Hey DP, if you are a parent, this might interest you. If not, move along, nothing to see here.
Fellow LJ-er patagonia
and myself have started the first Portland Branch of the national nonprofit parenting group. Holistic Moms.
It's not just Moms it's for Dads too, both of the working or stay at home kind.
Our goal is to develop a thriving local community of holistic parents with a wide range of interests. Our chapter will kick-off its activities with an Open House on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Community Center (Sycamore Room) located at 12350 SW 5th Street in Beaverton.
Come on out and help us to get the chapter started, get connected to other like-minded moms and dads, and catch the excitement of our new community! The Open House is free and open to the public and we encourage expectant parents, grandparents, caregivers, parents, and children to attend!
From their national site, http://www.holisticmoms.org
Are you a parent who is interested in holistic health and green living?
Do you follow an "alternative" parenting style?
Are you looking to connect with other moms who share your perspective?
Whether you are a holistic parent or are interested in learning more about natural options, then the HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK is for you!
Parenting is a tough job. It's even harder when you are choosing to do things "differently" -- whether that means seeking out holistic therapies for your family, eating organic foods, living green, co-sleeping, homeschooling, fighting commercialism, or trying to live simply. But there are moms out there just like you who are seeking to nurture their children and to empower themselves!
Holistic Moms Network (HMN) members share a common bond: a desire to be the best parents possible by providing our children with a physical, psychological, and spiritual environment that will nourish them and allow them to reach their greatest potential. To nurture our children, we strive to educate ourselves and to make choices that will enable them in mind, body, and spirit.