Complete Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

Your family guide to health and happiness! Bookmark our fab health articles and favourite products. Watch our Green Event Guide and our fave picks of blogs & sites. We also have gallery of Green Stars, to inspire you!

What shade of green is your home? Our articles, product recommendations, home product guide and shortcut to GREAT online shopping sites will help you create a more sustainable, eco-friendly, energy-saving and cost effective home.

Every parent needs to hear words of inspiration from time to time! From family planning & pregnancy to birth and beyond… we’ll share excellent current articles & options that encourage well-being for all!

Whether you’re planning a holiday, day trip or going out for a meal, we’ll share our best travel articles loaded with tips, family friendly accommodation, and restaurants and even help you capture the memories!

Daphne, Protector of the Forest, shares the most amazing videos full of ideas, information and good green stuff!!

Amazing people and initiatives making our world a shade greener with inspiring ideas – for the good of our children & our earth.

What’s for dinner? Healthy, thrifty and quick recipes for your family… breakfast ideas, snacks, drinks, salads, light meals and even sweet treats.

Let’s face it… families COST moolah!…We’ll find the most amazing green family deals and offers and FABULOUS GIVEAWAYS for your family! .


Helping families go ‘green’ since 2007!

Our journey started 9 years ago! We were mamas with new-borns, desperate for a bit of guidance.  We knew that there were innovative and eco-friendly baby products out there, but were clueless where to find them.

Necessity really is the mother of invention … we sourced products and articles that ‘felt good’ to us, inspired us and helped us survive and decided to share them!  So the Survival Guide for Families magazine was born.

By the time the babies, who’d suckled while we burnt the midnight oil doing layouts, started ‘Big School’, we discovered that they weren’t the only things that had changed.  The world was a very different place!

It was time for us to change too!  Even eco paper did not feel light enough on the planet and totally unnecessary in a technologically changed world where sharing information quickly and inexpensively is possible.

So here we are, your green family guide to help your whole family thrive!

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