Energizing smoothie – A recipe

This smoothie recipe is super easy to make and it can be drunk either in the morning as part of a healthy breakfast option or as a lunchtime/ afternoon pick-me-up snack. One of the key ingredients is brewer’s yeast which contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, all of which contribute to the reduction of tiredness […] Read more…

Analysing ingredients in… baby wet wipes

It’s time for my weekly analysis of ingredients. This week, I’m looking at five sets of baby wet wipes of the most popular brands. Many parents opt for the convenience of using wet wipes on their babies, either as part of a regular nappy changing routine or when out and about. As this type of product comes so […] Read more…

Nuts about Ecozone Soap Nuts? A review

I know what you’re thinking – soap what? – but stay with me on this one. I have stumbled upon the Ecozone soap nuts whilst browsing the web looking for more natural alternatives to conventional laundry detergents and I must admit I thought the idea of using nuts to wash your clothes was, quite frankly, nuts too. I had never […] Read more…

Analysing ingredients in… stretch mark products

It’s time for my weekly analysis of ingredients in a selection of skin care products. This time, I’m looking at creams, oils or other skin care products aimed at pregnant women who want to prevent stretch marks. Whether you believe that stretch marks can be prevented or not, I suspect that you are likely to reach […] Read more…

Natural Schmidt’s deodorants – a review

I had been looking for an aluminium-free deodorant for a while and whilst I found a few on the high street, unfortunately they either didn’t do the job properly or contained other ingredients considered to be harmful, such as PEGs and parabens, and so my search for a truly natural continued. And then I came across […] Read more…

Life after miscarriage – one year on

Today marks a rather sad day for me and for my little family. On 6th October 2015, I was admitted to hospital for a procedure called ERPC which stands for Evacuation of Retained Products of Conception and means a surgical removal of the remains of a pregnancy. It was a day that I had never thought I would ever have […] Read more…

Analysing ingredients in… baby bath products

I know just how hard reading ingredient lists on skin care products can be, especially for busy Mums (and Dads too!) when a) you stand in a drugstore or a supermarket, look at the small print and the long foreign-sounding names and they all merge into one long tongue-twister and b) you simply don’t have the time to […] Read more…

Two hand care essentials for a busy Mum

It’s a sure bet that a day in every busy Mum’s life includes a lot of hand washing – what with all the nappy changing, washing-up endless kids’ bowls and plates or trips to the loo with a toddler going through potty training. However, frequent hand washing, even if you may be using a gentle detergent-free […] Read more…

Glorious by nature – my birth stories

This time last year, I was around nine weeks pregnant and expected to give birth towards the end of April this year. Yet here I am writing the birth story of our rainbow baby boy Maximilian born in August instead. Read more…

You can’t hurry nature…

The big due date milestone for Baby No. 2 was two days ago, Friday 12th August 2016. Our whole family has waited in anticipation for that day since I found out I was expecting back in December last year but the day just came and went, and baby hasn’t yet made an appearance. Despite that […] Read more…

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