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This is your opportunity to focus on you! Select your workshops based on your life and what you need. Please choose your top ten workshops on the registration form in order of your preference. The pace of your day is up to you and is determined by your lunch choice: you can attend three workshops and have a 2 hour lunch break or you can attend four workshops and have a 40 minute lunch break.
Linda Anderson loves encouraging moms. Her warmth, humor, and passion for God are contagious. Founder of Mom to Mom Ministries, she is the author/teacher of a three- year DVD curriculum for Mom To Mom: Heart Talk on What Really Matters, Growing Together, and Inside Out Parenting. Linda and her husband, Woody, live in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and have three married children and six-plus grandchildren who live in New Hampshire, Florida, and Dublin, Ireland.
|101 - In the Middle of the Muddle: What Matters and What Doesn’t?
You’re a multi-tasking mom, but you can’t do everything. You want to be intentional, but most days are more sheer survival than mission parenting. How do you keep your focus, order your priorities in the middle of this mom-marathon? Linda will help you:
102 - Top Ten Messages You Want Your Kids To Get
Can you hear me now? How often do you talk with your kids and wonder if they hear anything at all? The signal’s not always that strong—and there’s plenty of interference on the lines. How can you be sure they’re getting the messages you’re sending? And that you’re communicating what matters most? Linda will help you:
Julie is all about helping spiritually hungry women know and follow hard after Jesus. She has authored twelve books, She's Gonna Blow, Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger, Raising Kids with Love & Limits, Confessions of An Imperfect Mother and is a frequent contributor and radio guest with Focus on the Family and Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson. Julie and her husband, Rick, are the parents of three children and reside in Galesburg, Illinois.
|103 - Confessions of An Imperfect Mother
We all make mistakes, occasionally handle situations poorly, and have times when we're not at our best. Julie speaks with personal candor and reveals how you can beat the self-reproach (translation: "I'm such a loser at this!") which plague moms. Julie will help you:
104 - Friendship Mom Vows: In Laughter and In Tears, Through Toddlers and Through Teens
It's time to sit back, exhale, and spend some time laughing together as Julie highlights the extraordinary need we all have for friendships that go the mothering distance through good times and bad, in colic and in croup, in the midst of adolescent angst and empty nest fears.
Considered America's most popular Christian Fashionista, Shari Braendel believes the reason most women don't feel confident in how they look and dress is because they've never been taught how. The author of Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad, she speaks most weekends somewhere in the US helping women of all ages see themselves as beautiful while teaching them the how-to's of putting themselves together. She is wife to Dave, mom to Luke and stepmom to adult triplet stepdaughters. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
|106 - Frumpy to Fabulous in 30 days!
Have jeans and t-shirts become a way of life and you've simply put yourself on the backburner? Take time for yourself and join us at this fun, interactive workshop and you will:
107 - What's Your Style?
Pure Natural, Classic Modern, Style Fashionista or Creative Original. Join us on a search for your individual style and have fun doing it! Ain't got Style? We'll find one for you!
Marla Cilley "The Flylady"
Marla Cilley aka "The FlyLady" is the bestselling author of Sink Reflections and Body Clutter, founder and host of the popular website www.FlyLady.net.
With her southern charm and inspirational e-mails, FlyLady has become a mentor to those living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) and clutter. The FlyLady e-mail group has 800,000 plus members from around the globe and grows by thousands each month.
|108 - Are You Living in CHAOS?
Are you living in CHAOS? (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn? Hopeless and you don't know where to start? Come join Marla Cilley, a.k.a. "The FlyLady," as she weaves her way through housecleaning and organizing tips with homespun humor and daily musings about life and love.
109 - If Momma Ain't Happy
Join Marla Cilley, The Flylady as she helps you to "FLY". FlyLady's system will help you get rid of your clutter and CHAOS and teach you how to:
Dr. Rachel Dalton
Dr. Dalton is an OB/Gyn that is in private practice in Bloomington/Normal, IL. She has a special interests in preventative care, adolescent gynecology, and breast health. Besides her medical practice, she is a married mother of three children, Micah, Jude, and Miriam.
|110 - Nutrition 101: Back to Basics
Do you ever let your own nutrition slide as you meet the needs of your family's busy schedule? Would you like to add energy into your life through your diet?
