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Cover July 2018The June/ July edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to doula and home birth expert Natalie Meddings about why choosing a home birth can be a “common sense” decision for many women.

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.

 

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

This time I had the enormous privilege of interviewing one of my heroes, the one and only Gretchen Rubin!

We talked about ways to be increase a family’s happiness levels, how to understand your children and yourself and why getting more sleep can make life much easier.

I really had to remember that I was doing an interview and not just having a chat with someone that I have been a fan of for years. Fortunately Gretchen was just as delightful and interesting as I expected her to be – and I just about managed to contain my excitement…

I feel so fortunate to be in a position to get to speak to people I admire, and never take it for granted – even if does sometimes make for a more difficult interview!!

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.

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I recently had the great pleasure of writing about one of my specialist subjects – my home county of Staffordshire!

“Welcome to Staffordshire” is published by Kingfisher Visitor Guides and can be found in leading hotels across the county. I was excited to find one in my room during a recent stay at Swinfen Hall Hotel (yes, I did tell them that I’d written it when we checked out, and no, I didn’t sign it!).

It’s an absolutely beautiful guide with gorgeous photography and I’m so proud to have been involved in it. It covers everything from days out to nightlife, history to shopping, eating out to sport, and much more in between.

Have a look at it on the Kingfisher website (link).

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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 Rebecca Eanes, who has more than 1million fans on her Facebook page, about her latest release The Positive Parenting Workbook and how moving away from traditional discipline can strengthen and improve family relationships.

We can begin the process of real change rather than staying stuck in old patterns that are limiting us or causing our families to suffer. I know of no better starting point than a mirror.

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.

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Mark Ellis Jan 2018

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

I had a very entertaining chat with Mark Ellis, author of Digitox: How To Find A Healthy Balance For Your Family’s Digital Diet, who told me all about his family’s digital detox and tech-free Sundays – and left me feeling quite challenged about my own habits!

Parents have to do the heavy lifting and break their own addiction first. There’s no point telling children they can’t have technology on Sundays if you don’t apply it to yourself as well.

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.

 

 

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