“I’ll do it!”, “No, stop! Don’t help me,” she demands as she wanders between my partner in the kitchen cooking and me tidying in the lounge. She offers, “Can I help?”, and wants to help fold clean laundry or wash the floor – (in my eyes) the most mundane tasks. But I let her, of course I do. View Post

A few weeks back, Plastic-Free Me and I introduced our Plastic Free Parent campaign challenging parents to analyse their behaviours as a family and to consider reducing their plastic consumption on a week by week basis. It was nerve wracking putting this out there – would parents feel offended that we were asking this of them? Would it be too much to ask of us all?  View Post

Let me be honest from the outset: I don’t think we’d ever have chosen Florida as a holiday destination were it not for the fact that Sam’s cousin was getting married there. In my mind, it was a place that went hand in hand with Donald Duck and Donald Trump and I was unsure what to expect (or whether we’d really enjoy it).  View Post

Sharing dinner together is such an important part of our family life: it’s our time to slow down, sit together uninterrupted, talk to each other and share a nourishing meal. It’s a great way for us to connect with our kids and get them to try new foods. In fact, eating dinner with your kids could be the most important thing you do with them: it’s seen to boost their vocabulary even more than being read out loud to, contribute to healthier eating habits, reduce medical disorders like asthma and anxiety, and even boosts moods.

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I felt like I wanted the tagline of this article to be “A tip to destress – and no, it’s not yoga or meditation.” Because typically that’s what we’re told, isn’t it. Or that we must switch off our phone with terms such as “digital detox” continually being advocated. But here’s the thing: sometimes I don’t want to or can’t get on my yoga mat or go for a run or switch my phone off. I might have the kids with me or a work call about to happen or I might just not feel like doing a downward dog with Sonny up in my arse. (for the record, most days that’s OK, but sometimes it’s not.) View Post

I hope I’m young when I’m old…Anyone else?

Emma xx

P.S My Two Hair Options In Life and The Wrong Size Wardrobe

Today on the blog, Becky Cole talks us through her journey to Slow Living, what it means to her and offers up some tips on how we can all find that slowness that does us so much good.

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I’m always looking to add new strings to my bow when it comes to Textiles. I love fabrics and yarn; I love how they look and how they behave and the multiple ways you can use them. After spending years in a world of yarn teaching people how to knit and crochet, once I had my daughter I became drawn towards using natural ingredients for cosmetics, shampoos and body washes. View Post