We share all things green and natural parenting. Helping you raise healthy, compassionate, smart humans is our priority. Not only does it make life better for you – it’s better for our world.

Since 2010, Green Child has published green and natural parenting and healthy, conscious living content via our website and digital magazine.

Hailed as “good for a green mama’s soul,” Green Child strives to be an inclusive place for parents who care about bringing simplicity, compassion, equality, critical thinking, social responsibility, and instinctual intelligence back to parenting.

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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. Be sure to get our weekly emails so you don’t miss a thing.

What We Cover

You’ll hear from a variety of experts in the green living and natural parenting space. Over the past 13 years, Green Child has hosted outstanding expert contributors from all over the world. These contributors and our own team share their expertise about…

Positive Parenting

We all want to raise kids who are happy, kind, healthy (mentally and physically) who grow up to be responsible, compassionate adults. Gentle or positive parenting is, in our opinion, the ideal approach. It emphasizes positive communication, empathy, and respect for the child’s individuality.

Browse our collection of expert parenting advice and evidence-based strategies for a better understanding of child development, behavior management, and effective communication skills, which can create a positive and supportive home environment. Plus, mindful parenting methods ensure a strong bond with your child at all ages and stages.

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Raising Kids in Nature

Exposure to nature encourages kids to nurture close relationships with fellow human beings, value community, and to be more generous. Getting out and enjoying nature is one of the best things we can do for our physical and mental wellbeing.

Explore our library of ideas for getting kids outside to enjoy nature and minimizing tech time with screen free activities.

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Mindfulness & Guided Meditation

Green Child offers free guided meditation scripts the whole family can try. Whether you are looking for sleep guided meditation for kids, ways to deal with anxiety or stress or guided imagery scripts—we have you covered.

Feeling overwhelmed? Try a deep breathing meditation script. Looking for a peaceful retreat? Try a beach meditation. There are even meditation scripts for letting go of negative feelings like resentment or loss.

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Health & Wellness

Your family’s health and wellness is one of your top priorities. Paying attention to all the things that can create or prevent wellness is hard in our busy world.

We offer natural help for overall health and wellness for both kids and adults. Find out how to avoid endocrine disruptors, make a natural first aid kit, regulate your child’s nervous system and more.

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Family-Friendly Recipes

We help you encourage healthy habits and nourish your growing child’s body and mind.

You’ll find plenty of recipes for families, easy kid-friendly meals and green snacks to try at home. Try this Fresh Arugula Pesto Pasta or Roasted Garlic Bone Broth Chicken Soup. Or get inspired to cook with alternative ingredients like einkorn flour.

Meet the Green Child Team

Amity Hook-Sopko, Executive Editor & Publisher

Amity has been an advocate for the environment since childhood, but her passion for natural parenting, real foods, and holistic health began when she became a parent in the early 2000s.

She holds a Journalism degree and has a background in corporate sales, sales analysis, and marketing. Her work has appeared in CNN, New York Magazine, Today, Parents, Lifehacker, Yahoo, Earth911, and other publications.

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Caitlin Ultimo, Baby Editor + SEO Manager

Caitlin is a writer, editor, and expert digital content strategist. She has worked and written for parenting and pet care publications and brands including Parents and Scholastic magazines, Parenting.com, Pampers, Sundays for Dogs, and Chewy.com.

She has managed writing teams and executed global content and SEO strategies. She’s also the mother of one daughter and two dogs.

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Aaronica Cole, Parenting + Green Living Columnist

Aaronica Cole holds a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College and an M.B.A. in Marketing. She’s been writing for more than 14 years and decided to become a full-time blogger after having her second baby.

She also designs and sews most of her own clothing and recently modeled for several pattern companies. When she’s not writing, mom-ing, teaching, or wife-ing, you can find her sewing and researching how to not kill the plants she loves.

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Mellisa Dormoy, Guided Meditation Creator

Founder of ShambalaKids, Mellisa is a Certified NGH Hypnotherapist, meditation teacher/trainer, and best-selling author. She wrote the book Guided Imagery Work with Kids for teachers and professionals and created the PikuCalmKids app which includes free meditations for children.

Mellisa loves to cook healthy food, read, go on spontaneous adventures, and constantly challenge herself to bring more joy and fun into life!

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Linda McGurk, Author + Parenting in Nature Expert

Linda Åkeson McGurk is a Swedish American writer and author of two critically acclaimed parenting books, including There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather.

McGurk and her books have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Orion Magazine, Slate Magazine, TreeHugger, ScaryMommy and more.

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Katherine Martinko, Author + Green Living Writer

Katherine Johnson Martinko is a Canadian editor and writer. She is the author of the 2023 book Childhood Unplugged: Practical Advice to Get Kids Off Screens and Find Balance.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, she now works as a freelance editor and writer. Katherine speaks four languages and spent 10 years as a senior writer and editor at Treehugger, where she wrote extensively about free-range parenting and the importance of outdoor play for children.

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Katy Codekas, Parenting + Green Living Writer

Katy Codekas is a freelance writer and single mother of three. She shares her expertise in gentle parenting, cooking and foraging, sustainable living, and homesteading for several popular blogs.

When not writing or doing all of the mom things, Katy can be found running long distances for the beautiful nature views, identifying wild-growing useful herbs and flowers, drinking tea, reading books, and hanging with her kitties Howie and Hamilton.

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Peggy O’Mara, Activism Columnist

Peggy O’Mara is an independent journalist best known for editing and publishing Mothering Magazine for more than 30 years. She now 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 thrilled to help share Peggy’s voice and wisdom to a new generation of parents. She has presented at Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche League, and Bioneers.

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Green Child in the Media

We’re proud to have contributed to and been featured in numerous media outlets and press publications to date. Our natural parenting, healthy living, and mindfulness resources have been shared in trusted news, health, lifestyle, and entertainment publications.

See us in ABC, MSN, Today, Yahoo, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, US Magazine, Lifehacker, Parents, Earth911, Greenpeace, Spotify, Bustle, SheKnows, Care, Scary Mommy, Chopra, Romper, and more.

Industry Associations

Green Child Magazine is proud to be involved with organizations that promote children’s health, sustainability, and safer baby and child products.

Children & Nature Network
All Baby and Child Expo
Green Schools Alliance

Connect with Us

For editorial questions, interview, or podcast requests, please contact our editorial team.

For advertising or promotional questions, please contact our advertising team. Please note – we don’t accept articles from brands or media outlets with the sole purpose of placing links.

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We’re Glad You’re Here!

We’re all students in this world and we welcome you to learn and grow with us. We’re grateful for our advertisers who support our mission and help us keep this publication free. Green Child’s core values and our approach to green and natural parenting appeal to many nature moms.

We’re delighted to offer advice on natural family living, creating a nontoxic home, raising mindful kids, and taking a holistic approach to health and wellness. This approach to a more sustainable life gets us called nature moms, hippies, crunchy mamas, or granola parents. We embrace all of these titles and are so happy to have you join us on this journey.