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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!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Special One day discount!

To honor HMN's new milestone of 10,000 Facebook fans, we want to offer everyone an opportunity to join the Holistic Moms Network community and reach out in real life to other parents and caregivers, locally, face-to-face, and virtually. In honor of this opportunity, we're offering a huge discount off our annual membership fee (nearly 25% off!) for ONE DAY ONLY on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011. From 12:01 am to 11:59 pm EST tomorrow, July 12th, you can join HMN (or renew your membership) for just $35 per year and connect with parents in your area, in real life and online, and find vital support for your parenting journey.
Just use Coupon Code HMNFB10 to join or renew.
Here's the link for membership http://membership.holisticmoms.org/ .
Even if your membership doesn't expire for a couple months, you can still renew tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


A huge thanks to Jenni Thompson & Ann Marrie Rodgerson for their presentation on babywearing last night. They have shared the information below with us:

www.thebabywearer.com is a great resource for buying/selling/trading carriers, as well as learning to use them. Here's the link with the wearing instructions for all the different carrier styles: http://www.thebabywearer.com/index.php?page=usinglinks

Also, you should visit or join our local babywearing group! Find us online at www.babywearinginternational.org/forums in the DC-MD-VA sub forum, or on our blog at www.beltwaybabywearers.blogspot.com We meet 4 times per month at libraries around NoVA, with one Saturday meeting per month, usually.

Here are the different varieties of carriers and some reputable brands for each:

Ring Slings: