Croeso – Welcome to the first bilingual blogzine for Mum’s in Wales!
What is Mam Cymru?
“After setting up the first ever Welsh Mummy blog, I was overwhelmed with the response! I was on the TV, the radio and in magazines talking about the blog, and Mothers from around the country were getting in touch! This proved to me that there was a demand for more Welsh content from Mums and a place where all Mums in Wales were represented. So here it is, Mam Cymru and it’s bilingual. I think Welsh Mums should be able to communicate in their chosen language in our beautiful bilingual country!” Heulwen Davies.
Who are the Mum’s behind the screen?
Heulwen and Ashleigh. They met on a hen do in Edinburgh 10 years ago, they shared a drunken rickshaw ride around the city and have been friends ever since! Ashleigh was Heulwen’s ideal Mummy partner for this venture; a phone call during the school run, a meeting with cake, several phone calls and a month later the blogzine is up and contributors lined up #MamPower
Who is Heulwen?
A 36-year-old wife and Mother of her beloved 4-year-old chatterbox, Elsi. She loves people, prosecco, vintage fashion and camping in Mabel, their 36 year old campervan named after her God Mother. Heulwen was brought up by a Welsh family in rural Mid Wales and after travelling the world as a TV and Radio Producer and Director, she returned home and married her husband Gareth.
Heulwen is busy and loves variety! She works as a Marketing Manager for Atebol, a bilingual children’s publisher and also has her own bilingual freelance marketing consultancy. She’s also a soon to be author as she’s writing her first ever novel – a Welsh book for new Mums – which will be out for Mother’s Day 2018!
Who is Ashleigh?
Ashleigh – a 47-year-old Mother of 7 children between the ages of 4 and 21! Being a Mum of 7 means she deals with most types of emotion or hormone on a daily basis!
Originally from America, Ashleigh has been living in Wales for 13 years or so. Her children are all bilingual, something she felt very strongly about. She’s not a fluent Welsh speaker, but she understands most of it, she struggles with hearing herself speaking it – a not so uncommon problem!
Ashleigh lives on a small farm with sheep, horses and a few dogs. Apart from her children and animals, Ashleigh has a small design business making slogan Welsh clothing and she’s currently following her childhood dream of studying law.
Now you know a bit about us, you’ll see that we are both busy Mums who are trying our best to juggle and make the most of life! We will be working on this blogzine as and when we can, between school runs and the office, during the kid’s football training and swimming lessons and after they go to bed! If we don’t reply or respond immediately it’s because we’re being Mums and trying to #juggle it all. We are busy people just like you, but we’ll try our very best to bring you the most relevant and entertaining bilingual content we can. We want this blogzine to be the place to be for all Mums in Wales. We’re not experts in blogging or translating, but we’re doing this, and like everything else we do …we’ll do our best, so bear with us!
Supporting Tŷ Hafan
A really important aspect of Mam Cymru is to raise awareness and raise money for Tŷ Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales. This is an amazing charity that supports the needs of life-limited children and their families. 10% of all sales through our shop will be donated to the charity. Wear and use our products with pride, knowing they make a difference to the lives of Welsh children and their families.