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  • Where to go for a green summer holiday

    23 Mar 2015 ~ Environment, Living

    Looking for the perfect spot for your family summer holidays? Check out some of these beautiful places to stay around the UK. You’ll find something to suit every taste and budget here from yurts in the woods to beautifully restored gypsy caravans, campsites in the heart of the countryside to luxurious converted barns. And to make planning even easier, you can see at a glance what facilities each provides for babies and children from nature trails to baby gear. more

  • New issue published

    15 Mar 2015 ~ Living, Parenting

    Really excited to announce our Gratitude special edition of The Green Parent, which is published today. Think features on how to practice gratitude with your family, bring more happiness into daily life and embrace an unexpected pregnancy. You can meet the mother who built her own tiny home (the pictures are stunning and the story inspiring) and read about craftswomen who've launched their own business alongside having children. Take a family adventure to Russia, adopt a granny, raise resilient children and eat the finest gluten-free breakfasts ever! Plus loads, loads more! more

  • How to have a mindful birth

    15 Mar 2015 ~ Babies, Parenting

    You may have heard that oxytocin is the hormone we want to have flowing around the body during labour. It helps the natural process of birth along. But do you know how to actively promote oxytocin besides just trying to relax? In the midst of facing unknown challenges in labour, it is very normal to feel the emotions and sensations associated with a loss of control. The question is, will you be able to make space to observe and simply 'be with' your thoughts, emotions and sensations in a way that avoids spiralling into panic? […] more

  • Keep up to date

    14 Mar 2015 ~ Living, Parenting

    Do you want to keep up to date with all that's going on at The Green Parent? Why not sign up to our newsletter... […] more

  • Guerilla gardening

    13 Mar 2015 ~ Environment, Living

    You walk past the same patch of wasteland every morning. Your kids always comment on it, how empty and barren it looks. Broken supermarket trolleys, carrier bags, scratchy bare earth and rubble can all be glimpsed through a wire fence. Several rows of houses back onto the wasteland and many people see this barren landscape from their windows, not to mention all of the people who walk and drive past it every day. Rumours indicate that the area is to be the site of a new block of flats, or a mini supermarket, but years have gone by and nothing has happened. […] more

  • Last minute Easter holiday

    13 Mar 2015 ~ Environment, Parenting

    Looking for somewhere peaceful for a family break during the Easter holidays? Check out some of these beautiful spots around the UK. You’ll find something to suit every taste and budget here from yurts in the woods to beautifully restored gypsy caravans, campsites in the heart of the countryside to luxurious converted barns. And to make planning even easier, you can see at a glance what facilities each provides for babies and children from nature trails to baby gear. […] 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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  • Win A £50 Collection of Mumma Love Organics Products 12/03/15

    Mumma Love Organics is an award winning skincare range. Our natural range of products include organic oils and balms with our three core principles at heart: Comfort, Settle and Sleep. All of the products are organic, British made and specially formulated to leave baby feeling calm, confident and happy. Mumma Love Organics was created by Natural Baby Care […] More

  • Win one of 5 Barefoot SOS skin-saver sets 12/03/15

    Meet baby Otto. Barefoot SOS Face & Body Rescue Cream literally came to his rescue after an eczema flare-up at just 5 weeks old. Perfect for all the family and not just eczema sufferers, the careful blend of botanical ingredients quenches dry, thirsty skin from within. Each set includes a Face & Body Rescue Cream and Soothing Face & Body Wash. […] More

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    Transform your energy today. Energy interference from our much loved gadgets such as phones, computers and wi-Fi can zap our energy and affect our health. If you’re worried about yourself or your children living in the sea of electro-pollution we have created then look into energyDOTs. A simple but revolutionary device which carries the Phi energy […] More

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