Guest post by Jacqueline Fenner I want to make it clear, I am not ungrateful. I am extremely grateful for all the people who think of my children with love, and I understand they enjoy expressing this through gift giving. In the past few months, however, I’ve had a massive awakening. We’ve all seen the recent news coverage regarding impending environmental catastrophe, … [Read more...] about Counting the cost of Christmas
I once saw a banner on a festive city centre street that read: 'When you stuff the turkey, you stuff Christmas'. It was a rather clunky message, but it made its point. It wasn't held by a vegan anti-meat protestor, but a church group. At the time I thought it was a bit overblown, but it resonates more with me now than it ever has. In the last few years, I've found that … [Read more...] about Minimalism at Christmas: Is it possible?
We have made a conscious choice to be a one child family. There are many reasons for this, but before I had my son, I decided that having one child seemed a responsible thing to do for our planet. I would not judge others for having more. It's a very personal choice. Of course, I realised my views might change once I became a parent. I might feel an unbearable urge for … [Read more...] about Why we are a one child family