There is a moment surely every new mother has. Not the one of sheer joy as you look into your newborn’s eyes (I never had that one. Just me?). The one where you have made a cup of tea and this – you’re hoping. I mean, please! – is the one you’re going to get to drink warm. Then you realise, you have no milk. No cow’s milk. No almond milk… But hang on, you have breast milk… View Post
Father’s Day is around the corner (17th June – don’t worry, I totally had to look it up too). You’ll all know that expensive presents are not my jam but small tokens or (inexpensive) experiences are. Take a look at the below gifts I’ve put together which are all under £20 and bound to put a smile on a special dad’s face next weekend. View Post
“I’ll do it!”, “No, stop! Don’t help me,” she demands as she wanders between my partner in the kitchen cooking and me tidying in the lounge. She offers, “Can I help?”, and wants to help fold clean laundry or wash the floor – (in my eyes) the most mundane tasks. But I let her, of course I do. View Post
A few weeks back, Plastic-Free Me and I introduced our Plastic Free Parent campaign challenging parents to analyse their behaviours as a family and to consider reducing their plastic consumption on a week by week basis. It was nerve wracking putting this out there – would parents feel offended that we were asking this of them? Would it be too much to ask of us all? View Post
Let me be honest from the outset: I don’t think we’d ever have chosen Florida as a holiday destination were it not for the fact that Sam’s cousin was getting married there. In my mind, it was a place that went hand in hand with Donald Duck and Donald Trump and I was unsure what to expect (or whether we’d really enjoy it). View Post
Sharing dinner together is such an important part of our family life: it’s our time to slow down, sit together uninterrupted, talk to each other and share a nourishing meal. It’s a great way for us to connect with our kids and get them to try new foods. In fact, eating dinner with your kids could be the most important thing you do with them: it’s seen to boost their vocabulary even more than being read out loud to, contribute to healthier eating habits, reduce medical disorders like asthma and anxiety, and even boosts moods.
I felt like I wanted the tagline of this article to be “A tip to destress – and no, it’s not yoga or meditation.” Because typically that’s what we’re told, isn’t it. Or that we must switch off our phone with terms such as “digital detox” continually being advocated. But here’s the thing: sometimes I don’t want to or can’t get on my yoga mat or go for a run or switch my phone off. I might have the kids with me or a work call about to happen or I might just not feel like doing a downward dog with Sonny up in my arse. (for the record, most days that’s OK, but sometimes it’s not.) View Post