building your child’s immunity

building your child’s immunity

How has back-to-school gone for your babes? Henry is in the ‘grand section’ at the ecole maternelle and is doing brilliantly. He has a school trip to some local caves tomorrow (the school has a heritage theme this year) and is very excited. As he said,...
almond ashwaganda latte

almond ashwaganda latte

How was your summer? We squeezed in open-air late night cinema screenings, relaxed meals with friends at local night markets, and picnics and paddling at a nearby river beach along with looking after our gîte guests and getting through the mammoth amount of washing...
buying organic on a budget

buying organic on a budget

Why buy organic? Organic food is typically grown with fewer pesticides, is free from artificial fertilisers and manufactured herbicides, is GMO free and, in the case of processed foods, will not contain artificial additives or preservatives. In the UK almost 300...
acid reflux in babies

acid reflux in babies

Does your baby arch his back in pain, fight the breast, projectile vomit after feeding and scream in pain most evenings? He may be suffering from acid reflux. I had a five day hospital stay after Noah’s birth and, just before my milk came in, the staff were...
on the importance of self care

on the importance of self care

I found this ‘note to self’ online just after I had Henry, and the words really resonated: ‘Treat yourself the way you would treat a small child. Feed yourself healthy food and make sure you spend time outside. Let yourself take naps. Don’t say...
natural beauty | lemon & rosemary salt scrub

natural beauty | lemon & rosemary salt scrub

Henry and I made this moisturising, exfoliating lemon and rosemary salt scrub as a fin de l’ecole gift for his maitresse. I wanted something that was easy to make with Henry, and relatively inexpensive. We had all the ingredients to hand, and it only took around...

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