August Meeting: Celebration Makeovers


August 5th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Looking for ways to make celebrations more eco-friendly?
Wish holidays and birthdays weren’t filled with so much sugar?
 
Join HMN San Jose in our open discussion on how to makeover holidays and birthdays. With school and the holidays coming up soon, this is a perfect time to discuss and learn ways to make Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays more eco-friendly and not all about the sugar and sweets.

July Meeting: Children and the Outdoors

July 1st @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Want your kids to go outside and play more?
Wondering where you should go?
 
Join HMN San Jose in our open discussion on children and the outdoors. Learn from others as we discuss favorite places to go, easy and quick outdoor activities, and how to get our kids off the couch and in nature. We will also discuss camping with children – tips, suggestions, and advice from veteran camping families.

June Meeting: Naturopathic Medicine

June 10th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Have you ever wondered about the differences between a naturopathic practitioner and a western doctor?

Sunshine Tomlin will join HMN of San Jose in discussing the differences, and give a brief overview of the different types of ‘medicine’ a naturopath studies, the holistic approach taken towards healthcare.  We’ll also discuss the differences between a naturopath and a naturopathic doctor.  Please come and join us and learn about some alternative healthcare options for you and your family.

May Meeting: Occupational Therapy for Kids

May 6th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Do you understand your children’s sensory systems (all 7 senses – including vestibular and proprioception) and how to create balanced sensory diets for the happiest and healthiest family dynamics?

Join the Holistic Moms Network of San Jose in welcoming Sahana Baker-Malone, M.A., O.T.R. as we learn and discover more about Occupational Therapy.

The correct sensory input may make for better transitions between activities, bedtimes, tolerating food or touch and better attention. Is your child challenged by gross or fine motor tasks? The underlying causes and strategies for improving motor function will be discussed.

March Meeting: Master Gardeners’ Presentation

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March 4th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Are you interested in starting a garden or even just having a few plants?
Are you a seasoned gardener looking for more tips?

Join the Holistic Moms Network of San Jose and Join UCCE Master Gardener, Deyana Hopkins for an in-depth talk on Growing Warm Season Vegetables. Learn how to create a healthy and productive warm season vegetable garden. The topics covered will be ‘Encouraging Beneficial Insects’ and ‘Growing Warm Season Vegetables: The cultural care, and the identification and management of pest and diseases’. Specific information will be provided for tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beans, cucumbers, corn, melons and both winter and summer squash.

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Naschmarkt Restaurant: A Moms Night Out Review

February’s Moms Night Out: Naschmarkt Restaurant, 384 E Campbell Ave, in Downtown Campbell.

It’s been awhile since our last review, but thankfully we’ve been having Moms Nights Out every month for over a year! I’ve always enjoyed our evenings and keeping tabs of the restaurants we’ve gone to with these posts and decided we need to start doing them again!
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February Meeting: Blood Sugar Balance Strategies to Avoid Disease, Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Feel Great!

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February 4th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Brain fog?  Mood Swings?  Weight Issues?  Fatigue?  Constipation? Cravings?  Insomnia?  High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol?

Presented by Dr Allen Dubner DC and Dr Sharon Dubner DC
Your symptoms are real and there are natural strategies for you!

  • How Sugar Balance is affecting your health problems and what to do about it.
  • How to eat sweet and still be healthy.
  • Breaking the sugar-stress connection.
  • Key sugar strategies to lose weight and have abundant energy and prevent disease.
  • Breakthrough easy to implement natural, self-help techniques.

 

January Meeting: Annual Swap

Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse!!

January 7th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Join HMN San Jose in our Annual Swap. This is a fantastic way to find a new use for your gently used clothing, toys, and accessories. Kids grow so fast and, often times, their clothes are barely used. Why buy brand new when you can get like brand new for free? We also welcome men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories too.

We invite everyone to participate, so tell your friends, family, and anyone who might be in need. We simply ask that you take items that you will use (not sell) and that no items brought is broken, damaged, or not re-useable.

All items that are brought to the swap that are not taken at the end of the evening will be donated to a charity.

This event is a great way to check out Holistic Moms Network and the San Jose Chapter. Meet members, join in the fun, and help us in finding new homes for our gently used things.

We hope to see you there!

December Meeting: Holiday Potluck

Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm, Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA

Join the San Jose Chapter of HMN in celebrating the Holidays with our annual Potluck. This is a great time for everyone to get together and enjoy the holidays – before they get too crazy!

Enjoy and sample foods from all of our different cultural backgrounds, win prizes, and have fun meeting our members. Meet our members and join in on our discussion on what is holistic living. Learn tips, suggestions, and information on how to simplify life, become eco-conscious, and live healthier.

November Meeting: Raising Financially Responsible Kids

Thursday, November 7th at 7pm, Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

Join us as Raymond Luk, Financial Services Professional, explains how to discuss and teach our children about the value of money, help us create habits of earning it instead of being entitled to it and for the older kids (teens), helping them understand and learn to create a budget.

This is a fantastic meeting topic with tons of pertinent information for all families!