A Word from Considered
In my head I still like to envision how I will be as a grown up. Wandering around my impossibly chic home, probably in equally chic lounge wear. My hair will be in a kind of French girl cool slightly undone bun, and I won’t have any make up on, naturally looking fresh and shiny. I will probably be drinking my fresh hot coffee, my children will be skipping around playing nicely together with wooden (obviously educational) toys.
Hmmmm…..The harsh reality is………. two children and one job in, my hair is in a permanent bun that looks more Peru two than French girl cool, my clothes are often covered in some random bits of chewed up oat cake, I have left the house twice this week forgetting to put make up on….. (the results were not “how shiny and fresh faced you are” but more like “are you feeling ok” “ you look like you’re coming down with something”) and the amount of plastic in my house is out of control.
Sidenote: drinking my coffee hot is a luxury best kept for when my children are asleep.
How did this happen? My intention was there. I try buy responsibly, to think about alternatives, stick to the old adage of less is more…..but alas….the plastic toys/things I need to parent bomb went off in my house in a stealth attack and somewhere between working, the school run and trying my best, all the intention just gave way to survival mode, and a hell of a lot of stuff I just wish I hadn’t bought.
We wanted to add this blog to the shop to show that we are not claiming to be 100% perfect nor do you have to be, but we are in it with you, attempting to make small everyday changes, that combined will make a difference.
We want to find more environmentally and socially responsible parenting essentials that are genuinely useful when juggling a busy life. Can we as normal everyday parents make socially responsibly choices at least 50% of the time? 70% of the time? I’m not about to deny my children all toys of their choosing, or make Barbie homeless, but perhaps I could swap the Tupperware and a better decision about how much cling film or plastic bags we use.
Follow this blog to find out more about the brand, for our adventures/attempts at sustainable family living, finding those five minutes of me-time and maybe the odd recipe, if the schools stay open this year!