Trying to Raise a Mindful Child

Personal experience has taught me that children are very receptive to the actions of their parents or guardians. As a mother of two with a large age gap, I find that everything revolves around leading by example. 

My eldest has recently turned ten and will soon be embarking on the quest of tweenhood. As such, I’m finding it especially important to instill values in him now, before we reach that stage of testosterone fuelled rebellious behaviour that I have so often been forewarned about.

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Oscar Wilde

Discovering Slow Fashion

Firstly, Happy New Year! I thought this post would be a great start to the new year since I can imagine that resolutions for many may be based around ‘quitting fast fashion’.

Over the last half a year or so I’ve been gradually working my way through my wardrobe. Having once been the type of person to pop into Primark to get a new pair of jeans when I didn’t really need any more, I’ve been a lot more conscious of the things going in and out of my closet.

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Christmas, the time for giving… less?

When it comes to Christmas, I’m Buddy from Elf and my other half is The Grinch. I like to go all out on decorating, food and presents. However, since trying to make less waste and live a more frugal life, I’ve had to find a way to contain my inner Buddy whilst not turning into old Grinchy. I have two hacks to share with you this holiday season that might help lessen the blow to the wallet over Christmas time.

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