By Vicki Little
My bookshelf is filled with dusty good intentions. There are about 20 different books on parenting, all containing wonderful ideas that would undoubtedly help me navigate this parenting thing that I’m struggling with. The problem is, I’m too busy navigating that difficult world to actually sit down and read them. And to be honest, when I do have five minutes of silence between when I kiss the kids goodnight and when my eyes collapse, I want to read something a bit more mindless.
Instead, I end up asking friends for advice. Most of the time, we just bounce hopeful ideas off of one another. But none of us is an expert in parenting and many situations are new to us. So as much as I love my friends, sometimes I crave a bit more.
Apparently, Meredith Canaan and Bette Alkazian needed something a bit more as well, so they created the Ultimate Moms’ Summit. Before you start thinking, “please, I don’t have time to attend something else,” hear me out. It is true that this is a 4-day summit (May 1st-4th), but this FREE summit is an online event so you don’t have to attend anything. And there is no judgement if you wear your pajamas and smell like spit-up. You don’t even have to listen to the interviews that don’t apply to you — there is a schedule outlining what the 40 or so speakers will be discussing and when they will be talking. And, if you are like me and you hesitate to sign up for something (even if it is FREE) because you think you might forget about it, might have a sick child, might get hit with a terrible migraine, or whatever …. the free summit will STILL be available for 48 hours after the event. And it will still be free. Further, I can’t forget to mention that each speaker has a gift to help you start implementing the information they have given you — because there is nothing worse than getting all excited to make changes but having no idea where to start.
There are a ton of different topics, and you can find a more comprehensive list on the site, but just for a small peek:
- “Have a Less Defiant Child in Days” by Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein
- “How to Help Your Kids Earn Better Grades with Less Stress” by Dr. Maggie Wray
- “Shrink Your Bills and Grow Your Pantry” by Angela Coffman
- “The Wild Child: Who’s Taming Who?” by Tangee Veloso
- “Brain Health For the Whole Family” by Dr. Bill Sears
- “Easy and Approachable Family Budget Basics” by Jordan Page
- “Peaceful Parents, Happy Siblings” by Dr. Laura Markham
- “5 Sexy Steps to Ignite Love, Sex and Passionate Bliss” by Dr. Gayle Friend
- “From Diagnosis on: 3 Lifesavers for Moms of Special Needs Children” by Kera Washburn
- “Talking to Your Children about Sex: What to Say When” by Anya Manes
The topics covered at this summit could easily fill the entire parenting section of a small bookstore, so I recommend getting a nice thick notebook and a few good pens for note-taking. For my part, I am considering getting The Ultimate Moms’ Summit upgrade package because I tend to have good intentions when I start something new and then I end up needing a refresher after realizing I missed a point or two. It is a great deal: You get the entire summit AND last year’s entire summit via video and audio downloads. Basically it is like upgrading to the parenting section of a medium bookstore, and getting some material for those poolside afternoons or morning runs. The upgraded package is 50% off (only $97) until the summit ends, so if you want to get a taste of it first, you can do that as well.
Signing up is easy, there are only two boxes to fill in, and you don’t even have to choose the interviews you want to hear until later. For more information, the full list of speakers and to sign up, head over to https://momsrelationshipsupportnetwork.com/
Vicki Little is a work-at-home mom with two children. A Colorado native, she spends her time writing, sitting in the bleachers for her daughter’s gymnastics, and engaging in spirited debates with her son. In her free time…well, she is still waiting for some of that.
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