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Author Archives: Keira

  • Summer holiday essentials for a British (Hopefully sunny!) beach holiday

    Summer holiday essentials for a British (hopefully sunny!) beach holiday! Heading away over the school hols? Here are some of the essentials we will be taking! Crossing everything for sunshine! Packing Cubes There are various versions on Amazon. I love these for separating clothing items by type, or by family member if you are bag …

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  • How to Make Your Birth Better

    The Positive Birth Company Review

    I used the Positive Birth Company digital pack, the book and the app. My partner read the book (as did I) “Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better” (he is more of a reader) and I bought the Freya app which I used from about 30 weeks pregnant for relaxation and then during birth to …

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  • Protected Species

    Mama essentials

    My mama essentials… When you have a baby you might find that certain things in your wardrobe become redundant or certainly get a lot less use. Comfort and practicality moves up the list. Little things that you might not have thought about are more difficult like holding an umbrella while you are pushing a pram …

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  • mama diary

    What is maternal mental health?

    What is maternal mental health? Maternal, or ‘perinatal’ mental health describes mental health in the period starting in pregnancy up to one year after the birth. We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. What are the signs of a maternal mental health problem? Here are some common signs of maternal …

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  • Blue and white dress

    Spring Summer dress edit for maternity and beyond

    For maternity and beyond… because it makes sense! Here’s my pick of some Spring / Summer dresses from some lovely independent brands and a few from the high street that you can wear in pregnancy and beyond. I’ve chosen dresses that are not maternity, so some may not fit you right till the end, unless …

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  • How will I know when my child is ready for shoes?

    How will I know when my child is ready for shoes? There is something so adorable and precious about soft squidgy feet isn’t there? It’s no wonder so many parents get a twinge of excitement at the prospect of buying their baby’s first pair of shoes and why so many go on to keep this …

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  • BASE SKNCARE Proactive Age Kit Review

    I was given the chance to review the BASE SKNCARE Proactive Age Kit and I jumped at the chance. I am 43 and definitely feeling my age in the last few years (especially running around after a 20 month old.) I have never been brand loyal and used everything from one brand, so I was …

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  • What is Sleep Regression?

    (Photo by Michal Bar Haim on Unsplash) For new parents, their baby’s sleeping routine is a top priority. While parents struggle on with night after night of broken sleep, they continue to comfort their newborns and look for ways to improve their sleep. That’s why it can be so frustrating when you make progress (and finally get some …

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  • Reusable sanitary pads

    Do you suffer from really heavy periods or Endometriosis?

    A lot of people contact us who suffer from really heavy periods or endometriosis wondering if our reusable sanitary pads will work for them and the answer is yes! Endometriosis is defined as a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and …

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  • Pranamat review

    I have been using the Pranamat massage set for the last few weeks and I wanted to share with you my review. I was initially really interested on reading up about the Pranamat as it had loads of good reviews, for relaxation (who would say no to a daily massage!) as well as for reducing …

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