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Happy One Year Anniversary EHA!

Started Oct 6, 2009

I would like to see that movie "Food Inc."
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Aug 16, 2009.

Who is drinking kombucha?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Aug 10, 2009.


Peace N Peas Farm

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Jun 3, 2010
Francie replied to Sarah W's discussion Anyone want to order Coconut Oil with me?
"They did not cook properly - they did not get tan AT ALL. It was like I cooked in a sunscreen or heat protectant. And the texture was weird, sorta uncooked, but of course if it didn't cook it would still be liquid."
Dec 7, 2009
Francie replied to Sarah W's discussion Anyone want to order Coconut Oil with me?
"Who is cooking with coconut oil? What things have you found that cannot be cooked in it.... such as pancakes!!! arrrrgh! Tell me, before I ruin something else... :+)"
Nov 28, 2009
Francie posted a discussion

Happy One Year Anniversary EHA!

See our picture from last year at our first MNO? That is when I first met you all.You have each added something good to my life - thank you! :-)cheers, francieSee More
Oct 6, 2009
Pat left a comment for Francie
"We thought we'd head to Ilios Noche on Providence Rd, about 7:30pm tomorrow for the MNO. Any chance you can join us? Pat and Anna"
Oct 5, 2009
Marston St John and Francie are now friends
Oct 3, 2009
Francie replied to Joette's discussion Medicine Drop In Union County
"This is great! Too bad pharmacies don't just take the old stuff every day."
Sep 29, 2009

Profile Information

What does "holistic" mean to you?
That everything is interconnected, and needs to be considered when making thoughtful decisions.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
20 years
a little about me
Homeschool mom, wife, violinist, reader, former research biochemist, crafter, soon-to-be country girl building a farm east of Charlotte
What professional or business affiliations do you offer?
hmmm, does being married to an insurance guy count?

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At 1:02pm on March 31, 2010, Pat said…
Next MNO is Tuesday, the 6th at Bombay Grill in Pineville if you can join us.

Hope you are doing well!

At 5:55pm on October 5, 2009, Pat said…
We thought we'd head to Ilios Noche on Providence Rd, about 7:30pm tomorrow for the MNO. Any chance you can join us?

Pat and Anna
At 9:35pm on January 27, 2009, Pat said…
Hope you can join us for the MNO on 2/3, or the monthly gathering on 2/18 or 2/22!

At 11:23pm on January 11, 2009, Pat said…
So glad you could join us on Wednesday. Hope to see you soon!

At 9:37am on December 4, 2008, Karen Davis said…
I could very well have been one of the welcoming people. We have moved so much and I know what it is like and it is so helpful to have folks welcome you to an area. I did four years ago - one lady even offered to drive by houses for me! Charlotte is a great place but not always easy to find stuff - some of the homeschool things are well hidden secrets. Do stop by if you get back early but enjoy the horse thing - I try not to be envious!
At 5:10pm on December 1, 2008, Karen Davis said…
It was nice to meet you at Pat's. Are you planning to go to her house this Saturday for the fondue thing?
At 4:22pm on October 10, 2008, Pat said…
Hey, hope you can join us for the monthly holistic meeting on Wednesday, or the family potluck on the 25th!

At 9:19am on September 29, 2008, Jenn said…
Wow 3 horses! I'm happy to hear you wil get them soon your girls must be so Excited that they are coming. Skylar would love to see them. I don't know how log it would take to get her on one though she is very shy. I used to ride a friends wen I was young but never formal lessons. My cousin leases a horse down in Georgia andI have been thinking of taking her down there to get Skylar on her horse . We would love to visit when everything has settled. The kids love anyone who has animals. They have started asking if we can live on a farm since we took some field trips to farms last spring. Hopefully someday we can get some land and a few animals.

At 5:45pm on September 27, 2008, Francie said…
Hi! Great to see you too! These 2 horses actually belong to friends, my daughter just caught a funny picture of Dan biting Zen. We'll be boarding and training Dan soon. Hope he's gotten over his biting habit!

We have 3 horses, and we can probably put your daughter on one of them! They arrive in 2 days.
At 9:33am on September 27, 2008, Jenn said…
I love the horses are they both yours? My daughter loves horses but I've been avoiding lessons because of the cost invoved. We met at Pats house at the last lunch she had. Great to "see" you here.



