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When my second son was about 2 weeks old, I learned about something called “The Mom Conference.” I had no idea what it was, but it sounded interesting, it was free and it was online. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to sign up.
For three days, with a two-week-old with me at all times and a 3-year-old running around the house, I discovered something amazing. It’s hard to explain, but I want to try. The Mom Conference is a free, 3-day online event that provides “training for the hardest and best job in the world.” It was through this conference that I learned about so many great resources for moms include Crystal Paine, of Money Saving Mom and was inspired to start paying more attention to the money that I was spending and that I could be saving. I watched a session from Rachel Cruz, daughter of Dave Ramsey, and I finally got serious about paying off our debt.
But it wasn’t just about money; there were talks about finding what you’re passionate about (as if the whole conference wasn’t inspiring enough!). There were people discussing how to get more organized at home and not live in as much chaos (which, with a second child, I definitely needed help with!). I was introduced to simple systems that would help us get more organized- some of those, like starting the dishwasher at night and unloading in the morning, are habits that I still (mostly) have a year later.
The Mom Conference inspired me in many ways, and honestly was part of what moved me to create Get Mom Balanced. It wasn’t long after that I started researching blogging and realized that this is something I could do too.
Moms need support and The Mom Conference is a great way to get that. This year’s line up of speakers is really exciting. Dr. Laura Markham is back to talk about how to help your kids (and yourself) manage emotions- this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart! Amy McCready was a speaker I enjoyed last year and she is going to help us learn about how to help our kids be grateful despite the “me, me, me” epidemic we often see.
I’m excited this year for Shawni Pothier who’s going to talk about screen time and how to address that with your kids, and I’m also looking forward to Sumitha Bhandarkar from A Fine Parent who I wrote an article for this year.
One of the best things about this conference is that you don’t have to go anywhere- you’ll get a daily email with links and you can watch from the comfort of your own home. And, it’s FREE!! There is an option to purchase all of the presentations if you choose to, but you may find that you have enough time to watch all of the sessions you want to. I didn’t watch everything, as they pack a lot of content into three days, but for that time in my life, I was able to watch what I needed to.