While it was just me in the beginning, as my tiny little blog grew, so did my family! So in order to offer an all-encompassing resource of information for all things newborn and baby sleep to toddler activities for other busy moms, I’ve had to hire in some help.
Audra and Xyla are now regular writers and each bring their own angle and expertise to the BBJ party! I’ll let them do the talking…. But first a little more about me.
Sarah Peerless BSc – founder, owner, mom of 4 and chief multi-tasker
Mom to 4 gorgeous kiddos. The original two Littles are now 6 and 7 and were joined by their baby brother and sister, twins, nearly 2.
It was my mission early on to get the sleep sorted – because I know that a well-rested babba is a happy one. Baby sleep and all things newborn has become my bag!
We spent several years living and loving in the bush in my husband’s home country of Botswana, Africa, though have since moved back to South West England, where I grew up. Life in rural Africa led me down an unexpected path, forever having to come up with ideas to entertain and engage two busy toddlers and ensure their healthy development.
Combined with my scientific background (I hold a science degree) I developed an expertise in play-based learning activities, which I’m now enjoying with the twins.
I love routine, order and good coffee (yup, a coffee snob). Traits have both helped and hindered when it comes to kids!
When I have a minute or two to spare you’ll find me in the garden, trying to convince plants to stay alive and create a beautiful space amongst all the kids clobber…
Audra Smith BSc – writer, former early childhood educator & mom of 2
My interest and expertise is in providing an enriching environment and play-based learning activities for kids, to help facilitate healthy development.
My journey started with a Bachelors of Science in Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development. I’m also a former early childhood educator with experience working at the child development centers of two major universities.
I now have my own 2 amazing girls and have so enjoyed using my expertise to create and share engaging activities and crafts with them.
I love all things outdoors and love nothing better than drinking in the sunset after the kids are in bed with my hubbie and dogs.
Xyla Clarito BA – writer, former preschool teacher & mom of 1
My love and passion is with crafting and creating with young children. This led me to a career as a preschool teacher. It never felt like work! I enjoyed every class I had with my little students – I got to sing, dance, play and get creative with them.
I loved watching and facilitating their growing minds, all the more fascinating as a graduate of Psychology.
When my daughter came along I adapted my skills in order to stay home with her. I turned my passion for crafting into a small business – firstly by making birthday invitations and party favors and, now, writing about toddler and preschool crafts.
My daughter is now an energetic six-year-old daughter and luckily she shares my love of crafts! Aside from that, we enjoy reading books, singing and watching movies together.
I love going to the beach and mountains – anything outdoors. But what I love more is a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. That keeps me going all day!