Extinction Rebellion
Writing

What an Extinction Rebellion Protest Looks Like and Why I’m Standing With Them #RebelForLife

Yesterday I went into London to see the Extinction Rebellion protests with my own eyes. I’m ashamed to say that until then, I had never joined a protest. I’ve contemplated marching, many times, but have never followed it through. Walking out of Oxford Circus tube and into the crowd felt akin to walking into a club in the late 90’s. Love, hope and togetherness was palpable. People from all corners of the world (and life) making noise for a common cause. In fact the most common cause. We all have to live on this earth, and there will be no …

helpful books
Mental Health

Helpful Books that Could Genuinely Change Your Life

I’ve come to the conclusion that helpful books, ones which have the potential to genuinely change lives, are my absolute favourite kind. Gone are the days where I can leisurely sit around devouring stories for hours on end. When I manage to read a book in its entirety now, it’s because I genuinely connect with the words. Here are some brilliant recommendations, covering everything from mental health and body confidence, to allergies, autism, understanding our past and natural living. I’d like to think there is something here for everyone, no matter how cynical they might be. **Disclaimer: I was sent …

Autism Awareness Day 2019
Autism Parenting

World Autism Awareness Day 2019: What I Know about My Daughter’s Autism

There are many lessons I’ve learnt since my eldest daughter Polly’s autism diagnosis in 2015. Some things have come fairly easily, others have felt like a perpetual battle. For world autism awareness day 2019, I thought I’d share some of these with you. Sending love to anyone struggling, I hope this piece helps. Almost all meltdowns and episodes of ‘bad behaviour’ stem from anxiety It took me a while to figure out that every single time Polly acts up, there is a deeper reason. As all autism mama’s and papa’s know, meltdowns are not the same as temper tantrums, they come …

authentic penang curry
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

The Most Authentic Penang Curry You’re Likely to Find this side of Thailand (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, can be Vegan)

As I mentioned in this piece, the cookery class we did in Chiang Mai was one of my main highlights from our recent family trip to Thailand. I especially enjoyed making curry paste from scratch, and learning all about the different spices and why they are used. I’m a sucker for a truly authentic Penang curry, and can never resist the dish if I see it on a menu. Making curry paste from scratch is a true labour of love Thai people heavily frown upon the use of food processors and blenders to make curry paste. Advocating instead, the old …

Playbrush smart sonic
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Review: Playbrush Smart Sonic aka How I Got My 5yo to Willingly Brush His Teeth #ad

**Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post. We were sent a Playbrush Smart Sonic for the purposes of this review, and I have been compensated for my time. Words and photos are my own. Click here for my full disclosure policy.** Freddy (5) has been an avid teeth brushing avoider, pretty much from the get go. We’ve had a few short lived successes, but largely it’s been a struggle getting him to cooperate. Especially since our recent holiday, which has sent his sensory sensitivities into overdrive. He doesn’t like toothpaste, because it smells and tastes too strong. Regular toothbrushes are too …