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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Natural Living Experts Gather at Annual Holistic Moms Conference

Oct 02, 2014 02:10AM

The Holistic Moms Network’s annual Natural Living Conference will be held on October 25 at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. The event will explore some of the top concerns of the natural living community, including chemical exposure in our environment and our households, contemporary homesteading, and do-it-yourself healing tinctures and infusions, among other topics.

“There has always been a green and holistic community, but the exponential increase in the past few years speaks to a larger cultural and economic trend,” says Holistic Moms Network Founder Nancy Peplinsky, Ph.D. The slow economy, combined with distrust of commercial agriculture, has been fueling the local food movement, including home gardens and homesteading, according to Peplinsky. The distrust, however, flows beyond the food supply and into the prevalence of toxins in our environment, household products, cleaners and lawn care. Parents are driven to spearhead many facets of the natural living movement on behalf of their children with concerns for their well-being and the sustainability of their future.

The event will also feature a keynote address by Laura Markham, Ph.D., ( on positive parenting, workshops on yoga and living with food allergies, and a holistic exhibit hall with vendors from the holistic wellness and natural foods industries. The conference is open to the general public in addition to Holistic Moms Network members.

The Holistic Moms Network is a national, membership-based and managed, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with more than 100 chapters. The purpose of the Holistic Moms Network is to provide awareness, education and support for holistic parenting.

For general information and registration for both exhibitors and attendees, visit