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  • Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Biscuits

    21 Nov 2014 ~ Food, Living

    It wouldn’t be Christmas without Gingerbread now, would it? For those of us eating clean whole foods this needn’t mean breaking from our lifestyle choices as I’ve discovered a rather good little recipe! I’m not confident I could build a gingerbread house with it just yet, but it makes the most delicious biscuits that get the seal of approval from the littlest members of the household. Please note: this recipe contains nuts. more

  • Gluten and Dairy Free Mince Pies

    20 Nov 2014 ~ Food

    I was recently shocked to discover that mince pies are dying out. As a bit of an obsessive lover of all things Christmas, mince pies are up there with laying out decorations when it comes to things I tend to indulge in far too early in the year. I get quite carried away. I have spent many years, in the months of October and November, trying and failing to resist the charms of the mince pie whilst dreaming of snow and santa. But, it would appear that these sentiments are fading with each new generation. more

  • Kids take over museums

    17 Nov 2014 ~ Environment, Learning

    Wander into a museum on Friday 21st November and you’ll be greeted by a child at the front desk, be given a tour through the galleries by a teenager and be helped in the café by a 14-year-old. 21st November is Takeover Day – the annual day on which children are put in charge of museums, proving what a fantastic contribution they can make if given the chance. Look out for the ‘I’m Taking Over’ stickers they’ll be wearing and ‘We’re Being Taken Over’ posters on the museums’ front doors. […] more

  • A natural advent calendar

    16 Nov 2014 ~ Learning, Living

    Advent calendars are such a delight for children. Opening the little windows to discover a new picture inside is always exciting, and the prospect of doing so each day until Christmas builds up to the big event in a magical way. However, so many advent calendars now feature children's television characters that it can feel like a big advertising ploy. Or you might resent the prevalence of chocolate calendars, with children scoffing cheap sugary rubbish before breakfast! […] more

  • New Issue Out This Week!

    10 Nov 2014 ~ Learning, Living

    Playfulness is our theme this month. Our latest edition has just been published and inside there are plenty of ideas for rich playtimes! We explore how to use play to strengthen relationships and discover how to regain a sense of fun as an adult. As it's our festive edition we also have some fab ideas for festive gifts, some great crafts and an advent calendar that allows you to give back as a family. Other features include the best recipes for vegetarian entertaining, how to build an amazing underground den, commitments to make to yourself to make you a better parent and using flower essences to heal emotional difficulties at home. […] more

  • Is “Language” Educational?

    10 Nov 2014 ~ Learning, Living

    Children who can fluently speak more than one language not only have a greater understanding of different cultures but they also benefit from increased levels of focus and creativity, stronger problem-solving skills and a will be exposed to a wider pool of job opportunities as they reach adulthood. The vast benefits of speaking more than one language are too great to ignore and that’s precisely why the husband and wife team behind Mommies Tongue created a company dedicated to sourcing the best bilingual products on the market. […] more

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    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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