A safe, encouraging community where families find support and resources for natural living and gentle parenting.
The Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to generate national awareness, education, and support for holistic parenting and green living by providing nurturing, open-minded, and respectful local community networks that encourage families to share these ideals and learn from each other.
Connect parents and create supportive communities, both in person, through local chapters, and online. Help parents and others to learn about holistic and green 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:
- Making informed and educated parenting decisions
- Seeking respectful and nurturing relationships with others
- Actively participating in our own healing process
- Balancing and integrating the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of being
- Teaching our children to respect and care about the natural world
- Limiting our children’s exposure to advertising, marketing, and a consumer-driven culture
- Living more simply and consuming less
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:
- National Community
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.