Folks – are you ready? I’m so excited to share with you a collaboration I’ve been working on for months. I’m teaming up with Plastic-Free Me, an organisation dedicated to the fight against disposable plastics, to bring you the Plastic-Free Parent Challenge.

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Do you want to start adding some greenery to your home but don’t know where to begin? Houseplants are awesome, but we’ve all got a lot going on. Between work, chores, and chasing the kids around, caring for houseplants tends to fall far down on the list of priorities when we get busy. But it’s all about the types of plants we choose. If you select low maintenance houseplants, and don’t over tend them, you’ll be a green thumb in no time. Here’s how… View Post

Bedtime historically isn’t my favourite part of the day – by that point I’m usually knackered and ready for some kid free time. I’ve come up with a few ‘rules’ we follow that have helped us keep it relatively stress – free and quick (except during those weeks when we had to transition Sonny from co-sleeping to his own crib – cripes!), some of which may surprise you. Here they are…. View Post

I made a big decision to move out to Colorado in January 2015. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but as a 19 year old I just felt it was part of my journey. So I packed everything up, and off I went to explore this new city. Little did I know the true reason I was drawn to move there was because I was meant to become a mother but we will get to that part later.  View Post

It’s Jack’s fourth birthday today, so we’ve been enjoying an extra slow, lovely morning unwrapping gifts and making pizza dough. Plus trying to create a jungle for his jungle themed party this weekend! Here’s some other cool stuff going on around the Internet:

The Week In Wildlife

5 Family Travel Essentials

Quick Toppings for Hungry Tummies

Why We All Love Linen

Is This The Most Eco Friendly Night’s Sleep Ever?

5 Ways To Travel The World For Free

The Least Relaxing Yoga Practice Ever

Miso Polenta with Spring Veg and Tofu

A New Instagram Update – hurrah!

5 Questions if You’re Considering Cloth Nappies

Plus, a great reader comment:

Hannah on How To Encourage Independent Play: I totally agree with your comment on doing chores around them, my little boys favourite thing to help with now is unloading/loading the dishwasher, wiping surfaces and hoovering. He loves to help!

Have a lovely one folks,

Emma xxx

P.S A Fave €8 Skirt and My Two Hair Options in Life

I am so, so excited to host Tom Hunt on the blog today. Tom is an award-winning chef, food writer, climate change activist and author of The Natural Cook. He prioritises people and the environment within his work and believes in a world with a fair global food system where our actions benefit other people and nature.

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Every week we feature an illustration by the fab Nina Cosford.

And tonight’s is a perfect representation of my personal current hair situ..

P.S How To Go Shampoo Free and The Wrong Size Wardrobe

Hello. My name is Maria and I am a charity shop addict. Starting in January 2018, I’ve set myself the challenge of buying myself no new clothes the entire year and instead wearing as many different combinations of my existing wardrobe, with the odd second hand item thrown in to keep things interesting, for the entirety of 2018.  View Post