Join us online • March 29–31, 2022
Iben Sandahl Author, Psychotherapist MPF, and Educator
Raise Happy Kids the Danish Way
Sponsored by MaryRuth’s
Why has Denmark been ranked the happiest nation in the world for more than 40 years? What are the most important principles for parents? Iben Sandahl is an internationally-renowned public speaker, best-selling author, psychotherapist, and educator who wants to offer parents an alternative to high-stress modern parenting—equipping them with the tools and knowledge to raise confident, happy children.
Dana Bosselmann, MA, RDN, IFNCP, Integrative and Functional Dietitian
Women’s Wellbeing: Learn How to Benefit from Adopting a Functional Nutrition Approach to Your Health
Join the conversation with Dana Bosselmann, functional dietitian, as she defines functional nutrition and discusses the unique needs and pitfalls of women’s health within this forward-thinking model of care. Explore ways to apply easy, actionable first steps towards reclaiming your health and achieving balance within a busy personal and professional life.
Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH, MS, FAAP, Board-Certified Pediatrician, Author
Easy Plant-Based Recipes Your Entire Family Will Love
It’s time to mix it up in the kitchen with simple plant-based foods made for little eaters! In this session, Dr. Yami will discuss the health benefits of whole foods and demonstrate three simple, easy, and tasty recipes that your entire family will love! Get ready to learn how to prepare a kid-friendly green smoothie, scrumptious roasted chickpeas, and a delicious one-pot creamy tomato veggie pasta.
Bruce Lanphear, MPH Public Health Physician and Pediatric Epidemiologist
Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxic Chemicals on the Developing Brain
The impact of toxic chemicals is usually subtle for an individual child, but it can be substantial in large groups of children. Low-level exposures to toxic chemicals – such as lead, tobacco, air pollution, pesticides, and flame retardants—are implicated in the development of intellectual deficits, behavioral problems, and low birthweight babies. Yet, too little has been done to protect children from these ubiquitous, but insidious toxicants. Dr. Lanphear will provide an overview of the impact of toxic chemicals on brain development and describe why the developing brain is particularly sensitive to toxic chemicals. Using childhood leukemia and autism, he will also illustrate why we are failing to prevent disease and initiate a dialogue about how to prevent chronic diseases in children.
Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Clinical Psychologist and Author
Mothering Through Anxious Times: Strategies for Coping with Anxiety, Managing Stress, and Prioritizing Mental Health
Parenting through a two-year pandemic has taken a significant toll on maternal mental health. Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, maternal anxiety expert and author of Mom Brain, shares research-supported strategies to help you cope with uncertainty, parent more mindfully, and focus on your mental health.
Becoming Mom: Three Journeys To Motherhood
Each journey to motherhood is unique. Join us as we share our stories and talk about the many ups and downs and considerations that go into creating a family. We hope through sharing we can all feel a little more connected in our community, especially when the bumps in the road can feel so isolating.
* Trigger Warning * In this session, we talk about adoption, fertility treatments, IVF, miscarriage, and pregnancy. We know these are very personal and sensitive conversations that can be hard for some to listen to.
Jen Hemphill, Accredited Financial Counselor
Simple Family Finances: Ditch the Overwhelm and Take Control
Sponsored by Mazoola
Being a mom is not easy, we are hardworking, selfless and will do anything for our loved ones. Unfortunately with the big load we carry our finances can take a backseat. Join this fireside chat session where we discuss with Jen Hemphill, AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) how we can get ahead in our financial lives with simple strategies that work around our busy schedules.
Jennifer Snyder, Certified Professional Organizer
The Organized Mom: Strategies for Finding Peace in the Chaos of Kids
Sponsored by KH-7
Keeping your house clean and organized with littles can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. Hear tips and strategies on how to manage the mess from Certified Professional Organizer Jennifer Snyder of Neat as a Pin. From baby to teen, she breaks down the best ways to teach your kids how to keep a clean home and manage the chaos that comes with clothes, toys, school, and more.
Natalie Kra, One Step Closer Sustainable Packaging Fellow
One Step Closer to a Circular Economy
It has become more and more clear that creating a circular economy is crucial in the fight against the climate crisis. But what is a circular economy, why is it important, and how can parents support this movement? Hear from One Step Closer’s Sustainable Packaging Fellow Natalie Kra about how we can use our dollars, voices, and communities to create a more sustainable world.
