The other night, as I was tucking Sonny into bed just after we’d read about teeth in one of our favourite books, ‘How Will I Grow?‘ – adults have thirty-two, in case you were wondering – we started discussing the difference between baby teeth and grown up teeth. Sonny promptly launched into an anecdote about why baby ones are “cooler” than “grown up” ones (note to self: how the heck does our 3 year old know the word “cool”?) and how he’s convinced that he’s lost a tooth (he definitely hasn’t). Anyway, I was instinctively triggered in that moment to ask him one of my all time favourite questions, and it goes something like this:

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I’ve been making my own deo for years now using 4 readily available, natural and inexpensive ingredients so here’s the recipe in one 3 min video. And guess what, it works, IT GENUINELY WORKS 💪🏼.

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Our crazy warehouse flat in Hackney Wick

For nearly 7 years, my husband and I lived a pretty stereotypical, full on East London life. We worked hard during the day, went out for dinner on weekends (best. vegan. noodles. ever), spent far too many Saturdays in Victoria Park (head to the back left for the quiet part), caffeinated in Hackney coffee shops and mooched around markets.

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So, a weird thing has been happening lately, and it’s proving to be pretty powerful. I’ve started telling my kids the truth.

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Books are life! And with everyone spending so much more time at home these days and potentially needing a little extra switch off time one way or another, we thought we’d pull together a list of 5 books we’re loving at the moment.

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OK OK, so we all know about beeswax wraps (my fave) and bamboo straws (love these ones) but today I’d love to share with you a few more unusual kitchen swaps that you might not have heard of (maybe you have, because you’re awesome)

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Harem pants, fisherman pants, hippy trousers, buddha pants…call them what you will, I am a huge fan of these baggy beauties and find any excuse to pop a pair on myself or the boys. They work perfectly for more endowed cloth nappy bums, can be worn all year round (just team with a cute oversized knit jumper in the Winter…), last for years, wash well, are super comfortable and look just a little bit cute too. Here’s a round up of some of my fave brands and the stories behind their makers.

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After a massive hiatus on the ‘tube, I’m super happy to be back with a new DITL featuring veg boxes, the onset of coronavirus lockdown and also a bit of a chat about breastfeeding, and where I’m at with that.

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