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Potomac Crescent Waldorf School: Renewing Education in Northern Virginia
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EarlySpace offers DIY natural playscape design course
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Three Mindful Mom Tips for the New Year
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2017 Health & Wellness Events at a Glance
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U.S. Botanic Garden celebrates National Parks and Historic Places
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Healing Childbirth Injuries the Natural Way With Pelvic Physical Therapy
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Body Connect Health and Wellness Rehabilitates D.C. Area Postpartum Women
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Natural Products Expo East 2016 Big Giveaway!
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National Kids Yoga Conference 2016 recap
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Elizabeth Pantley Releases No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns + Giveaway

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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EarlySpace offers DIY natural playscape design course

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.

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Three Mindful Mom Tips for the New Year

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

U.S. Botanic Garden celebrates National Parks and Historic Places

The U.S. Botanic Garden’s Season’s Greenings train exhibit this year celebrates National Parks and Historic Places with plant-based sculptures and installations of replicas of famous features of national parks and of buildings and monuments. The exhibit is open through January 2, 2017, including on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Get a glimpse of some of the highlights in our photoblog and be sure to see it yourself in person!

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Healing Childbirth Injuries the Natural Way With Pelvic Physical Therapy

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.

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Body Connect Health and Wellness Rehabilitates D.C. Area Postpartum Women

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

Natural Products Expo East 2016 Big Giveaway!

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

National Kids Yoga Conference 2016 recap

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.

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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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