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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
Find us on Facebook too!
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!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chocolates with Values!

Show Your Friends and Family You Care This Valentine's Day!

Buy them delicious, organic, fair-trade dark chocolate and supportHMN of NOVA!

Dark Chocolate "Minis"from Equal Exchange, a company who:
*empowers farmers and consumers
*supports small farmer co-ops
*uses sustainable farming methods
*provides high-quality organics
Join us in creating stronger local communities, a more just foodsystem and a healthier planet by making responsible food purchases.
Email HMNofNOVA@gmail.com if you are interested!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Membership Drive is ON!

Live Healthy in 2009! Make your commitment to live green and healthy in 2009! Join the Holistic Moms Network today and save $5 off our annual membership fee.

As a member, you will:
* Have access to our lively online communities and discussion boards
* Receive a subscription to The Wise Mom e-newsletter filled with advice and suggestions on healthy living
* Be able to take advantage of special offers from our Sponsors and Partners
* Attend our Natural Living Conference at a discounted member rate
* Connect with thousands of holistic-minded parents across the US
* Be invited to affiliate with a local HMN Chapter
* Enter drawings to win door prizes at meetings
* Be part of a movement to raise healthy kids in a healthy environment

Don't miss out! Join today! Are you already a member? Existing members can renew early and save! You can join/renew online at http://membership.holisticmoms.org/.
Use Coupon Code NEWYEAR to receive your discount. Offer expires February 1, 2009.

February Meeting at OAKTON Library

Our February meeting will be held at the OAKTON Library,
instead of our usual City of Fairfax Library location.
The Oakton Library is the first public library in Fairfax County designed and constructed under the Leadership Energy In Environmental Design (LEED) program, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. How cool is that?!

Oakton Library
10304 Lynnhaven Place
Oakton, VA 22124-1785
Telephone: 703-242-4020
Directions: click here
Website: click here
We hope to see you there!

New Meeting Space Needed

We are looking for a more permanent meeting space as the library availability is becoming limited. Do you know of a great place that we could hold meetings? Ideas include: conference rooms, pracitioners offices, yoga studios, community buildings, etc. It is a great way for a holistic-minded business to get some more "traffic."
We are looking for a meeting space that meets the following criteria:
*available for the first Tuesday of the month, 6:00-9:00 pm
*comfortably fits up to 50 people
*welcomes children
*has easily accesible bathrooms and parking
*has chairs that can be used
*allows light refreshments
*is FREE :)
Please let us know if you know of a place that might work for us!

January Meeting: Green Cleaning

We had a great meeting on Tuesday. We had lots of fun mixing up our own "green" cleaners to take home. The recipes were very simple and the ingredients were inexpensive. As always, look for meeting notes on the Yahoo! group page.
Thanks to the businesses who donated prizes for this meeting:
Nina Un, Wellness for All (Market America rep):ma.wellnessforall@yahoo.com
Eco-Jani, green cleaning crew:* 571-594-9527
*If you use their services, please tell them HMN sent you! :)