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  • BEST NATURAL BEAUTY 2014

    2 Sep 2014 ~ Health, Living

    Are you wary of what skincare to buy for your family due to long, indecipherable ingredient lists? Concerned about the chemicals contained in baby products? But unsure which natural brands to choose? Each of the winning items in our 2014 Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards has been carefully chosen and tested. We seek out the most effective, pure, natural, luxurious beauty products that the world has to offer and we’ve gathered them all together for you in one handy booklet. more

  • THE BEST SKINCARE

    2 Sep 2014 ~ Health, Living

    Here we reveal the award winning products from our 2014 Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards in the skincare category. Everything from the very best moisturiser to our favourite natural cleanser. Clean up your act with this selection of natural facial skin boosters more

  • Ten years of The Green Parent - issue 60 out now!

    1 Sep 2014 ~ Living, Parenting

    The 60th edition of The Green Parent magazine has just been released; celebrating ten years of alternative, inspiring publishing. This issue is crammed with great articles and also has a free beauty guide tucked inside to help you make the best choices. The focus for this edition is community. We spoke to parents who are raising their children in co-housing projects, discovered the best ways to help your children make friends and discovered how home education and home birth groups can provide just the support you need. […] more

  • Win one of five sets of Cold Soothing Products

    1 Sep 2014 ~ Babies, Living

    JASON are giving The Green Parent readers the opportunity to win the perfect duo to treat babies' coughs and colds this winter. Earth's Best Cold Soothing Baby Wash is designed to be mixed in a warm bath, and is an incredibly soothing wash, perfect for when babies are stuffy, cranky and congested. Cold Relief Vapour Ointment is made with natural camphor to help soothe discomfort and help relieve coughing due to the common cold so sleep becomes easier. Can also be used to relieve minor muscle aches and pains. […] more

  • Preserve for charity

    1 Sep 2014 ~ Food, Living

    This autumn White Stuff are aiming to raise over £30k for local charities with their ‘Top of the Pots’ charity competition. It’s time to pull out your family cookbook or dig out that long lost historic recipe and get involved in helping them to find the best local jams, relishes and chutneys around the UK. Local shops will be hosting an event on the 9th October where you can submit your preserve for judging and for every entry received £10 will be donated to a local charity. […] more

  • Making time for your own interests

    1 Sep 2014 ~ Learning, Parenting

    Parenting is the most consuming and full-on job we’ll ever do, full of joys, anxieties, laughter, tears, and pretty much every emotion we’ve ever bottled up and hoped never to feel again. There’s no doubt about it: it can be exhausting. And when we feel like we’re running on empty, it can take a superhuman effort to get everything we need to get done in the day and be the kind of parent we want to be (and hope our children will remember us being!). Although we can schedule unwinding activities into our family day – such as reading, crafting, cuddling, breastfeeding, and just being still together – it also makes sense to schedule in a little time to nurture your own interests. […] 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

Recent competitions:

  • Win one of five sets of Cold Soothing Products 01/09/14

    JASON are giving The Green Parent readers the opportunity to win the perfect duo to treat babies' coughs and colds this winter. Earth's Best Cold Soothing Baby Wash is designed to be mixed in a warm bath, and is an incredibly soothing wash, perfect for when babies are stuffy, cranky and congested. Cold Relief Vapour Ointment is made with natural camphor to […] More

  • WIN A £50 COLLECTION OF ORGANIC SURGE SKINCARE PRODUCTS 29/08/14

    The Organic Surge motto is ‘try it once, love it forever’ – and here’s your chance to! They’ve blended naturally-derived, skin-loving ingredients and essential oils to produce a range of skincare, hair care, hand care and bath & body products. Organic Surge was awarded Gold in our Natural Beauty Awards 2014 for their Moisture Boost Conditioner and […] More

  • WIN BRITISH MADE BABYWEAR 15/07/14

    Flamingos & Dominoes was thought up by designer and mum Helen Welch, when she was expecting her first child. Unisex newborn clothes on the high street seemed very bland and rather boring so she launched Flamingos and Dominoes where all clothes are produced in the UK and each order comes in a box that can be used for play afterwards. You can win a gift set […] More

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