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  • 25 Feb 2014

    Acupuncture Awareness Week

    Always wanted to try acupuncture but never been sure if you’ll like it? You’re not alone; lots of people who fear needles think that acupuncture seems like a good thing but they’re rather nervous to try it themselves. My partner is one of those people and several years ago, he bit the bullet and decided to give acupuncture a try – he was pleasantly surprised! The needles were far less intimidating than he’d anticipated and he found the experience not only painless but incredibly relaxing. Within a few treatments, he was a convert and when he moved offices, rather than give up on his weekly lunchtime treatment, he sought out a new acupuncturist nearby. […] more

  • 10 Feb 2014

    Starting a green business from home

    Do you have a passion or interest you feel could be turned into a business? We’ve noticed that lots of Green Parent readers tend to be creative folk, passionate about causes close to their hearts and determined to find ways to raise their kids alongside their dreams. Stay at home mums – and dads – are seeking ways to bring in extra income whilst juggling looking after their kids. These small green businesses are not only challenging homogenised corporate giants, but they are teaching our children skills of self-sufficiency and empowerment. […] more

  • 4 Feb 2014

    Five of the best natural hand-creams

    Winter wreaks havoc with the skin on our hands, with cold weather and central heating combined. And having kids seems to add the number of times we wash our hands daily (for me at least). This causes dryness and cracking, and for those with more challenging skin conditions like eczema, it can mean sore, itchy, and inflamed hands. I am always on a quest for the perfect hand cream. In fact, I would go so far as to say it’s been a bit of a ‘life’s work’! Like most people with dry hands, I’m looking for a hand cream that’s nourishing and hydrating but not so oily I can’t use it throughout the day (my laptop keyboard pays testimony to the hand-creams that have failed in this regard). […] more

  • 2 Feb 2014

    Honouring your own needs

    There’s no shame in sometimes feeling overwhelmed with the demands of parenthood. It can feel as if overnight your life has been taken over by responsibility and in the endless tending to the needs of others, your own needs fall pretty far down the list. It’s what you do when the feeling strikes that counts. Are you a boiler: bubbling over with stress and anger before you finally explode? Or maybe a sulker: retreating into your own resentment and frustration until you’ve cut off those close to you? […] more

  • 24 Jan 2014

    Aromatherapy for little ones

    Essential oils have been around for millennia. Humankind’s affinity with the natural world means that these oils – distilled from plants – can have a powerful effect on our wellbeing; physical, emotional and spiritual. But it can be daunting when faced with a shelf-full of essential oils at the health food store to know which are best for your family, especially as some aren’t safe for children. Building up a collection can take place over time, as you get to know which ones work for each family member. […] more

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