The Mommas on the Move Conference provides information and inspiration for moms who are parenting on their own for any reason. The conference acknowledges and respects the existing talents and accomplishments of moms by providing educational topics intended to uplift and inform moms about health, the power of self-identity, and ways to discover the richness of life through creativity, skill building, ‘me time’ and more.
» Breakout Session 1
Ten Tips for getting a College Education
Do you want to further your education? This breakout will discuss the educational options of college and area technical schools. Concise information about scholarships, financial aid, admissions, resources and more will be provided.
Pay Attention to the Positives for a Happy and Creative Life
Creativity is important in any effort - from speech writing to time management to motherhood. When busy moms see the demands of life as frustrating, they are less likely to use creativity to navigate life’s journey. By focusing on the positive, or reframing the negative, you will discover how to use creativity to set and achieve goals, enjoy family and friends, and live a satisfying life.
Translating Mothering Skills to Marketable Skills
Moms are skilled in cooking, counseling, organizing, financial management, anger management, legal issues and more. Often however, moms don’t know how to translate these every day skills into valuable workplace skills. Learn to identify, value and communicate every-day mothering skills into a workplace setting to achieve more opportunity and professional success.
» Breakout Session 2
Fun Free Activities and Creative Crafts on a Budget
Join us for a discussion about re-connecting with our families on a budget. Parents are invited to come learn how to re-connect with their children and family through quality time. Find out how to have more fun together as family and learn fun free things to do in Utah. Discover crafts to do with your kids that are fun and cheap. Learn how to find free or cheap craft materials from your home or the dollar store. I am looking forward to sharing something that I love to do with my kids to hopefully help you find some new things to do as family.
I am what I am – Motherhood and Self-Identity
In this fun workshop you will have a chance to engage in some interesting exercises to help you gain a better understanding of the different roles you play in your life. Taking on the role and identity of ‘motherhood’ is one of the greatest transitions in our lives and can have different impacts upon our self-identity, leading to us ask ‘Who am I now?’ Come and explore the different aspects of yourself and the possibilities of who you can become!
Create a Life Vision and Discover the Power of what you See and what you Say
Discuss your life possibilities through the art of creative visualization. Learn ways to give your mind more positive images of the life you desire using pictures and words and begin creating your personal dream board.
» Breakout Session 3
Cardio Ballroom for Family Fitness and Fun
Can't find time to workout with your busy schedule or can't find the motivation to go to the gym? Cardio Ballroom is designed to help you workout while having fun. Learn classic ballroom steps like cha cha, jive, and the tango. No partner or dance experience needed! Learn cardio ballroom routines without having to go to the gym. Have fun while burning calories at the same time. Bring your tennis shoes and come ready to dance.
Cooking Nutritious and Quick Meals on a Budget
Cooking for a family is a never ending responsibility. At this workshop, learn ways to streamline your cooking and shopping to save time and money, and provide tasty and nutritious meals for your family.
Find ‘Me Time’ in the Quiet Places of the Mind
Motherhood can be stressful. The greatest gift you can give yourself and your kids is self-care through mindfulness. Learn simple stretches that can be done at home, school and work. Discover how simple stretching reinvigorates the body, mind and soul, and gives the busy mom a brief escape into the calm space of her mind, and helps her find ‘me time’ in the midst of chaos.