Catchup

So I’ve been desperate to get back into blogging here (with a deep urge to inspire and connect with other likeminded people), however I kept finding blogging was “too hard”. This will be my third blog post claiming to “be back”. But it’s all about finding the time right? So I experimented. I thought I’d…

Where do I begin?

Everybody has to start somewhere I guess. Every day I think about the environment, the planet, the human race. I have two young children and I worry about what state the planet will be in when they are my age. I try to be a good human every day, make ethical and informed choices, consider…

Tomorrowland

When I rented the DVD “Tomorrowland” I was expecting a futuristic and adorable Disney movie starring the loveable George Clooney. I wanted something easy to watch as I lay exhausted on the couch on a Friday night. I didn’t expect it to be about the world being destroyed by… us. Without giving too much away,…

Raw (un)cooking class

I love raw food. It can be some of the tastiest food I get to eat. One of my absolute favourite cafes is a raw vegetarian cafe. For some time now I’ve been dreaming of going to an A Foodly Affair raw (un)cooking class. Finally I had enough free time and a good excuse (early Christmas present)…

How to be an eco parent

I recently had a guest post over at Lulastic and the Hippyshake, a gorgeous blog I am a big fan of. Lucy decided to feature all sorts of different parents and their parenting philosophies and I was honoured to be considered the ‘eco Mum’! You can check it out here.

Why every parent should join a toy library

Want to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars? Want to save space in your home? Want to save the environment? Want to have less stress and happy children? Want to teach your children awesome values? Joining a toy library will do all these things and more! Children get bored. It’s as simple as that….

Free our kids (less spending, more fun)

I love how I’ve ‘met’ likeminded people through blogging. There are some amazing people out there who inspire me to do better. It’s from this network that I was asked to join the ‘Free our kids‘ revolution. The gist: don’t spend a cent on your kid all year to free yourself from the misguided dependancy…

An eco Easter

Although Baby E won’t be old enough to understand Easter, I really wanted to start some family traditions that he could enjoy for years to come. I’m not religious, so for me Easter was always about spending time with family, a few chocolates and some new pajamas (that was our “thing” growing up). So for…

Life Lately + Thrifty Valentines

I feel like I’m cheating putting up a bunch of instagram photos as a blog post, but I feel like it’s the only way to keep in touch right now as I am so busy trying to be a good Mum (it was my new years resolution!) AND cram a lot of study in on…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

I’m seeing it everywhere, Christmas is on its way. The sad part though is that this ‘look’ of Christmas is not about decorations or food or spirit, it’s about consumerism and overconsumption and…. well, greed. This is Baby E’s first Christmas and I’m very conscious of the fact that it’s easy to go overboard as…

I heart Hulbert Street… even more!

We visited the annual Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta yesterday and it was just like I remember it: inspirational, educational but most of all fun! It was even bigger than last year (I blogged about it for the first time here) but I saw it with new eyes as a new Mum. I realised how it’s…