Dr. Rachel Dalton will help you:
Michelle Duggar is a reality TV star, a licensed real estate agent, homeschooling mom, New York Times Best Selling author, and speaker. Most importantly she is the wife of Jim Bob and the mom to 19 children. Michelle and her family have a weekly TLC reality show, "19 Kids and Counting," that airs around the world. The Duggars' desire is to make Christ known and for others to see that the Bible is the owner's manual for life.
|111 - Practical Parenting Tips
Michelle will share many practical tips and parenting principles she has applied while raising one of America's largest families. She will discuss topics such as choosing to talk with a soft voice, praise your children ten times more than you correct them, and leading your children to love God and serve others.
Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is the author of Queen Mom: A Royal Plan for Restoring Order in Your Home, Princess Unaware: Finding the Fabulous in Every Day, and He's Not a Mind Reader. Brenda and her husband, Gene, have three daughters and live near Metamora, Illinois.
|112 - Three Keys to Healthy, Drama-Free Relationships
Women are hardwired for relationship. But many times instead of blessing us, our relationships drive us crazy! The problem is we do not do relationships like Jesus did. Brenda will help you:
113 - When Our Kids Make Decisions We Don't Agree With
Our kids are sure to make decisions we don't agree with—preferences, immoral, illegal. Parents struggle to respond in a way that will build relationships not walls. Brenda will help parents:
Jami Kaeb has an enthusiasm and passion for the Lord that spills over onto those she meets. She shares from her life with authenticity and humor in a way that others relate to. Jami lives in Bloomington, Illinois with her husband, Clint, and their six children. She is also the founder of The Forgotten Initiative, which serves the foster care community.
|114 - Everyone Has a Story
In our Facebook generation, it is easy to make assumptions based on what we see in a picture or read in an update and because of our own insecurities we may find ourselves judging others. But what if we could see others through the eyes of Jesus? In this message Jami will help you to:
115 - What To Do When God Says "Wait"
When Clint and Jami Kaeb began the domestic adoption process, their desire was to adopt a healthy infant, but God had a different plan. He allowed them to enter a season of waiting, resulting in an emotional journey that ultimately transformed Jami's life. This is her story of faith, fostering, and the forgotten. Jami will share the lessons she has learned in the waiting and encourage you:
Anita Lustrea is the Executive Producer and co-host of the award winning radio program, Midday Connection on the Moody Radio Network. Anita is a popular conference and retreat speaker and author. Her latest and most personal is What Women Tell Me: Finding Freedom from the Secrets We Keep. Anita, her husband Mike, and son, John, live in the western suburbs of Chicago, where she can often be found at her local Starbucks enjoying hot tea, a scone and reading a favorite book.
|116 - Connecting in Community
We are made for relationships, hard wired for them. Yet if you ask the average woman if she is happy with the number and depth of her relationships she'll say no. Why such disconnection when we seem to have such connection through e-mail, cell phones, Facebook, and Twitter? Anita will help you:
117 - What Women Tell Me
Anita Lustrea has been with Moody Radio for 27 years and for the last 12 she's been talking with women on her national award winning radio program "Midday Connection". What she's heard from women matches her own story, sometimes word for word. Anita will touch on the major hot button issues women face and help you:
Marianne Miller loves to talk about money. She is a Crown Financial Ministries counselor, a Certified Parenting Instructor, and a She Speaks graduate. She lives in Zionsville, Indiana with her husband of 23 years, Andy, and their three grateful sons and one son learning to be grateful.
|118 - Get a Grip on Your Finances
Does the thought of personal finances make you cringe? Do you feel guilty any time you spend money? Do you have financial goals, but you are not quite sure how to achieve them? Join Marianne as she presents a non-threatening discussion of the serious topic of personal finances and provides a behind-the-scenes look at "The Jones." Gain specific strategies that will enable you to get a grip on your finances. You will learn to:
119 - Raising Grateful Kids in a Culture of Consumerism
Raising grateful children in our culture today is challenging. It seems that bigger is better and you can never have quite enough of anything. By recognizing the role of materialism and by purposefully equipping our children with Biblical financial wisdom, we can have children who are content and who are also wise stewards of their resources. In this session you will:
Sabrina O'Malone, best-selling author of Moms on the Job, is the founder and President of WorkingMom.com - an online powerhouse helping over a half a million families a year save time, energy, and money. She's an entrepreneur, homeschooling mom of six and former Mrs. America Pageant Contestant (long story) who works full-time with her husband, Daniel, in Dover, Delaware.
|120 - 7 Secrets for Success at Home and at Work
Learn the secrets of how successful working moms give 100 percent on the job and 100 percent to their families simultaneously. Viable solutions, practical tips to save time energy and money, (not to mention your sanity) presented in an engaging, nurturing and affirming presentation. Improve your life by learning and implementing the best practices of experienced, successful working moms.
