Nasty chemical of the month: Polyethylene glycols

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This post first appeared on the ecostore blog. Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are found in a range of commonly-used products like makeup, skincreams, sunscreen lotion, toothpaste, baby products and flowing hand soap. These chemicals can be used as surfactants, which let detergents spread and wet, … [Read more...]

Monthly review November – 3 family life hacks for greater harmony

3 family life hacks for greater harmony

Each month I review my progress (or lack of!) towards my personal goals for 2014. You can see my full goal list in this post here - Goal Setting For 2014 And Creating My Decision Making Framework. The monthly review will look at my key learnings for the month and each quarter I write a full review … [Read more...]

Simplifying my life – another mum’s story

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In a recent newsletter I wrote about how I was analysing how I was using my time, asking myself these questions: Am I allocating enough time to things that mean the most to me? Am I allocating enough time to things that are good for me? What am I spending time on that I don’t enjoy? What … [Read more...]

When the kids are all at school…..part 2

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I wrote the  first part to this story back in May which you can find here When the kids are all at school…..part 1. ********** It has taken me most of this year to find my rhythm. I still haven't ticked off lots of things I thought I would once I had all the kids at school. But I have made some … [Read more...]

9 useful and practical gifts for mums with new babies + ecostore giveaway

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This post is part of the baby daze series. In the annual survey I ran last year, when I asked what topics did readers want me to cover, the baby stage came up as a popular one. Over the next month, I will be sharing some of my experiences with babies and some collective wisdom from the readers of … [Read more...]