Oh my gosh, I’m so into sourdough right now. I’ve named my starter (Sally sourdough, obviously) and like to give her a little chit chat through the day as I’m passing her spot on the mantlepiece. If you’ve ever maintained a sourdough starter you’ll know that before you feed it you have to throw most… Continue reading Sourdough discard crackers
I am so passionate about babywearing, it’s something I knew I would do from the first time I saw someone in a woven wrap, long before I became a parent. A basic stretchy wrap was the first thing I bought when I became pregnant (after all those pregnancy snacks of course!) and I was so… Continue reading Babywearing for hands free parenting – sling libraries
I put a lot of thought into my parenting, I do a lot of research, analysis, reflection, and reassessing. Whilst pregnant I read so many parenting books that I almost forgot to read up on birth, but I wanted to be absolutely sure of the way we would bring our children up, I wanted to… Continue reading Parenting books for those seeking a gentler way
We spend lots of time outdoors, where I grew up you learned early that there was no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices. And where I live now? Well, if we didn’t go out in the rain, we’d never go out at all. We’ve been enjoying really crisp cold mornings here, great… Continue reading Winter skin woes
If you come to my house, one thing that may strike you (after the loud patterns and joyous riot of colour) are the towering bookcases, overloaded with fayre; double stacked, piled, titles obscuring each other, poetry bumped up against science, parenting books jammed in with books on fermenting, brewing, travel, and fiction… There’s no rhyme… Continue reading 4 books for children to celebrate being yourself
Phew I’ve been away a while! I’ve been off growing and birthing another little person to add to our family and unfortunately this blog had to fall by the wayside, but I’m back and raring to go for zero waste week! Keep your eyes peeled for more posts to follow!
Many toddlers are obsessed with a certain TV show or movie, they crave repetition and parents end up watching the same thing day in day out. I won’t pretend we don’t watch TV, we do. We don’t have a TV though so we have good control over the screen time and quality of the programming… Continue reading On the hunt for a Totoro