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It all started as a simple idea: a magazine that connects all things family, with a passion for parenting with intention. Bamboo is a lifestyle magazine for parents and families interested in conscious parenting, healthy organic foods, gardening, natural crafting, body-mind-spirit awareness, nature education and green living.

Bamboo’s vision is to communicate not only to those already in the holistic parenting community but also to those who may be curious or even skeptical about it. There is an awakening that is happening in society today that cannot stall; Bamboo seeks to help propel it into the collective consciousness. 

Bamboo is released every season. Since our premier, we have talked with Christy Turlington Burns about Every Woman Counts, Pamela Anderson on homebirthing and intuitive parenting, Ricki Lake about “The Business of Being Born,” author Anna Getty, midwife Ina May Gaskin, Mayim Bialik on homeschooling and Attachment Parenting, as well as singer Jewel and actress Amy Jo Johnson about mothering.  

Experts chime in every season with insight, ideas and inspiration as well. We have featured articles from homeopath Lauren Feder, M.D., Simplicity Parenting’s Kim John Payne, author and No-Fault Zone creator Sura Hart, Marcy Axness, PhD, experts from Health Child, Healthy World, as well as doulas, family therapists, yoga practitioners, holistic health specialists and so many more.

I am delighted to be a part of the larger (and growing!) movement to help empower families to live authentically. 

Thank you for visiting!

Ashley Ess
Editor, Publisher and Co-Founder





Bamboo was originally co-founded by Ashley Ess and Anni Daulter (formerly with Bamboo). Anni is an eco-mama, cook, advocate of sustainable living and author. Her books include: Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies & Toddlers, Ice Pop Joy and The Organic Family Cookbook.