Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 26 Meeting: Mindful Parenting

Our March 26 meeting will feature child/family therapist and parenting coach Francine Ronis speaking on the topic of "Mindful Parenting." Please join us at 7:00 p.m. (note the new start time so that folks can get settled and we can begin the meeting right at 7:15). This meeting and our April 23 meeting will both be at the Burke Branch library location at 4701 Seminary Road in Alexandria. (scroll down for directions on sidebar)

For anyone interested in reading on the topic, Francine recommends the following two books:
Clicking on the book jackets or links will take you to the books' pages at

As always, meetings are free and open to the public, and children are welcome to attend.

Chapter needs new meeting space!

Our chapter is looking for a permanent home for our meetings. The ideal location would:
-be free of charge or have a nominal fee (we are a non-profit!)
-have room for 50+ adults and some children in a private space (with at least a door separating our meeting from another public space)
-have ample parking and easy entry to the building
-allow us to have snacks
-be child-friendly/baby-proofed
-have easily-accessible restrooms
-have a sink in the room (not a must, but a definite perk!)
-allow us to reserve a regular meeting day and stick to it (such as the fourth Thursday of the month, or we could pick another day, but it would need to be every ___th ____day). We'd prefer not have a location that might need to bump us for their own needs, and we'd prefer not to have to request the place every single time we need it.

If you know of a location central to Arlington and Alexandria that can accommodate our needs, please contact Vicky at vicky68 (at) comcast (dot) net and Jessica at or call 703-824-6167.