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  • My Home Birth Story – Keira

    Thought that it was about time I shared my home birth story now that Daisy is 12 weeks old… After several frustrating false starts in the two previous weeks, at 39 weeks and a day my labour started. Early labour had actually started the day before and we had had the home birth midwife out, …

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  • Exclusive Pumping, Emma’s story

    Emma blogs over at @alifewiththethompsons_ And I thought that it would be interesting to hear about her feeding journey as she is exclusively pumping … “So we are currently one month into our exclusive pumping (E’Ping) journey and you guys have been asking us lots of questions in relation to this so I thought I …

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  • What is a baby bundler?

    If you are new to this mothering game you might not know what a baby bundler is and you may not have come across this wonderful invention in the baby departments. That’s ok because I didn’t even know they existed until I had my second baby! Essentially a baby bundler is a pyjama gown or …

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  • Juggling a newborn and a toddler…

    This week we hear from Jess aka The Prosecco Mum… Having a toddler is challenging enough but what chaos ensues when you throw a newborn baby into the mix too? Short answer. Lots! Having a newborn and a toddler is a whole new experience. Do you remember those very early days with your first where, …

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  • Third Trimester

    I thought I would start writing this at 35 weeks, before I forget everything because I forget everything at the moment, mostly how to speak. I can’t even find the simplest of words! Anyway I am going to write this post slightly differently, in list format. I need to go to the toilet all of …

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  • Top 5 Instagram for Business Tips

    My Top 5 Instagram tips for small businesses

    I have run my business Mama Designs for the last 10 years but it is  only the last 3-4 years that I have focussed on Instagram.  Before then Insta was not as big a deal as it is now (for consumers or brands)  I have grown my Mama Designs Instagram  following from less than 400 …

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  • Second Trimester

    I just hit 28 weeks which is why it is the perfect time to share with you the second trimester.  It was looooooooonnng. I feel like I have been pregnant forever! (sorry I have a pic but it won’t upload… grrr). If you want to see what 18 weeks looks like (3rd time round, so …

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  • Another Place Review … The Ideal Babymoon!

    Another Place, Ullswater, The Lake District. We have been fans of the beautiful Lake District having holidayed there since childhood and having been there with and without children,  since they were babies, staying in everything from cottages, hotels, guest houses to huge properties for our entire extended family.  When holidaying with the kids you needn’t …

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  • Birth Story – Nicola’s amazing birth story

    Before we start I need to tell you that this is the most AMAZING birth story and that I am honoured that Nicola has shared this with us. I am in awe of all of them and what a special arrival for baby Joshua. Just wow!!! Introduce yourself… I’m Nicola a mum of two beautiful …

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  • Pregnancy Insomnia

    I had forgotten about pregnancy insomnia, well I hadn’t forgotten, just at how early it can occur. For several nights in a row I had been waking during the night to go to the toilet and then staying awake, wide awake, for at least an hour at a time and then sleeping fitfully after that. …

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