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The Intentional Mum


Feb 4, 2021

"I've learnt a lot from the pandemic just to slow down"

This week I’m chatting with the wonderful Hannah Gorman. Hannah is a mum, step-mum, blogger and advocate for all things eco living. As well as sharing her own journey to a more sustainable lifestyle Hannah's blog is filled with inspiration for embracing eco-friendly living as a family in a manageable way.

In this episode Hannah shares how she has created a minimalist stash of cloth nappies and how this has changed over time. We also have a really great chat about how to resist the temptation of buying more and more beautiful prints (and the prints that Hannah simply couldn’t resist).

But we also keep it real, discussing the challenges of minimalism including creating a maternity wardrobe that doesn’t include fast fashion, with Hannah sharing her tips for buying clothes for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Hannah shares her experiences of being pregnant in a pandemic and the upsides to lockdown life and how her perspective on life has changed. Hannah and her family had Covid-19 over Christmas and her experience is reassuring for anyone worried about how to cope with isolating at home with a toddler.

Finally we chat about eco-swaps and the stereotypes that come with sustainable living and how we definitely are not crusty hippies.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Reusable nappies
  • Cloth sanitary pads
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • Having a minimalist stash of cloth nappies
  • The joy of secondhand baby clothes
  • Letting your friends know you are open to having things secondhand
  • Why you don’t need breastfeeding specific clothing
  • Covid-19
  • Allotment gardening
  • Natural deodorant
  • Stereotypes about being eco-conscious
  • Joe Wicks

Let’s carry on the conversation over on Instagram

Or come say hello over at www.aminimalistmother.com 

You can find Hannah @hannahlgorman on Instagram and at www.hannahlgorman.com