I’m headed to Vegas baby! I’ve never been, true story. But now Arm’s Reach Concepts has made it possible for me to meet up with a few hundred other moms at MommyCon- the boutique style conference focusing on natural parenting methods for everyone; single moms, career moms, stay at home moms, and even dads. I get Vegas and hanging out with like-minded internet friends to talk about breastfeeding, parenting, birth, babywearing, sleeping, sex, growing up, and all other manner of topics related to life as a parent. There’s even yoga. Sugarbaby and I can’t wait! While there I get to lead two sessions, one to talk about “Sex, Lies, Breastfeeding, and the Rest- finding fun and sleep amidst the realities of parenting” and another session called “Growing Together With Our Children“. Even better, a designated private party to hang with other Leakies!
I’m thrilled that MommyCon has put in considerable effort to make this conference affordable. Staying in a swank Las Vegas hotel AND workshops /seminars with fun and informational presenters such as Jamie Grayson, TheBabyGuyNY and all for a great rate. At $110 for a single attendance registration and hotel stay or $150 family registration and hotel. That great rate just got even better, read on for a discount code just for Leakies. The price can’t be beat for a getaway in Vegas with friends. It’s great to know that having my 8 month old Sugarbaby in tow at the time won’t be a problem either at this mommy centered event. To register, go here. To reserve your space at The Leaky Boob Meet-And-Leak private party on the 3rd, email email@example.com.
One of my favorite companies, Arm’s Reach Concepts, a company that helps families have safe sleeping arrangements, is not only partnering with me to make it possible for me to speak at MommyCon, they are sharing information for parents to make the right sleep choices for their family. Joining me in Vegas, ARC places great value in supporting parents and producing great products that assist them. It’s no surprise then that this company is staffed with incredible people that genuinely want to help families get off to a great start. Innovative and dedicated this company isn’t afraid to think outside the crib which has earned them the endorsement of Dr. Jack McKenna regarding their co-sleeper design.
To get ready for the fun in January, we’re doing 2 exciting giveaways: a single attendance registration (winner is responsible for their own travel) and an Arm’s Reach Concepts Cocoon. Both of these giveaway items are a great value and all about encouraging and supporting families. It’s an honor and a pleasure to share these with you.
The Beautiful Dreamer Cocoon, a $140 value, is a new product in the ARC family of co-sleeping accessories. Designed to mimic the feeling of the womb so newborns feel more secure, the hammock bed style Beautiful Dreamer Cocoon cradles baby closely and gently sways in response to baby’s movement. Perfect for babies birth to 15 pounds The Beautiful Dreamer Cocoon is easy to move around the house, keeping baby close for naps while mom or dad accomplish tasks that need to be done in their day. The Cocoon is for infants birth to 15 pounds or when child can rollover, whichever comes first.
Sugarbaby and I got to scope out The Beautiful Dreamer Cocoon this past October and while she was just on the edge of being to big for it, we were both big fans. After spending 3 days on my back at a trade show, a fussy Sugarbaby was done being worn and settled right down when we tried The Cocoon. In no time at all she was happily kicking and smiling at the soft toys bouncing above her.
I talked with Xza Higgins from MommyCon and asked her to share the details of the registration giveaway and some background on why she started MommyCon and what Leakies could expect.
Xza: MommyCon was founded to bring forward thinking parents together in an environment that promotes; learning, growing and nurturing our offspring. A big part of why I started MommyCon, was because I was sick of attending mom events that talked about breastfeeding, babywearing, birth, etc. but then receiving a package of formula to take home with me and pamphlets on “when to ask for the epidural.” The seminars didn’t speak to me, and so I began planning babywearing classes, cloth diapering workshops, and car seat checks utilizing my like-minded friends knowledge and experts that I met along the way. I always felt like I was just at one big sales pitch, and that is why I’m dedicated to making MommyCon an event that moms from across the globe want to attend so they can mingle with other mommy’s and learn about things they are passionate about.
Our first event under the MommyCon title is MommyCon Mini and will take place on January 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will run from 10am-5pm, but we will have morning yoga for early risers and there will be private meet and greet the evening before with Jessica from The Leaky Boob. MommyCon registration is required to attend the meet and greet on the 3rd, and space is limited. You can email Jessica@mommy-con.com to reserve your space.
Sample Schedule for MommyCon Mini, 2013
Red Rock 3
9:15AM : Yoga – Mom and Baby
10:30AM: Pre and Post-Natal Dance Class with Menina Fortunato
11:30AM: Babywearing 101 & Wrapping
1:30PM: Pre-natal Considerations for Expectant Mom’s
2:30PM: Car Seat Safety & The Best Seats for Your Family
3:30PM: Tips for a Greener Home: Saving Money & Protecting Our Planet
Red Rock 4
10:00AM Welcome! Mothering Through Breastfeeding
11:00AM The Leaky Boob Growing with Your Children
12:00PM Cloth Diapering for Modern Families
2:00PM The Leaky Boob presents Sex, Lies and Parenting
3:00PM Infant Massage Workshop with Amber Puzzi, LMT
4:00PM Jamie Grayson “The Baby Guy NYC” Best of Gear Seminar with thousands of dollars worth of giveaways!
Registration Opens at 8am
Shopping area is Red Rock 2 from 9:30am-5:00pm
You can register to attend MommyCon by visiting our website and clicking “attend.” We have single tickets, family packs and even hotel and ticket bundles. A ticket to MommyCon is just $50 for a day full of fun, learning and growing together. Children are all welcome to attend, but we do encourage babywearing instead of lugging strollers as there is limited parking for them.
The Leaky Boob readers can receive 10% off tickets and bundles by using code Leaky10 – prize can also be applied to existing MommyCon ticket purchase.
To be entered for either of these great prizes, check out the widgets below. Good luck everyone! Hope to see you at MommyCon, 2013!