Updated! #Holistic Parenting Magazine Review, Giveaway and a Special Announcement!

**The editor of Holistic Parenting Magazine has offered one winner a full year’s subscription! All terms of the the giveaway still apply.**

I’ve had the utmost pleasure to read and review the Holistic Parenting Magazine for the past few months. I devoured the magazines from cover to cover, reading everything…something I just don’t do with conventional magazines.

With “home of authentic family living” as a tagline. Holistic Parenting Magazine is truly the real deal. Too many times, I’ve encountered magazines or sites that claim to promote & support “natural” or “holistic” topics, but have a good mix of conventional living thrown in and don’t get me started about the ads! Advertisements from pharmaceuticals and other products that don’t support authentic living make it difficult for me to take seriously. As a matter of fact, they have a strict advertising policy. They do not “endorse any products that inhibit or interfere with the natural bonding between parent and child, or products that pollute our earth”. In Holistic Parenting you’ll find beautifully, raw wholesome pictures. Pictures that depict birth (as it is) breastfeeding, beautiful round and expectant bellies displayed artistically  and advertisements of businesses I’m actually interested in!

HPM is very new and just put out their 7th issue, but has already interviewed greats such as Ina May Gaskin, America’s leading midwife, author and director of The Farm Midwifery Center. The interview with Suzanne Arms, an international acclaimed author and an acknowledged leader of the international birthing movement, would be one of my favorite articles, in addition to The Vaginal Gulp, a piece about the importance of childbirth and the vaginal microbiome. Interestingly enough, I’m currently piecing together a similar topic to be published soon, here on TOP! The topics are intimately applicable to the holistic family lifestyle and has covered…

  • Freebirthing (unassisted childbirth)
  • Circumcision
  • Cloth diapering
  • Large families
  • Breech Birth
  • Birth Trauma
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness)

Another thing I love about the magazine is that it doesn’t smell! One of my biggest issues with conventional magazines is that it reeks of chemicals and ink (I’m very sensitive to those smells) and rubs off on your hands & clothing. HPM is printed on sustainable sourced paper using environmentally responsible printing presses, which I assume uses earth and human friendly ink, since I do not smell the ink at all, not even on my brand new issue.

I’m excited to share with my readers that I am a contributor to this special magazine! My article on water birthing will be published in issue #8 (March/April) and I’ll compose another article to be published later on in the year. HPM is the only subscription-based magazine in print and digital. It comes out bi-monthly at $6.99 per issue. HPM can also be purchased at select bookstores.

Today I’m giving away my extra copy of the current issue!

The winner will also receive a free sample of Miessence’s certified organic, food-grade, Skin Essential pack featured on my shop, TheOliveParent Organics.

Entry is simple, leave a comment telling me how you live a holistic lifestyle. You must be 18 years of age and a resident of the USA to enter. Please read the Giveaway Terms and Conditions here. This giveaway is sponsored by TheOliveParent, all opinions and experiences listed here are mine. Giveaway closes 2/10/15 11:00 PM CST

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  1. I'm not very holistic but I would like to learn how to be.

  2. HPM is a very good resource for this! Other moms share their experiences in this magazine as well as fun craft projects. I find myself keeping the pile next to my bed whenever I need to reference something. I love that the sources are credible and solid. :)

  3. I try to be as natural as possible in this toxic world

  4. We as a family have been working towards living our lives more simply. It began with the birth of my son...we sought out a homebirth with a midwife. It has expanded into ridding our lives of excess "materialism" and moving towards sustainable farming! What joy!


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