Hailed as “good for a green mama’s soul,” Green Child has grown into a resource valued by parents who care about bringing simplicity, compassion, critical thinking, social responsibility, and instinctual intelligence back to parenting.
We’re honored to provide the natural parenting tools you need, the opportunity to build your community, an expert source for products you can trust, and a place you can feel safe reaching out for support – all in a judgment-free space.
You’ll hear from a variety of experts in the green living and natural parenting space. In fact, Green Child has hosted more than 800 outstanding contributors from all over the world.
Our goal is to be welcoming and supportive in everything we do. And we always want to know if we’re meeting or missing that goal, so feel free to reach and let us know out anytime. If you’d like to suggest article ideas or have questions, we’re open to those, too!
Meet Green Child’s Editor
Amity has been an advocate for the environment since childhood, but her passion for real foods and natural health began when she became a parent in 2001. She spent nearly a decade in the corporate world – working for a Fortune 500 company, which included a lot of travel time to retailers like Target and JCPenney.
Shortly after the birth of their second son, Amity left her job to stay home with her children and work part time as a freelance writer. She joined the Green Child team as a contributor in 2011. When she was asked to take over an editor role, she immediately agreed. Green Child felt like the perfect blend of her growing interest in green living and conscious parenting, her Journalism degree, and her background in corporate sales and marketing.
“I strongly believe in the Triple Bottom Line concept – People, Planet, Profits. Working with our brilliant team, remarkable contributors, and our advertising partners gives us the opportunity to promote healthier products, the fair treatment of workers, conscious decision-making, and encouraging a difference in the lives of families every day.”
In her free time, you’ll either find Amity on a baseball field with her husband and two sons, reading historical fiction or woo-woo books, volunteering at the Humane Society, or planning her next paddleboarding adventure.
Meet the Green Child Team
Cai is a mother and enthusiast about all things health and nutrition. She started Copy-Kids as a passion project to encourage young children to be less intimidated to try healthy foods.
Joining the Green Child team dovetailed with her expanding mission to help moms improve whole-family health. One of her current passions is creating awareness around the health implications of the new 5G internet rollouts.
A self-professed social media fanatic and the superwoman behind our highly engaged Facebook page, Cai loves the opportunity to build community, connect people with causes they care about, and foster meaningful conversations around positive change. She’s an animal lover and is also involved in several green living organizations on the west coast.
Peggy O’Mara is an independent journalist best known for editing and publishing Mothering Magazine for more than 30 years. She is now the editor and publisher of peggyomara.com, where she covers topics important to natural and holistic-minded families, as well as social justice and activism.
Peggy is the mother of four and the grandmother of three. We’re so thrilled to help share Peggy’s voice and wisdom to a new generation of parents. Her books include Having a Baby Naturally and Natural Family Living. She has presented at Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche League, and Bioneers.
As a mother of three, educator, librarian, and writer, Megan loves sharing her skills with the Green Child audience in a variety of ways. She enjoys every facet of educating readers, be it by reviewing books and apps to contributing articles to editing the final product. “My favorite aspect of GCM is the genuine relatability, providing thoroughly researched, achievable green life ideas in a supportive space for parents of all walks of life.”
Megan has blogged about parenthood, simplified living, and much more at Meg, Acting Out since 2010, and has recently began freelance writing. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading, attempting yoga, watching classic movies, and participating in community theater (where she also happened to meet her husband).
Founder of ShambalaKids, Mellisa is on a mission to teach self esteem, stress management, and goal attainment to children everywhere. She’s the author of Guided Imagery Work with Kids, for teachers and professionals and Imagine That!, a guided imagery storybook for children. “As parents, we are given an amazing gift. Each day spent with a child is an opportunity to teach love, kindness, compassion and inner strength. I feel truly blessed to be able to use my gifts to help families.”
Mellisa lives in New Jersey with her two sons and enjoys meditation, fitness, personal development and of course, helping families! She loves to cook healthy food, read incessantly, go on spontaneous adventures, and constantly challenge herself to bring more joy and fun into life!
Carolina believes every mother should raise her kids by listening to her Mama Instincts – a motto she lives by and the name of her popular blog. She empowers mothers who feel a pull towards alternative parenting styles and a more natural way of living but that want to do this without losing their minds, without going to any extreme, and on their own terms.
She’s the mother of two girls and is an advocate of positive parenting practices which focus on raising children with both love and respect. Carolina inspires mothers to tap into their power of intuition, enabling them to live their best lives and raise their children in a way that is right for their unique family situation. She is also passionate about educating parents on health and wellness topics so that parents can make informed decisions.
Advertising Director: Tracy Carter
My name is Tracy, and I am the Advertising Director for Green Child. Everyday I’m inspired by the companies we work with! I love building partnerships with green brands and connecting our Green Child families with the very best products, services and information.
At our home, we are the foster parents of two beautiful children. My loves include traveling, mission work and renovating houses.
Green Child’s Design Team
Magazine Designer: Kaitlyn Kirby
As the founder of Mini Magazine, Kaitlyn Kirby made a career for herself in the parenting industry nearly 10 years ago, fully immersing herself in the latest and greatest surrounding pregnancy and birth, baby gear and emerging brands, and her favorite of all – interviewing inspiring mothers. Now with a toddler of her own, Kaitlyn is even more inspired to continue creating helpful and uplifting content that makes other mothers as happy as it does her.
Kaitlyn has a background in Journalism and first learned to design magazines in college, where she initially had the idea to begin her own. She is thrilled to bring her passion for magazine design to Green Child and package all of its expertly-curated green living tips, stories, recipes, meditations, and more into a beautiful and fun-to-read publication.
Amanda has worked in blogging and design for the past 10 years. Her three children have inspired her passion for healthy living and all that it encompasses.
She has worked on three digital magazines, websites, sustainable product packaging, and cloth diaper print design. She now spends most of her blogging time at Put A Cup In It, a resource where she, along with our long-time friend Kimberly Rosas, advocate and educate about nontoxic menstrual health.
Our Mission: People, Planet, Profit
This triple bottom line concept flows through everything we do.
Helping you raise healthy, compassionate, smart humans is our priority, because not only does it make life better for you – it’s better for our world.
Green Child also serves to connect you with truly sustainable brands that align with our mission. We vote with our attention and with our dollars, and we’re delighted to share and support conscious companies. And we give back. A minimum of 15% of our profits goes to causes we care about… and some causes you’ve shared with us:
Arbor Day Foundation
Attachment Parenting International
Best Friends Animal Society
Habitat for Humanity
Humane Society of the U.S.
The Nature Conservancy
Public Broadcasting Service
The SMART Ride
World Wildlife Fund
In 2010, the original creators of GCM added the tagline, “Raising children the way nature intended.” While we love the idea behind this phrase, it felt a little exclusive.
Like somehow if you grab a fast food dinner or don’t use cloth diapers, you don’t fit in. That’s not a parenting philosophy we want to spread, so we phased out the tagline from the magazine.
We’re all students in this world and we welcome you to learn and grow with us. Thanks to our advertisers who support our mission and help us keep this publication free. And we are thankful to you – our readers, who have formed a supportive community where everyone’s voice (the deepest environmentalist to the mom or dad just tip-toeing in) can be heard.
Feel free to join our active Natural Parenting Community on Facebook.
And you’ll always find the current issue for free at this link: https://www.greenchildmagazine.com/current-issue/