Landscape designer Nancy Striniste of EarlySpace LLC has helped hundreds of schools and parents transform their outdoor spaces into natural playscapes. This winter, she is offering a course called “Create Your Own Outdoor Magic” that is designed to help schools come up with their own playscape plan that will be ready to implement without having to hire a designer. The unique DIY program is a fundraiser for NoVA Outside, an alliance of environmental educators with which Nancy volunteers.
The New Year is a great time to set yourself up to be the mom you want to be. For many of us in today’s fast-paced-busy-doing world, this might mean holding the intention of living with intention and mindfulness. Planning a year made up of heartfelt meaningful moments is one thing. Living that way is another. Read More
Now that the new calendars are on the wall, take a look at some of the events you won’t want to miss in 2017!
For many of us, holistically-minded parenting started before our babies were even born. I focused a lot of prenatal energy on planning a natural and non-medicated birth, took a Bradley course, hired a doula, planned to encapsulate my placenta, and wrote down birth preferences for my labor and delivery team.
Not much went according to plan. Read More
Pregnancy and childbirth are incredible feats of human strength and ability. But, too often women are left injured for months or even years after giving birth. The therapists at Body Connect Health and Wellness (BCHW) dedicate much of their practice to rehabilitating postpartum women through an emerging specialization called pelvic physical therapy (PT). Read More
The Natural Products Expo holds two events annually, one on each coast, for those in the industry of healthy food, body care and supplements to showcase their wares and connect with buyers, investors and influencers. Lucky for us, Expo East 2015 and 2016 have been in Baltimore, so I’ve been able to connect with brands I already love and to learn about many more I’m excited to tell you about! Read More
The third annual National Kids Yoga Conference took place earlier this month and brought nearly 400 people together to talk about mindful movement for children. The conference will return to Catholic University next year, October 13-15, 2017. Here’s a glimpse at some of the highlights from this year’s Saturday program.
Author Elizabeth Pantley has just released her latest book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns: Amazing Sleep from Day One – For Baby and You. This book is a must-have for parents with newborns or for those who are expecting a baby. Pantley’s advice will help parents get their children off to a good start with sleep and avoid the need for sleep coaching in the future.
The Take Back Your Health Conference comes to the Tysons Corner Marriott October 29 and 30. Now in its fifth year, this fall tradition for health and wellness enthusiasts is partnering with iSchool for the Future to offer a Kids Camp that will lead children ages 7-12 through their own healthy living program. Read More
A family event at a Waldorf school offers wholesome fun with nature-based crafts, outdoor imaginative play, healthy food and magical puppet and marionette plays that engage young children in a deep, profound way. Two such events this fall include the Fall Festival on October 22 at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School in Alexandria, Virginia and the Fall Bazaar at Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, Maryland on November 19. Both events go on rain or shine event with fun for the whole family. Read More