Friday, August 5, 2016

Picking Priorities in August

Our August 18 meeting will be a powerful conversation on picking priorities and balancing commitments inside and outside the home.

Join us for a conversation about harnessing the power of your yes and no with Pamm Fontana of More Green for Less Green. Pamm is a speaker, pastor, writer and parent of three children trying to navigate the balance of vocational calling with the pull of young kids at home.

Please share our Facebook event and RSVP there if you plan to join us!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Two Meetings in July! Gardening and Outings

We had a a special daytime meeting on July 15 at Shirlington Library with HMN meeting coordinator and certified Master Gardener Maria Huynh, along with Heidi Young answering gardening questions and presenting how-tos, tips and free seeds for fall gardening.

Then, for our regular third Thursday evening meeting, chapter founder and outgoing co-leader Jessica Haney of Mindful Healthy Life blog facilitated a conversation on Greatest Hits: Favorite Spots & Activities in Metro DC. Jessica shared resources of great hikes, festivals and other activities and members shared their family's favorites, too. For an electronic copy of the handout, which was updated after the meeting, email jessica (at) mindfulhealthylife (dot) com. All the information will also be in her forthcoming eBook.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Solstice Potluck Social!

Thanks to all who came out for our annual potluck social! It was a lovely evening. We had some great conversations and lots of tasty bites! The kids had a blast playing on a beautiful almost-summer night!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Breastfeeding through the Years

Thanks to Pat Shelly of the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington for her great talk at our May meeting.

Friday, May 13, 2016

May Member Tea

We had a lovely discussion in May to plan for the future of our chapter after chapter founder Jessica Haney steps down as co-leader this summer. It was great to connect and to share what the chapter has offered us and what we'd like to see it do going forward. Thanks to Mary for hosting and for all the folks who came out or shared their thoughts with the group.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hiking and Camping as a Family

Our area is full of hiking and camping sites perfect for families. Thank you to experienced local moms D Ohlandt and our co-leader Mary Hackman for sharing with us some great information about hiking and camping as a family. The kids had a terrific time playing in tents and getting excited about being outdoors!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How to Be a Holistic Parent in Public Schools

Thank you to all the wonderful community activists who came out to our March 10 evening meeting to discuss how you can get involved in your school and school district.

The panelists and the accompanying handout shared tips on engagement and will cover what is happening in public schools in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax regarding issues holistic parents care about, including food/nutrition, gardening, outdoor play, environmental issues, movement, and mindfulness.

If you missed the meeting or want to engage in further discussion, please join us for our special daytime meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30 to recap this evening panel. The daytime meeting will be led by chapter co-leaders Jessica Haney and Michelle Rief. 

March 30 URL:
RSVPs to holisticmomsarlalex (at) gmail (dot) com or on the Facebook event are appreciated but not required.

We welcome homeschoolers, parents of young children not yet of school age, school staff, and interested community members. As always, children are welcome, though the conversation is geared to adults.

Activity Room, Lower Level, UUCA, 4444 Arlington Blvd (entrance from eastbound Rt. 50 and from S. George Mason Drive) 

The handout will be updated after the March 30 meeting and can be emailed upon request to holisticmomsarlalex (at) gmail (dot) com
Please wait until after March 30 to request this document.