“The speakers were excellent. Serious about their expertise, forthright, clear, humorous, and positive — this was the strongest element of the conference.” - Happy Mama, Liz L.
Get It Done So You Can Have Some Fun! Tips for Creating an Organized Balance
Erin Condren – Erin Condren Design
What started from her home on an inkjet printer in 2005, has exploded into a state of the art printing/internet business personalizing “happy packages” to shoppers all around the world. Erin Condren, mother of twins and happily married to her husband Hilary, has created whimsical, unique designs bursting with color. With unexpected combinations of bold patterns and playful lettering, her signature style has been endorsed by countless celebrities and featured on “Ellen,” “Rachael Ray,” and “TODAY Show.” Condren’s business has evolved from her initial shopping parties to a flourishing internet retail business that provides customers with personalized planners, note cards, gift labels, call me cards, baby and moving announcements, holiday cards and calendars!
Routines That Work: How To Supercharge Your Family And Invite Cooperation And Contribution Into Your Home
Casey O’Roarty, M.Ed. – Joyful Courage
Casey O’Roarty is a Positive Discipline facilitator, wife and the mother of a 7-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. Through her business, Joyful Courage, she works with parents and teachers, supporting them in creating space for young people to be their best selves.
Motivate Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind!
Mari Stevens, M.Ed.
Mari Stevens has been a teacher, a school counselor, and an educational consultant for over 20 years. She has worked with kids from Beverly Hills to the inner city of Seattle. She now lives in Sammamish with her husband and her 2 boys who are 8 and 9 years old. Her workshops are filled with fun and laughter and you will walk away with skills that you can immediately put to use!
Growing Up in the Age of Twerking, Snapchat, and Axe Body Spray: Helping Your Kids Navigate the Pitfalls of Social Media and Negative Media Messages
Emily Cherkin – Empathedia
Emily is a mother, a teacher, and a writer from Seattle, WA. She holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution and Peaceable Schools from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and has worked as a Middle School teacher in Seattle for eleven years, nine of which have been at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS). Over the past six years she has developed The Connections Project, a program for Middle School students focusing on media literacy, empowering bystanders, and empathy. In the past year Emily has launched Empathedia, a platform for her work as a parent educator, consultant, and speaker to schools and parent groups in the greater Seattle area. She is also a regular contributor to StartEmpathy.org. Emily’s full time job is raising her two young children: Max, age 5, and Sylvie, age 2.
How To Wiggle Your Wazzle; And Six Other Silly Steps To A Happier Mealtime
Kelly “Peabrain” Parthen & Shannon “Peacasso” Seip – Bean Sprouts Cafes
Best friends and business partners Shannon “Pea-casso” Seip and Kelly “Pea Brain” Parthen are co-founders of Bean Sprouts Café and Cooking School. When they’re not working to plant new locations, the duo travel the country to share their passion for making healthy food fun. Shannon hails from the Bay Area and currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and their two boys. Kelly calls Colorado Springs her home, with her husband and two taste testers . . . well three, if you count the dog.
Pressure Proof: 3 Strategies For Helping Your Kids Navigate Peer Issues With Ease
Jill Hope – I Shine Kids
Jill Hope is writer, family empowerment coach, motivational speaker, and founder of I Shine. Through her work with I Shine and her passion for helping busy moms to bring out the best in themselves and their kids, Jill has designed several unique and innovative programs. Her programs support parents in building inner confidence, self-esteem, and resilience in their kids, while spreading the message about the power we have to create lives of fulfillment, shine our inner light, and live according to our unique purpose.
No More Bad Mornings: Kids, Sleep and Behavior
Rebecca Michi is an accomplished children sleep consultant based in the Seattle area that works with families all across the US. Rebecca sits on the board of Washington Parenting Education Network. She is the author of Sleep and Your Child’s Temperament teaching parents how to work with their child’s personality presets to achieve blissful sleep.
4 Secrets Mamas Need To Avoid Running On Empty
Jenny McGlothern – Mama Needs A Refill
As a Transformational Life Coach and Retreat Leader for her business, Mama Needs A Refill, Jenny McGlothern brings charisma to all the hats she wears and strongly believes you cannot pour from an empty cup. As wife and mother to a 12 year old daughter and 9 year old son, she is passionate about women learning to parent themselves first so that they don’t run on empty. Mama’s full cup = Everone is happy = World Peace.
Wellness and Weight-Loss: A New World View
Carmella Ramaglia – Happy Calories Don’t Count
A dynamic and engaging speaker with a worldwide audience representing more than 35 countries, Carmela Ramaglia is a leading authority in clarifying and healing the issues surrounding diet, exercise, body-image, self-esteem and weight-loss. Forged in the fire of her own painful struggle, her transformational programs illuminate the path for healing and sustainable results.
The 4 No’s: How to Say No Successfully In Any Situation Without Drama Or Guilt
Stephanie Owens – Pleaseaholics
Stephanie Owens is a high performance coach, wife and the mother of a 17-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. She specializes in teaching overachieving, overwhelmed, underimpressed women the tools and strategies they need to achieve more and stress less.