The Los Angeles/South Pasadena Chapter of the Holistic Mom’s Network is turning five years old November 4 and is celebrating with an evening Open House. The event will be held Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30pm - 9pm at the South Pasadena Library’s Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street in South Pasadena.
The event is designed to facilitate a chance for non-member parents who are curious about health and parenting perspectives outside the mainstream to ask questions and meet each other. Headlining the event, which is open to the public, is nationally known author and lecturer Dr. Lauren Feder (“Natural Baby and Childcare” and “The Parents’ Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations”).
Guests can speak directly with representatives from a variety of natural living professions including homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractics, midwifery, lactation consultation and hypnotherapy. Also attending will be representatives from the Arroyo Food Co-Op, Waldorf School, home schooling, cloth diapering, VBAC Facts (vaginal birth after a C-section), La Leche League, and the Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting. Dr. Haushka Skin Care and Boiron (homeopathic medicine) will have tables as well. “We are very pleased about both the number and diversity of participants expected,” said Micaela Darr, one of the group’s current co-leaders.
There will be light refreshments--including fair trade coffee and tea--activities for children, free samples, and product drawings.
“We work hard to give members a variety of chances to meet to share ideas and experiences.” said Nicole Hanson, the group’s other current co-leader. “We have monthly meetings to discuss natural living and parenting topics, as well as our weekly playgroup, monthly Mama’s Brunches, and a Frontier wholesale buying co-op. And of course there are both local and national email loops for sharing questions with and soliciting support from the community.”
The Los Angeles/South Pasadena chapter was the first of the now 12 chapters in California--including one starting this month in the San Fernando Valley--bringing the national total to over a hundred in six years.
Holistic Moms Network is a national non-profit support and discussion network for parents with an interest in natural, holistic and alternative health and parenting. Their goal is to develop a thriving local community of holistic parents with a wide range of interests.
The Los Angeles/South Pasadena chapter meets the first Wednesday of every month to discuss a variety of natural health and parenting topics at the same time and location as the event. For more information please visit www.holisticmoms.org, or contact Nicole Hanson or Micaela Darr: firstname.lastname@example.org.