If you follow Mommy Convos on social media or email, you’ve likely heard about the beloved “Mom Conference”! It’s a free, online event featuring 20 online classes by 20 incredible speakers! Topics range from:
- raising motivated and grateful children
- communicating with your kids on their level: be it sex, cell-phone use, or just getting out the door!
- cleaning and de-cluttering
- thriving marriages and friendships
- and truly great self-care advice, just to name a few!!! (more here)
I attended both last year’s event, and then again last week! In both conferences, I learned so much. I had some serious “ah-ha moments”, and found answers that really resonated with me.
Here’s what I got from The Mom Conference 2016, so far:
- I plan to give myself an annual (or semi-annual!) “retreat”, reserving several hours, all to myself. This will be an extended time to: regroup, plan, set goals, perhaps a hobby I never have time for, and RELAX. Time to give myself a re-set button to come back and be a great spouse, mother, and beyond! Erin Odem’s talk helped me to feel it was worth the effort, and that it is a GOOD thing for my family!
- The Fly Lady helped me realize it really doesn’t take much time and effort to complete a task. Just do it! I let her guide my actions in the days after I listened to her talk, and I found it to be true! Just pick up that mess! Takes about 1 min, and means a lot.
- I will be a more intentional spouse. I have been more mindful about the power I have to create an amazing relationship, and I even loved entertaining the thought about being a mentor some day! I’m of the opinion that having a role-model is so important, and I feel really lucky to be in a thriving marriage. Long-shot goal to be a mentor, but hey, it’s a fun thought 🙂
- Sumitha’s Parenting Hacks From Psychology Studies helped me to understand how my children think, and how I can communicate at a level they can understand. They truly were fascinating, and I wished that all my mom-friends could listen to this one! A couple quick take-aways: giving a reason when requesting something helps. When we ask too much of our little underdeveloped kids, we put them under stress and they are less-likely to make wise choices.
- I felt empowered to build upon the meaningful friendships in my life, and at the same time not feel guilty about responding to everyone that is asking for my energy. Ruth Soukup of Live Well Spend Less was so real in her presentation. She, along with many others presenters, allowed me to be at peace even when my life doesn’t look ideal!
- Dr. Laura Markham helped me to understand my kids a bit more so I don’t have to be so mad about things that they do. Model good, calm behavior. *This one I would like to listen to again, and get her outline! My memory is fading already, but I LOVED her’s.
- I want to set aside regular time to meet with my husband to create and review a blueprint for our dream life! April Perry is such an inspiration to me. I think she is an incredible human being.
It was undoubtedly worth it for me and my family.
Here are just a few of the hundreds of comments from moms that came in on different presentations:
Just want to spread the awesomeness! Hope you have a great week! Also, be sure to register for the mom conference 2017 here!