10 tips for a more Sustainable Christmas

Make Christmas about traditions not just presents Christmas for me is all about traditions. Every Christmas morning we would wake up to find our stockings stuffed full of gifts, hanging from the door. We’d all gather on mum and dad’s bed, them with a cup of tea and us taking it in turns to delve…

My positive birth story

An honest account of my labour. Leave now if you are not comfortable with terms like “mucus plug” or “diarrhoea”… but if you are pregnant and reading this then please read on, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Before kids were ever on my radar I was terrified of the idea of giving birth, to…

Cloth nappies – all or nothing?

I recently visited a friend to help her make the switch to cloth. After going through the preloved stash that she has bought, and talking about a simple wash routine, she tried her son in cloth for a full day, and then overnight. Success! Her son, who often wakes up with soaked sheets in his…

Does having a baby mean bathing in a sea of plastic?

Sometimes, yes. But also, sometimes that’s ok. Bath time at our house is quite plastic heavy, mostly we bath Gilb in the sink, but we do have a plastic baby bath and this yellow plastic bath insert… along with some plastic presents that have sneaked their way in through well meaning friends and family. A…

Eco friendly Birthday tips

Gilbert will be turning one soon and I’ve been thinking about his birthday. When I think of children’s birthday parties I imagine balloons and brightly coloured wrapping paper, plastic party bags full of cheap plastic tat that gets played with once, then ends up getting lost behind the sofa. I remember, as a child, enjoying…

Eco-anxiety and Motherhood

As a relatively new parent (Gilbert is now approaching his first Birthday), my days are now filled with nappy changes, tidying up toys, and generally just moving all of the “stuff” that we seem to have accumulated from one place to another. He grows out of clothes so quickly that we have some things that…