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Thread Starter 
Please put the name of your Group or Gathering and the town or city in the subject heading.

And all the rest of the information in the body. I look forward to seeing what is going on in Pennsylvania!

It will be so nice to have all this info in one place!

Moderator can you "Sticky" this. Thanks
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NEPA Birth Circle - northeast PA

Currently we meet once a month at Borders in Scranton (tonight! : ) but meetings all over NEPA are possible if anyone has any interest. Give me your email addy and I'll add you to our Yahoo list.

We're pretty unstructured and we don't just talk about birth.
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Lower Bucks Holistic Moms Network Bristol, PA

We meet the third wednesday of each month at the Silver Lake Nature Center in Bristol, PA.

Meeting time is at 7 pm but we start a snack and social at 6:15 pm

Children are welcome.
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Dar a Luz Network -- Newtown Square, PA

The Newtown Square chapter of Dar a Luz Network meets every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at BirthMark, 33 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square. Visit our blog at http://newtownsquaredaraluz.blogspot.com/

Dar a Luz believes every woman deserves the broadest range of evidence-based information and unconditional support in the choices she makes for her pregnancy, birth, newborn child and postpartum period.

To this end we offer information and support through our chapter leaders, our website, www.daraluznetwork.com and our monthly meetings. Each meeting covers a specific topic on pregnancy, birth and early motherhood, with time also set aside for questions on any topic. Meeting are free, open to the public (including babies/toddlers) and include snacks and access to our lending library. Find community, support and information!

Learn more about Dar a Luz Network by watching our video on YouTube at
the link below, or by searching for us on YouTube.
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West Philadelphia Breastfeeding Support Group

This Group meets every other Wednesday at Studio 34 in West Philly (45th and Baltimore) at 10am. It is facilitated by a lactation consultant from The Birth Center in Bryn Mawr.

It is a "breast feeding" group, however other parenting/partnering issues are discussed.

Upcoming meetings are
April 8
April 22
May 6
May 20
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Breastfeeding Support Group - Media

Free breastfeeding support group for moms and babes of all ages every Wednesday at 1:30pm at BirthMark, 107 S. Monroe St., Media, PA.

The group is facilitated by a breastfeeding counselor and/or a lactation consultant who are on-staff at BirthMark. Attendees are also welcome to use our baby scale. Visit www.familybirthmark.com for more info or call 610-892-5051.
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New Parent Support Group - Media

Free New Parents' Support Group every Thursday at 2:00pm and every Saturday at 1:00pm at BirthMark, 107 S. Monroe St., Media, PA.

Visit www.familybirthmark.com for more info or call 610-892-5051.
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Birth Circle - Lancaster County

We meet on
Second Tuesdays
from 7-9PM
at James Street Mennonite Church
323 W. James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603.

Park in the rear and come to the back door with a door bell.

I hope to see you there, and feel free to bring a friend!
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Babywearing group - Marietta (Lancaster Co.)

The Lancaster County Babywearing Group meets every
3rd Monday
from 10-12
at the Marietta Community Chapel
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Om Baby Pregnancy & Parenting Center - Lemoyne, PA

We have a variety of groups and supports available.
For more info go to www.ombabycenter.com
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Erie PA AP Parents Group


We have a semi weekly meeting and other gatherings and are trying to get more people invloved. Check out our yahoo group!
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Gluten Free group - West Lawn/Reading PA

Gluten free support group
"There are no membership dues"
Events are FREE of charge
Our meetings are geared for both children and adults
We welcome ANYONE, families, adults, grandparents, aunts uncles (anyone is welcome)
Free gluten free foods, information table for adults, guest speaker, fun activities for kids
15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609

Gluten FREE foods ROCK is a support group for those on a Gluten free diet
We welcome anyone who lives gluten free
(personal preference or medical condition)

We have monthly meetings "normally" the 3rd Saturday of every month

You can find out dates and additional details here http://glutenfreefoodsrock.com/

or email glutenfreefoodsrock@comcast.net

Our next gathering is August 15th from 2-4

We will be having a large BACK to school/work event in August
MANY Gluten Free vendors and a guest speaker with information on
"digestive health"
Fun Parent and kid activities

Saturday, August 15th from 2 - 4
15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609
”Back to school 101- gluten free”
“Adults - gluten free and work”
post #13 of 28
is this group for mothers only? I am a birth doula in training, would it be appropriate for me to come?

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West Jersey/Philadelphia Holistic Moms Network - Collingswood, NJ

Our chapter is a diverse group of holistic moms from throughout West Jersey (Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties) and the Philadelphia area. We welcome all area moms and dads - and expecting parents too! - with an interest in natural health and mindful parenting to visit our monthly meetings. Our goal is to develop a nurturing, supportive and respectful community of holistic parents. Come on out and get connected with other like-minded moms and dads and catch the excitement of our new community!

