Healthy You. Healthy Family. Healthy Earth.
Healthy You. Healthy Family. Healthy Earth.
Cart 0

News — make a change

#tbt One from the Archive: Second Time Mum

baby children family happy identity love make a change mum mum hustle mumlife new mum newborn parenthood pre-schooler self employed stay at home mum

#tbt One from the Archive: Second Time Mum

(First published on The Contented Calf Website on Wednesday 28th November 2012.)  Last night I sat in semi darkness, holding a sleeping 7MO in my arms. She’d fallen asleep during her final evening feed. Having only managed a not so grand total 45 minutes sleep at nursery (four pesky top teeth seem to be pushing their way down all at the same time – ouch!), she was a tired little bundle. Although she was completely sparko and had long stopped actually feeding, I just gave myself a few minutes more to enjoy the moment. There’s nothing more glorious than holding...

Read more →


Reducing My Family's Carbon Footprint: Our Car - EV vs PHEV: Assessing the Carbon Cost

be the difference car carbon footprint climate change climate crisis climate emergency easy eco swaps eco eco ideas eco inspiration ecofriendly environmentally hopeful family make a change travel

Reducing My Family's Carbon Footprint: Our Car - EV vs PHEV: Assessing the Carbon Cost

As you know, we are in the process of working out what the best car is for our family, and for the planet. We need to make sure that the car works for how we use it, but also helps our family reduce our carbon footprint so that we can help contribute to tackling climate change.

We currently have a hybrid car, but our lease is coming to an end at the end of the year and we want to make the most environmentally friendly decision as to what to get next, especially as ideally we want to keep this car for as long as possible (ten or more years…?) The main decision to make is: full electric car (EV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV)?

Read more →


Reducing My Family's Carbon Footprint: Our Car - The background.

be the difference car carbon footprint climate change climate crisis climate emergency eco eco ideas eco inspiration ecofriendly greta thunberg make a change mum hustle mumlife reduce carbon footprint travel

Reducing My Family's Carbon Footprint: Our Car - The background.

Ways to reduce our carbon footprint: Our Car.

Over the years, our family has incorporated many small changes to the way we live our lives in order to have less of an impact on the environment. Our focus has evolved over recently years to include reducing our family's carbon footprint and making that much more of a key part of what we do.

One area in which we will be making a big change in 2020 is our car.

Read more →


Global Climate Strikes: Did you strike?

be the difference climate change climate crisis climate emergency climate strikes eco greta thunberg make a change zero waste zero waste living zerowaste

Global Climate Strikes: Did you strike?

Friday 20th September, around the world, people took part in the Global Climate Strikes. Were you there? Did you strike? Did your kids? Did your kids’ schools do anything?Weren’t the scenes of the strikes around the world so inspiring and energising? In particular the picture of the strike @gretathunberg posted happening in Afghanistan. This is, as she says, a globally emergency. And it seemed on Friday that we came together around the world to acknowledge this and lobby politicians and big businesses to do more.Sadly, I wasn’t there. My 7YO was off school ill with a cold. I was gutted. But I...

Read more →


Zero Waste: What is The Circular Economy?

be the difference biodegradable circular economy eco eco inspiration ecofriendly ellen macarthur environmentally hopeful kenneth boulding make a change plastic free thibaut wautelet zero waste zero waste journey zero waste living zerowaste

Zero Waste: What is The Circular Economy?

What do you know about the term Circular Economy? It’s actually linked intrinsically to the concept of Zero Waste. The Circular Economy definition The Ellen MacArthur foundation defines is as:  A framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design. It continues... Looking beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital. It...

Read more →