This post may seem frivolous given the state of the natural world, and it kinda is, but that’s my intention. Some of the sustainable living blogs I follow can be quite depressing, not through any fault of the author, just simply because if you’re concerned about the climate crisis the reality is quite scary. IContinue reading “Easy Low-Waste Easter Crafts”
You may think that Valentines is just another excuse to get us spending money, and you’d be right, but it doesn’t have to be. I heard something a long time ago that stuck with me. Love is spending time and energy to make someone’s day better. It might be ironing a shirt for them whenContinue reading “Love is in the Air”
This Christmas there is a new enemy in town; swaths of single-use wrapping paper. Why? Sure isn’t it recyclable? If you’ve read my post ‘Why Recycling isn’t the Answer‘, you’ll understand that recycling typically leaves us with an energy / resources deficit and isn’t a silver bullet to our waste problem.
When it comes to handmade gifts the most important bit of advice is to not overload yourself with making handmade presents for everyone. Just pick one or two, otherwise come December you’ll resent what seemed a very clever idea in November. With that in mind here’s some ideas on what to make.
I’m not the type of parent that feels the need to fill every hour of my kids’ days with entertainment. I think boredom is a great encourager of creativity and I feel that my kids are more than capable of being responsible for their own entertainment. That said it’s nice to have a few craftsContinue reading “Summer Activities with Kids – 2017”