I’ve been mulling this post over in my head for a few months but its only now since I’ve been implementing my #6pmswitchoff that I’ve actually been able to properly formulate my thoughts, with some silence from social media and real life thinking and being. 

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As you know I’m passionate about living life and parenting as sustainably as I possibly can. One area I feel particularly strongly about is reusable nappies simply because of the sheer volume of waste created by single use, disposable nappies vs the myriad of benefits that reusable nappies offer. I shout as much as I can about reusables and try to ‘convert’ as many folk as possible… some days it really feels like the tide is turning, others it seems like there is real work to do….

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It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of dungarees and between me and the kids, they pretty much comprise most of our wardrobe. Maybe it’s because they tend to be pretty durable and wash really well. Maybe it’s that they’re super versatile and can be worn all year round – with nothing underneath in the depths of Summer or with a chunky knit underneath during cold Winter days. Or maybe it’s because they’re just really practical and comfortable with crawling and cloth bums and physical play to contend with. Today I’m sharing my favourite kids dungaree brands all of whom are committed to creating quality, sustainable clothing that will stand the test of time. I hope you love them all as much as we do!

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I’m not sure when it happened that getting a new washing machine became more exciting than a new pair of shoes, or a relaxing activity meant hanging the washing out on the line, but here we are and I’m rolling with it.

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Father’s Day needn’t be a time to go overboard and get caught up in the consumerism of it all, but equally there’s some lovely, low waste ways to show a little appreciation for the important males in our life. Here’s a few ideas that might help you on your way:

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Birthday parties are an integral part of family life and rightly so – it’s important to celebrate the good things in life! Somehow though, like so much in modern day to day living and parenting, they seem to have spiralled a little out of control and have come to be some of the most wasteful events of the year. In this post I’m going to talk you through some ways to keep waste to a minimum at your kids’ party and avoid finding yourself carrying out black binbags full of rubbish at the end of it all. It’s totally possible (and even more fun, I’d say!) to celebrate sustainably, without being a total party pooper. View Post

Wet wipes, first invented back in 1958 (yup, wet wipes are over 60 years old…) are absolutely everywhere these days. There are literally DOZENS of different types available – baby wipes, hand wipes, make-up wipes, kitchen wipes, surgical wipes, all kinds of anti-bacterial or cleaning wipes – pretty much any potentially ‘icky’ scenario, and you can find yourself a wet wipe. Wet wipes even have their own trade body and business convention.

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I think of all the places we were due to visit during our trip to Australia, Rottnest Island was the one I was most excited about. You talk to any Aussie person and they tell you you “HAVE TO VISIT ROTTO”, and certainly it’s somewhere that our Australian family have been visiting for years and years, ever since they were small children.

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