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🌱 63 Plastic Free & Reusable Products for Plastic Free July 🌱

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🌱  63 Plastic Free & Reusable Products for Plastic Free July 🌱

  Plastic seems to be everywhere. At times it can feel unavoidable (especially in recent months), despite us all knowing that it takes between 500-1,000 years to break down. And even then, what is left is harmful micro-plastics that pollute our environment, water systems, food chains, oceans and ultimately our bodies. But it IS possible to make swaps. There ARE plastic free alternatives out there. Plastic Free July is a personal challenge that is part of a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans,...

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#tbt One from the Archive: Feeding Our Children With Love: I Support You

#tbt One from the Archive: Feeding Our Children With Love: I Support You

First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 13th August 2013.)  A couple weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the struggles both breastfeeding and formula feeding mums can face with judgement, guilt or embarassment – Feeding our children with love – and how this seemed crazy to me, and it had to stop. We must must must support each other. We musn’t get embroiled in ‘The Mummy Wars’. From The Contented Company you will get no pressure, no judgement - just support of your choice. So when I saw this video on You Tube as part of the ‘I Support...

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UK National Breastfeeding Week 2020 20th - 26th June

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UK National Breastfeeding Week 2020 20th - 26th June

To celebrate National Breastfeeding Week 2020, I would love to share some amazing mama run businesses that support mamas through their breastfeeding journeys. Please check out these amazing ladies and fantastic products and services... Boo.B Ltd Siaba Tumoe became a first time mum in early 2015. Like many new mothers, her decision to breastfeed didn’t start off as plain sailing. In fact it was a very stressful  period. Luckily for her,  her mother decided to research foods that aid the production of breast milk and she began to incorporate them into her home cooking. With her new lactogenic diet and...

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#tbt One from the Archive: feeding our children with love

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#tbt One from the Archive: feeding our children with love

First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 24th July 2013. 10YO was approaching 4YO, and 8YO was was almost 18 months old.)  I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘nursing in public’ aka #NIP lately, which is bizarre since I finished breastfeeding nearly six months ago. I think it’s because I’ve recently come across @Wolf_Mummy on Twitter and her tireless work to normalise breastfeeding in public and challenge head-on Tweeters who write offensive and often aggressive tweets about/towards mums nursing in public. A slightly more tame example: Curt Blake@CurtBlake1 Jul 18, 2013 Replying to @HappyMommy @HappyMommy_ @Wolf_Mommy should be called indecent exposure like if...

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My White Privilege: How do I move forward? How do I help? How do I do better?

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My White Privilege: How do I move forward? How do I help? How do I do better?

Whilst the struggles against slavery, oppression, bigotry, prejudice and racism has lasted centuries for Black people, my understanding of my own White Privilege has only started fully developing in the past few years - since Brexit and the US 2016 election. The seeds were sown when I went to university in New York, was voted as a Senator for my building and undertook diversity and leadership training. However, my understanding has intensified and deepened over the past couple of weeks. As my understanding of my privilege as a White person has improved, I have struggled with how best to move forward...

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