MommyCon :: MommyCon Atlanta 2016 Schedule & Exhibitor Announcement!

MommyCon Atlanta 2016 Schedule & Exhibitor Announcement!



9:30AM-10:30AM Cloth Diapering 101 with Jenn Labit presented by Cotton Babies

Speaker: Jenn Labit

Join CEO and Founder Jenn Labit as she shares the Cotton Babies story and an introduction to cloth diapering products, wash routines, and accessories that will make your life easier as a parent. This session is a must-see for both cloth-curious attendees and those who are Cotton Babies fans!

9:30AM-10:30AM The In’s and Out’s of Natural Birthing in Atlanta Panel

Speakers: Dr. Kat Wilson, Caroline Hoffman, Nicole King DiBella, Michelle Moro Howard, Shannon Helton, Jessica Alred, Leneille Moon

Ask a panel of local moms, a doula and a doctor questions about their natural birth process including Hypnobabies, water birth,Bradley Method and more!

9:45AM-10:15AM Postpartum Rehabilitation: It’s About Function and Safety presented by Ergobaby

Speaker: Dr. Dara

What happens to our bodies during pregnancy and how we can regain physical strength postpartum. This is NOT about weight, but about increasing function, decreasing pain, and protecting ourselves from injuries while we love, guide, and grow with our children.

9:45AM-10:15AM Babywearing 101 with Beco Baby Carrier and Ergobaby

Speaker: Laura Brown

Taught by a certified babywearing educator, Babywearing 101 is a comprehensive overview of baby carrier safety, and assortment of carriers including; the mei tai, soft structured carrier, woven wrap, stretch wrap, hybrid wrap, ring sling, wrap conversion, and custom carrier options.

10:30AM-11:15AM Turning Red to Green: A Menstruation Workshop on Making the Switch to Reusable’s presented by The DivaCup

Speaker: Kim Rosas

Check your skepticism at the door for this workshop on switching to reusable fem-care by self-proclaimed #vagangelist Kim Rosas. Whether you are cup or cloth curious you will find answers to your most TMI questions about what it’s really like to go green on your period. Kim will be giving a live demo of a menstrual cup insertion and removal using “Virginia,” a clear vagina-like tube. For cloth curious mamas she’ll go over the basics so you’ll be prepared to make the switch. There will be a Q+A at the end. Bring a good sense of humor plus an open mind and you may just become a #vagangelist too!

10:45AM-11:45AM Move Baby Move!  It’s paramount to your baby’s development…and your sanity!

Speaker: Joanna McNeilly

Why do some babies like swings, or bouncy seat, or cars, or carriers? MOVEMENT, pretty simple really.  We will take a quick peek at WHY that is the case, why does lil Jr like that movement so much? Why does it calm, or excite?  Then we sift through your day to see when are there times of high energy and movement.  We will discuss, briefly, when spikes in development make a need for movement more important.  Plus some great ways to change up the movement in the household!

10:45AM-11:45AM Scaredy Cat Potty Training presented by Super Undies

Speaker: Laura Wojciechowski

Super Undies will be presenting info on all things potty training, including why its so scary! Come learn what it takes to potty train, and leave empowered to get the job done.

10:45AM-11:45AM Wrapping 101 with MOBY and Tekhni Wovens

Speakers: Laney Kolker and Alisa DeMarco

Certified Babywearing Educators  Laney Kolker and Alisa DeMarco show you how to babywear using the MOBY wrap and Tekhni Woven Wraps! In this interactive session, participants are each shown how to use a wrap to front carry and back carry. Wraps and baby dolls are provided for demo purposes for use during this session.

1:15PM-2:00PM From Weaver to Mother: Following Passion Finding Purpose

Speaker: Nancy Warwaruk
I have faced many challenges as a person, as a weaver, as an expectant mother, and now as a mother.  As a pioneer in the resurgence in handwoven wraps I have learned many valuable lessons that has help prepare me for being a mother… And something’s that I could never be prepared for.  Life has taught me to be adaptive and ready for change, challenges, and opportunity. New regulations will change and challenge Handweavers but not nearly as much as the arrival of a precious little one.  I will share the handwoven perspective in a changing and challenging time.

1:15PM-2:00PM Toddlerwearing 

Speaker: Angelique Geehan

Are you curious about toddlerwearing? Is it really time to size up your carrier? Learn all the facts about comfortable toddlerwearing in this interactive session. This will be hands-on and attendees will be able to try on various toddler carriers.

