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What does "holistic" mean to you?
Natural childbirth, minimal if no western medicine, open minded-ness, gardening, understanding, breathing, LIFE, trust... in yourself, in the human spirit...SPIRIT, beautiful, raw, GOD.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
About 7 years ago, I read EAT RIGHT for your blood type... I found out my blood type was a vegetarian. That was the introduction. I began to feel better, more energetic, it was a very natural transition for me.
a little about me
I have a 3 year old boy named Max. I learned every way I could have the healthiest pregnancy and after a natural childbirth I continued caring for him and healing him with Holistic medicine and an organic lifestyle.
Im not a stickler, he still enjoys occasional fast food- but I make it a priority.
Im a model/ actress so a healthy active lifestyle is constant- I would LOVE to meet like minded parents in my area!
What professional or business affiliations do you offer?
Well, as I said Im an actress. I have agencies and contacts in that sense- though Im not sure what the question is really asking.....

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At 9:52pm 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!

Have you moved here yet?

At 5:19pm 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!

Hope to meet you soon!

At 4:10pm on October 1, 2008, Jenn said…
Hey Stephanie, We had actually decided to homeschool before we knew we where moving so school was never an issue for us. I know that I would definatly do private schools. I have researched magnet schools in other areas of the country (Florida) and I liked the set up but I don't think they are as good here. They are actually in regular public schools and certain grades. I know there are a lot of charter schools, you may want to look into those. I live in Mount Holly (north of Belmont in Gaston County) and I like how rural the area is. We are away from the city but it only takes me 15 minutes to get to uptown. The only problem I have is most of the friends we have made are south of the city. I'm trying to change that by starting the North Charlotte group. I know like minded people are out there I just have to connect with them.

Can I suggest renting until you get settled in. I know it is easier to buy and move in but I can tell you from exerience that renting, to get to know the area first, then decide where you want to be would be so much better. I wish I had done that, and If I ever move somewhere else that is what I will do. I like where I live but I think I may have chosen something different if I had the option. If you want any info on the Northern side of Charlotte I may be able to help.


Oh- and Pat really does like house hunting, LOL! She has already found me a couple new houses and I've only lived here a year. She is always trying to get us closer.
At 12:51pm on October 1, 2008, Pat said…
What all are you looking for? I love hunting for houses, lol. I look all the time. Are you wanting in-town, walk to the stores, know the local store folks, bike ride to the park, or a lot of land for animals, chickens, goats, gardening?

We are in Weddington, which is just outside of Charlotte, 3 miles to the YMCA, grocery stores, Home Depot, restaurants, etc. But, very suburbia. We have 2 acres, animals and garden and homeschool. But, you have to get in the car to get anywhere. Drive 20 minutes and you can be about wherever you want to go. But, it isn't rural or town.

If you want high crunch-factor, Asheville has more organic, gluten-free-ish options as a "norm". We have farmer's markets, but even baby wearing is "alternative", lol. In Asheville, alternative is "normal". I'd think King's Mtn. is old world. And comparatively, Charlotte would feel progressive. Compared to NY, Charlotte is s.l.o.w.

Renting is certainly an option to get a feel for the area! But, the housing market is soft right now, so your housing options are HUGE and cheap for another 6 months, at least. Rent would be cheap too. When are you moving here? Maybe rent until spring? That is TWO moves with a baby though!

I know you'll find what feels like "home" when you are ready!

At 9:45am on October 1, 2008, Jenn said…
Hi Stephanie,
Glad you could join us. I have 3 kids 8 ds, 6 dd and a 3 yr old boy also.
We have lived in the Charlotte area for a year now and love it. Hope to se you at some gatherings when you get here.

At 9:34am on October 1, 2008, Pat said…
Welcome! Thrilled to meet any MDCers in real life!!

Have you all found a house, where you want to live, yet? We are in south Charlotte, our son is seven.

Glad you joined us. We have monthly MNO and monthly holistic meetings with a presentation about some aspect of holistic living. Hope to meet you soon!



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