Keep Your Tweens and Teens Talking
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Keep Your Tweens and Teens Talking

Just as us Mom's start to worry most, teens stop talking!  

  • Why does it feel like my teen is pushing me away?

  • How do I engage my teen and keep them talking?

  • Does my parenting need to change as my kids get older?

Learn to keep your teens talking in this fun, hands on training!

  • Open and maintain communication with your tween/teen.

  • Master the art of Listening. For real.

  • Learn what youyr kids want and need from you.

Kerry Stutzman is a mom to 4 Boys and 1 stepdaughter.  So she can feel our pain when it comes to trying to talk yo our boys!  Kerry is a licensed marriage & family therapist and parenting instructor.



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Baby Sleep Solutions!
Oct
2
11:30 AM11:30

Baby Sleep Solutions!

Are you living in survival mode?

Exhausted?
Surviving on caffeine and dry shampoo?

Feeling like a failure because you can’t solve your child’s sleep issues?
Worried that you’ll never sleep again?

You’re not alone.

Join Leigh McMahon, certified pediatric sleep consultant at Bonne Nuit Baby.

She’ll talk about a wide range of sleep concerns for children 

0 – 5 years and cover nap transitions and schedules, early morning wake ups, safe sleep guidelines and more. And the best part—Q&A at the end!

Babies welcome!

Feel free to bring a friend too! Just let us know!

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MoBster's Monthly Micro Writing Hour
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

MoBster's Monthly Micro Writing Hour

Join us for our 2nd monthly creative writing challenge!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

An hour and half of MICRO WRITING = 100 words
(roughly one paragraph) in which you tell an entire story based on different prompts from our guide, Barbara Stoker, author of 3 books.

Whether it’s for a book, a screenplay, a blog, or just for fun, the entire point is to get the creative juices flowing, make new friends and self growth. 

6pm-7pm social hour

7pm-8:30pm writing


No homework...just bring a favorite
bottle of wine to share. Barbara will provide snacks.

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Happy Hour at "Ladies Only Sample Tour" in Old Town Littleton
Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour at "Ladies Only Sample Tour" in Old Town Littleton

Join The MoB for a Happy Hour at The Littleton" Ladies Only Sample Tour" (LOST)

The fun starts at 4pm and lasts til 8pm.  

We will meet at Cody + Co Interior Design Store for our first drink!  From there we will head to all of the particpating boutiques, restuarants, bars and other retailers for their specialty drinks and gifts.  

Bracelets are only $13.50!  Get your tickets before they SELL OUT!

In addition to the event day bracelet, you will recieve a  packet that will include a map showing participating businesses. 

You can pick up your bracelet at the LOST HQ location at the corner of Prince and Main Street on event day.

Participants receive free samples, tasty treats and beverages from district businesses. Return to Littleton Shopping District in the future and take advantage of the great deals in the coupon book.



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MoBster's Micro Writing Hour
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

MoBster's Micro Writing Hour

Is it time to give yourself a creative challenge?
Join us for an hour of MICRO WRITING = 100 words
(roughly one paragraph) in which you tell an entire story.


You will write based on prompts that will be provided that evening.
Sharing is encouraged but always optional.

Whether it’s for a book, a screenplay, a blog, or just for fun the entire point is to get the creative juices flowing, make new friends and grow. 

 Your guides will be Barbara, author of 3 books, and Jaimelyn Roets,
contributing author to the 

https://denver.citymomsblog.com 

Writing will be from 7:30- 8:30.

Limited to 12 people

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MoBster's, MoBboys & MoBmen on the Farm!
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

MoBster's, MoBboys & MoBmen on the Farm!

Have you and your Boys ever wanted to know what it's like to live on a Farm?  Now is your chance!  

Our very own MoBster, Melissa Guthrie, will take us on a hands on tour of her working farm at 2:30pm.  We will feed and play with the baby lambs and goats, feed worms to the baby chicks, learn about the circle of life of these animals and the ins & outs of running a farm.  There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, hay climb and lots of games! 

Don't miss the raffle drawing for leg of lamb, smoked ham and a whole roasting chicken all from the Guthrie Fram!

Bets of all, Melissa will treat us with her own Farm to Table snacks for all of us!  

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What Boys Must Know about #MeToo and Campus Affirmative Consent Policies to Navigate Relationships in a Hook-up Culture
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

What Boys Must Know about #MeToo and Campus Affirmative Consent Policies to Navigate Relationships in a Hook-up Culture

Katie Koestner answered many scary questions concerning the legal ramifications our boys face today with our ever changing world. Ms. Koestener is a mother of two boys and understands the tricky world we live in.  

If something serious has happened in your boy world please reach out to Katie and she can give you honest direct information. She will guide you in the right direction.

Katie Koestner

www.katiekoestner.com

Here are a few notes from Katie’s Talk:

~Boys learn so much from parental relationships. You are modeling communication, affection, admitting mistakes, arguing, boundaries and fun.

