September Impact Report

I’m very excited about the impact calculator I found this month… I love it on lots of levels. I like that it shows how small things have multiple impact – to families, the environment and our pockets. I also like that it is soooooo simple to use – why not give it a try? You can find it here at … Read More

Simple Fun

You may already be super organised and thinking about the next school holidays, often we feel great pressure to entertain children every second of the day with enriching and learning experiences – most of which cost quite  a lot of money. This site is jam packed full of ideas that are low or no cost, keep kids entertained and also … Read More

Simple Time

This whole month, and the next few weeks feel very time poor – when I look at the calendar I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the things that need doing, arranging etc. One way I’m trying to embrace Simplify September is to enjoy small pockets of ‘down time’ when they appear. I now have a book downstairs and once … Read More

Simplyfing Clothing

This is the second in our Quick Tips series for Simple September… you can catch up with the first post on Meal Planning here x There are two more posts planned over the next two weeks, but today we are thinking about how to simplfy our clothes – both kids and adults. We have been having a major sort out … Read More

Simplifying Meal Planning

As part of our Simplify September theme I’m going to run a series of Quick Tips on some of the ways we are moving towards a more frugal and low waste life… I’m going to start with one of my favourite subjects – Food! We have a one week e-course on this topic where you will get all the printables … Read More

Review of Octopus Learning

Oh wow we had such fun with this subscription box which we were asked to review – it was intended for our pre-schooler but actually ended up being enjoyed by all the kids, plus Mummy and Grandparents! The idea of the subscription box is to teach a wide range of concepts using fun games and tasks broken down into different … Read More

Simple Food

All these baking and cooking shows often make us feel a bit inadequate in the kitchen, or that we should be having dinner parties every weekend. There really is no shame in simple food that you love to eat. In celebration of this I’m going to have pasta and pesto tonight with the kids, with cheese on top. For 5 … Read More

August Impact Report

So this month we tried a new calculator to see how we fit in with the rest of the UK and the World… it was an interesting set of questions and I think it would have been more accurate but I didn’t add exact meter readings etc. This was from www.carbonindependent.org. We are below average, but still have a looonnnggg … Read More

Love A Thing

Our theme for September is all about simplifying life – to allow us to notice the good stuff and not get too distracted by the ‘noise’ of living in the modern world. After the fun of the Summer we are settling down to a more moderate pace and looking forward to Autumn. I’m re-loving this piece from our Love Wins … Read More

Simple Words

I’m very taken with using the power of language to affect our mindset – lots of well know ‘inspirational’ posters and fridge magnets might be a bit cheesy, but if they lift you up in some way then keep them around you. I have a Happy Shelf and that has my favourite ‘Choose Joy’ – but if you like more … Read More