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Find Your Tribe!

Welcome to the Northern Virginia chapter of the Holistic Moms Network. Our purpose is to generate national awareness, education, and support for holistic parenting and to provide a nurturing, open-minded, and respectful community for parents to share these ideals. There is no checklist or litmus test of "holistic enough." HMN welcomes anyone who is interested in holistic health, natural parenting and/or green living. Please take a moment to browse the posts and learn a little more about us. As always, feel free to contact co-leaders, Alexa & Laurie, at HMNofNOVA@gmail.com with any questions or for more information.
Find out more (click each link):
*Chapter Website
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*Scholarships are available to those in financial need.*
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We are a welcoming community!
We welcome all people, both parents and non-parents, of all races, national origins, colors, creeds, religions, sexes, ages, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We are a warm and inclusive group, and welcome you to join us wherever you are on the holistic path in an environment that does not judge. Come as you are!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May Meeting--Homeopathy at Home: Learning the basics of creating a homeopathic medicine chest with guest speaker Dr. John C. Reed MD, MD(H)

We had an amazing turn-out for this meeting! We had 43 adults and 15 kids attending. Dr. Reed (my dad!) did a great job speaking to everyone and answering people's questions. There are a LOT of notes for this meeting that will be posted on the local Yahoo! group for members to access. Join us and check it out!

New weekly events added!

We have added several weekly activities to the calendar. We hope you can join us!

Tuesdays, 9:30 am: Meet Me at the Market
Van Dyck Park
3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030-1806
Meet under the pavilion to shop at the Fairfax Farmers Market and/or play on the playground.

Thursdays, 10 am: Walking at Walney
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA 20151
Meet at the pavilion next to the pond and walk either on nature trails or on gravel/paved paths. Wear your baby and bring the kids! (Trails are not great for strollers unless they are "all terrain" or jogging style.)

Sundays, 2 pm: Sunday Strollers
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia
Meet up with other mommas to do some walking with your babes in slings, carriers, or strollers. Trails are great for kids on bikes and dogs too! Enter the park through the main entrance. Continue straight, following signs towards the boat marina. Park in the parking lot at the marina and look for Laurie or Alexa (we both have HMN magnets on our cars). There is also a great playground if you are not interested in walking. Please note: they may charge an $8/car fee for non-Fairfax county residents.

Monday, May 5, 2008

HMN Cookbooks Fundraiser

It is always the right time to make a commitment to your health! And what better way to get started than with HMN's own cookbook Growing Healthy Families: Cooking with Holistic Moms?
From Red Lentil Roast or Fennel-Crusted Salmon on White Beans, to Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies and Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies, there are many delicious offerings to choose from - all from our fellow members and HMN friends!

Growing Healthy Families: Cooking With Holistic Moms is as diverse as our membership and embraces recipes from all nutritional philosophies. With nearly 300 recipes to choose from, you can't go wrong! Divided into helpful categories and packed with some great tips for other things you can make in the kitchen - such as All Natural Baby Wipes, Non-Toxic Playdough and Natural Drain Unclogger - this is one cookbook you will use again and again!

Cookbooks are just $15 and $5 of each sale goes DIRECTLY to our NoVA chapter! Please help us fund our chapter events by purchasing a cookbook at our next meeting (cash or check). If you would like to reserve a copy for a later pick-up, please email me at HMNofNOVA@gmail.com.