Travelling with children Part 1: an attempt at (Minimalist-ish/Zero waste-ish packing)

We are heading overseas for a family holiday to an Island for approx 7 days! This will be the first time my children have been overseas. I haven’t travelled overseas for many years, but my husband travels for work a bit throughout the year. This is also the first time my son has been on … More Travelling with children Part 1: an attempt at (Minimalist-ish/Zero waste-ish packing)

A change in mindset- children’s clothing swaps and buying second hand

Have you ever thought about a clothing or toy swap with other families, buying second-hand when you need something for your family such as clothes or shoes or donating items that are no longer being used? More recently we received a bag of boy clothes from one of the mums at my children’s school. Her … More A change in mindset- children’s clothing swaps and buying second hand

Some alternative gift wrapping ideas (glass jars, Furoshiki, recycled paper, baskets)

This year I have been exploring some alternative methods of gift wrapping that are minimum waste. I am a big fan of using glass jars to store gifts especially for food and self care items such as home made bath salts. I came across the idea of using cloth for wrapping gifts called Japanese Furoshiki … More Some alternative gift wrapping ideas (glass jars, Furoshiki, recycled paper, baskets)