Whether you've been around the block a few times or you’re just embarking on the thrilling adventure of parenthood, you’ll feel at home here.

I set up The Green Parent 22 years ago to create community and support for parents who choose a different path to the mainstream. 

From navigating sleepless nights to nurturing our teenagers, I’m here to walk alongside you every step of the way.

I’ve two adult kids, two step-sons and a feisty four-year-old. I’ve home educated for over twenty years and am passionate about what our kids are here to teach us.

Explore our treasure trove of resources, from expert advice to heart-warming stories from fellow parents just like you. 

Here are some of my favourites:

The Trouble with Rewards - how rewards or punishments create external motivation, rather than intrinsic, and what to do instead!

How to Raise Free-Range Kids - In our fear-based society, we often treat kids as if they can’t make their own lunch or climb a tree without hurting themselves. Here’s the antidote!

8 Ways to Create the Ideal Space for Birth – giving birth is a natural body function; here’s how to create the ideal conditions for labour.

So, take a deep breath, relax, and know that you're not alone on this incredible journey. 

Here’s what you can expect from us:

1)    A weekly email about a hot parenting topic

2)    A monthly newsletter with a guide to everything that’s going on next month, from festivals to recipes, crafts to museum trips.

3)    Regular content updates – new articles, ideas and inspiration. 

Welcome to a place where parenthood is celebrated, questions are welcomed, and love knows no bounds. 

Welcome home.

Love from Melissa
Founder + Editor

ps: When you’re ready you can up-level and join our paid membership for more in depth articles, magazines delivered regularly and lots of support and input from me.