Interview with Kicki Hansard, author of The Secrets of Birth (The Green Parent)

Kicki Hansard April 20 cover

The April/ May edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to doula trainer Kicki Hansard about her book The Secrets of Birth, the importance of language and why pregnant women should consider hiring a doula.

Saying someone delivered your baby completely takes away your power and makes it sound like the stork came. No, YOU birthed your baby, no matter how the baby was born. I always say pizzas are delivered, grapefruits are sectioned and babies are born.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

 

 

Green Parent interviews

Green Parent interviews

Green Parent june july 2018

I write a regular feature in the wonderful Green Parent magazine, interviewing parenting experts and authors about their work. I’ve spoken to some fascinating people over the years! You’ll find a link to a PDF of each article on the relevant page.

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

October/ November 2020 – Sasha Sagan

August/ September 2020 – Gemma Bray

June/ July 2020 – Dorka Herner

April/ May 2020 – Kicki Hansard

February/ March 2020 – Pippa Grace

December/ January 2020 – Margaret Rooke

October/ November 2019 – Bernadette Russell

August/ September 2019 – Emma Pickett

June/ July 2019 – Dr Lawrence J Cohen

Apr / May 2019 – Alex Gregory

Feb / Mar 2019 – Meagan Wilson

Dec / Jan 2019 – Hollie de Cruz

Oct/Nov 2018 – Alice Hanscam

Aug/Sept 2018 – Natalie Meddings

June/July 2018 – Gretchen Rubin

Apr/May 2018 – Rebecca Eanes

Feb/Mar 2018 – Mark Ellis

Dec/Jan 2018 – Dr Amy Brown

Oct/Nov 2017 – Tsh Oxenreider

Aug/Sept 2017 – Lucy H Pearce

June/July 2017 – Milli Hill

Apr/May 2017 – Robert A LeVine

Feb/Mar 2017 – Vanessa Olorenshaw

Dec/Jan 2017 – Ellie Stoneley

Oct/Nov 2016 – Richard Louv

Aug/Sept 2016 – Rachel Macy Stafford

June/July 2016 – Christine Gross-Loh

Apr/May 2016 – Janet Lansbury

Feb/Mar 2016 – Heather Shumaker

Dec/Jan 2016 – Sarah Napthali

Oct/Nov 2015 – Sharifa Oppenheimer

Aug/Sept 2015 – Noël Janis-Norton

June/July 2015 – Jackie Singer

Apr/May 2015 – Lenore Skenazy

Feb/Mar 2015 – Daniel Siegel

Dec/Jan 2015 – Angela Probert

Oct/Nov 2014 – Naomi Stadlen

Aug/Sept 2014 – Gill Rapley

June/July 2014 – Kim John Payne

Interview with Pippa Grace, author of Mother in the Mother (The Green Parent)

Interview with Pippa Grace, author of Mother in the Mother (The Green Parent)

Pippa Grace cover Jan 2020

The February/ March edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to Pippa Grace, author of Mother in the Mother (published by Womancraft Publishing), about the significance of our maternal heritage and the deep connections we have with all women.

Social media can help us connect up but I’d much rather have people face-to-face around the table with a pot of tea and a piece of cake, and then really go into the depths of conversation, let down their front, cry if they need to, and be healed. There is real value in real conversation.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

Interview with Dr Lawrence J Cohen, author of Playful Parenting (The Green Parent)

Interview with Dr Lawrence J Cohen, author of Playful Parenting (The Green Parent)

June 2019 cover

The June / July edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to psychologist Dr Lawrence J Cohen about the importance of play in building strong relationships, boosting confidence and improving behaviour.

When we join children in their world of play, we unlock the door to their inner lives and meet them heart to heart.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

Interview with Alex Gregory, author of Dadventures (The Green Parent)

Interview with Alex Gregory, author of Dadventures (The Green Parent)

Alex Gregory March 2019 cover

The April / May edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to Olympic gold medallist Alex Gregory MBE about the importance of adventures and easy ways to bring that spirit into day-to-day life.

Adventures are food for our children’s souls. They are where memories are made, where skills are learned and dreams evolve. But an adventure doesn’t have to be on the other side of the world in some remote location.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.