Hello! Welcome to my modest corner of the internet.

I am a 33 year old mum with two small children and a husband who likes real ale and weird historical facts. We live in rural North Yorkshire with 3 grumpy chickens and some very tolerant neighbours. I’m currently on maternity leave from my teaching job and, while I have a bit more time in my schedule to focus on family life, I have been really thinking about the impact we have on the world around us, the example we set for our little people and the future that lies before them.

Each LIttle Step is a blog about the small changes we are undertaking as a family to try and live more closely in harmony with the world around us. This is mostly from an environmental perspective, but not limited in that respect as we also like to explore ways we can try and live better lives from a health and social/moral point of view too.

I chose the name Each Little Step because all journeys are made up of small steps. Habits are hard to break and long term change is more successful if small manageable steps are taken and allowed to embed. I’ve also experienced first hand how daunting taking on new lifestyle projects can be and sometimes you need a hand from someone else to break it down and help you to realise the mountain is not such a big one to climb. I see each change as an experiment, requiring trial and error to get right. I also accept that not all changes are going to work for us… or at least maybe not right here, right now.

So why start a blog? With two small kiddies running round the house, time is pretty tight anyway. I am under no illusions that many people are going to read this (Hi Mum) so here are my reasons:

  1. I’ve never kept a blog before and life is about variety of experience.
  2. It acts as a record of what we’ve done and how far we’ve come.
  3. It will inspire me to keep it up.
  4. It will make me really research the changes that we’re considering and hopefully the more we know, the better choices we will make.
  5. If others choose to read and comment it may bring future projects to light or help me trouble shoot current ones.

Thanks for reading and please let me know all about your little steps.