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Our Mission


Our Mission 

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Our Mission


Our Mission 

Holistic Parenting Magazine is a print and digital publication producing six issues per year.

In these six issues we share inspiration with others around the world who aspire to parent in a genuinely holistic way.

We recognize the cornerstones of Holistic Parenting to be self-knowledge and personal responsibility, an understanding of children’s unique biological and emotional needs; and a respect for the individuality and autonomy of children as human beings in their own right.

We view all aspects and practices of parenting as intimately interconnected to family, community, and the world.

Holistic Parenting is an evolutionary journey. No two families are alike!

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Our Passion


Our Passion

Our Passion


Our Passion

Holistic Parenting Magazine is committed to sharing inspiration on our journey to peaceful pregnancy, gentle birth, full-term breastfeeding, attachment parenting, respectful connection and communication from birth through the teen years and beyond, free-range learning, natural immunity, authentic family living, and eco-consciousness.

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Meet Our Team


MEET OUR TEAM

Meet Our Team


MEET OUR TEAM

HPM TEAM

L.R.Knost - Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief, L.R.Knost, is an independent child development researcher; Founder and Director of the child advocacy and family consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources; and a mother of six children ranging from preschool to young adult. An avid reader and self-described word nerd, L.R.Knost is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and human rights activist as well as a homeschooling, cosleeping, peaceful parent. Books by L.R.Knost include secular selections  The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline; Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and StagesWhispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood; and faith-based Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting

 

Nate Moore - Managing Editor/Production Director

Managing Editor and Production Director, Nate Moore, has a background in business management, but left the corporate world to pursue his dual passions for hiking and mentoring youth as a Wilderness Guide in a program for troubled teens. He received his B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from Southeastern University, and finds that he expresses himself most effectively through the written word.  Nate is a baby-wearing, pro-breastfeeding father whose top priority is to be the best daddy he can be to his adorable daughter.

 

Rebekah Moore - Director of Marketing and Design

Director of Marketing and Design, Rebekah Moore, is a proud mother of one energetic toddler who makes life brighter each day.  Rebekah has a background as a therapist working with groups and individuals coping with mental illness, drug-addiction, and incarceration. She has also worked with Social Services addressing the needs of at-risk children and working with families to educate, assist, and help to stabilize them. Rebekah is a second-generation peaceful parent who believes in the positive, long-lasting effects of holistic parenting and strives to implement this approach in her home.

 
 

MEET OUR WRITERS

Kristi Mackey

Creative Consultant and Occasional Writer. Kristi spent twenty years in public and private education as a secondary English teacher to both hearing and Deaf children. She is married to her best friend and is the mother of two lively girls. She is a life-long learner who is unafraid of challenge or change. She seeks to infuse her days with balance, sensitivity, and humor, and encourages her children to believe that all things are possible. Kristi enjoys writing on life topics, and is also a social media admin for HPM.

 

Amy Wright Glenn

Occasional Columnist. Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught for eleven years in The Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. Amy is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, prenatal yoga teacher, (CD)DONA birth doula, and hospital chaplain. Amy is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice and recently published her first book: Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula. www.birthbreathanddeath.com

 

Laura Grace Weldon

Columnist. Laura is the author of Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything and a poetry collection titled Tending. She lives on a small farm in Ohio with her family where they raise cows, chickens, and a wild rumpus. She hosts an ongoing discussion about natural learning facebook.com/FreeRangeLearningCommunity and blogs at lauragraceweldon.com/blog-2

 

Neal Ritter

Columnist. Neal is one of the co-founders of the Laughing Coyote Project, a non-profit dedicated to passing on the traditions of primitive skills and nature awareness. Even while not teaching, he continues to practice the skills of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Neal lives on a farm just outside of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and son. Visit the Laughing Coyote Project here: http://laughingcoyoteproject.org

 

Naomi Aldort

Naomi Aldort is the author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, published in seventeen languages. Parents from around the globe seek Aldort's advice in phone/Skype sessions, workshops and web classes. Her advice columns and articles appear in progressive parenting magazines worldwide. Naomi Aldort is married and a mother of three thriving young adults. For free newsletter, as well as videos, recordings and information on personal and family phone/Skype sessions and products: www.AuthenticParent.com

 

Jessica Rios

Jessica Rios is the proud and very fortunate mother of an exceptionally healthy toddler. She gave birth in her bedroom, breastfed with a low supply receiving donations from generous mamas with an oversupply, and recently birthed her latest entrepreneurial endeavor: the Love at Work Project. She is a leadership coach and consultant, a lifelong writer and big fan of Sesame Street. She lives in Sonoma County, California. She blogs at www.leaningintolight.com

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