Monthly Archives: January 2014

Winter updates and events

Just like the soil under the snow and the fuzzy buds on the magnolias waiting for warmer weather, so too are good things underway with this site.

Snowy garden

Spring will be here before you know it, as will our new site! For now, we’re focusing efforts on the future, building up content and ideas for a springtime launch at a new unique URL.


We’re posting here some great upcoming events and then will be turning to the new-and-improved version of this site. Subscribe to our email list to be sure to be among the first to hear the new name and to learn when we’re ready to go live. Thanks for your support!

Please email clairejess (at) gmail (dot) com if you’re interested in participating in the site as a guest blogger, advertiser or sponsor. Our media kit and writers’ guidelines are in the works.

Until the next update, stay warm and healthy! Here are some great ways to stay active in the healthy family community in the next few months.

Monday, February 17: Schools Out Nature Camp, Audubon Naturalist Society, 8:30-4:30, $70. Register at

Thursday, February 20: Garden Planning presentation by Love & Carrots, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter. 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 7:00-9:00

Saturday, February 22: Open House at Eastern Ridge School.
Vienna, VA. Adults only, registration required: 10:00-12:00.

Open House at Frog Pond Early Learning Center, 7204 Harrison Lane, Alexandria, VA, 9-11 a.m.

Saturday, March 1: Everyday Health & Wellness Conference, Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks, Fairfax, VA. Register at

Thursday, March 20: 5-Year Anniversary Party, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter. Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 6-9 p.m.

Sunday, March 23. Grow Your Health festival. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax, VA. Time TBA.

Saturday, March 29: Fredericksburg Health & Wellness Expo, Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg VA, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets online at or at the door

Sunday, March 30: Pathways Magazine Natural Living Expo. Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20852. $10. 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 10: NoVA Outside Schools Environmental Action Showcase. George Mason University.

Thursday, April 24: “Siblings and Birth Order” presentation by Dr. Rene Hackney of Parenting by Dr. Rene, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22206, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, April 26: Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment Green Living Expo, George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. Free.

Saturday, April 26: Alexandria Earth Day, Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria, VA, 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 26:  NoVA Outside‘s Early Childhood Education conference: Early Childhood Outside: The Arts in Nature,”
Westlawn Elementary School, 3200 Westley Rd. Falls Church, VA. Details TBA at

Saturday, May 3: Campbell Elementary School Wetlands Festival. 737 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA. Details TBA.