4 Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Your house is your home. This is a universal truth, but the fact of the matter is that the Earth is your home, too. The planet is hurting because the people who inhabit it don’t care enough to take care of it and keep it clean the way they do in their own homes. However, if we don’t start caring, the world may not be here for much longer, and neither will our homes. In truth, there are some simple steps you can take to make your home more eco-friendly, reducing your energy use and impact on the planet. With… [Read More]

Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Life #GIFTED

Something my husband and I are keen to do this year is reduce the amount of single use plastic we use. You can read more about what we hope to achieve and how in our ‘A Zero Waste Journey‘ blog post. In this blog post I wanted to share with you some simple swaps that can help you reduce the amount of single use plastic you use. Food Wraps Every day for school my children have sandwiches which my husband and I would put into plastic sandwich bags. At the end of each week we’d go through 10 plastic sandwich… [Read More]

Does community spirit still exist?

How involved are you in your local community? When I was growing up I wasn’t involved in any activities to help my local community. However, things have changed for the better since I was a child, and we’re now more aware of the impact our actions can have on the environment. When I mention ‘social responsibility’ what do you think about? For many people they instantly think about businesses, and how they must work ethically with sustainability in mind. However, social responsibility is the job of every one. We need to look our own ‘community spirit’ and see how this… [Read More]

Is Tap Water Good For You Children’s Health?

A lot of parents get caught up in the debate as to whether or not they should give their children tap water. Some people swear by it and say it’s cheaper than bottled water, and can actually provide some health benefits. Other people say that bottled water is the way forward as it’s naturally cleaner and safer than tap water. Who is right? Is tap water good for your children’s health or not? To try and suss things out, we should take a look at the pros and cons of tap water: Image Source Cheaper Than Bottled Water I think… [Read More]

Work around the Globe: A Global Comparison

I think it’s fair to say that the majority of the population work. I’ve worked ever since I was 16 and I’ve had various jobs with very different wages and working environments. I think that most employed people will do anything to make their working lives easier, but when you look at the infographic below I think I’m pretty lucky to be working in the UK. Centrix put together this infographic which compares the way Australia, the UK, Sweden, the US, Brazil, South Africa and Germany work, examining factors like minimum hourly wage and annual leave. Before I had children… [Read More]

Creating an exciting environment for kids to play in

Image courtesy of marin/freedigitalphotos.net Creating an exciting and engaging environment for your children to play in is no doubt the ideal that all parents strive for. The reality for most, though, is that it can be quite difficult to achieve. Toys have a habit of spreading across a house and mums and dads are often left wondering how to control the invasion. The good news is that you can sort through the mess, and make it easier for your little one to play with their toys without them taking over the entire house. Probably an important thing to remember is… [Read More]

Baba+Boo Reusable Nappy Review and Competition

Baba+Boo was created in November 2009 after mum of two, Eve Bell realised she was always looking for unusual and quirky clothing and accessories for her children, but most of the items she liked were really expensive. Baba+Boo sell a range of reusable nappies, swim nappies, T-shirts, shoes and a few other pieces too. We were lucky to have been sent two reusable nappy gift sets to review. Plus we are giving you the chance to win one of these gorgeous gift sets as well. Read on to find out more! We were sent one Little Miss Rabbit Nappy + T-shirt… [Read More]