Sustainable Sunday Swap: Reusable Shopping Bags

Swap plastic shopping bags for reusable shopping bags. This is no shocker – plastic disposable shopping bags are not cool. They’re terrible for the environment, choking up waterways and destroying sea life (just google “plastic bags in the ocean” for some imagery) or simply going to landfill.  When the “green bags” became popular at Coles…

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…

CHALLENGE: Connect with your food

My latest challenge has been to re-connect with my food. I think a lot of people blindly shop for their food these days. We simply don’t ask enough questions (where did this come from? Who grew this? What are these ingredients? What does this food do to my body? Are these ingredients harmful? etc). By connecting with…

Sustainable Swaps: The Mother’s Day book

I’ve seen this idea somewhere on the internet and what a fantastic idea it is. Basically, if you’re a mother grab a journal and give it to your kids prior to Mother’s Day so they can decorate a page each year. When they’re older they might like to write you a note. If you’re not…

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.

DIY Chalkboard Menu

This was one of the easiest DIY projects I’ve ever done that I feel ridiculous for not doing it sooner. I bought a small tin of chalkboard paint years ago with the intention of making myself a kitchen menu. I’ve always liked writing down a list of all the meals planned for the week (mainly…

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…

Upcycled hallway organiser

As much as I hate to admit it I am a serial dumper – and before you conjure up your own definition of ‘dumper’ I’ll let you know right now I mean that bad habit of dumping odd bits and pieces around your house until the whole thing looks like a mess. It’s a hard…