cooking · reduce waste

Sourdough discard crackers

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

parenting

Babywearing for hands free parenting – sling libraries

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

books · parenting · Uncategorized

Parenting books for those seeking a gentler way

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

books · family life · parenting

4 books for children to celebrate being yourself

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