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


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!

October Meeting: Annual Open House

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Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm, Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA

Come join us at our Annual Open House! Bring your whole family to this free event! This will be a fantastic event to learn more about Holistic Moms Network, our chapter, and meet our members.

We will be hosting a potluck. The theme will be your favorite food or food from your heritage. Bring something your family always makes always makes when getting together.

You don’t have to bring a food to join us, but we thought it’d be a fun way to share.

We will be highlighting all the benefits of being an HMN member, showcasing our amazing chapter library, and last but not least – we will have fun prizes to win! 

Please join us and don’t forget to tell others or bring a friend!


September Meeting: Picky Eating Solutions

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

Are you worried that your child is not receiving the right nutrients to thrive and develop? 

There are solutions!  Join Betsy Hicks, Director and founder of Elementals Living Holistic Wellness Center of Los Gatos and author of “Picky Eating Solutions”, as she provides step-by-step guidelines for increasing cooperation as your child learns to enjoy a variety of foods.  You will learn how to desensitize textures and implement gentle behavior methods that are possible even with a special needs child.  Bring fun back into your kitchen for this motivational session that will send you home excited for meal-time.

August Meeting: Celebrating our Passions!

Tuesday, August 6th at 7pm, Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA

Celebrate our Passions! Everyone has skills, passions, and knowledge that should be shared, appreciated, and rejoiced. Are you knowledgeable about something: are you a great cook, someone who can make others smile easily, or have a skill/trade to teach? Want to learn what our members are passionate about?

Join us in discovering and learning from all of our amazing members! We will celebrate each others passions, skills, and knowledge in this extremely informative meeting.