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Amanda Holmes left a comment for sandra
"I hope she feels better! I'm working almost the whole wknd, but call anyway & if i miss you, i'll get back soon as i can! Ive been feeling large... :) How've u been?"
Mar 20, 2009
sandra left a comment for Amanda Holmes
"I wanted to see if you were around tomorrow but now my sweet Elizabeth has thrown up twice in her bed and so we will be staying home from daycare. Thanks for your number. How have you been feeling? I will try calling you over the weekend."
Mar 19, 2009
sandra and Amanda Holmes are now friends
Mar 19, 2009
Francie commented on Francie's blog post Love at first sight...
"I just have to add an update about Dan.... I LOVE HIM! He is sooooo sweet! He is very curious. We were all building a horse shelter, and while the rest of the horses could care less what we were doing, and spent the afternoon grazing, Dan was in our…"
Mar 19, 2009
Francie replied to Pat's discussion Monthly Holistic Gatherings
"I was all set to go to the grocery shopping gig, and then couldn't make it! I think most of my problem right now is I have to drive my kids to take care of the horses every single day, plus soccer runs, which my husband has actually been good…"
Mar 19, 2009
sandra left a comment for Amanda Holmes
"Hey it's Sandra, I wrote down the wrong phone number for you and you are not on my caller id anymore. Give me a call :)"
Mar 19, 2009
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Mar 19, 2009
Anna replied to Pat's discussion Monthly Holistic Gatherings
"I've had Bee School for the past 2 months on Tuesday nights. It's made the MNOs impossible and extra nights off hard. I'm saving my time to see Tori's presentation on Sunday. I will be back with the MNOs in April. We had some…"
Mar 18, 2009
Pat posted a discussion

Monthly Holistic Gatherings

We have only two folks RSVP'd to come tonight. I hope that others will join us. My husband comes home early so that I can attend. But, if we are going to have limited participation, I'd rather cancel the gathering in advance.What are your thoughts? Are the days, times, frequencies an issue? Same with the MNO?Thanks, PatSee More
Mar 18, 2009
Leigh Fransen posted a discussion

Please Support the Birth Center! AKA, who likes hockey?

Hi all,A group of midwives (myself included) are working very hard to get a birth center open in our area soon! We just kicked off a fund raiser:http://www.gocheckers.com/fundraisers/#ccmcBuy some tickets to the Charlotte Checkers hockey game on April 4th, and support the birth center! Forward this link to anyone you know who might be interested. We need all the help we can get to spread the word and get these tickets sold!…See More
Mar 17, 2009
Laura Anne Farley left a comment for Tori Groat
"This year she did not run Mapleseed. I was going to call her sometime. I started homeschooling in Novembr. I really like Charlotte Mason and have been reading her books. We have a small group that wants to co op 2 days a week."
Mar 17, 2009
Laura Anne Farley replied to LocalFoodie's discussion Healthy, Local Food All Year
"Is this affordable. Our budget is so tight."
Mar 17, 2009
Tori Groat left a comment for Laura Anne Farley
"I'm great, Laura! Hope all is well on your end too! Yes, still teaching yoga and I'm gearing up to homeschool starting this summer! I'm SO excited to share more time with my girls!! :) What about you? What's your plans for…"
Mar 17, 2009
Tori Groat and Laura Anne Farley are now friends
Mar 17, 2009
Laura Anne Farley left a comment for Tori Groat
"How are you? I wanted to touch base and see if you were still teaching yoga and if you were homeschooling?"
Mar 17, 2009
Sarah W posted a discussion

Cooking Class based on Nourishing Traditions

Just wanted to post some info on a cooking class being offered by a woman I know. It will be held at her home in South Charlotte. Space is limited. If you decide to sign up, please let her know that you found out from Exploring Holistic Alternatives / Sarah Wood. (I am also signed up for this class and really looking forward to it!)____________________Healthy cooking classes and Nutrition basicsA 6-wks mix of theory and class demonstration allowing you to get comfortable with new techniques…See More
Mar 16, 2009
Meredith replied to Angela Spielman's discussion Preschool?
"My children have attended The Children's Schoolhouse, located on Rte 115 in Huntersville, NC. It is a Co-Op, mixed age pre-school and transitional kindergarten. It is a wonderful place that fosters creativity and freedom and independence in…"
Mar 16, 2009
Joette replied to Tori Groat's discussion NAET : Has anyone heard/used this method for eliminating food allergies??
"Both of my boys have been through SRT, which is similar to NAET. SRT combines kinesiology, homeopathy and acupressure. We have had great success with it. It was expensive, initially. The doctor we go to is a doctor of osteopathy in Cleveland, Ohio.…"
Mar 16, 2009
Missy posted a discussion

Gardening Volunteer Opportunity-details below

I won't be able to go, but thought you all might find this cool to be a part of. If I could, I'd be there. MissyInstead of our regular monthly Sierra Club meeting at Freedom Park, we will participate in a volunteer event this Saturday. See details below. Hope to see you there!March 21, 2009 Volunteer Event@ James Martin Middle SchoolWhen: 9am - 12pm, Saturday March 21st (1st Day of Spring!)Mark your calendars now! We have an exciting opportunity for volunteers to get involved in the local…See More
Mar 16, 2009
Pat posted a discussion

Carolina Raptor Center-Bring Cash

We have only 31 people confirmed for tomorrow at 2:30pm. That is our minimum number to get the discounted rate of $4.50 per person. I'm hoping to have another family or two sign up this morning to give us a buffer, in case anyone is sick tomorrow.Please let me know if you would like to attend the 2:30pm class tomorrow!! Also, if anyone can not attend their confirmed class (see below), I need to know ASAP, today, please.Everyone is requested to BRING CASH and EXACT CHANGE to pay the educator…See More
Mar 16, 2009

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