This blog comes from a place of healing. I am writing this as my new baby snoozes next to me, in the hope of providing assurance to anyone worried about giving birth; whether this fear comes from not having done it before or because you have done it before! I fell into the latter category … Continue reading Birth After Trauma: A Positive Birth Story
With your rounded belly growing and the first kicks breathtaking amongst excitement and trepidation growing in near equal measure, thoughts no doubt turn to the how you will cope on maternity leave pay with all the things the new baby 'needs'. It can be overwhelming to think a new baby will cost a fortune. You … Continue reading 15 Popular Baby Buys You DO NOT Need
I recently shared this post on Instagram. It laid out my weekly food shop, in which I try to maintain the balance of convenience (online shopping), healthy eating and low-waste, all whilst trying to stick to my budget of £40 a week for a family of two adults, one hungry toddler and two slightly chubby … Continue reading Low waste, healthy, budget weekly shop
Skincare is important to me and is should be important to you too. Not for reasons of vanity, but for reasons of health. Your skin is your largest organ and therefore your largest barrier to infection. In addition, your skin is an indicator of general health. Not always of course, some conditions are literally skin … Continue reading Natural Skincare – skincare that doesn’t cost the earth.
A easy, cheap, zero-waste toner. Toner closes the pores that cleansing opens and removes any excess dirt. My recipe changes with the seasons, depending on what nature can provide. Summer Toner: Rosewater Ingredients Rose petals Water Recipe Place the rose petals in a saucepan with enough water to cover. When the pan is just simmering … Continue reading Homemade Skincare: Rosewater and Green Tea Toner
A easy, cheap, zero-waste exfoliator for face and body (just use a little less for your face). Homemade skincare as good as it gets; better than the posh sugar scrubs you can buy in the shops. It gives you the softest skin and the gorgeous scent lasts for ages. I store mine in an reused … Continue reading Homemade Skincare: Three Ingredient Sugar Scrub Exfoliator
If you're of the festival persuasion, the thought of adding a baby into the sweaty/muddy wristband queue may make your head whirl. The thing is, Glastonbury will always make your head whirl; that cow shed, come city feels out of this world. I'm here to tell you to do it, take your baby to Glastonbury … Continue reading Surviving Glastonbury Festival with a baby!
I am a survivor. Actually, I’m more than that, I survived M.E and I thrive. I was classed as having severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and I was very nearly hospitalised to be tube fed because I didn't have enough energy to feed myself. In Part One, I wrote about how the condition affected me and I … Continue reading Kinesiology and ME: Part Two
I'm on a search for happiness. I hold my hands up, I want a happy life! I want a happy society. You see, searching for your own happiness is inextricably linked with the happiness of others. Your brain literally lights up when you help other people. How amazing is that? Yesterday, I went on the … Continue reading Exploring What Matters: Action for Happiness
I recently purchased a children's teepee to create a reading nook for my son. To make it super cosy, I needed a floor pillow but they are quite expensive to buy so I set about making my own and it was super easy, with no sewing required! This cushion can be made in any size … Continue reading No Sew Floor Cushion: A ‘How-to’ Guide