Saturday, October 31, 2015

Creating a Healthy Relationship with Money in November

As we approach year's end, it's a good time to think about financial priorities and to discuss spending, saving and giving with our children.

Cindy Morgan-Jaffe, money coach and parent of five children, will talk about her own journey with money and how the stories and beliefs we carry influence our relationships with family, work and community. Cindy will also share some practical advice on how to talk with kids about money and how to foster generosity even on a limited budget.

November 19, 7-9 p.m., UUCA, 4444 Arlington Blvd.
7:00 Doors open
7:15 Introductions and greeting
7:30 Presentation starts

The parking lot usually has plenty of room at 7:00. Latecomers might look to overflow parking on S. George Mason Drive.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Menstruation to Menopause - October 15

For our October meeting, Kelly Valceanu, CNM, IBCLC, of Midwifery Care Associates in Rockville, MD talked about women's monthly cycles and what happens as they near their end. 

The presentation focused on what to expect from peri-menopause and menopause and how to approach these transitions in a holistic way. It was a fascinating conversation about what to expect from this major life transition, and when! Things start to shift as early as 35!

The healthier you are, the better you show up to peri-menopause, the smoother the transition is likely to be. But it's still a transition, just like childbirth or puberty and is not to be taken lightly.

Thanks to Kelly and all who participated in this enlightening conversation!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Explore Simplicity Parenting in September - date change to 4th Thursday

Please join us on Thursday, September 24 for our monthly meeting, where members will hear a presentation by Simplicity Parenting coach Jenna Martin.

Coach Jenna Martin will lead us through some principles of parenting with ease, shedding unnecessary “stuff” and expectations that do not serve.

This evening should be is a great primer for those traveling to the HMN Natural Living Conference in October with keynote speaker and Simplicity Parenting author Kim John Payne. For more on the work of Kim John Payne, see 

*Please note that this meeting is the FOURTH Thursday of the month -- September 24 -- not the usual third Thursday when this chapter usually meets, due to conflicts with Back-to-School nights at Arlington and Fairfax elementary schools.

There will be no HMN meeting on September 17

See you on September 24 instead!

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Power of Positive Thinking

On August 20, join us for a member-led discussion about the power of positive thinking.

We will use Louise Hay's Power Thought Cards as a jumping off point to explore how our thinking shapes our reality and how we can approach life with joy and optimism even in the face of challenges.

A description of the card set: "This is a deck of 64 affirmation cards to help you find your inner strength. Packaged in a beautiful gift box, this deck of 64 cards contains 128 unique pieces of art exquisitely illustrated by five artists. Each vibrant card contains a powerful affirmation on one side and a visualization on the other to enlighten, inspire, and bring joy to your life."

Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter Meeting, Thursday, August 20. 
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00, introductions start at 7:15, and we will begin the discussion by 7:30. 
Parking should be adequate at 7:00 but may get more full closer to 7:30 when other events begin at the church. Overflow parking is available on S. George Mason Drive.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Exploring Body Image

Karen Schachter of Dishing with Your Daughter will talk to us in our July meeting about modeling positive body image for our daughters and sons.

Topics for this meeting will include:
  • How body image is formed
  • The importance of supporting a positive body image
  • Challenges of keeping a positive outlook in today’s culture
  • Ideas for moms to counter-act cultural messages

Thursday, July 16, 7-9 p.m. 4444 Arlington Blvd Arlington, VA 22204 (in Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Solstice Potluck Social

Join us for our annual picnic on the almost-longest day of the year!
Bring the whole family out for play and fun at Fort Scott Park.
Rain or shine unless there are extreme weather conditions. 
We will be under a covered pavilion, and there are rest rooms.
Please bring a healthy labeled dish to share.
Thursday, June 18
5:30-7:30 p.m.
2800 Fort Scott Drive, Arlington, VA

Our July meeting will return to our regular time and location.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Revised May 21 Meeting: A Discussion about Real Food and Nutrition

We regret that Nina Planck will be unable to join us for our May 21 meeting as previously advertised. While we hope to reschedule, for this meeting we will have an open discussion on how we feed our families and what "Real Food" means to us. 

Bring books to pass around and lists of links to your favorite food blogs and let's get some inspiration going!