Mamas, if you haven’t heard of MomCom Austin yet, you’re missing out. MomCom is a twice yearly event in which you can connect, share stories, make some friends and learn about yourself and other women like you. It’s for entrepreneurial moms, wanna-be entrepreneurial moms and working moms. It’s a support system where you can hear all about the backgrounds and life experiences of successful moms in the area. At MomCom, you will get inspired and motivated to take on all of those wonderful ideas you have. In other words, learn how to be a mayor of Boomtown!
The next MomCom will be Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Top of the Oasis at the Oasis Restaurant on Lake Travis from 9 am – 7 pm. Tickets are $109 each and can be purchased here. This price includes a healthy lunch, snack breaks and an all-day drink station in addition to the list of AWESOME SPEAKERS that will be there to inspire the greatness in you. These speakers range from authors to pediatricians and everything in between.
Carrie Contey of Slow Family Living will share her ideas and encouragement on how to live life effectively without getting lost in the grind. Contey’s work offers a new perspective on children, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy and whole human being. She does not consider herself to be a parenting expert. She believes that every family has their own expert and no one can step in to claim such a role. She has written CALMS: A Guide to Soothing Your Baby, What Babies Want: Calming and Communicating with your Baby and has a television show in the works.
Slow Family Living co-founder, Bernadette Noll, will be shedding some light as well. Noll is an author, mother of four, a community builder and a firm believer in the power and strength of the village. She is also the co-founder of the Future Craft Collective, a place where mothers create and make stuff together. Her book, Slow Family Living; 75 ways to Slow Down, Connect and Create More Joy, which is set to be published for Spring 2013, is all about helping you slow down and appreciate family life. She also did a guest blog post for us! She’s great, you’ll love her.
Elaine Garza is a partner at Giant Noise, a public relations agency based in New York City and Austin. She’s worked with internet startups, travel and hospitality clients, media properties and events including Fun Fun Fun Fest and the Pachanga Latino Music Festival. Before Giant Noise, she was the Director of Communications for VIBE and Spin, before that she was the Communications Director for Outside magazine. She is a communications/PR wizard and will have a lot of great stories and advice!
Ari Brown is a pediatrician, author, child health advocate and mom. She has been in private practice for 17 years. She has appeared on numerous national news and talk shows sharing her passion in educating families about children’s health. She co-authored the bestselling “411” Parenting book series including Expecting 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for your Pregnancy, Baby 411 and Toddler 411. Her voice is trusted in children’s health and she serves as a medical adviser for Parents Magazine.
Laura Shook-Guzman is on a mission to shift the paradigms about the way we live and work, proposing solutions for working collectively withing supportive and healthy communities. How cool is that? She is a feminist mama, community contributor for MamaShine, former radio co-host of the Radical Mother’s Voice and co-founder of Soma Vida, the only co-working space of its kind. Soma Vida encourages a wholistic approach to living by providing a space to live, work and play. She will be there to encourage balance in our lives, among other things.
Barb Steinberg is a teen life coach and workshop facilitator who transforms the lives of adolescent girls and the adults who care about them. She has a knack for getting to the core of things and helping clients find solutions. She has over 20 years of experience working with the complex characters that are known as teenagers. Girls and adults find her easy to relate to, open, warm and funny. She is very gifted in her field and is passionate about supporting girls as they navigate the often tricky road of adolescence.
Besides the speakers, there will be great food and primo networking opportunities. Then, invite your family for the event wrap up complete with a happy hour from 5 – 7 pm with music and cocktails! Sounds fun, huh? We’ll see you there!