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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.
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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, March 18, 2008

Volunteer list

Several people at the open house asked me to post the volunteer list here. Ask and you shall receive! It is now posted on the bottom of this blog site (scroll down to view). Please let us know if you can help our chapter!

Successful Open House!

WOOOHOOO! I just got home from the Open House and it was a smashing success! We had over 50 adults (moms, dads, and grandparents) and at least 20 kids in attendance. We met in a library conference room and only had 1/2 the room (big enough for 50). The library staff actually came and counted and we thought they were going to kick us out for exceeding fire code! I guess we are going to need the entire conference room from now on...

It was great to see people are so excited about the new community we are making! It was so nice to see that all the publicity work that we did actually paid off. We had people write how they heard about us on the sign in sheet. Although I have not yet compiled it, just on a quick look several came because of our articles in the paper and flyers that we posted all over the place. Hooray! It was wonderful to see the diversity in the group as well. We had parents and kids of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, etc.
I came home to 10 emails already...I guess this is just the beginning!

A few picture on Picasa.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fairfax Connection

Another paper, The Fairfax Connection, in the group called The Connection Newspapers ran our story this week. The article is identical to the one in The Centre View, except for they printed it with a new title. You can view the article online. Horray for great press coverage!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Centre View article

We are in the local paper, The Centre View, today. (One of the group called The Connection Newspapers). We are on the front page! You can also read the article online.
We are so thankful for all of the wonderful press we have been able to get for the new group!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

We are in a Washington Post article!

Laurie and I were interviewed for an article about non-toxic baby products. It is in the Post today! If the link doesn't work, just go to the Post online and log in. After that, search for "tots." The article is called "Non-Toxic Tots." Laurie and I are both featured in print and in photos (see below). Holistic Moms got a mention and check out the "holistic baby" t-shirt! :)

Photo By Gerald Martineau -- The Washington Post

Photo By Gerald Martineau -- The Washington Post

Photo By Annys Shin -- The Washington Post