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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Cloth nappies seem to be a topic that simultaneously overwhelm and fascinate many of us parents (maybe it’s because there are literally 5 different words you can use to refer to a reusable nappy!). If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m extremely passionate about making cloth nappies mainstream. With Real Nappy Week around the corner, let’s dive in and start exploring – and breaking down – some of the most common myths that fly around regarding reusable nappies.

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Each week we share an illustration from the brilliant Nina Cosford – here’s todays!

PS. A Random Day In March and Dining Al-Desko

Earlier this week, we asked for some recommendations of sustainable maternity swimwear brands in preparation for the warmer weather and for a certain exciting upcoming trip… So many of you had a brand to share – here’s 6 of the best:

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Mornings don’t feel the same without some sort of hot drink and music playing, and in the Spring time, with the doors open and fresh air pouring in. You guys seemed to enjoy my last Ultimate Zero Plans playlist so I thought it was about time we got some new 2019 Spring vibes in there too…

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