121 - Encouragement for Overworked Working Moms
If you're an overworked, over-stressed minivan mom and you're nearly at the end of your rope, this informative workshop is for you. Finally, some encouragement, inspiration and mentoring with practical tips to renew your strength and revitalize your spirit.
MariLee is the founder of Mommy Bag Marketing,Inc. and the Christian Moms Business Resource. She has authored multiple books and her most recent title is 50 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Husband. She currently resides in northern Colorado with her husband, Eric, and 2 young children.
|122 - 50 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Husband
Every marriage needs a lift once in awhile. The relationship you started out with can look a lot different a few (or many) years down the aisle. With insights from her recent book, MariLee shares how to:
123 - Tried and True Ways to Earn Money from Home
Do you feel like you have no choice but to work 9 to 5 to pay the bills? Do you wish
you could make a steady income, but stay home with your kids? MariLee Parrish will
Laura is an international speaker and author of When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't"—Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, and The Smart Stepmom. She has been featured on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, Moody Broadcasting, Marriage Partnership and Crosswalk.com. Laura has two grown stepsons and resides in Summerfield, Florida with her husband, Steve.
|124 - The Smart Stepmom
When the honeymoon ends a stepmom quickly realizes that "The Brady Bunch" was a fairy tale. After 25 years as a stepmom, Laura reveals how to:
125 - Thriving as a Single Parent
Single parents can raise great kids! Learning to overcome fear, guilt, and anger are the key steps to creating a stable and healthy home. Laura shares how to:
Lorraine is an international author, speaker, and writing coach. She is co-author of three best-selling books on God's perspective of sex: Intimate Issues, Gift-Wrapped by God, and Intimacy Ignited. Her newest book is Jump Off the Hormone Swing. Lorraine and her husband, Peter, have two grown daughters. They live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they enjoy playing pickleball.
|126 - Jump Off the Hormone Swing
You want to be a godly mom, but several days a month wacked-out hormones make you want to smack everyone you see with a Costco-size bottle of Midol. Lorraine offers:
127 - Three Gifts of Sex
Three gift bags. Inside each is something startling that will transform your intimacy with your husband. Lorraine answers questions like:
Jill Savage is one of today's most exciting female speakers. Her honest, engaging communication is strengthened by her ability to make her audience laugh while they learn. Jill is the author of five books including Real Moms...Real Jesus and the co-author of Living With Less So Your Family Has More.
|128 - Help Your Child Develop a Dating Philosophy
As parents, we can have a powerful influence on our children's views of dating during their teen years. Too many teens enter the dating scene without considering all the options. In this highly practical message, Jill guides moms to:
129 - You Don't Have to Be Extreme to Save Money
Super couponing is the rage right now, but the truth is you don't have to be extreme to save money. This workshop is packed full of practical tips that will save you hundreds—even thousands-- of dollars over time. Jill will show you how to:
Dr. Juli Slattery
Dr. Juli Slattery is a widely known clinical psychologist, author, speaker and broadcast media professional. After co-hosting Focus on the Family's international radio and television outreaches for several years, she joined Linda Dillow in founding Authentic Intimacy, a ministry designed to help women grow closer to God, and improve their relationships with their husbands by understanding their dynamic role in marriage. Her commitment to biblical principles, relatable style and quick wit have made her a highly sought after speaker to women's groups in the US and abroad. Juli's books include Finding the Hero In Your Husband, No More Headaches, Guilt Free Motherhood, and Beyond the Masquerade. Her award-winning column Java with Juli runs in Thriving Family Magazine. Juli has appeared in USA Today, the NY Times and on radio networks throughout the world.
She and her husband Mike have been married for 18 years. They are raising their three boys in Colorado Springs where Juli can be found playing in the mountains and trying to manage her addiction to soy lattes.
|130 - How to Fight for Your Marriage
Did you know that conflict in your marriage doesn't have to be a bad thing? In fact, couples who never have conflict may be in serious trouble. In this workshop, we will talk about how conflict is not only a necessary evil, but a worthy calling. You will learn to identify different types of marital conflict, learn how to turn a fight into an opportunity to deepen intimacy, how to discern what's worth fighting for, and how to address those issues that have plagued your marriage for years.
As moms, we all know that part of the parenting adventure is adjusting our plans when the unexpected happens, whether it's a baby's due date, a death in the family, or the stomach flu! The Hearts' staff arranges conferences 12-18 months in advance, and from time to time circumstances may make it impossible for our scheduled speakers to attend. Should this situation arise, we will do our best to find a similar replacement speaker/workshop. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility!