How can we as moms help those trying to conceive, whether it’s their first baby or third? When expanding your family isn’t easy, sometimes it’s hard to feel connection with the moms in our lives, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In our discussion of infertility and infertility treatments, we’ll discuss what most infertile women want you to know but don’t want to say, how you can help them move through their journey with less emotional pain, and what sayings and actions to avoid while trying to help.
Lindsay Fischer is many things. Most notably, she’s a twin mom to IVF babes, Josefina and Luke; a two time best-selling and award-winning author; and an after-trauma thriver, as both a domestic violence and infertility survivor. Lindsay left the classroom where she worked as a high school English teacher after writing her first book and has since built a platform to educate and empower women when trauma strikes. With a healthy mix of self-care and trauma therapy, she’s completely revamped her life into something purpose-filled. Lindsay is the Principal and co-Founder of InfertileAF, LLC, a company designed to help women see beyond their reproductive limitations, and is one of two writers at her new blog, ComplicatedMommies.com, where nobody shies away from the hard truths of parenting.
Raising An LGBTQ+ Child
How do we best support our LGBTQ+ youth? This webinar will provide foundational knowledge about gender identity and sexual orientation development and offer practical strategies to use at home and at school. Whether you’re the parent of an LGBTQ+ kid or teen, or want to learn how to be a better ally, this webinar is for you.
I was born and raised in the California Bay Area in a large family by amazing parents. I like to say that my parents tricked me into getting married and wanting a large family because they made it look so fun and easy. So, in 1990 I married my high school sweetheart and we have 6 children, two son in laws, and four SPECTACULAR grandchildren. (It is true what they say about grandchildren, they are the BEST! Let your children live, it will be worth it!) Our kids range in age from 13 to 27. Currently, four are living at home, two of those are headed off to college in the fall. I have no idea what we will do with only two kids in the house. I work from home as a professional longarm quilter. You can find my work @myquiltdiet on Instagram. Come by and say “hi!” Anyhoots, back at the castle, one of our children shared with us that they are LGBTQ+ a few years ago. For generations our family has belonged to a very conservative faith community. Having an LGBTQ+ child was something we had never thought would happen. Our reality was shaken. Fortunately, the love and devotion we had for our child out shown any bias and prejudice we had learned from our church. Suddenly we found ourselves needing support and information. The first place I turned to was a close friend who told me about Mama Dragons. In Mama Dragons I found a sisterhood of amazing women who loved, supported and educated me on this new parenting journey. I currently serve as the Community Education Lead on the Mama Dragon Senior Leadership team. The community education team is currently developing training modules for adults who work with children in the community and school, creating awareness for ensuring that our precious LGBTQ+ children are loved and affirmed, ultimately reducing the devastating high rate of LGBTQ+ teen suicides.
Autism & the Spectrum Topics
Autism effects 1 in 59 children, so it is more than likely that you know someone on the autism spectrum. Eileen speaks of her experience as a mother with autism raising a son with non verbal autism. Her unique perspective offers guidance for mothers of children on the spectrum, as well as, ways for the neurotypical public to better support those in the autism community.
Eileen Lamb, founder of The Autism Cafe, is an author and photographer. Born in France, she now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons, Charlie and Jude. On her blog, she shares the ups and downs of raising a severely autistic child while being on the autism spectrum herself. In her free time, Eileen enjoys daydreaming, wine, and road trips.
Raising Kind, World Conscious Kids
With so many (unkind) and controversial events taking place in our world today, our job as parents seems to get harder by the minute. We are faced with having difficult coversations with our children and about race. In this webinar, you will be equipped with tools to raise world changers one day at a time.
Diedre Anthony is a school counselor, farmer’s wife, and mother to 3 biracial children. She resides in South Georgia and has an obsession for office supplies, curly hair products & shoes. In her blog Are Those Your Kids?, she touches on topics such as race, diversity, curly hair and motherhood.
Single Mom Topics
Bre Geiger, is a multi-dimensional Creative and soon-to-be-single Mom of an active and rambunctious 5 year old boy. When she isn’t doing #AllTheMomThings, she is the curly-haired chick behind the lifestyle brand, Her Hashtag Life. Blogging on topics such as Co-Parenting, naturally curly hair and Breast Implant Illness. She is also the Founder of Catch Me Collaborating in which she is setting the standards for collaborations through education & creative content-building events for Bloggers, Photographers and Small Shops. Born and raised in Southern California, she broke free from “normalcy” and ventured off out of state. Living in 5 different states and soon to have another state added to her repertoire. In her free time (if there is an ounce of that) she loves Target shopping sprees and is always down for road trip, especially to the beach.
Melissa is your quintessential definition of a “mompreneur.” From developing and producing a television show and online brand to her work as a Holistic Health and Mindset coach with clients spanning the globe, she juggles it all while raising three spirited kids’ at home. On her blog, ItsMeMelis.com, Melissa shares her views, thoughts, and real-life experiences as a single mother, raising three bi-racial children. Her messaging focuses on uplifting not only single mothers, but those venturing through parenthood in general. Melissa shares a message of love and inclusion, having faced her own trials around being a mother of mixed children. Melissa is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), designated from the International Institution of Holistic Health, and is certified in Plant-Based nutrition, from Cornell University.
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