Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wireless Safety

Please join us on February 18 when Desiree Jaworski from the The Center for Safer Wireless will share the science regarding health hazards associated with cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other wireless devices. 

She'll talk about practical ways to protect yourselves and your children at home and in schools. 

Desiree will also discuss how to get involved to change the political climate around this issue and to ensure greater safety for us all.

RSVPs are helpful but not required to HolisticMomsArlAlex (at) gmail or

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016 
Time: 7-9 p.m. 
 Location: 4444 Arlington Blvd Arlington, VA 22204 in the downstairs activity room in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Children are always welcome. HMN meetings are open to members and first-time visitors. Come see what we're about!

Please try to be prompt so that we can start on time. The parking lot will have plenty of room at 7:00, but latecomers may need to look to overflow parking on S. George Mason Drive.
Holistic Moms Network is a national non-profit organization that has no affiliation to any church.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Beating the Winter Blues panel January 21

Getting through the dark days of winter can be tough, even if the weather is mild. There are lots of things we can do to help support a positive outlook through the winter months (and beyond.)
On January 21, 2016, our chapter's 7th anniversary, we learned about holistic ways to stave off the winter blues this year!

We had a great panel of speakers to address a variety of modalities:


We also had team members from Neck Back & Beyond, a healing center in Fairfax. Dr. Allan Tomson, D.C. addressed how bodywork, including chiropractic and craniosacral therapy and even gentle stretching, can help with mood and resilience. 

Nutritional Therapist Babette Lamarre talked about the role of food on mood and also addressws some helpful supplements.

Margeuritte McGee, R.N. DiHom, LAc discussed acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and the role of stress on mood.

We also had mini sessions of foot reflexology with Brigitte Wiss, lymphatic drainage with Marianne Scippa, and polarity therapy with Janice Johnson

People felt really good when they left the meeting for having gotten this work and having learned so much!

Thank you to all our speakers and to everyone who came out before the storm hit! It was a great night and a wonderful way to celebrate seven years of our chapter!

Here are four of the co-leaders who have been there since the beginning: Rajae, Jessica, Leigha and Mary, joined by Dr. Tomson and Margeuritte McGee.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 17 social

As we wind down our seventh year as a chapter, we look forward to gathering and connecting during a social Moms Night Out-type meeting on Thursday, December 17.

During such a busy season, this is a night to connect with friends old & new and take a moment to pause, reflect, and hug!

If you can, bring a dessert or drink option to share, or just bring yourself!

7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, UUCA, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204

Please remember that the church parking usually has plenty of space at 7:00 but not always for latecomers. Overflow parking can be found on S. George Mason Drive.

RSVPs are helpful but not required to HMNArlAlex (at) gmail (dot) com

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.