One Mom is all about helping moms realize their full potential – and that they’re not alone. We know that parenting can be hard work, and we want to encourage you to be brave as you raise kids that will change the world.
After worship, moms will break out into their own main sessions. Here are your speakers!
Brenda is the author of four books including Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don’t Agree With, Queen Mom: A Royal Plan for Restoring Order in Your Home, and Princess Unaware: Finding the Fabulous in Every Day.
Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, enjoy spending time with their three young adult daughters and son-in-law and live near Metamora, IL.
Wife to a former minister turned marketer. Mom to two lively boys. Former elementary teacher and librarian wannabe. Amy makes it her mission to teach and encourage moms in all stages of life. She blogs regularly at http://www.middleofthemess.com.
Claudia has over twenty years of experience in leading teams working in public education, children’s ministry, and now marriage and family ministry. Claudia enjoys spending time with her family including two much loved grandchildren. Her book, One Girl Can Change the World, was the catalyst for the One Girl Conference.
Get the most out of your One Mom experience with these awesome breakouts!
Jodi Hoagland is the Wellness Coordinator for Bill C. Brown Associates and a Registered Nurse with nearly 25 years of experience. After 20 years in clinical medicine with a focus in oncology and home health infusion therapies, Jodi pivoted into health promotion and education in the health insurance and employee benefits landscape. Her and her husband, Matthew consider themselves ‘townies’ after living in Bloomington for over 22 years and are enjoying their empty nest. They are the parents of three very wonderful and hysterical adult children, one of which is a daughter, which gives Jodi a small amount of credibility for this workshop. A sweet and lovely shelter dog named Sassy and a hateful, mean-spirited cat who refuses to die round out the household.
Breakout Topic: I Will Survive: Parenting a Daughter with Joy & Humor
This workshop will discuss how to incorporate simple, yet critical stress management tools into daily life to better cope with the challenges of parenting a tween/teen daughter. Participants will also strategize interventions for managing expectations, setting boundaries, providing a lifelong example of wellness, and dealing with change.
Donna Konstanski is a long time resident of Bloomington (who daily LONGS for the Sea!). The most important title she presently holds is “Nonna Donna” to her three Grandchildren (Thacia, Damaris & Nelson)!
Breakout Topic: Did God Really ask ME to do this? Taking Steps of Faith
Together with four dear friends (Gretchen, Margaret, Sadee, Stephanie) we will share how GOD gave an idea to a very unlikely candidate to answer the prayer of children in Nigeria asking God for a bus to get them to school!
Elizabeth has a wonderful husband and two amazing daughters who are 15 and 3 years old. She currently works at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in student and married life ministries and is pursuing a Master’s Diploma in Biblical Counseling with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Development from Light University.
Breakout Topic: Technology and Parenting
Navigating teenagers and their emotions is hard enough and adding technology into the mix can be overwhelming. This workshop is designed to let moms know that they are not alone in the technology battle and will help give practical advice and tips to strengthen the positive aspects of technology while decreasing the overuse and confusion it often brings.
Jennifer Huff-a marriage and family therapist, campus minister to international IU students, and a mother of 2 teens and 1 tween, who desires to build lasting faith in her children, and recognizes how much she needs others in this process.
Breakout Topic: Sticky Faith – Cultivating Faith in your Kids that will “stick” into adulthood
Come learn what recent research shows regarding teens whose faith ‘sticks’ into adulthood and practical ways we can cultivate ‘sticky faith’ into our children.