A new chapter of the Holistic Moms Network is forming in Pittsburgh and will hold their Chapter Kick-Off Open House at the Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill located at 5700 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh Wednesday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m.
The Holistic Moms Network is a rapidly growing national nonprofit organization connecting moms who are passionate about holistic health and green living.
“Through monthly meetings our local chapters bring parents together in a nonjudgmental environment that honors their lifestyle and parenting choices,” says the group’s executive director, Dr. Nancy Massotto. “For new parents who choose to raise their children holistically, having the support of like-minded parents is critical,” she says. The Holistic Moms Network encourages new moms to trust their instincts, to parent from the heart, and to educate themselves about the pros and cons of all health care options. Through a dynamic e-mail discussion loop, members of the group share life-changing information and advice on a variety of topics including pregnancy, breastfeeding, natural childbirth, positive discipline, alternative medicine and all aspects of green living.
The organization, which was founded in New Jersey in 2003, currently has more than 120 chapters across the United States.
“A majority of today’s moms say that pregnancy inspired a shift to green living, and three quarters of Americans seek out some form of alternative medicine,” says Massotto, “so we’re seeing a surge of interest in our organization.”
Moms, dads, grandparents, partners and other caregivers are all welcome to join. The Pittsburgh Chapter meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Church of the Redeemer and welcomes volunteer guest speakers on a variety of holistic lifestyle topics. For more information, visit the Holistic Moms Network at holisticmoms.org or contact the organization at (877) HOL-MOMS.