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SUBSCRIBE TURN TO PAGE 73 FOR YOUR FREE NATURAL BABY PRODUCTS (UK ONLY) contents June/July 2006 issue 11
Main features 8Get busy this summer Ideas for fun free play activities with kids from rockpooling to growing your own veg. 12Hurried Woman Syndrome Amy Schofield meets three busy, yet balanced women. 15Go green in the city Where to go and what to do in London 18Earth Children Teaching children about our planet.
Bumps birth and beyond 23No pain, no gain Natural birth v. pain relief 25Birth Corner Imogen Makepeace looks at lotus birth and the third stage of labour. 26Eco-feeding Environmental benefits of breastfeeding. 34Babywearing Claire Scott explains the benefits. 90The best.. baby carriers on the market
Family life 11Sunday Selection Reclaim relaxing family Sundays. 21Shoreline News Bella Griffin talks of her seashore home as she plans her trip away. 38Your guide to Green Weddings How to tie the knot ethically. 72Treat Dad this Father’s Day Great selection of green gifts. 74Parent Coach Lorenza Clifford finds the balance.
Learning 28Log off Saving childhood from computers. 31Green Education All children need is love.
Health and beauty 34Your child’s health Ask a Naturopath. 44Ten simple steps to spirituality Ways to nourish the soul.
46Holistic Health Nurturing time for Dads
47Your Health Lip balms put to the test 48Qi Gong Chloë Anthony unveils this ancient art.
Food and drink 51What’s in season? Recipes and On the Wine Rack.
52Salad Days Gorgeous fresh seasonal recipes.
Bookmark 32Great Little Reads Favourite bedtime stories. 33Adult bookshelf The latest big reads.
House and garden 51House and Garden The benefits of companion planting. 56Come together Amy Schofield talks to a family who helped to found a small rural community.
58Edible Forest gardens Your guide to getting started. 60One man’s trash is another’s treasure The freecycling craze. 61ethical money & eco-property Find a home in the sun. 62Secret Life Of Plants The magical properties of the rose.
Green travel 64Castles, beaches and Harry Potter The hidden delights of Northumberland.
Ethical fashion 42All that glitters… The truth behind the jewellery industry. 43Shopping Our favourite ethical jewels 71Ethical Fashion Organic and fairtrade clothes for kids.
Regulars 3 welcome and meet our contributors 6 our mailbag 7 out and about – what’s happening in June 67 how to subscribe 69 horoscopes
Competitions 63 win a family holiday 78 win world music CDs 82 win natural nappy accessories 86 win organic plants for kids 88 win Weleda rose products
Marketplace NEW: Ethical Living section with everything from baby food to organic jeans. Take a look inside on page 75.
Green Kids This vibrant children’s magazine comes free in every issue and there’s lots to amuse and inspire children of all ages.
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