So you’ve always been curious about cloth nappies, but never quite got around to using them for one reason or another. Toilet training’s on the horizon, and you probably think it’s all a bit too late. Wellllll, think again!  View Post

How I feed my family matters enormously to me and is something I hugely enjoy and take pride in. More often than not, I take the kids with me – I see it as a way to educate and entertain them rolled in to one, and hey, if a chocolate croissant finds its’ way into their mouths as we go along, I’m ok with that too (don’t worry, I own up once we get to the till). View Post

“Is there anything they’d like for their birthday?” The question that many of us are fortunate to hear about our children but that also brings over feelings of blank and slight awkwardness. Given that 8.5 million new perfectly good toys are thrown away each year in the UK, the whole things makes me feel a bit uneasy and serves to reinforce the fact that childhood has in some ways become synonymous with more and more toys and more ‘stuff.’  View Post

How many hours a day do you spend at your computer, searching the internet for an amazing restaurant (every time) or for your next holiday destination? According to Wired Magazine, we spend more time online than sleeping, or to put it another way, we spend more time browsing the Internet than doing anything else. Like it or not, we have become a Nation obsessed with consuming information. But what if, whilst we were shopping and watching and writing and reading, we could do some good at the same time? View Post

As I write this, its 5pm and you’ve just taken yourself to bed saying you need to nap (totally not a normal occurrence). I say “taken yourself”, but you were in a state my lovely one, crying, throwing yourself around, and just so obviously, so tired.  View Post

With a bit of preparation and creativity, camping plastic free is not only entirely possible, it’s actually extremely satisfying and will leave you feeling inspired and full of plastic free ideas for your next trip away, as well as a whole lot lighter because there’ll be no black bin bag full of rubbish to dispose of at the end of it all.

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As I write this, you’re both upstairs in your room together, making up imaginary games, listening to audiobooks, gently clambering on each other (I trust you not to hurt each other), reading books.
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Whilst my parenting style is fairly relaxed, good behaviour is one aspect I don’t compromise on. I expect a lot of my kids and for their sake, believe it’s an important part of my role as their parent to discipline them. I’m not their friend…  View Post