Diapers. Laundry. Breakfast. Snack. Lunch. Snack. Dinner. Snack. Baths. Bedtime stories. Monster patrol. Boo-boo kisser. Book reading. Laundry. Praying. Sleepless nights of worry. More praying. Hand holding. Toilet scrubbing. Hand sanitizing. Providing. Mending. Giving. Wife-ing. Volunteering. Packed lunches. Magazine drives. Defending. Disciplining. Cheerios stuck to the floor of the van. Gum in your hair. A body broken, given, and tired.
Mamas of the world, you work hard.
As moms, people often tell us that we have the most important and noble job in world.
Let’s be honest with each other? When’s the last time you felt that way?
We all know that raising our children is one of our highest callings and that, in doing so, we are serving the Lord through them and teaching them to follow in His ways. We know that motherhood can lead to sanctity by accepting the present moment with joy and offering our daily sacrifices. We know that raising our children to be faithful Christians and contributing members of society is our greatest legacy.
But most days, it feels like all we do is cook and wipe butts. Sometimes simultaneously.
We do a lot of feeding in our families: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.
Sometimes we forget that we need to be fed, too. Sometimes we forget that Jesus wants us to be fed, too.
The Catholic Conference for Moms is setting out to do some feeding. So why should you attend?
That’s right, baby. This conference is a virtual one, so you can watch the presentations where you want, when you want, and in what you want. And if necessary, you can simply listen to the presentations if your eyes and visual attention are required elsewhere (like washing dishes or picking up the living room). Mark your calendars for Friday, March 6 – Monday, March 9, you have a date with your computer screen, a glass of wine, and the couch. (sign up here!)
2. It’s FREE.
I know, right? Stahp it. A multi-day conference that feeds your weary soul can’t be free, can it?
It can. It is. These people are amazing and they love you. It’s free. And you can sign up here.
Now, for those who know they’ll have to miss a day, or who will want to watch a presentation or 20 again, or who will want to share it with a sister or friend, you will have the option of purchasing the conference package. It’s a super reasonable price, you get lots of bonuses, and you will have lifetime access to the presentations.
3. The speakers are outstanding.
You won’t have to worry about being talked at or lectured or told how everyone-else-is-doing-it-right-and-you’re-doing-it-wrong during this conference. The presenters are faith-filled heavy hitters (many of them moms themselves) who care about you and your whole wellbeing. The lineup is sick, y’all. Many are household names, and, I am certain they will be bringing us outstanding content, practical inspiration, and authentic hopefulness.
4. The topics will feed your mama soul.
Although profound, deeply rooted, and spiritual, the topics are not irrelevant. They are practical answers to the simple yet burning questions and problems we moms face on a daily basis. From holiness in motherhood to teaching children to pray to marriage to managing stress, these topics matter to your life now.
You can find the full list of topics here.
5. You’ll be given reflection and discussion questions.
If you choose to purchase the conference package once the “live” conference has ended, you will receive lots of bonuses including downloads, ebooks, and discussion questions. You see, the cool thing is that once the conference is over, you can share these presentations with family, friends, your moms’ group, etc. and use the discussion questions to cultivate sisterhood and dive in deeper together. This virtual conference can help you build community right where you are with those around you.
So, tell me, will you be attending?! I hope to “see” you there 😉