Green Child Fall 2015

Our 2015 Back to School Issue is Here

Each school year brings its own adventures. Make it the best school year yet with our 2015 Back to School issue. Find the best new gear, tips on making the first day – and every day – simple and fun… and dive into our annual healthy lunch section. Plus trusted natural parenting advice on everything…

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Water Conservation

The More You Know Eco: Water Conservation

Editor’s note: My son, Nicholas, wrote this article as part of an assignment for Oak Meadow’s distance learning program.  Our team liked it so much, we published it in our Summer issue.  Water is necessary for human life. Our bodies need water to live. We use water to grow our crops and to clean our environment….

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Summer 2015

The Summer Issue of Green Child Magazine

Summer is ripe for enjoying nature, conscious travel, and healthy eating. The Summer Issue of Green Child Magazine is filled with fresh ideas for gardening, finding balance, and plenty of delicious, seasonal recipes. Browse this breezy issue for ideas on how to set manageable screen time limits, learn more about plant-based healing, and find simple…

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Spring 2015

Our Spring issue has arrived!

Celebrate Spring with all the latest in natural parenting and green living. We searched high and low for the safest, most convenient and eco-friendly baby items in our 5th Annual Baby Gear Guide. Our Spring issue is also filled with ways to bring natural fun and meaning to Earth Day and Easter – including the…

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Our 2015 Pregnancy & Birth Issue

Find everything you need for a healthy pregnancy in our annual Pregnancy & Birth issue. Your favorite, trusted contributors are sharing advice on everything from encouraging your child through a new sibling transition and reading to your unborn baby to breastfeeding myths and avoiding anxiety during pregnancy.   You’ll also find a guide to safely…

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Holiday 2014 GCM

Our Holiday 2014 Issue is Here

Your one-stop guide to celebrating the holidays sustainably! Find festive ideas to bring both FUN and meaning to your family this year. Kid-friendly DIY gifts, ideas to deck the halls naturally, and tips for keeping your family healthy this winter… From celebrating a conscious Thanksgiving to embracing the spirit of the season, you’ll be ready…

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#MenofTheBabyIndustry Exclusive Calendar

We’re excited to share that we’ve teamed up with the amazing women behind Spray Pal, Dirty Diaper Laundry, & The Eco Chic on a super fun baby industry project… for a cause! You’ve seen some sneak peeks on social media, but today is the day the official announcement is made!  The project is a super awesome,…

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Too Many Toys? Keep them rotating for fresh fun!

Despite the notion that lots of toys brings hours and hours of fun, the truth is that kids with too many toys often become overwhelmed, frustrated and even bored. Even if you’re not the one buying lots of toys, they have a habit of piling up. Decluttering is one way of reducing, but even then,…

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A Little Free Library Can Make a Big Difference

Maybe you’re homesteading on a super rural road and don’t have ready access to a public library. Perhaps you and your neighbors are avid readers without the time to hit up the library regularly. Or, maybe you just want to connect with your community and share your love of good books. Then, the Little Free…

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annies feature

What the Annie’s Acquisition Means to Shareholders and Spoonholders

The announcement that General Mills would acquire Annie’s Homegrown sent the food world spinning. There was an allergic reaction, and within hours of sharing the news, Annie’s Facebook page had over 9,000 comments.  To consumers, it was an emotional grenade. As I dug into the announcement, the first email that I sent was to Annie…

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Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

Whether they’re assigned in the form of a chart, a wheel, or a jar, chores play an important role among families. Not only do regular household jobs teach kids responsibility and prevent a sense of entitlement, they instill in children a vital sense of importance in the family. When kids are able to participate in…

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Attachment Parenting Special Needs feature

Attachment Parenting Your Special Needs Child

Every child needs good parenting. However, some children have an extra special need for it. Nearly one out of four households in the U.S. has one or more children with “special needs”: any condition that presents significant challenges to a child’s ability to function normally, whether it be physically, mentally, socially or emotionally. This can include…

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Fall 2014

Our Fall issue is here!

Autumn… Fall… whatever you like to call it – a new season is here! And we’re excited to share a brand new issue with you. Filled with family-friendly ways to enjoy this vibrant time of year, you’ll find DIY costumes and healthy Halloween fun, a celebration of today’s autumnal equinox, green crafts, and as always…

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Giving Thanks Together: Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox

This article kicks off a series on the solstices and equinoxes: four annual opportunities to celebrate and learn as a family. I find myself ever more deeply aware of and affected by seasonal changes. Light and darkness. Heat and—especially in my adopted state of Minnesota—cold. Living farther north than ever before, I feel the changing…

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Cover Summer 2014

The Summer 2014 issue of Green Child Magazine is here!

Your Free Range Summer starts now with outdoor fun, farm fresh recipes, advice on camping, swimming, tick safety and more! Make memories your family will treasure by traveling for good. You’ll find out how in our look at Volunteer Vacations. You’ll also find Kelly Bartlett’s much-anticipated follow up article on Natural Discipline for the Older…

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Encourage independence

Encouraging Independence with Your Child

“I can’t do that.” My son’s 5-year-old friend was over for lunch and was staring at the ketchup bottle on the table in front of him. He had just asked for some ketchup, and I had passed the bottle to him. I clarified, “You can’t squirt your own ketchup?” “No, I don’t know how.” I…

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Green Child Magazine Back to Schol 2013

The Back to School 2013 Issue is Here

  The 2013 Back to School issue of Green Child Magazine is here! And it has everything you need for a fun, successful, eco-friendly school year! You’ll find morning-saving routine tips to help get your family back into the school groove, advice from Dr. Laura Markham on raising a motivated student, and ideas on how…

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The Summer 2013 Issue of Green Child Magazine

The Summer 2013 Issue of Green Child Magazine is Here!

Summer is ripe for playing outside, camping under the stars, and loading up on fresh, healthy foods at your local farmers market. The Summer 2013 issue of Green Child Magazine features our Summer Sun Safety guide, Family Feeding Guide, easy and fun ways to reduce your impact, an in depth look at World Oceans Day,…

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