I love my kids. Really I do. They changed my life, the orientation of my focus. They challenge me to be a better person. They light up my life in ways I could have never imagined.
But they drain me, too. I get lost in my own crankiness, sleep deprivation, and piles of laundry. When I’m feeling down about the endless toils of motherhood, I’m not the greatest mom, wife or human being. To help combat this feeling of drowning in a sea of everyone else’s needs, I try to make time to take care of me. I still have hopes and dreams for myself. I still have individual goals. I still have talents that don’t involve filling sippy cups and changing diapers. I do those things because I love my kids. But sometimes I need to get myself together and love me, too.
Apparently I’m not the only one. On November 14th and 15th, there will be a conference here in Pittsburgh specifically for people like me. It’s called The Mom Con, and while the bond that unites those attending will be motherhood, the purpose is for all of us to get out and nurture those talents, those goals, those aspirations.
There will be a ton of top-notch speakers, including Helen Hanna Casey (president of Howard Hanna Real Estate,) Tedx veteran Britt Reints, and a slew of Pittsburgh area bloggers and network founders that I hold in high esteem. While many of the talks with focus on the obstacles working mothers face, others will be applicable to those who stay-at-home, too. Finding happiness, reducing stress and anxiety…there will even be a financial speaker to nurture your PF nerdiness.
While the talks and lunch and swag on Saturday will be amazing, Friday night will be a blast, too! Drinks, appetizers and networking will be just some of the things happening at the kick-off party on the 14th. Both events will be happening at the Pittsburgh Marriott North.
I’m really happy to be able to giveaway a ticket to the Saturday event to one of my lucky readers. If you want to join us for a day of bonding and inspiration, use the rafflecopter below to secure your entries! Best of luck!!!
(Please note that if you win you will be added to The Mom Con mailing list. This is to ensure you have all the most up to date information on what will be happening the day of. It’s not spammy. I signed up months ago and have received one email.)