Hey Mama Retreat

Breakout Sessions

10AM sessions:

Allllll Things Legal:

Come ready to hear Jennifer Yowell, adoption attorney, speak about all the legal things that can seem so overwhelming. She will provide an overview of the court process, explain foster parent rights, detail an adoption timeline, and provide post-adoption information.

 

Reclaiming You: Enneagram Edition

Sometimes we are so busy taking care of all the things that we don’t stop to take care of ourselves. In this session, Marcy McConnell will lead you through making a significant investment into yourself by discovering your Enneagram type and how it can help you be the healthiest version of you. You’ll walk away from our time together having reclaimed a bit of yourself so that you can re-engage in the world even stronger.


 

Creating a Foundation for your Family:

Every family ends up somewhere, few end up somewhere on purpose. In this breakout session, experienced ministry leader Greg Gunn will discuss the importance of having an Identity and Purpose for your family.  Few things will impact your family more than making sure every member of your family is headed in the same direction, towards your unique Family Identity. 

 

11AM sessions:
Hair Love:

Ethnic hair and skin care is not limited to beauty or appearances. This breakout session, led by Cut It Forward staff, will help us understand the connection between ethnic hair and skin care to a child’s healing, development, joy, and cultural identity. Additionally, this workshop will help uncover how ethnic hair and skin care practices can be used to not only help your child look good, but more importantly, feel their best.

 

Advocating Without Being Adversarial: 

In this breakout you will have a discussion with Dawn Leemon, the DHS ombudsman, aimed at teaching foster parents how to more effectively advocate for their kiddos while maintaining healthy professional relationships among those involved in the case.

 

Reclaiming You: Enneagram Edition

Sometimes we are so busy taking care of all the things that we don’t stop to take care of ourselves. In this session, Marcy McConnell will lead you through making a significant investment into yourself by discovering your Enneagram type and how it can help you be the healthiest version of you. You’ll walk away from our time together having reclaimed a bit of yourself so that you can re-engage in the world even stronger.

 

2PM sessions:

Guided Meditation:

More info to come.

 

The Easiest Way To Cook At Home:

Carrie with eatingonadime.com, will lead you through some tips and tricks when feeding your family. As a mother to 8 (5 adoptive) Carrie knows how busy life can be. She will show you how to feed your family the easiest way and give you the best time saving tips to get dinner on the table, that even the pickiest eaters will eat.

 

Identifying and Addressing the Clutter In Your Life:

In this breakout session, led by Maddison Spikes, we will be discussing the impact that clutter has on our time, money, and our homes. We'll chat about the effect that clutter has on our mental clarity as well as our relationships with those around us and highlight specific solutions in resolving that clutter.