Nurturing Your Identity Beyond Motherhood
Motherhood can be all-consuming. From the sleepless nights with newborns to the days spent juggling homework, hangouts, and extracurricular activities, there’s often little time left to explore your own passions or pursuits. Join us for an honest conversation on nurturing your identity beyond motherhood. We’ll explore the topics of identity and mom guilt and hear from accomplished women on how they’ve made it all work together.
Salah Hammad, Non-GMO Marketing Manager
Bioengineered is the New GMO: What You Need to Know About the New BE Label Law
In January of 2022, the USDA updated its labeling standards to list “bioengineered” ingredients. But what is a bioengineered product and why is it important to pay attention to them? Hear from the Non-GMO Project about this new food labeling term you need to know. They dive deeper into what bioengineering is, what the new label means, what parents need to look out for, and more in this eye-opening session.
Andrea Cortez, Board-Certified Music Therapist
Mom Break: Sound Bath Experience
Take a break from the mental load of motherhood with us as we unwind with a soothing sound bath session. Andrea Cortez, music therapist, will lead you through a restorative listening experience with the sounds of the singing bowls. Mindfully listening to sound and harmony creates a healing space for you to rest and re-energize. This is a healing session to eliminate the effects of stress in the body and mind.
Catherine O’Donnell, Happy Family Organics Associate Brand Manager and Professional Baker
Made Simple Mixes and More from Happy Family Organics
Go behind the scenes to find out more about Happy Family Organics Made Simple Mixes, the first organic baking mixes curated for baby and made with zero grams of added sugar. Happy Family Organics associate brand manager and professional baker Catherine O’Donnell serves you the exclusive dish on the Made Simple mixes. They’ll walk you through the preparation and give some insider ideas on fun add-ins and creative ways Made Simple mixes can be prepared for your little ones. This demo features two Made Simple mixes: Made Simple Muffin Mix made for walking baby and Made Simple Pancake & Waffle Mix for crawling baby.
Vasavi Kumar, Licensed Therapist, Mindset and Business Coach
What Are You Influencing? Using the Power of Your Voice to Connect with Depth on Social Media
With video content on the rise, it’s critical for you to express your authenticity through the lens to connect with your audience. You can create deeper and more sustainable connections if you know how. You can create more intimacy than you may have thought. With some shifts, you can still be dynamic, enthralling, and captivating. And your audience will love you as much, if not more. Vasavi’s process enables you to express your vibrant energy and presence through the camera and with your audience. Through this process you’ll become irresistible to your prospects, clients, and partners, simply by being YOU.
Amira Irfan, Blogger, and Coach
4 Big Legal Mistakes to Avoid as a Blogger and Entrepreneur
Starting an online business is hard but figuring out what legal documents you need to protect it can be even harder. That’s why so many bloggers and influencers make costly legal mistakes in their business that can be easily avoided. Hear from lawyer and blogger Amira Irfan about the top four legal mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them in minutes with the proper legal pages you need on your website.
Eleanor King, Social Media Manager, Moms Meet and KIWI magazine
Building Your Brand to Withstand the Turbulence of Social Media
The day Facebook and Instagram went down made even the most successful content creators take pause and reflect on their stability in the ever-changing social media landscape. These shifts present new challenges and opportunities for social media marketers and influencers alike. Knowing the best ways to build your online brand to withstand these sudden shifts is key to continuing growth and maintaining stability.
Danielle McDermott, KIWI Magazine Art Director and Moms Meet Senior Designer
Mastering the Aesthetic: Photography and Styling Tips for Content Creators
Your visual content has the power to attract brand partners, gain followers, and propel you to the next level. In this session, Danielle McDermott, KIWI art director and photographer, will share best practices for styling your photos, perfecting your lighting and editing, incorporating branded content authentically, and creating an aesthetic. No matter your skill set, you’ll walk away with the tools to take better photos and craft a cohesive brand image for yourself.
Porsha Carr, Blogger and Influencer
How to Get What You Want out of Brand Partnerships
Working with brands is an important part of creating a financially successful blog and social media presence. But it can be hard to figure out the best ways to make brand connections, maintain relationships, and negotiate payment. Hear tips and tricks on how you can get what you want out of brands from successful mom blogger and influencer, Porsha Carr.
