Welcome to Beautiful Beginnings




Beautiful Beginnings is the online  home of Clare Cooper’s Writing, and the Beautiful Beginnings Natural Playgroup, a breastfeeding-friendly alternative family playgroup in West Cumbria.



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Beautiful Beginnings Natural Playgroup

Weekly playgroup sessions at The Settlement, Maryport have now finished for the summer.

We will be meeting weekly out and about across West Cumbria for walks, bike rides, and play and picnics at beaches and parks.

For details check here:





We are a hand-crafted parent and child group based in West Cumbria and have now been running for nearly 4 years.


Beautiful Beginnings Natural Playgroup was set up by Clare Cooper and Hatti Burt to provide an alternative, breastfeeding-friendly playgroup where like minded parents could meet and children can be involved in lots of free play and creative activities.




Clare Cooper ~ Writerclare tree


Nourishment and inspiration
for mind and body,
heart and soul



Clare finds inspiration for her writing through mothering, breastfeeding, conscious and connected parenting, Yoga and the natural world.


Clare’s articles feature regularly in natural parenting magazine The Mother.


She is currently writing her first book Milestones of Motherhood which explores the change and transformation women experience through nurturing their children.



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