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My Autumn Reset
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I don't know about you, but September always feels like a perfect time to 'reset'. This year, more than ever, by the end of the school year, my head was so foggy. Our routines were non-existent, as was our family's focus on nutrition, the environment and making sure screen time was limited. Summer Holidays I took the whole Summer 'off'. I mean, being a mum and running your own business, you're never really off, are you? But... I didn't drive the business in the way that I can; I didn't worry about posting regularly on social media; and I just...
How To Effectively Disinfect With Green Cleaning
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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a detailed blog, giving 6 Reasons to Green Clean. But as our lives continue to focus on cleaning, and disinfecting and trying to make our homes as clean and virus-free as possible, I wanted to focus in on how we can do that, but without sacrificing our desire to do so in a green way. So let's look at ways in which we can disinfect our houses effectively, but in an environmentally friendly way. 1. White Vinegar The primary ingredient of many natural cleaning products is white vinegar. Vinegar is acetic acid, which...
6 Reasons to Green Clean
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You will have seen us talking lots about Green Cleaning online, but what are the reasons to be green cleaning your home? At the highest level, the primary reason to green clean your home is health: both for you and your family, and the environment. An added benefit to green cleaning your home, is that after a little bit of up-front cost, very rapidly it becomes cheaper. We think about pollution at an environmental level, but how many of us have actually questioned the pollution level INSIDE our house, where we can spend up to 90% of our time? And...
#tbt One from the Archive: A Good Morning All Round!
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(First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 12th September 2012, when we had a 3YO and 5MO.) After a happy drop-off at nursery with all smiles, no tears, as I headed back home on the bus, I realised that today was turning out to be a good day. It may have only been 8:35am, but already I was ready to brand it a success! And here’s why: Successes 6:19am – after last week’s horrendous lack of sleep, for the second day in a row, I woke naturally –yey!! 6:20am – snuck downstairs, drank half of a smoothie I’d made yesterday,...
War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita: My Plastic in the Bathroom Audit
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So who's been watching War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita? It's a compelling watch and clearly highlights the problem with our addiction to plastic. If you haven't seen it already, make sure you catch up with it on iPlayer. I'm not sure the word is 'enjoying', but what I'm appreciating is the programme demonstrating how easily plastic slips into our every day lives, very much unnoticed. Last week's episode looked at Plastic in the Bathroom. Did you know that 9/10 wet wipes contain plastic? And of those that do, 84% of that wipe is actually plastic, and therefore not biodegradable? Whilst...