Nikki Knepper: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a freelance writer
Nikki Knepper is the humor behind the wildly popular Moms Who Drink and Swear Facebook fan page, Chicago Now blog and her highly anticipated new book “Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind”. She shares her story of parenthood with other Moms (with a bit of off color humor) who are seeking other like minded moms to giggle with and sometimes blow off a bit of steam about the frustrations that we all share as proud but exhausted parents.
Keynote Speaker: Debbie Reber
I’m a writer, life coach, speaker, teen advocate, editor, media maker, creative consultant, wife, mother, daughter, sister, runner, wannabe Broadway singer, dog lover, and friend. I live in Seattle, where I probably spend way too much time discussing the weather, eating gelato, and exercising with my friends. Oh, and even though most of my professional credits say I’m “Deborah,” to my friends, and to you, I’m just “Debbie.”
OUR MAMAS OF CEREMONIES!
Our Saturday MC: Leslie Irish Evans - Self Care Guru – leslieirishevans.com
Author, Speaker, and”Self-Care Genius” Leslie Irish Evans helps overwhelmed people increase their productivity, improve their health, and double their patience through super do-able self-care techniques. ROLES: Author of “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” and the upcoming “Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling: How To Reclaim Your Life from Your Kids”. Host of KKNW’s “Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling” and CTRN’s “Get Touched.” Huffington Post Blogger. Kate and Zach’s mom. Chris’ better half. Maker of the 2nd best cocktails in Seattle. Chief Spam Weeder at www.leslieirishevans.com
Our Friday Night MC: Jennifer Harriman – feminationmedia.com
Jennifer Harriman is a talk show host and editor at KOMO News Radio in Seattle, as well as the founder of Femination Media. She volunteers at Mary’s Place, a homeless shelter for women, and enjoys embarrassing her two teen daughters.
OUR ROOM HOSTESSES!
Morning Hostess: Rebecca Michi - www.rebeccamichi.com
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 boardof Washington Parenting Education Network. She is a radio show host, and the author of a soon to be released book on childrens’ sleep teaching parents how to work with their child’s personality presets to achieve blissful sleep.
Afternoon Hostess: Leta Hamilton - www.letahamilton.com
Leta Hamilton is the author of “The Way of the Toddler, Spiritual Lessons from Our Zen Masters in Diapers” and a frequent speaker on topics relating to inner peace and parenting. She is the mother of four sons, aged between 1 year and 8 years old. In addition to speaking on motherhood, she hosts her own radio show on Angel Radio Network, interviewing guests on our connection to all that is “divine” about being human and our inner essence as “angelic” people, worthy of love and self-love.
Rebecca Steinfeld and Leisa Goldberg
Homefront Chronicles develops audio narratives and documentaries about family life. Each program features people like you, sharing their personal stories. Homefront Chronicles will be there to interview Moms and capture their unique stories. Funny, sad, touching, tough. If you are a mom, you know what we mean.
SATURDAY BREAKOUT SESSIONS BEFORE OR AFTER LUNCH!
Mayna teaches women going through life’s transitions how to look amazing at any size, shape, age, or budget without feeling dumpy, frumpy, or lumpy. She has trained with Stacy London of What Not To Wear and speaks to organizations around the county on the art and science of dressing your best. Blessed with the best husband and a 5-month old baby girl, she spends her days blissfully tired and eternally grateful. Check out Closet Fly.
COMEDY SHOW HOSTESS!
Rebecca Gallagher, or Frugie as her readers call her, is a mom, wife and self proclaimed middle-aged drama queen. Since no movie or stage will have her, she constantly uses every day life moments to capture the art of entertainment. Such as, spilling her tea down her shirt, tripping over the dog, running into doors, dancing in her own music videos. She writes on her humor blog, Frugalista Blog and has contributed to other parenting web sites as well. She will do anything for a croissant and hopes Daniel Craig will call her to be the next Bond girl. Rebecca is also a contibuting author to the newly released book, I Just Want to Pee Alone that recently debuted #1 on Amazon and Kindle.