Keynotes and Workshops
What You Can Expect:
- An engaging presentation that is in line with your goals and tailored for your audience.
- A personal conversation with your team about goals and expectations for the event.
- Prompt replies to your calls and emails.
- Announcements about your event on my blog and social media sites.
- Follow-up communication after the event.
A Little Bit About MeI have been speaking publicly for more than 25 years and have presented keynotes and workshops for events across the country. I am the author of A Year of Playing Skillfully, The Homegrown Preschooler, 101 Easy Wacky Crazy Activities for Young Children and Solutions for Early Childhood Directors. As a former administrator and teacher, I have extensive experience in the field of early childhood education. As the homeschooling mother of ten children, both biological and adopted, I enjoy sharing my journey with others. I am often described as a passionate, authentic, and humorous presenter.
My Most Requested TopicsI speak on topics centered on:
- Early Childhood, and
Of course, I will customize my presentation to meet your conference needs. I am happy to present these talks as a keynote or a workshop. I will combine talks to create a half-day or full-day seminar experience. In addition, I offer continuing education classes for early childhood teachers, administrators, and trainers.
Make it CountIn this world filled with technology and devices, intentional parenting is a MUST. Children get one shot at childhood and it is our job to make it count. In this presentation I will give you practical tips on how to engage and connect with your child. We will take a trip down memory lane that will make you laugh and possibly shed a few tears. Either way, you will be challenged and hopefully changed to take on parenting with a newfound passion.
Making the Decision to Homeschool
Are you thinking about joining the millions of families that have chosen to educate their children at home? Are you feeling overwhelmed by this decision? Join me as I share my real journey of homeschooling, the highs and lows; the real life of a long term homeschooler. You will leave this session with the confidence to make the best decision for your family.
Power of Connecting CommunicationOur technology filled world offers us more than a dozen ways to communicate with others. However, research shows that people feel more disconnected now than ever. This disconnect can have powerful ramifications in our homes and businesses. In this presentation, I will address the disconnect and share practical ways to effectively make a change through intentional communication.
The Balanced Home … making it all work.Dear sweet friend, take a deep breath. Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is exhausting. Motherhood leaves us empty many days. I get it, I really do. The struggle is real. Trying to do it all can be completely overwhelming, especially if you want to maintain your sanity. In this presentation will talk schedules, menus, and REAL life planning as a mom. You will leave with the tools necessary create a balanced home.
Confessions of a Fake SupermomAs a mother of ten, I am often called a supermom. Fact is; I am a fake! I have yelled, forgotten children, and even fed them cereal for dinner. If I am being REAL, even some of my social media posts are FAKE. In this presentation, I talk honestly about my failures as a mother and the beauty of overcoming those failures with love and forgiveness. You will leave encouraged and inspired to take on motherhood with fierce authenticity!
The Joys (and heartbreaks) of AdoptionMaybe you are like me; you KNOW that you were called to adoption. Maybe you are praying about fostering or adopting as you read this title. Adoption is a joyous calling, but can come with plenty of heartache. In this presentation, I share my very honest journey of adoption and it includes plenty of both. You will walk away with some practical ways to help your family on this adoption journey.
Turning Your Preschoolers into Life Long LearnersIs my child behind if they are not reading by four? Will my child be okay if they prefer to play in the mud instead of write their letters? How can I make sure that my child will be successful in school? Join me for a fun and creative presentation that will answer these and many other questions parents have about academic success. I will share how to create an amazing foundation for your child based on the latest in scientific research on brain development. This information packed session will help you prepare your child for lifelong learning, while making wonderful memories along the way!