Lani Jackson, Clarity and Strategy Business Coach
Double Your Income Without Doubling Your To-Do List
Do you have big dreams for turning your blog into a thriving business, but struggle with a never-ending to-do list? Get out of survival mode and release the mom guilt with a clear plan of action that will help you reach your dreams of consistent monthly income and a business that gives you freedom and flexibility for your family. Learn the simple business strategy that can be customized to fit your zone of genius, your limited time, and your business goals.
Bloggers + Influencers will also have access to all of the Community Track sessions.
Discover how you can harness the healing power of herbs, essential oils, CBD, and natural medicine in this eye-opening session with Dr. Josh Axe, founder of Ancient Nutrition and DrAxe.com. He’s sharing more about the foundational concepts behind healing practices that have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Biblical medicine. Plus, learn how you can apply these principles to a myriad of ailments in your everyday life.
This past year has been full of challenges parents have never faced before. During this stressful time, it’s important to know what your children need to thrive. Join Dr. Laura Markham, author of the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids series, to discover parenting strategies that encourage resilience within your family. She’s sharing tools to calm yourself and emotion coach, as well as tips on how to support your child’s learning and handle discipline.
Is it appropriate to lick your plate clean at a restaurant? Does the expiration date on food really matter? While a husband and wife’s parenting styles may be worlds apart, they both have the same goal: to raise happy kids who feel unconditionally loved. We’re sitting down with Lucy and Tom Riles, authors of the bestselling book Mom vs Dad, to talk about all of the not so serious stuff we’re all fighting about.
Did you know foggy thinking and bouts of irritability might be linked to your gut health? Learn how to take care of your family’s gut health at home when diet is just not enough. Hear more about the links between digestion, mood, health, and even the way you think from homeopathy expert Joette Calabrese HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA). She’s sharing her insider tips for lightening the load when your gut health rules your life.
Is parenting really more challenging these days? Our generation is the first to contend with the reality of raising children in the age of social media, and the decisions we make can have long-lasting and far-reaching effects. Join Dr. Sarah Davis and Evie Granville, M.Ed., the authors of Modern Manners for Moms & Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations, for a timely conversation on “sharenting.”
Join award-winning entrepreneur, author, and coach Dana B. Myers as she discusses the challenges you may face with your sense of self-love during pregnancy, postpartum and even years into motherhood. She’s sharing how you can reacquaint yourself with your body and ways to integrate self-love, self-worth and confidence into your daily routine. Plus, hear tips on how to effectively communicate with your partner and how to bring that “new relationship energy” back.
Plant-based pediatrician Dr. Yami will be sharing her tips and tricks on realistic ways to foster healthy eating habits in your family and kids. She’s tackling intuitive eating in children, the division of responsibilities between parents during mealtime, and how to foster health at every size. Plus, hear how you can feed your children with less mealtime battles and dilemmas.
Have you ever wondered how your favorite chocolates are made? Join Arielle and Diana Levy for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Undercover Snacks chocolate factory! Discover how their delicious better-for-you snacks are made and hear more about what it’s like being a first time entrepreneur at age 50. Plus, learn how to make and receive an exclusive recipe for one of their signature products!
Teaching Your Children to Celebrate Differences
Speakers: Natasha D’Anna, Stefanie Settlemire, and Justine Young
In our ever changing, intersectional world, children are constantly meeting those from different backgrounds, races, disabilities, and genders. Teaching children how to accept and celebrate these differences is important to help them actively choose to be inclusive of those who might seem unlike them. During this discussion, our panelists are covering how you can educate your kids about acceptance, diversity, empathy, and more.
With humor and practical advice, Julie Cole, mother of six and co-founding vice-president of award-winning children’s label manufacturer Mabel’s Labels, is sharing lessons she learned while doing all things babies, business and blogging! She’s telling us more about the notion of “having it all” and sharing productivity hacks for busy women entrepreneurs.
Introducing a podcast for tweens! In this panel, learn about TRAX, a new podcast focused on educational and empowering tweens about embracing racial diversity, disability, gender identity, and more. TRAX is sharing more about their foundation, why they chose to focus on tweens, and how they develop content. You’ll even get to hear from Manny and Tai, two of their tween podcast and video hosts.
