Autumn / Winter 2003
JUNO is a magazine with a natural approach to family life. It aims to inspire and support parents as they journey through the challenges of parenting by sharing fresh perspectives in this fast-paced technological world and creating a non-judgemental community. There are regular columns on teens, birth, home-education, natural health and nutrition as well as book reviews, craft ideas, interviews and recipes. A wide range of features bring many voices to readers with beautiful images and illustrations to inspire and lift the soul.
JUNO is a different magazine because it focuses on families sharing experiences rather than experts telling you “how to”. It is suitable for families with children of all ages and recognises that family life can mean different things to different people. The JUNO ethos is that you do not need to “buy” to be a good parent. It is run by a small, family team with young children themselves who like to build relationships with writers and companies, thus ensuring that the JUNO ethics pervade publication and marketing of the magazine.
Late Summer brings us the 50th issue of JUNO! We celebrate by looking back over the 14 years of publishing and share reflections from some of those involved in creating the magazine. We also asked readers and followers to show us how and why they celebrate for this issue’s Instagram feature with the theme #junocelebration.
Also in this issue: Zion Lights talks to Ruth MacLaren about her Sciencedipity workshops; Nikole Verde explains how unschooling reading works in their family; photographer Jo Haycock explores what families love about their allotments; Victoria Jones shares twenty ideas to help make gardening a family activity; Frances Moldaschl shares how she discovered the benefits of babywearing; Eleanor Copp talks about birthing the placenta and Kirsty Hopley shares her latest seasonal diary of home education.
To help us reflect on our health, Sally Beare talks about the benefits of turmeric; Jo Webster explains why our microbes matter and how we can better care for them, and Rowenna Clifford suggests massage to help reduce stress in children. The Seed SistAs share ideas for supporting women’s rites of passage in their Sensory Herbalism column, and Benaifer Bhandari talks about teenagers and vaccines.
Also in this issue: Steve Biddulph discusses what to tell boys about porn, Lou Harvey-Zahra suggests we try random acts of kindness in the ‘My Teen’ column, and Morgan Nichols explains how motherhood can be the start of a new creative fire. There are also reviews of natural clothing and our Editor’s selection of books for adults and children.
Feel inspired with lots of ideas for things to do and make this summer. Find out how to make flower crowns, and try some recipes for vegan BBQ food and dairy-free ice cream. Zion Lights shares ideas for embracing adventure this summer with hiking, camping, wild swimming and rockpooling.