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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
*National Website
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Click here to join online and become a member.
*Scholarships are available to those in financial need.*
Click here for more information on the Helping Moms in Need program.
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!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


We are participating in/attending many festivals this fall. Please let us know if you can volunteer to staff the booths. We need your help! Thanks!

Centreville Day

  • Saturday, September 13 from 11 am – 6 pm.
  • Set up is from 7-10 am. Tear down begins at 6pm.
  • We will have a booth here and need volunteers to staff

Fall for Fairfax KidFest

  • Saturday October 4, 9am - 6:30pm
  • We will not have a booth, but will be meeting up to attend together as a group.

Green Festival DC

  • November 8-9, 2008
  • Saturday 10AM - 7PM
  • Sunday Nov. 11AM - 6PM
  • Washington D.C. Convention Center
  • 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
  • Washington, DC 20001
  • We will be sharing a booth with Annapolis Chapter. Please help us staff the booth; this is VERY important!

Up-Coming Events

Summer Potluck Series: Last one!
Tuesday, August 19, 4-6pm
Van Dyck Park in Fairfax (3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030-1806)
*Please bring a healthy, labeled dish to share. We will provide plates and silverware.

Consignment Store Trip:
Thursday, 08/21/2008, 10:30 AM (Rainbow the Clown starts her show at 11am)
Small Change Consignments
1629 Washington Plaza
Lake Anne Village Center
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: (703) 437-7730
*Please join us for some fall shopping. The owner has agreed to a special 10% discount to all HMN members! We will take turns playing with the kids outside while other moms shop. Please RSVPto HMNofNOVA@gmail.com so that we know to expect you. See you there!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August Meeting: Eco-Fashions

This meeting was SO much fun! We talked a lot about how the way to be most "green" with your clothing is to use, re-use, and/or re-purpose it. If you must buy something, look at thrift and consignment stores first and then go for earth-friendly choices like organic cotton, hemp, or bamboo. We had an acitivity where we broke into groups and made/changed clothing to get some more use out of them. Nina was the winner with her sweater set turned purse!
There are LOTS of notes and resources on the local Yahoo loop under meeting notes. Check them out!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Weekly Events on Hold

We have been gathering for thrice-weekly events since May, but will now change to once a week events (due to popular demand). Keep your eyes on the Yahoo! group to find out more!