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green-parent-dec-2016The December / January edition of The Green Parent includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting experts.

I spoke to Ellie Stoneley, author of award-winning children’s picture book Milky Moments, about the importance of encouraging and normalising breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is normal and it’s a normal part of family life that doesn’t need to be locked away or done in private. Just feed your child as and when they want it. […] It’s a very special time, and for many families, a very treasured part of childhood.

You can view a PDF of the feature here.

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oct-nov-2016The October/ November edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting experts.

I spoke to Richard Louv, author of the best-selling Last Child in the Woods, about “nature deficit disorder” and how – and why – we can best help our children connect to the world around us.

Time spent in nature is obviously not a cure-all, but it can be an enormous help, especially for kids who are stressed by circumstances beyond their control.

You can view a PDF of the feature here.

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My feature Could you be a stay-at-home mum? was chosen by The Green Parent as one of their top 20 stories from the first 70 editions of the magazine.

When I wrote this feature the idea of going freelance was just beginning to spark in my head, and pitching the idea and getting published in a national magazine gave me the confidence I needed. I’m proud that this first freelance feature was so popular!

The Green Parent has published these top 20 stories on its website – here is the link to mine.

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Green Parent June-July 2016

UPDATED 25/4/17: This piece is now also available on The Green Parent’s website – How to Raise a Nappy-free Baby

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

I spoke to Christine Gross-Loh, author of The Diaper-free Baby, about “elimination communication” – recognising and responding to your baby’s natural cues to allow you to do away with using nappies.

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The latest issue of The Green Parent magazine (December/January) includes the fourth of my regular interviews with parenting experts.

I spoke to Angela Probert, author of The Well-Informed Parent, about how parents can make better decisions thanks to scientific research.

You can view a PDF of the feature here.

 

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