Hello and happy 2019!
I made a commitment to start sharing some of the crazy amount of things I know about things I love – keeping house, caring for children, decluttering, growing food, sustainable living and feeding families into a blog this year…so here we go!
As many of you know, I took an eight-week break at the end of last year to visit Canada and the US – to see dear friends I hadn’t seen in real life for almost 20 years and to make many more new ones! To say it was amazing would be an understatement – I discovered that anxiety doesn’t have to always hold you back and that I am much more resilient than I give myself credit for. This hiatus gave me space and time to think about out what I really want to do this year with my work – while staying close to my values of living a life that is kind to the health of not only us but also to our planet.
For almost two years I have been focusing on in-home cooking for families – and through this I discovered I *love* to help babies transition to solid foods and watch them explore and learn to eat. I am very grateful for all the families that allowed me to practice and test out the myriad of amazing recipes that are available for babies and toddlers – whether they be Baby-led/self feeders, parent-led or a bit of both 🙂 I have also continued to help families declutter and organise their homes and keep their house running smoothly. Mid-way through 2018 I took part in Alexx Stuart’s ‘Go Low Tox‘ online course and knew I had found which direction I wanted to head – towards helping others create low-waste, low tox uncluttered homes that they loved to spend time in.
I have wound down the cooking and housekeeping side of my little business and will be focusing this year on (ironically where I started 15 years ago) decluttering, organising, simplifying and creating healthier homes – with the ideals of mindful consumption, sustainable living and less unnecessary chemical exposure as my underlying ethos. This is the way I live – so it makes sense to show others how it can be done and share some of the things I have learnt (and am still learning) along the way. There’s no right or wrong, no perfect show homes with matching containers (unless you really want that!) – only better choices we can make everyday for our health and for our planet.
I have updated my services page to reflect these new offerings – please get in touch if you would like some hands on help this year. **In the meantime here’s one of my favourite photos from my trip – a solitary barn in Wisconsin – I have no idea how empty or full it was inside, but there’s something I love about their defined function and how grand they stand against the skyline.