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February/March 2024

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Number 117

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‘IT’S A WAY OF LIFE!’

Hidden Dyslexia • Breastfeeding • Living on the Land

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The Power of Nature 4 ways to inspire outdoor play Break free from technology

Mama Cacao ‘Plant medicine helps me be a better mother’

Drama Free Home 7 ways to connect with your teen

Drum & Birth This way for an easier labour

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Radical Acceptance Heal relationships with your kids

24 Family Adventures for 2024 From treehouses to castles, start planning today!

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INSPIRE 7 WELCOME 8 OUR WRITERS Meet the people who made this edition possible 9 MORE GREEN PARENT Get respectful parenting inspiration every day of the week 13 JOURNAL Plan the days ahead and celebrate the changing seasons 15 DECOLONISE MATERNITY How to combat racism in motherhood 17 REAL LIFE STORIES Premature babies clothes and growing up in Botswana 19 SPOTTER’S GUIDE How to recognise a tree by its twigs!

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FAMILY Ages & Stages 20 BABY Baby carriers for spring and ethical moses baskets 21 FROM FEAR TO EMPOWERMENT Using hypnobirthing techniques to change labour and birth 22 THE BIRTH JOURNEY How drumming can ease the transition 26 FENNEL TEA AND PAPAYA How different cultures increase breastmilk supply 29 TODDLER Dolls for diversity and Montessori inspired audio books 30 A WORLD OF WONDER Why reading to your toddler has far reaching benefits 31 DON’T HUNKER DOWN FOR WINTER The importance of fresh air and outdoor play in the colder months 34 CHILD Books for bereaved families and digging for history 36 HIDDEN DYSLEXIA All brains are wired differently 38 THE BOOK NOOK Our readers review the latest books plus bookshop of the month 43 MEET THE AUTHOR Understanding ourselves so we can be better parents 45 TEEN How to ask better questions and teen phone usage 46 ASK AN EXPERT How to create connection with your teenagers

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