Sustainable and safe-fishing practices are vital when it comes to the health of our oceans. During this kid-friendly session, learn more about the importance of caring for the oceans from Safe Catch founder and president, Sean Wittenberg, and his team. They’re diving into the need for sustainability, how to select the best fish, and more. Plus, learn how to make a delicious and kid-friendly snack that’s packed with protein and omega-3’s.
This is Jeoparty: Composting Essentials
Speakers: The Hippo Sak Team
We’ll take “Compostable or Not?” for $400. Tune into a fun-filled jeopardy-style workshop about all things composting and sustainability with Hippo Sak! You’ll learn about what you can and can’t compost, ways to reduce food waste, and recycling tips and tricks. Make the most of your gardening this year by naturally enriching soils and limiting the need to use harmful chemicals with compost!
Addressing climate change can be complicated and confusing, especially when it comes to ways to take action. How much of the solution is linked to recycling versus supporting system-level changes? Can day-to-day actions really make a difference? Join Dr. Joellen Russell and Erin Callahan as they explore why climate change should be a priority for everyone, how to talk about it with other moms, and what you can do to help.
Most parents experience picky eating with their child at one time or another. However, it can look quite different to each child and family. Registered dietitian and mom, Andie Schwartz, is sharing how you can be prepared when some of these sticky situations arise. Discover effective picky eating strategies for toddlers, as well as tips from the Happy Family Organic’s Picking Eating hub, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Discover the amazing fruits that make AMARUMAYU super! Mark Mallardi, general manager of AMARUMAYU, shares how they’re answering the call of Mother Nature to prevent deforestation, fight global warming, and protect the indigenous peoples who are guardians of the Amazon. Plus, he provides several delicious recipes, perfect for you and your kids to enjoy!
Hear from Jameson Rodgers, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of CBDfx, about all things CBD. He’s explaining more about what CBD really is, the different types of CBD and what you can expect from them, as well as what to look out for when buying it. He’s also covering the role of lab reports, how to educate yourself about CBD, and what you need to think about when looking into types of CBD products you might want to try.
Do you know about the problems surrounding “Newborn Gut Deficiency?” Learn more about this hidden problem, what causes it, and the connection between bad bacteria and long and short term problems from Evivo registered dietician, Megan Landrum. She’s sharing more on what parents can do to optimize your baby’s gut health in the first six months and how you can restore missing good bacteria with Evivo.
Bloggers + Influencers will also have access to all of the Community Track sessions.
Did you know that Pinterest is technically not a social media platform, but is actually a visual search engine? It’s the second largest driver of traffic yet only 27% of marketers are using the platform. Learn how you can boost engagement with Pinterest for months to come from esteemed health and wellness blogger and top rated Pinterest strategist, Tabitha Frost. She’s teaching all things Pinterest marketing, practices and strategy.
Viral Video Content: Your Guide to TikTok, Reels, and More
Speaker: Porsha Carr, Melissa Delgado, and Maria Wilson
She’s not a regular mom, she’s a TikTok mom! If you’ve ever wondered how you can jump into the mom world of video content creation on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and more, tune into our panel of video creating gurus. They’re sharing tips and tricks of creating multi-platform, high-quality video content, giving you the inside scoop on filters, effects, add text overlay, and so much more!
Finding ways to make life more fun and affordable for your family is important, and starting a blog as a side hustle can help! Asia Crawford, mother of two and face of the successful blog Frugal and Frills, is giving you the must-know info on how to get started. She’s sharing tips on where to begin, what programs to use, how to turn your blog into a content creator or influencer job, how to start getting paid partnerships, and more!
Whether you’re currently selling something and want to give it a boost or you want to learn what types of content to create for a new product, this session will show you how to do it all! Join Holly Homer, blogger and best-selling author, as she shares how you can use the content you create on social media and your blog to attract people who want to buy from you. It’s easier than you think!
Imposter syndrome is an internal collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite obvious success. One of the best ways to stop feeling like an impostor is to stop thinking like an impostor. Join Vasavi Kumar as she shares 10 ways to embrace yourself and cope with imposter syndrome. Discover how you can stop feeling like a fraud and start stepping into your own innate power.
A good content strategy is essential for organic traffic to your website. A solid strategy must go beyond getting green lights in a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plugin. In this session, learn the best ways to optimize your content, how to develop an effective SEO strategy, where and how to research relevant keywords that drive organic traffic, and tips for creating cornerstone content.
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