Our chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Colingswood Public Library located at 771 Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, NJ 08108. Collingswood is only 10 minutes from the Liberty Bell, so come on out, Philadelphians! We are also 5 minutes from the Collingswood stop on the PATCO line from Philly.

For more information, go to our chapter website:
or email us here

Virginia Batson
Chapter Leader
Holistic Moms Network

Save the dates for our upcoming monthly meetings:
June 1: Mindfulness in Family Life with guest speaker Karin Otto, www.karinyogaom.com
Join us for a practice in mindfulness, with tools for reducing stress and tension and creating presence and peace in yourself, family and life. Learn ways to get grounded and share ideas about staying focused and present in the ever-shifting landscape of parenthood. We'll do a bit of gentle mindful movement (wear some comfy clothes), meditation, and openhearted discussion.

July 7 – special Wednesday meeting – make a note in your calendar!!
Herbal Medicine Making with guest speaker Sarah Powell, www.lilithsapothecary.wordpress.com
Learn about making medicinal home remedies using wild-crafted and locally available herbs. After a discussion on food-grade medicinal herbs, including plaintain, comfrey, violet, burdock and nettle, there will be demonstrations on making medicinal infusions, decoctions, infused oils, salves, and tinctures.

August 3: Local Food Pathways - open discussion

September 7: Non-Violent Communication with guest speaker Christine Gipple

October 5: Living Holistically on a Budget – open discussion

November 3 – special Wednesday meeting – make a note in your calendar!!
Homeopathy with guest speaker Dr. Kristine Alcroft

December 7: Holiday Potluck

And coming up in 2011:
Sustainable Living; Real Foods; Reflexology; Educational Options…
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Monroe County PA Chapter Holistic Moms Network - Stroudsburg, PA

The Monroe County PA Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network meets at 10:00 AM in the Community Room of the Hughes Library in Stroudsburg on the second Tuesday and last Saturday of the month. Please check our website (http://monroectypa.holisticmoms.org/) for meeting date and topics as we might have date or location change.

Children are ALWAYS WELCOME at our meetings and events. In consideration to our guest speakers and fellow members, we ask that if a “situation” arises with your child or if your child becomes too loud, please leave the room to resolve it and then return to our meeting. Please feel free to bring along some books, crafts or quiet toys for your children.

We hope you will join us and we look forward to seeing you!

Please contact us at HMNMonroePa@gmail.com with any questions.

Health and Happiness,
Nina De Santo, Chapter Leader
Jennifer McKissick, Chapter Co-Leader
Holistic Moms Network, Monroe County Pa Chapter
post #16 of 28
We have a pretty diverse group called MAMA LC (Moms Assisting Moms Around Luzerne County). We talk about everything from vaccines, cloth-diapering, baby wearing, bed sharing and most recently started a little waldorf inspired schooling/unschooling co-op group...:


We are also in the process of getting a Holistic Moms Network which will be held in Wyoming off of Route 309. :
post #17 of 28

Gluten Free Event +

We Welcome anyone Young and “older”

Fun for all ages

Saturday, August 15th from 2 - 4
15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609
”Back to school 101- gluten free”
“Adults - gluten free and work”
Dr. Maulfair will present a very special talk on “digestive health”
During and after our event you will be able to purchase
All Natural
Meat, milk, cheese and produce
“naturally gluten free”

Educate yourself:
Many consumers haven't the slightest idea where the produce they buy comes from
"Buy local"
When you buy local produce you boost the vitality of regional agricultural and economic affairs while minimizing your carbon footprint.
post #18 of 28
I just came across this post and noticed that it was from March...I am curious to know if the group is still meeting at Borders (near the Viewmont Mall?)??


**Sorry I am knew to this and I thought that this post would link directly to the NEPA Birth Circle Post...that is the group I am inquiring about**
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Wyoming Valley Holistic Moms

Our chapter is forming in Wyoming Valley. Our open house will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We will be having a raffle drawing for prizes donated from local businesses. Please come and enjoy. Refreshments will be served and children are ALWAYS welcome. The open house will be held at the United States Marine Corps Reserve building located at 1118 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, PA in between Price Chopper and the Wyoming Airport.

Our monthly meetings will be on the first Thursday of every month beginning January 7, 2010 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. The meetings will be held at the United States Marine Corps Reserve building located at 1118 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, PA in between Price Chopper and the Wyoming Airport.

Please check out our website for meeting topics and additional information: http://wyomingvalleypa.holisticmoms.org/. If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to email us at hmnwyomingvalley@hotmail.com.

Become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?drop&...8207206?ref=ts

Hope to see some of you there!

Kim Murphy
Chapter Leader
Wyoming Valley HMN
post #20 of 28

Breastfeeding Mother's Group @ Jefferson in Philly

Meets @ 12 Tuesdays, come with or without babies, bring your own lunch if you want. There's always a lactation consultant coordinating. Free.

833 Chestnut St, 3rd floor conference room
Philadelphia, PA:
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