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  • 11 Dec 2013

    Who or what is Santa?

    It’s no secret that I’m a big Santa fan. I enjoy every single second of the jolly old St. Nick tradition just as much as my children do. From excitedly sharing stories about him all through December (and well into January) to laying out mince pies and milk in anticipation on the eve of his annual visit, I adore Santa and everything that he stands for. But... what is that exactly? Santa-refusniks, look away now... it’s about to get really real in here. […] more

  • 30 Nov 2013

    Giving What We Can

    Christmas is a time for giving. Not just giving presents, but sharing the season's goodwill on a global scale. And yet, when we've spent a whole heap of money on gifts for all the family, it can feel like there's not much left to share around. Especially if we don't want the bank manager breathing down our necks come January. The organisation Giving What We Can sees things differently. As citizens of the richest countries in the world, they believe we can to do our bit to end world poverty by pledging to donate 10% of our income, now until retirement. So giving is for life, not just for Christmas. […] more

  • 30 Nov 2013

    Living life to the full

    We're on this earth for a short while so it makes sense to live life to the full. And yet things get in the way of us enjoying our time: every day stresses about our families, health, finances and 101 other things. It can sometimes feel as if we're living in a fog of little anxieties, waking in the early hours worrying about something or other. That makes it hard to see the bigger picture. Every so often, something happens that makes us sit up and realise that this is it and we don't get another shot at life (depending on your beliefs, of course). […] more

  • 25 Nov 2013

    Celebrate your partner

    Everyone blossoms with loving attention. But sometimes it can be difficult to summon up love and affection for your partner when you've been giving it out to the kids all day – along with a healthy dose of patience. All too often when we're feeling tired, what started as an innocent request can get tangled up into a nagging match, or we switch off when our partner starts talking. Making time for our relationships is vitally important, however, as it helps us create a strong parenting unit. Plus it facilitates a more harmonious home environment, so that when bigger issues arise we have the tools to manage them. […] more

  • 18 Nov 2013

    What’s In Our New Issue?

    The latest edition of The Green Parent has just reached the shelves. We are so excited about the 116 pages of juicy content in this edition. The central theme of this issue is celebration from creating magical birthday parties to gifts that you can make at home. Every stage of family life is covered from the make-your-own new mama pampering goodies to the importance of land based education for our teenagers. Of course, there's much much more inside. Read on to find out some of the most exciting features in this edition. […] more

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