Janey Lee Grace is the author of Imperfectly Natural Woman – getting life right the natural way. She is mum of four home-educated children under 9. She is also a broadcaster on BBC Radio 2 and can be heard with Steve Wright in the afternoon. In a previus life Janey was a backing singer with Wham! and had a number 8 hit with Cola Boy in 1991. She’s well qualified as a “busy” mum, and this book is aimed at busy mums who want to pay regard to the environment.
IMPERFECTLY NATURAL BABY AND TODDLER is for all parents who want to nourish this precious time and do the ‘natural’ bits they can – imperfectly. If you knew where to find the best cream for that nappy rash without any chemicals – you’d buy it – right? If you could get some suggestions on what to do for certain ailments without resorting to medication – you’d take it.
Janey shares all her secrets and top tips for living holistically – your family, your relationships, your health, your happiness, your eco-footprint. More ‘eco-virgin’ than ‘eco-warrior’ Janey takes an interest in sustainability and doing a bit – albeit imperfectly. And this book is not just about the kids. Parents have to remain sane in all of this, as well as happy, fulfilled and healthy, their needs are important too. So you’ll find it all in here – from tips on breastfeeding and first foods, sleep (or lack of) to how to treat headlice and hyperactivity. Janey will share what she believes and why, and point the reader in the direction of more research and support.
Janey says, “I want every parent to reclaim their most important inherit quality – their intuition. Too many experts tell us we must follow routines, spend a fortune in money and gadgets. I’m no earth mother knitting my own yoghurt and I’m certainly not very green but when I had my first child 8 years ago I realised I wanted to leave behind a bit of the planet. I’ll share all my recommendations for everything you’ll need and want,helping you to save your health, your money and do your bit for the environment in the process. Everything from eco-nappies through to funky nursing necklaces.”
This is a nicely designed book with good use of colour and photography, and there is a wealth of ideas and information.