying a bit of Science to the art of being a Maman

CheltenhamMaman HQ interviews Elena Mills, a Cheltenham Maman with a very big brain who happens to know a bit about the science of being a Mother. CheltenhamMaman HQ: So Elena you’re a really special Maman who knows a lot of sciencey stuff but first things first tell us about your tiny people. Elena Mills: Why thank you! I have two tiny humans, Ben who is 4 and starting school in September (still can’t quite get my head around the fact he’s nearly school age) and Jocelyn (Josie) who is 4… View Post

The Thing About Mum Guilt

The Thing About Mum Guilt

Blog Post from CheltenhamMaman HQ Last weekend was a long one. The kind of weekend where you find yourself glancing at the unopened bottle of wine in the fridge wondering if 4.47pm is too early for a teensy glass (it is). CheltenhamPapa was away with Enfant no 1 ( number 710 in the Wimbledon queue so don’t feel too sorry for him). On paper this shouldn’t have been an issue, it just meant that I would be home alone with Enfant no 2 and Enfant no 3 for forty eight… View Post