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MamaCon Conference in Bellevue Offers Advice, Workshops, Fun for Modern Moms

The MamaCon conference, started by Seattle-area moms Amy Lang and Kim Estes, will be in Bellevue from May 18 to May 19 at the Hilton Bellevue.

Update: May 12

MamaCon's comic entertainment has been changed. The 3BlondMoms comedy show has been canceled. Instead, local mom, comedian and Huffington Post writer Karen Mangiacotti will do stand up. 

Original story:

Need a fresh perspective on your family's everyday issues, such as whining kids, arguing over bedtime, dealing with school drama, lacking me-time (or us-time) and endless soccer practices and play dates?

, the conference for modern moms, will have tips, advice and lots of fun for local moms when it kicks off in Bellevue later this month.

This parent-only event will be Friday, May 18, 2012, to Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the . But while kids should stay home (perhaps with a baysitter), dads are welcome to come!

Tickets are $169 to access the dozens of workshops and speakers on Saturday. But Friday's vendor fair, which includes food, massages, pedicures, jewelry and other products and services, is completely FREE for anyone to browse and enjoy.

Seattle-area moms and parent educators Amy Lang and Kim Estes, known as here on Bellevue Patch, organized the conference. (Patch is also one of the convention sponsors.)

More than 50 speakers will address subjects on parenting, including life strategies, discipline and moms setting aside time for themselves.

Speakers include Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times best-selling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes.

The event also includes a "Seattle Mom Prom" and a comedy show, featuring 3 Blonde Moms.... See How They Run!

Topics

Life Strategies:

Solving the Dinner Dilemma: Stress-Free Cooking For Busy Moms - Make Ahead Mamas

(Claudia Pettis, Deb Kapsner, and Maia Kelly)

Envy the Energizer Bunny? Sleep for the Exhausted Mama - Catherine Darley, ND

Vodka: It’s Not Just for Drinking Jim Allen

Getting Your Groove Back: Sex for the Exhausted Mama - Amy Johnson

From Clutter to Calm - Sara Eizen

Motherhood, Money and Mayhem - Debbie Whitlock

The Momarchy: Take Your Life Back From Your Kids - Angela Toussaint

Parenting Strategies:

Raising Resilient Kids- Avoiding Praise Junkies! - Sarina Behar Natkin

Turn It Off! Tips and Tools for Parenting in the Age of Technology - Ann Hungar Steel

Chores Without Challenge - Patricia Nan Anderson

Turning Anger to Empathy: Responding to Misbehavior with Empathy - Kathy Slattengren

Creating Grateful Kids - Shirin Shirkat

That Would Never Happen to MY Daughter! - Kelly Marquet

Picky Eating: It’s Not Your Fault! - Matthew Amster-Burton

If you go

MamaCon, a conference for Modern Moms  http://mamacon.net/, Friday, May 18, 2012 - Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the , 300 112th Avenue NE, Bellevue, Wa 98004-5813. Tickets are $169 and people can register here and at the door.

The Friday vendor fair, which is free to attend, is from 3 to 9 p.m. at the .

Ruby May 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I have seen 3 Blond Moms every time they have been in town, they are great. Plus they are MOMS. I don't understand how a MOM convention can hurt MOMS. Why would I go, I was looking forward to a show I love. Do I now go to learn how to hurt other Moms, the hardest working people on earth. I thought this convention was to help people?

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