Natural Essence Photography- Featured Business

Natural Essence Photography is this week’s featured business.  Run by Zoe and based on the outskirts of Gloucester, Natural Essence specialise in newborn photography.  Working from her warm and cozy studio that she had built in her back garden, Zoe can provide a personalised shoot that suits the needs of your baby and you.

Zoe says:

Newborn babies do not stay newborn for very long and after 2 weeks of age they lose their curled up position and become less sleepy.  For this reason newborn baby photography session are scheduled for when your baby is between 5 – 14 days old. At time of booking we pencil in a date for your newborn baby photography session, so my time has been allocated to you.  Once your baby has arrived we confirm the date or schedule another.

It is advisable to book your newborn session once you’ve had your 20 week scan to secure your photo session and guarantee my availability for when your baby arrives. Due dates are so unpredictable so session slots are limited per month to accommodate for late/early arrivals.  Of course, should you hear about this service nearer to your due date or once your baby has arrived, I will do my best to fit you in.

I have attended specialist training to ensure the comfort and safety of your baby and I am also fully insured.

Visit the Natural Essence page here,or the website to find out more.

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Cheeki Monkey Markets- Coming to Cheltenham 31st October

Looking for something to do on Saturday 31st October?

CHEEKI MONKEYS BIG BABY & CHILDREN’S MARKET/EVENT AND FUN FAMILY DAY OUT

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 12.30pm – 2.30pm ST MARGARETS HALL, CONISTON ROAD, HATHERLEY, CHELTENHAM, GL51 3NX

ADULTS – £1.50 CHILDREN UNDER 14 FREE

The place where “Smart Parents” shop!
SAVE up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods!
Plenty to keep the little ones amused

Buy & sell babies’ & children’s toys, clothes & equipment

Pre-loved Stalls £10+VAT (Craft & Business Stalls also available)
To BOOK A STALL & for some fantastic pre-loved buying & selling tips, visit our website: http://www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk/

DON’T FORGET TO “JOIN” THIS EVENT & INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS SO THEY DON’T MISS OUT!

A BOUNTIFUL MARKET WITH THOUSANDS OF PRE-LOVED AND HAND MADE GOODS TO CHOOSE FROM
Our market venue is buggy friendly and able to accommodate hundreds of people. The majority of the stallholders will be offering their pre-loved goods for sale; these are complimented by craft stalls offering handmade and unique products.

MAKE AN AFTERNOON OF IT
If you’re stuck for something to do with the children… pop on down! Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Craft Table to create Halloween items, Hand Made Jewellery, Refreshments and Bargains Galore.

Many mums get together with their friends and use our events as an excuse to shop and have a good natter/catch-up – a great meeting place!

Including yummy treats, great gifts and fantastic offers for the whole family!

FANTASTIC INDOOR VENUE
ST MARGARETS HALL IS SITUATED AT THE END OF CONISTON ROAD, JUST OFF OF WINDERMERE ROAD IN HATHERLEY. THERE ARE TOILETS & BABY CHANGING FACILITIES, DISABLED ACCESS AND PLENTY OF PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE.

Limitless Kids- Business of the Week

Looking for a party or entertainment for your children?  Why not check out Limitless Kids, our business of the week this week.  They run fantastic character parties, including minions, spiderman, the ever popular frozen and much more.   They have just added Sensory sessions for little ones, which start in Gloucester on 4th November.  The sessions combine story telling, music, play and crafts and are for children from 0-4.  You can find out more about these sessions here .

And just in time for the festive season Limitless kids have launched special elf visits to your home,where children can meet an elf, make a special Christmas wish and receive a personalised letter from Father Christmas.  Better book early as these are bound to be popular.  Visit their website to find out more about this.

http://www.limitlesskids.co.uk/

Being a mother.

  
Ever have those days when you feel like you have done nothing, when even managing to eat some lunch was a struggle. Whether you are a full time stay at home mum, or off on maternity leave, finding your identity as a mother can be really hard.  People expect you to get back to ‘normal’ pretty quickly, whatever normal may be after you have had a baby.  Partners and husbands may not be able to understand why things aren’t done with the same efficiency as they were pre-baby, or how you feel about staying at home.  Some women embrace the change, and feel it is something they were born to do,other women, not so much.  Whichever category you fall into,these two books by Naomi Stadlin and Brigid McConville can help with that transition.  Both gentle and easy to read, they celebrate the role of the mother and the things we do when raising our children.  
‘On Becoming A Mother’ gives an insight into the thoughts and beliefs around the world that embrace and support women on their journey into motherhood.  Looking at what happens in some other cultures and how women are supported can give us an insight into what we are missing in our own experiences, and maybe allow us to be a bit kinder to ourselves.

Click on the images to read more about the books and to purchase.

Don’t have time for books??

I love reading, really love it. But there are days, lots of them,when I don’t have time for it.  I was talking at a group yesterday and the subject came round to reading and how few people there had time for it. So we thought maybe we could have an app on our phone, something that would send us motivational quotes,or snippets from the books we never had time to read.  We did think we could invent one, but on looking round the internet, I have found there are loads, although none particularly aimed at parents.  I may be wrong, so if you have found one pass it on to me and I’ll share the info with everyone.

This link gives you some ideas for finding these apps:

http://apps.allwomenstalk.com/awesome-apps-to-find-inspirational-quotes

and maybe I’ll start posting quotes from those books about bringing up baby that we all think sound great, but just don’t have time to read!

Simply Tranquil Holistics- Business of the week.

large_logo_on_darkIt’s that time of year when the nights are drawing in, people start to feel stressed, run down and worn out.  Simply Tranquil Holistics can help to combat that with the wonderful range of treatments they offer.  Based in Hucclecote, Katrina can relax and invigorate you with a variety of massages, reflexology, facials and aromatherapy.  She also offers antenatal and postnatal treatments, as well as baby and story massage.

Visit her page to find out more

http://www.simplytranquilholistictherapies.co.uk/