I have a confession to make which may interest those of you who are mums too (and probably won’t interest anyone else!). I use disposable nappies on Daniel, and I think he’s only worn about 3 cloth nappies in his 16-month-long life. This is in spite of the fact that I know how bad they are
One of the first commonly used items we switched away from plastic was our water bottles. Plastic is an enduringly popular choice for drink bottles, despite health risks, because it’s cheap and just plain practical. There is no denying that silicone covered glass or stainless steel water bottles are significantly more expensive than plastic bottles,
When it comes to dangerous chemicals, whether you’re eco-friendly or not, the laundry must be the hub of the house (well, perhaps excepting the garage). We have only just recently attached child-proofing gadgets to our kitchen cupboards, as little Daniel is very inquisitive and likes to go digging around in any little nook and cranny below waist height.
I now make all our toiletries myself. By toiletries, I mean lotions and potions like face cream, body cream, deodorant, insect repellent, sun screen, and nappy balm (we call it bum balm!). While there are many commercially made eco-friendly, cruelty-free products available these days, I don’t buy them because in general, I find them hideously
When I was in my twenties and early thirties I considered myself a young woman with amazingly good health. I’d have my ‘skinny’ months, and my ‘slightly chubbier than preferred’ months, my radiantly sun-kissed and relaxed summer months, and my pasty sleep-deprived and overworked term times. I would get into a fitness buzz and attend