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  • Eight alternative winter celebrations

    27 Nov 2014 ~ Living, Parenting

    Feeling a bit jaded by the consumerism and frenzy of Christmas that seems to start earlier each year? Here we’ve rounded up some of December’s other festivals from all corners of the globe. You could join French children and bake gingerbread and mannala on St Nicholas day, or enjoy a festival of light like St Lucy’s Day or Hanukkah. more

  • Five ways to celebrate human rights

    27 Nov 2014 ~ Parenting

    Human Rights Day, which takes place annually on 10th December, highlights global human rights issues and what we can do to make a difference. The theme this year is inclusion, and the human right to participate in public life. more

  • Win one of five organic chocolate Pamper Parcels

    27 Nov 2014 ~ Food, Living

    In the run up to the festive season we’re offering Green Parent readers the opportunity to win a Pamper Parcel filled with organic and fair trade chocolate goodies the whole family will enjoy. We’ve got five to giveaway! Each parcel is carefully packed by hand and delivered in a beautifully designed box, with the items inside individually wrapped in tissue. […] more

  • 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

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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    In the run up to the festive season we’re offering Green Parent readers the opportunity to win a Pamper Parcel filled with organic and fair trade chocolate goodies the whole family will enjoy. We’ve got five to giveaway! Each parcel is carefully packed by hand and delivered in a beautifully designed box, with the items inside individually wrapped in […] More

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