Holistic Moms Network
Parenting is a tough job. It’s even harder when you seem to be the only mom who is doing things “differently” — whether that means seeking out or learning about natural therapies for your family, eating organic foods, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, homeschooling, cloth diapering, fighting commercialism, being interested in environmental conservation, or what have you. But there are moms out there just like you who are seeking to nurture their children and to empower themselves!
Holistic Moms Network members share a common bond: a desire to be the best parents possible by providing our children with a physical, psychological, and spiritual environment that will nourish them and allow them to reach their greatest potential. To nurture our children, we strive to educate ourselves and to make choices that will enable them in mind, body, and spirit.
La Leche League
La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. While complementing the care of the physician and other health care professionals, it recognizes the unique importance of one mother helping another to perceive the needs of her child and to learn the best means of fulfilling those needs.
La Leche League believes that breastfeeding, with its many important physical and psychological advantages, is best for baby and mother and is the ideal way to initiate good parent-child relationships. The loving help and support of the father enables the mother to focus on mothering so that together the parents develop close relationships which strengthen the family and thus the whole fabric of society.