Our Vision

Our local chapters comprise a national network of safe, encouraging, multi-generational communities where families have the resources and connections for raising children holistically while contributing to the greater national awareness for holistic living.

Our Mission

The Holistic Moms Network’s mission is to support local community chapters through infrastructure, content, and education fostering holistic parenting and green living.

Our Approach

  • We begin with an understanding and respect for how all living things are connected and how we impact one another.
  • We welcome and value families wherever they are in their Holistic journey and whatever choices they make.
  • We are building inclusive and intentional communities that honor diversity and knowledge-sharing.
  • We support and celebrate the wisdom that can be gained from multiple and varied teachings towards holistic living.

Our Guiding Principles

Holistic parenting begins with an understanding and respect for how all living things are connected and how we impact one another; it therefore embraces green and non-toxic living, non-violent communication, and natural health.

The Holistic Moms Network emphasizes community building and raising awareness, and welcomes parents wherever they are and whatever choices they have made. We are not a single-issue group, but a community that honors diversity and tolerance as we strive to do the best that we can each and every day. We believe there are 7 fundamental ideals for holistic parenting:

  1. Making informed and educated parenting decisions
  2. Seeking respectful and nurturing relationships with others
  3. Actively participating in our own healing process
  4. Balancing and integrating the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of being
  5. Teaching our children to respect and care about the natural world
  6. Limiting our children’s exposure to advertising, marketing, and a consumer-driven culture
  7. Living more simply and consuming less

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Our Story

In 2002, the Holistic Moms Network was born as a small, local support group in Essex County, New Jersey led by a few moms looking to connect with others interested in natural living and positive parenting. The very first meeting of the group was held in a local chiropractic office and about a dozen moms gathered in hopes of building a holistic community. One of the original leaders of the Essex County group, Nancy Peplinsky, created a larger vision for the organization over the following year. She stepped forward to incorporate the Holistic Moms Network as a non-profit organization in October 2003. Many of the original members also stepped up to become part of the national team, and to build the organization. It was apparent that there was a large need for community support for natural-minded families across the country. In its first year as a non-profit HMN quickly evolved from a local group of New Jersey moms to an organization with more than 25 chapters in 14 states across the country.

HMN has continued to grow over the years and is dedicated to community building by supporting our community organizers across the country to build their local in-person chapters. We also continue to build our online community and resources, and serve to bring holistic living awareness, support, education, and resources to families throughout the United States.

What Makes Us Different?

What makes the Holistic Moms Network different from other moms clubs, social groups, or organizations? In part, it’s our authenticity, our passion, and our commitment. It’s how we bring together local parents for support and join our voices as a national community. And the difference shows on many levels:

  • Accessible
  • National Community
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Credibility
  • Resources
  • Accountability

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Founder, Board, and Team

Meet our team

We are the Holistic Moms Network. Since 2003, we’ve made it our mission to assist parents in building local chapters and educate parents about natural options, and to inform people from all walks of life about holistic parenting and green living. We represent thousands of parents nationwide who are working to build a healthier and more sustainable future. By joining our voices, we create a powerful force for change.

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