Our Purpose

Our purpose is to generate awareness, education, and support for holistic parenting and to provide a nurturing, open-minded and respectful community for parents to share these ideals. We serve to encourage moms (and dads) in their efforts to parent naturally and to raise their children holistically, to help holistic moms find others with whom they can connect and to continually educate ourselves and our families about alternative health, mindful parenting, natural healing and environmental stewardship.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Free Screening of the Documentary, "Food, Inc"

Holistic Moms Network of San Jose Presents
a free screening of
"Food, Inc."

Please join us for the screening followed by a discussion of the film!  Please note that we are holding the screening at a different location than our monthly meetings.  We have secured the community room at the Cambrian Branch of the San Jose Public Library (1780 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose)

for this event.  The room's capacity is 100, so make sure to R.S.V.P. soon!

How much do we really know about the food we buy at the local supermarket and serve to our families?

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

February, 2010 Monthly Meeting

 Holistic Moms Network of San Jose Presents. . .
Money Management: A Woman’s Perspective

When:   Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. 
Where:  Rozenhart Family Chiropractic 
              4620-B Meridian Avenue
              San Jose, CA 95124

Please R.S.V.P. at the Evite


This is a topic that we all can relate to -- money management!  Our financial needs and priorities completely change when we become mothers.  Learn how to organize and plan your finances for the future.  Join us for a presentation by Linda S. Tjiputra, MBA, CFP followed by questions and discussion.  Hope to see you there.

A sample of topics covered in presentation:
  1. The “What If” question.
  2. Taxes: Strategies to minimize your taxes :

    1. Before and After-tax investing
    2. Tax-deferred vs Tax-free investment

  3. Retirement Planning
  4. Sending Your Kids to College: What you need to know:

    1. Funding Strategies
    2. Which Strategy is best for you?

  5. Estate Planning: Beneficiary Reviews, Titling your Accounts, Deed of the House, Living Trust vs. Will.