3 encouraging things I’ve learnt being a mum with chronic illness

You don’t need me to tell you that being a mum is hard! You already know that it involves sleepless nights, days of feeling helpless and an awful lot of sacrifice. There are joys, that’s for sure, but there’s also a good deal of feeling like you can’t cope. This is true for every mum, but often even more so for mums dealing with chronic illness, whose energy and time are depleted by health problems.

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How to make a reed diffuser with a high-end fragrance

I have a confession to make. I’m addicted to reed diffusers! Back in the day, I was a candle girl and would light a handful every evening, but now I much prefer having a few diffusers scattered around the house. While candles still have a place in my heart, diffusers are so much easier for home fragrance. You don’t have to light them, and they tend to pack a bigger punch on the scent front.

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How to mend your clothes with beautiful Japanese sashiko

Over the years, I’ve amassed quite the collection of clothes in need of mending. In a box under our bed, there are broken zips, worn out elbows and holes galore. I’d always hoped that I would have time to mend the things that we loved, but finding the time has been so hard. Well, this year I decided I would commit to fixing some of those clothes, as part of our effort to buy less and live more sustainably.

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