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At 8:11am on October 28, 2008, Jess said…
Soap making in the summer is much better since it can be done outside, a little safer with younger kids around....
I did just join the Explore and Discover group, looking forward to some meet ups. :)

I *think* I joined the North Charlotte group lol...I'll have to go back and check...

At 4:47pm on October 27, 2008, Jess said…
Thank Pat!
My girls are 11 and 7, so there's never a dull moment for me here lol.

Sadly, I no longer am in business. The store was in MA and I had to close it when we relocated to NC. Was fun while it lasted though. ;) Not sure what I could offer other than a soap making tutorial at some point :)
At 2:04pm on October 23, 2008, Leslie said…
wow, didn't realize my response would have been posted to the website, sorry to take up so much space, meant to go straight to Pat. :) Leslie
At 2:01pm on October 23, 2008, Leslie said…
Hi Pat,

Yes, have 2 kids, 5 and an 22 mo. old, both girls. We also have at least one more on the way (I am pregnant and it's possible it could be twins but we aren't sure yet) due in April.

Thanks for the invite, I saw it for this Saturday, can't make it but hope to make it to an event soon.

By the way, I haven't ever taken the extra time to do research on Holistic Medicine or diet but have always been interested. What's held me back from the diet is how expensive it is to go all natural so I just take the short cut and eat as natural as I can on a tight budget. I have, however, always been interested in learning more on the effects of herbal healing vs. mainstream medicine but that, too, is something I haven't pursued but not because of price, just haven't taken the time to do so yet. This is something I am extremely interested in and hope to get more involved in soon.

I have always wanted a full herb garden and am getting there, just the frangrant ones right now, lavender and sage b/c all the other ones I started from seed didn't make it. My taragon and chives came up but were overtaken by the sage. I have some bee balm that I can't wait to see take off next year. I hope to add some more over the next year or so. My great grandmother was what I guess you would call a holistic healer, she used herbs to cure common ailments and injuries. I have always admired that and have always wanted to learn more about it. My grandmother, her daughter, was a huge inspiration to me growing up and she too, carried on some of her mother's teachings. She had one heck of a green thumb that I just haven't had time to put too much time into but it's something I feel very drawn to. I often wish that I could have been around during the older eras, life was so much simpler and that's something I try hard to make of my life as well.

More later,

Leslie Barden
At 5:10pm on October 22, 2008, Christine Cagnina said…
Pat-- my work involves large corporate deals... so I'm not much use in the personal realm. I will ask a few of the attorneys here if they have any recommendations. Also, depending upon the situation, our firm does do pro-bono matters. Could you have her contact me directly? Thank you! Christine
At 8:54am on October 22, 2008, Eva Gourley said…
Pat, Thanks for the invite. We will look at our schedule to see if it possible to come. Is it mostly women? Or are there husbands there too? I know you said families, but just checking...
Thanks, Eva
At 1:25pm on October 21, 2008, Meredith said…
thanks for the welcome...I am just looking around, seeing what's on this site and where...
At 7:41pm on October 20, 2008, Eva Gourley said…
Yes, we recently moved here and I have been slow to 'put my name out there' b/c Charlotte seems so medically oriented. However, people have been encouraging me b/c there is such a need. I am still trying to figure out the site, so please continue to make recommendations for what I can/should do. Obviously, marketing is not my strength.
At 7:50am on October 17, 2008, Sarah Olsen said…
Hi, I am still trying to learn how to use this site. I work full time and family time is on the weekends. Being in Mooresville will make it hard to get to events but we will try. Where is the member resource page?
At 3:48pm on October 16, 2008, Marisa said…
Thank you! I actually Live in Indian Trail. I meant to change that! So we're not that far away. I am just over 12 weeks pregnant right now, due April 29th with our first!

I am absolutely interested in one of the gatherings. I hope to meet you soon! Thanks, Marisa
At 10:32pm on October 14, 2008, sandra said…
At 2:48pm on October 14, 2008, 2monkeysmomma said…
Hey Pat~ We live in North Charlotte (Univ Area). My girls are 3 and 1.
I hope to meet you soon as well! thanks, Ash
At 2:40pm on October 14, 2008, Karen Shattuck said…
Great site Pat!
Thanks for the invite!
DD took my photo!
At 11:23am on October 14, 2008, Cindy said…
I live in the south park area. I think we met at a MNO i went to last month.
At 8:19pm on October 13, 2008, Tammy Hallihan said…
Thanks for the comment on my page. I won't make it out to the meeting this week, but will hopefully make the next MNO. We don't homeschool. My dd is in Kindergarten at Barringer Academic Center near Uptown. Hope to meet you sometime!
At 6:17pm on October 13, 2008, Danelle Brown Holbrook said…
Hi Pat, Thanks for the invite, how often do you meet?
I will check my schedule and see which meetings I can attend.
I live right off exit 1 on 485 (off South Tryon Street).
Would love to present at one of our meetings. You can check out my website http://wholehealthplus.com to see what topics interest you for a meeting. Looking foward to meeting you,


Danelle Holbrook, LPC
At 9:24am on October 13, 2008, Molly Condrey said…
Hey! I have marked my calndar for the meeting on Wednesday. I should be able to make it. It sounds like lots of good info for me. I hope to meet you in person then. - Molly
At 8:45am on October 13, 2008, Dorie McConnell said…
Thanks Pat! I hope I can make it too! ~Dorie
At 11:56pm on October 12, 2008, sandra said…
Looking forward to seeing you at Aladins if that happens. We may make it on Saturday to your home. I think that is so wonderful that you organized something like this. The reason I say may is because my in-laws are expected to arrive that day and I may need the extra time for last minute errands. Is it alright not to have a definite answer? I will certainly know as we get closer. Let me know what works best for you.
At 9:53pm on October 12, 2008, Lisa Johnson said…
Hi Pat,

I would love to join you on Wednesday for the Birth Awareness meeting. I look forward to meeting you and everyone else there.



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