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  • Getting fit with kids

    30 Oct 2014 ~ Health, Parenting

    Kids don’t worry about keeping fit. They naturally spend their days running around and burning up any excess energy. You don’t see a toddler slumped in a chair for eight hours of the day, wondering why they feel so sluggish and tired. Our kids have a lot to teach us about the joyfulness of moving our bodies. Without the self-consciousness of adulthood, they dance freely to music, run effortlessly around the garden, and scale scary-looking heights without fear. Watching the way children move and use their bodies can help us remember what it felt like to be free and without excess baggage. more

  • Embrace autumn with a bike ride

    30 Oct 2014 ~ Environment, Learning

    With the clocks going back and a fresh chill in the air, autumn is well and truly on its way. So why not embrace it by digging out your woolly jumper and taking your family on some outdoor adventures on the National Cycle Network? The National Cycle Network is a series of traffic-free and quiet on road cycle route which stretches across the country. The National Cycle Network was developed by the charity Sustrans along with other partners, and in 2013 it was used by a staggering 4.8 million people. more

  • Dairy free, vegan chocolate fudge

    29 Oct 2014 ~ Health, Food

    Whole food dessert recipes excite me. I’m not certain that the novelty of healthful foods being incredibly delicious will ever truly wear off. As a former junk food addict and once obese adult, the longing for sweet treats has yet to leave me. It’s a relief and a pleasure, therefore, to be able to experiment with recipes that satisfy those cravings whilst filling my body with good, strong fuel. Today, I’m sharing my favourite dairy free fudge recipe that is allergen free and filled with brain boosting fats, body cleansing antioxidants and heart healthy minerals. A treat you can really feel good about! […] more

  • 5 reasons to choose reusable sanitary products

    28 Oct 2014 ~ Health, Living

    Making the switch from disposable sanitary products to reusable can be a little complicated seeming at first. The logistics seem complicated, initial outlay looks pricey and simply getting your head around menstruation not being a dirty thing to throw away with disgust can be the biggest internal battle for most. For many mothers, however, using reusable sanitary products is the next logical step after introducing cloth nappies to the home. Wherever you are in your journey, we have 5 convincing reasons for you to take the plunge and make the switch today! […] more

  • 7 ways to encourage healthy eating

    27 Oct 2014 ~ Food, Living

    For most families, their child’s food habits are one of the biggest sources of concern - particularly in the early years. What your child eats is important to both their immediate and long term health, it can affect their development and even their cognitive abilities. It is no surprise that food can cause a great deal of anxiety for parents. Whatever your hopes for your child, whether it’s more vegetables or any vegetables at all, there are ways to foster healthy eating habits to set them up for a long and healthy life. Interestingly, some of that involves a little understanding and a lot more faith on our part. […] more

  • Get writing for NaNoWriMo

    23 Oct 2014 ~ Learning, Living

    Yay and hooray, it’s that time of year again! November sees the beginning of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. It’s a time of chewed pencils and worn out keyboards, endless pots of coffee and burning the midnight oil. And what fun if at the end of November you can say I AM A NOVELIST! NaNoWriMo encourages you to throw out all those time constraint excuses and just get on with writing. The aim is to write 50,000 words over the course of thirty days, tracking your progress online and accessing support from other mad writers engaged in the challenge. […] more

Popular Articles

  • Extraordinary Breastfeeding

    17 Sep 2009 ~ Babies, Parenting

    Extended breastfeeding is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children. Here, one mother shares her story of breastfeeding her toddler and how it helped to heal emotional wounds. more

  • Save our Planet

    25 Mar 2010 ~ Environment, Living

    Eight year old Verona Strauss writes about how we are damaging the planet with our actions and shows us ways in which we can work towards a better future. more

  • Win festival tickets

    21 May 2012 ~ Environment, Living

    To celebrate the launch of our gorgeous jam-packed festival guide we have loads of festival tickets to give away. Take your pick of these brilliant events across the UK this summer. […] more

  • Wear your baby

    14 Jan 2010 ~ Parenting

    In this taster from the February/March issue of The Green Parent magazine, Jessica Richards looks at the history of babywearing and how it is growing in popularity today. […] more

  • A Green Birthday Party

    18 Jan 2009 ~ Learning, Parenting

    Any birthday should be a joyous celebration and your child's birthday must rate amongst the very best days of the year. So why do so many of us find birthday parties stressful? Dawn Francis-Pester debunks some myths. […] more

  • Five gross habits that are healthy!

    9 Jul 2013 ~ Health, Parenting

    They may not be socially acceptable, but science has shown these 5 gross habits to be beneficial to our health. While you might not be encouraging your children to engage in these offputting activities, the evidence suggests that it might just be worth leaving them to it now and then… […] more

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