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Author Archives: Keira

  • baby Eliza's birth

    Birth Stories – Lauren’s story

    Hi, I am Lauren (or Lolly to my nearest and dearest) and we live in Buckinghamshire, somewhere between MK and Buckingham in a lovely little village. I became a mummy for the first time at 37 years. Refreshingly, I was never referred to as a geriatric mother. Apparently, the age was lifted! My daughter, Eliza, …

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  • Daisy

    Starting your baby in childcare for the first time.

    Starting your baby or toddler in childcare for the first time can be hard! So, Daisy has just started with the childminder. When I talked about this on my stories, there were LOADS of messages. From mums who had been there offering advice, a nursery nurse, a childminder and lots of you wanting to know …

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  • Cloth sanitary pads

    Thinking about making the switch to reusable cloth pads?

    Thinking about making the switch to reusable cloth pads but have some questions, maybe a niggling doubt. Here are some of the frequently asked questions and answers that may help you. I know some people feel a bit grossed out by the thought of dealing with their own blood. Well here’s the thing, firstly the …

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  • First day of school

    Getting your child ready for starting school

    Getting a child ready for school for their first year is tied with all types of emotion. So being prepared can really help in order to keep the excitement but also calm the anxiety that comes with it. With Lily, she was very much ready for school but I think that’s because we were talking …

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  • Peaceful Learning

    The Importance of the Early Years

    Today we hear from Lara from Peaceful Learning on the importance of the early years. Did you know that your brain reaches 80% of it’s final weight by your second year of life? 80%…let that sink in. There’s a whole lot of energy that goes into building the brain and for good reason too. At …

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  • Naomi Gale

    Fertility Awareness – Naomi Gale Q&A

    Today we hear from the lovely Naomi Gale who is talking fertility. Hi Naomi! Can you tell us a bit about what a Fertility Awareness practitioner does? Ah- thank you so much for having me on your blog Keira. As you know I am a huge Mama Designs fan. We have your sleeping bags, your …

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  • Making the switch to reusable period products

    Making the switch to reusable period products is the right thing to do for so many reasons. We have just launched our Reusable Sanitary Pads so I wanted to show you them but also give you a bit more information about why you might want to consider making the switch. When I started researching this, …

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  • How to take awesome photos of your baby at home with your smartphone

    How to take awesome photos of your baby at home with your smartphone by Marion Pelletant – Marion & You Photography There’s often a silver lining in a tricky situation and the current lockdown may well be the best opportunity for you to finally have the time to take lovely photos of your baby. You …

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  • West Charleton Grange

    West Charleton Grange with Baby Friendly Boltholes

    We are back from a fantastic weekend in West Charleton Grange in gorgeous Devon, with Baby Friendly Boltholes. We were kindly gifted this stay in exchange for a review and we also took over the Baby Boltholes Instagram for the weekend. The timing of this was perfect for us, given that we had spent the …

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  • Nobody tells you

    Nobody Tells You…

    Nobody Tells You… Today we hear from the lovely Becca Maberly on her fabulous new book ‘Nobody Tells You, 101 truths about pregnancy, birth and parenthood’. No matter how prepared you think you might be, no matter how much money you throw at your pregnancy and antenatal care, no matter how much you read, no …

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