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Bernadette Russell Sept 2019

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

I spoke to writer and performer Bernadette Russell, who spent a year doing random acts of kindness for strangers.

I found it quite thought-provoking – there are so many little things we can do easily that make the world a nicer place to be, even down to just giving people our full attention and listening to them properly.

As she explains in our interview, “you just never know what effect the smallest thing can have”.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Bernadette’s website also introduced me to the word thaumaturge (“a worker of wonders and performer of miracles; a magician”), and for that I am most grateful!

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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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.

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

I spoke to writer, blogger and podcaster Tsh Oxenreider, founder of The Art of Simple, about her book At Home In The World and she gave me her top tips for travelling the globe with children.

There were times on the trip when Kyle and I would be frustrated that the kids weren’t amazed at everything, and we realised that when everything is awesome, nothing is awesome.

We need that down time in-between to just live life. We don’t need to have adventures all the time. This was a good lesson for me.

Full disclosure: I am a big fan of Tsh and have been for many years, so it was wonderful to have the opportunity to speak with her!

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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Get £5 off your subscription to The Green Parent magazine when you use my code HHILES.

 

I LOVE The Green Parent magazine. I’ve been a subscriber since early 2011 when I was pregnant with my older son and I’m still excited when my copy drops through the door. When I’ve subscribed to other magazines for more than a year I’ve often found that they start to repeat themselves, but every edition of The Green Parent manages to stay fresh and inspiring.

As an example, the latest issue includes articles about baby wearing, how to start a blog, stand up comedy, healthy cake recipes, home education, creativity, natural beauty products and how to awaken joy in your children’s lives. And that’s just a snapshot!

My first Green Parent feature appeared in the February/March 2013 edition and was entitled Could You Be A Stay At Home Mum? (I wasn’t an SAHM then but am now, so apparently I could!). Since the June/July 2014 edition I’ve written the regular Meet The Author series, and have had the privilege of interviewing the likes of Gretchen RubinKim John Payne, Janet Lansbury, Richard Louv and Milli Hill.  You can find all my Green Parent stories here.

The Green Parent comes out every two months and is available in print and in a digital format. A 12-issue subscription (which lasts two years) costs £35 but you can get £5 off when you use my promotional code. Just head to the subscription page and enter HHILES in the “Do you have a coupon code?” box in the billing details section.

 

 

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