My foray into natural skincare

My first crush on natural skincare came when adult acne hit me after a fairly unscathed stretch as a teenager (oh the irony!) I found the only thing that really helped to clear my skin was 100% natural mud soap, which I’ve used religiously for 7 years now. Then, when I got pregnant last year,Continue reading “My foray into natural skincare”

Gift guide for new mums and mamas-to-be 

Well, I can’t quite believe it: I’m just weeks away from meeting my BABY! I’ve come to know so many lovely expectant and new mums over the last while, and our chats inspired me to put together a gift guide for pregnant mums and those in the newborn bubble who might just need a treat!Continue reading “Gift guide for new mums and mamas-to-be “

Be still 

“Maybe this is your time to learn to be still.” My throat tightened: “I’m not sure I know what that means.” “Well, that’s where you start.” I had just told my dad I’d been signed off work after a scary hospital stay and introduction to the term ‘complicated pregnancy’. Minutes before, my doctor had toldContinue reading “Be still “

About the time I got glasses.

I got glasses last week, and then I cried. Don’t worry: there were no tears on the brightly-lit shop floor populated by sparkly frames and chatty salespeople. Can we just pause for a minute to marvel at the art of telling a customer, in the same breath, that the pair of glasses they have triedContinue reading “About the time I got glasses.”

Ode to Margin

Restez hors des marges! (Stay out of the margins!) The eternal call of the school swimming teacher as he watched our little bodies squiggingly attempt a world record number of laps, or at least more than the new girl who seemed to have never before seen water in all of her entire little life.  PullContinue reading “Ode to Margin”

Spiced Apple Cake

Hey homies, We’ve been exploring veganism over the past few weeks, mainly focusing on eating vegan at meal-times together. I’m giving it a little more time before sharing anything substantial with the inter web, but I wanted to spread the love about a DELICIOUS sweet recipe I’ve discovered that I think you’re gonna love (well,Continue reading “Spiced Apple Cake”

COMING OFF THE PILL: HEALING YOUR BODY

It can take up to a year to find natural hormonal balance after having taken synthetic hormones. Because of my experience on the pill, I was keen to speed up the process and restore my hormonal health. I was unsure about sharing this part of the ‘series’ because it is very personal. However, I decided it mightContinue reading “COMING OFF THE PILL: HEALING YOUR BODY”

COMING OFF THE PILL: ALTERNATIVES

I’ve been totally amazed at the response to my posts on hormonal birth control. Thanks to all who have been in touch with their stories. Unsurprisingly, I only heard from one person who had a fully positive experience with hormonal birth control. The majority of responses have ranged from people who are on the pill and experience mildContinue reading “COMING OFF THE PILL: ALTERNATIVES”

YOUR STORIES: GETTING OFF THE PILL

So…FLIPPIN’ HECK. I was super nervous about posting my last blog – it was complicated, personal, and potentially controversial. I thought maybe 20 people would read it…I was shocked when it got over 400 hits (unusual for a post about ovaries). What was more amazing was the response to the post: I went out with aContinue reading “YOUR STORIES: GETTING OFF THE PILL”

The Pill: Sugar-coated liberation or corporate-societal control?

This is a really strange topic for me to cover on the blog, and also a really strange one for you to read about. But I do think it’s important. It feels uncomfortable as well because it involves me being more personal about something that is totally mine – not an ‘issue’, not a phenomenon,Continue reading “The Pill: Sugar-coated liberation or corporate-societal control?”