1:30PM-2:30PM Is Your Picky Eater Driving You Crazy? presented by YoBaby! by Stonyfield

Speaker: Sally Kuzemchak

Wondering what happened to that baby who would eat absolutely anything you put on his spoon? Picky eating is maddening—but totally normal. In this session, you’ll learn just why picky eating happens, how long you can expect it to last, and important mealtime strategies to put in place NOW so it doesn’t last any longer.

1:30PM-2:30PM Learning through Sensory Play

Speaker: Dr. Cassie Brown

Did you know children discover the world around them using 8 sensory systems? Join us as we explore all 8 systems, how each system effects a childs development and age appropriate activities to stimulate that development.

2:15PM-3:15PM Why Body Positive Images for Mother’s is Paramount presented by The Moby Wrap

Speaker: Jade Beall

Join the creator of A Beautiful Body Project as she tells stories of body love and why images without Photoshop matter. A further description will be added soon.

2:15PM-3:15PM Ring Sling 101 

Speaker: Angelique Geehan

Ring slings might look complicated, but Angelique will show you just how easy they are. This versatile carrier can be used from birth well into toddlerhood. Angelique will share techniques for making this your go-to, on-the-go carrier.

2:45PM-3:30PM Fall in Love with You with Angel Laketa Moore

Speaker: Angel Laketa Moore

This session is all about building our self-esteem as parents so we can help our children do the same. Value your unique identity, appreciate your self worth, and ultimately fall in love with you.

3:30PM-4:15PM Community Engagement Through Collaborative Conversations to Address Breastfeeding Inequalities

Speaker: Tenesha Sellers

This talk will highlight the importance of breastfeeding and a discussion on strategies to form collective impact around breastfeeding inequities.

3:40PM-4:15PM Cloth Diapering 101 presented by Cotton Babies

Speaker: Jenn Labit

Learn all about cloth diapering from pre-folds to all-in-ones. Learn the lingo and the best fit for your family.

3:45PM-4:30PM Open A World of Possible: How to Create a Lifelong Reader presented by Scholastic

Speaker: Pam Allyn

It all comes down to that special moment when a child finds the right book to read. When once-upon-a-time becomes the only time that matters, and a child who reads becomes a child who loves to read – for a lifetime. The right book is a key. It opens a world of greater understanding, self-motivation, and joy. It opens a world of possible. LitWorld Founder, and literacy expert and author, Pam Allyn will share her insights on creating lifelong readers and learner.

3:45PM-4:30PM Social Media for the Modern Parent

Speaker: Jen Aprea

3:45PM-4:30PM When a Lending Library Could be a Learning Library

Speaker: Laura Brown

Many groups feel the pressure to have a lending library when they don’t have the resources, or the model doesn’t actually work for them. Why a learning library might be something to consider as an alternative.

4:45PM-5:30PM Giveaways + Gear for the Modern Parent with Mat York presented by Eyla’s

Speaker: Mat York

Join Mat York, CPST and babywearing enthusiast, as he discusses all things baby gear! This session wraps up our day with a crazy big giveaway, and attendees will walk away with an in depth look at all the products we feature at the event.
Exhibitor List as of 2/1/2016
100 Percent Chiropractic Austell
Acorn Treasures
Atlanta Birth Doulas
Babies R Us
Baby – Doo Wraps
Baby Care Area with BabyComfyCare
Baby Food Court with Stonyfield YoBaby
Babywearing Lounge with Beco & Ergobaby
Baby Safe Play Space with Babyganics
Balm Baby
Bee Line
Bees and Weeds
Birth in the Know
Black Women Do Cloth Diaper
Bohemian Baby
Buy Buy Baby
BWI of Atlanta
Chompy Chic Chewelry
Cloth Diaper Resource Center
Clover and Birch
Compass Family Chiropractic
Crunchy Momma Decals
Developmental Duffle
Dributts Cloth Diapers
Easter Seals North Georgia
Evenflo Feeding
Fresh Wave
Gear Area
Georgia Birth Network
Green and Lovely
Gypsy Publications
Happy Family
Happy Heiny
iPlay Baby Wear
Ju Ju Be
KIND Snacks
La Vie Bebe
Legal Mama
Little Dippers Craft & Art Station
Little Standout
Medical Supplies of Central GA
MommyCon Shoppe
Mothers and Others for Clean Air
North Georgia Breastfeeding Center
Num Num
Quiet Room
Rhett’s Toy Box
ROSE Breastfeeding
Sacred Lotus Henna
Simple and Natural Personal Care
Smart Bottoms
Soft and Sweet Bottoms
Stonyfield Yogurt
Super Undies
The Natural Baby
Tip Me Not
True Source Family Chiropractic
Vagina Village
Wrapped Up ATL