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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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*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!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Non-Toxic Beauty! Come Learn With Us!

Come join the northern VA chapter of the Holistic Moms Network for "Non-Toxic Beauty" on Tuesday, November 2, from 6:30-8:30pm. We’ll welcome guest speaker Julie Smallfelt of the Comfort and Joy Wellness Spa in Fairfax Virginia. She will discuss selecting personal care products with effectiveness and healthy ingredients in mind. If you are confused, concerned, or curious about the product labels, ingredients, and chemicals in your makeup, hair products, and lotions this is for you! This discussion will focus on the most common personal care product ingredients and some substitutes that can be used that do not contain potentially negative ingredients. Bring two of your favorite products to compare ingredients.

Whether you are able to attend or not, here are some great resources from Julie:
- Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, by Stacy Malkan (see www.notjustaprettyface.org has more information about the ingredients in personal care products as well

Children and other family members are welcome.

We meet at the Fairfax Church of Christ* 3901 Rugby Road Fairfax, Virginia 22033
*Holistic Moms is not affiliated with any church/religious group. We gratefully acknowledge FXCC's donation of meeting space to our group.
Directions: http://www.fxcc.org/index.php/Parking/where-we-are.htmlPARKING: Please follow the signs into the church parking lot and around the back of the building to the "member parking." (NOT in the front labeled "visitor parking.") You can only enter the building at the door that has a sign that says Office/Stepping Stones. We meet upstairs in the large meeting room. Please follow the HMN signs to the room via elevator or stairs.

Monthly meetings are open to members and first time visitors. If you have visited us previously and this topic is appealing to you, please consider becoming a member! Your membership dues help pay for the events we hold. Our member only events include journal club, playgroups, outings, and preschool coop. We have recently added a knitting group and sewing group, and are always open to new ideas and events!

We hope to see you there!
Alexa Hutchins & Laurie Cunningham
Northern Virginia Chapter Co-Leaders, Holistic Moms Network

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