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  1. Mother's Day Flowers - something to consider...

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    Mothers Day saying it with flowers but at what cost

    Mother's Day is almost here, marking another calendar date when giving cut flowers is the celebratory norm. Abundant displays of tidal waves of vibrant colour scream for our attention in shops and florists everywhere, as the day approaches.

    It really lifts the spirits to receive a beautiful bunch of flowers and they serve as a heart-warming oingoing reminder of the gesture, as they continue to brighten our homes for a week or so later. A bouquet of flowers are, of course, the customary gift to show our mothers that we care, but there's another aspect we tend to not think to care about and that's the environmental cost. But flowers are natural gifts… right? So what's there to consider? 

  2. Why Organic Cotton is a Better Choice, Especially For Your Baby...

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    Organic cotton - cotton on to the benefits

    …. there are more reasons to avoid conventional cotton than you might think!

    Awareness is undoubtedly growing about the benefits of "going organic" and side-stepping from organic food, organic cotton products are becoming easier to find in the UK, but many parents don't really know about the numerous benefits of opting for organic cotton for their baby, rather than conventionally grown cotton. 

  3. 6 Easy Ways To Be Kinder To The Planet

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    Environment - 6 Easy Ways To Be Kinder To Our Planet

    If helping to look after the planet seems like a monumental task, just making small changes helps and, collectively, it helps a lot. Find an easy, greener, version of everyday tasks and habits and before you know it, those little changes will really make a difference.

    Here are a few ideas of how to easily "green" up your life with little effort and probably saving you money in the process too…

  4. 10 Tips for Creating A Natural and Non-Toxic Nursery

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    Organic nursery

    A new baby on the way?

    If you're soon going to be welcoming a new little arrival to the family, you'll no doubt be planning how you'd like to decorate or furnish your baby's nursery.  The first decisions that come to mind are probably colour schemes and which baby equipment you'll need, but there's another very worthwhile consideration…. keeping the nursery as non-toxic and chemical-free as possible.

    Babies have very underdeveloped immune systems so they're far more sensitive to toxins in their surroundings.  Bearing in mind, we're exposed to an invisible barrage of chemicals on a daily basis, it's worth giving some thought to how to minimise this for your new baby.

    Here are 10 ways ways you can keep your baby's room as chemical-free as you can…