Category - Parenting

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Potomac Crescent Waldorf School: Renewing Education in Northern Virginia
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Elizabeth Pantley Releases No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns + Giveaway
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Learning and Fun at MommyCon DC 2016!
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Breastfeeding Center produces “Nourish, Flourish, Connect” events August 1-7
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Learn Energy Work Strategies for Your Family’s Health
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Writer Pamm Fontana to speak at MommyCon and Holistic Moms
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Get ready for MommyCon DC 2016! + giveaway
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4th Annual Climb Out of the Darkness June 18
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How to Be a Durable Human in the Digital Age: An interview with author and NoVA mom Jenifer Joy Madden + giveaway
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Mother’s Day 2016: Reflections from local moms

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School: Renewing Education in Northern Virginia

Many natural-minded parents are drawn to Waldorf education for its emphasis on play, daily rhythms and connections to the natural world. Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, the only Waldorf school in Northern Virginia, offers programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and children through fifth grade.

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Elizabeth Pantley Releases No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns + Giveaway

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.

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Learning and Fun at MommyCon DC 2016!

Mindful Healthy Life was thrilled to be a part of MommyCon DC 2016 at the DC Convention Center on July 23. With more than a thousand attendees and more than 50 awesome exhibitors, it was an amazing and inspiring day full of workshops, discussions and terrific shopping with brands and businesses moms can feel great about!

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Breastfeeding Center produces “Nourish, Flourish, Connect” events August 1-7

The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington is putting on a full week of classes and workshops called “Nourish, Flourish, Connect” during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7.

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Learn Energy Work Strategies for Your Family’s Health

Cherlyn Jenkins is on a mission to provide tools for all parents to bring energy work into their family home. The owner of Cozywoggle, a coat that is safe to be worn in the car seat, Cherlyn began studying Foot Zone and Reiki in early 2015 and is organizing classes on both healing modalities this summer for parents who want to incorporate them into their family health toolkit.

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Writer Pamm Fontana to speak at MommyCon and Holistic Moms

Pamm Fontana, a local mom of three, speaker, pastor, and writer, will be addressing the attendees of Saturday’s MommyCon on “Declaring War on the Mommy Wars: Graceful Communication in Conflict” and will be speaking next month to the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of Holistic Moms Network on “Picking Priorities: How to Balance Commitments Inside and Outside the Home.”

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Get ready for MommyCon DC 2016! + giveaway

Returning to the DC Convention Center for a second year on Saturday, July 23 is MommyCon, a conference that educates natural-minded parents on breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering and other holistic choices for healthy families. Read More

4th Annual Climb Out of the Darkness June 18

This year, more women will develop a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder than will get diagnosed with breast cancer, and Climb Out of the Darkness – with four climbs this June in Virginia – aims to shed light on these maternal mental illnesses that can begin during pregnancy or after childbirth. Read More

How to Be a Durable Human in the Digital Age: An interview with author and NoVA mom Jenifer Joy Madden + giveaway

Jenifer Joy Madden is a Vienna mom of three whose new book, How To Be a Durable Humanis the latest in a series of accomplishments that include writing for the Huffington Post and many other publications, being a Listen to Your Mother participant and book contributor, and successfully advocating for a network of hiking/biking trails in Tysons/Vienna. Her new book, which launches on May 18 at One More Page Books in Arlington, is a practical follow-up to her earlier The Durable Human Manifesto. The new book – subtitled “Revive and Thrive in the Digital Age Through the Power of Self-Design” – provides tools for grounded, intentional living that every mindful parent will appreciate. Read More

Mother’s Day 2016: Reflections from local moms

The day is almost here when people will be posting images on social media of flowers and chubby-cheeked hugs and all kinds of joy for Mother’s Day. When we are feeling awesome about our parenting and our daughtering, and when we’re feeling like our cups are full with support from loved ones, our community, or something greater, these images warm hearts. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to see past the laundry and runny noses and night wakings.

So, as in 2014, I asked some local moms who work with or on behalf of moms to share their reflections on this holiday. Some shared two years ago, and some I’ve only met since then. What I wanted to know was: What does Mother’s Day mean to you? How do you hope to celebrate it and how do you expect to celebrate it? Here’s what they had to say!

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