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  • 30 Oct 2014

    Getting fit with kids

    Kids don’t worry about keeping fit. They naturally spend their days running around and burning up any excess energy. You don’t see a toddler slumped in a chair for eight hours of the day, wondering why they feel so sluggish and tired. Our kids have a lot to teach us about the joyfulness of moving our bodies. Without the self-consciousness of adulthood, they dance freely to music, run effortlessly around the garden, and scale scary-looking heights without fear. Watching the way children move and use their bodies can help us remember what it felt like to be free and without excess baggage. […] more

  • 29 Oct 2014

    Dairy free, vegan chocolate fudge

    Whole food dessert recipes excite me. I’m not certain that the novelty of healthful foods being incredibly delicious will ever truly wear off. As a former junk food addict and once obese adult, the longing for sweet treats has yet to leave me. It’s a relief and a pleasure, therefore, to be able to experiment with recipes that satisfy those cravings whilst filling my body with good, strong fuel. Today, I’m sharing my favourite dairy free fudge recipe that is allergen free and filled with brain boosting fats, body cleansing antioxidants and heart healthy minerals. A treat you can really feel good about! […] more

  • 28 Oct 2014

    5 reasons to choose reusable sanitary products

    Making the switch from disposable sanitary products to reusable can be a little complicated seeming at first. The logistics seem complicated, initial outlay looks pricey and simply getting your head around menstruation not being a dirty thing to throw away with disgust can be the biggest internal battle for most. For many mothers, however, using reusable sanitary products is the next logical step after introducing cloth nappies to the home. Wherever you are in your journey, we have 5 convincing reasons for you to take the plunge and make the switch today! […] more

  • 21 Oct 2014

    Five ways to cope with clocks going back

    It’s a time of year a lot of us dread. Suddenly, on the 26th October at 2am, the clocks go back and we find ourselves entering the darker evenings of winter. Even the brightest of souls can feel affected by the clock shift, and those with a tendency towards Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD may dread the onset of symptoms. Research shows that clock shifts can have a real impact on our health, with the governments of Kazakhstan and Russia abolishing them because of the increase in suicides around this time. Clock shifts impact our circadian rhythms, our individual internal ‘body clock’ that dictates when we feel sleepy and when we wake up. There are several ways to manage this. […] more

  • 9 Sep 2014

    BEST NATURAL BEAUTY 2014

    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

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