I’m talking you through what I pack in my bag as a low waste mum of two. Disclaimer: it’s pretty minimalist!


Emma xxx

PS. Could You Parent Plastic Free? and Five Zero Waste Parenting Switches

A few months ago I did a blog post called 50 newborn essentials you really don’t need (but every list tells you you do). The aim was to make people think about purchases for a new baby; the amount of stuff you’re told you need can often feel quite overwhelming and so much of it isn’t always necessary and certainly not an “essential” (top and tail bowl, I’m looking at you!). Today I want to talk about the things I believe you do need; products that are helpful and sustainable and can make both mum and baby’s life easier. View Post

A typical day in the life for us is slow, routine-free, unspecial and totally special all at the same time… View Post

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for talking reusable coffee cups, bamboo toothbrushes and cloth nappies, but recently – and with a house move on the horizon – I’ve started to think about bigger picture changes we can make within the four walls of our home that go beyond the smaller (albeit brilliant) day to day acts.

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We share an illustration by the awesome Nina Cosford every week. Here’s todays.

PS. The Wrong Size Wardrobe and The Granny Toddler Look.


I’m ALL about low maintenance beauty regimes which means dry hair shampoo is an absolute staple in my bathroom – especially since starting on my nopoo hair journey. DIY dry hair shampoo, as opposed to the shop bought aerosol versions, is chemical free (the recipe I use calls for ingredients from my kitchen cupboard), super simple (there’s TWO ingredients) and cheap as chips.
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Whilst I’m not a believer in materialism or buying for the sake of buying, I’m a huge advocate of showing appreciation which means any excuse to show some love – provided it’s in a modest, pure way – I’m in. With this in mind, I thought I’d put together a small ethically-minded, gift list of items for you and your loved one with everything at £20 or under: View Post

Jack turns 5 in a few months and is now well and truly a schoolboy. He seems to be really enjoying school – he looks forward to going every day and when he falls into my arms at the end of the school day, he’s always happy. Happy and absolutely KNACKERED.  View Post