~Consent is permission and is needed for every step in a sexual experience. A yes to kissing does not mean a yes to sexual intercourse. Consent can withdrawn at any moment. Silence means NO. Accept rejection, do not try to convince a NO into a YES. A yes 30 minutes prior is not a current yes, need to keep asking.

~The Hookup is the HIGHEST risk activity because the two people do not know each others behaviors and it has the regret syndrome. AVOID AVOID AVOID!

~Use school email for school work. Use private email to communicate with friends and family.

~ Once alcohol is involved DO NOT get intimate.

~Do not buy anyone drinks.

~Average age for for sexual experience for boys and girls is 13 years old.

~Boys should remain neutral if one of their friends is involved in a lawsuit. Do not express any opinion because it could be used against them.

~If a teacher or a coach over hear about inappropriate behavior they have to report it.

3 Jurisdictions that can be involved in a legal issue: Campus, Civil and Criminal

Campus: Any action that occurs on school owned or controlled property and any action that occurs off-campus but has a negative impact on the school environment.

Civil: Disputes between members of society

Criminal: State or Federal law broken

  

  

Thank you Colorado Academy for hosting this events with the MoB.It was great to see our friends outside of the MoB who are interested in raising boys. Get educated on the actual laws and policies of schools and college campuses, to create safer environments for everyone.

Katie appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine at age 18 as the first victim of campus date rape and has since been speaking out nationally and publicly about the safety of boys and girls. Katie helped  pass federal campus safety legislation and has worked with over 5000 educational institutions around the world on student safety and sexual misconduct issues.




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Rebounding from Injuries & Mental Toughness
Apr
10
9:30 AM09:30

Rebounding from Injuries & Mental Toughness

Injuries can be devestating to boys whether they are playing sports or running around playing and having fun.  The physical repercussions from an injury are usually apparent, but the emotional and psychological ramifications are often less obvious.  

Join Dr. Armandi Vidal as he talks to The MoB about injuires in boys from a very young age through adulthood.  Dr Vidal will take us through many questions and concerns that come up when dealing with or thinking about injuries.  

Which injuries/surgeries he is seeing the most.

What preventitive measures, if any, that we can take.

What to be on the lookout for as far as injuries are concerned.

How do you know when an injury is serious?

What's the process when your son has an injury?

Who should parents call or what type of doctor should you see?

Dr. Vidal is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He is an avid crossfitter, skier, mountain biker and fitness enthusiast and enjoys taking care of both elite and recreational athletes in Denver and Boulder. 

His clinical expertise includes open and arthroscopic surgery of simple and complex knee, shoulder, and elbow disorders. He has a particular clinical focus on primary and revision ACL reconstruction, cartilage restoration and complex knee reconstruction and osteotomy. Dr. Vidal serves as Head Team Physician for the Denver Nuggets basketball team as well as team physician for the University of Colorado and University of Denver athletic programs.  In additon, Dr Vidal has 2 young, active boys.

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Tools & Tips for the Conversation about the Good, Bad, and Taboo sides of SEX with your Boys
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Tools & Tips for the Conversation about the Good, Bad, and Taboo sides of SEX with your Boys

Are you prepared for the “talk” with your son?

Have you gone over the birds and the bees, and wonder whats next? 

Your son’s sexuality evolves from cradle to grave. You, as his mother, have the opportunity to be one of the most important influences on his values and relationships throughout his life. 


During this workshop Auburn will provide tools and tips to gain trust in yourself as a sexpert, and be a positive knowledgeable resource for your son to rely on. 

Perhaps your son has survived the awkward hormone marinated rollercoaster of puberty and is stumbling into the onset of manhood. After all the BO and boners of adolescences, they will need your continued wisdom and guidance in this new phase of sexual and relational development. 

Auburn will present the tools and language to share with your sons throughout their life. These continued conversations will help encourage them develop and maintain fulfilling, consensual, and pleasurable relationship experiences.

Join the MB team for a fun, comprehensive event focused on what to expect and how to help your son’s ever-evolving sexual identity. 

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Chasing 6-Pack Abs:  Understanding Body Image Concerns in our Boys & How We Can Help Them Attain Healthy Brains & Bodies
Jan
16
9:30 AM09:30

Chasing 6-Pack Abs: Understanding Body Image Concerns in our Boys & How We Can Help Them Attain Healthy Brains & Bodies

Have you heard comments like these from your boys? 

“I want 6-pack abs like Thor.”

“Coach says I need to drop weight to compete this week.”

“I took like 50 pictures to get this one epic gym pic for my Instagram.”

“We are learning about the war on obesity in school, I have to calculate my BMI for homework.”

 

Body image is an issue affecting every one of our boys, regardless of their age, size, shape and weight. Each day, our sons internalize an impossible body ideal from seemingly harmless sources:  peers, coaches, social media, advertisements, characters in video games and action movies, school curriculums and even comments from parents and siblings at home. 

 

Join us on Wednesday, January 16th for a compassionate, honest exploration of the unique body image challenges facing our boys today.  This conversation will be facilitated by therapist Bonnie Brennan, who in addition to being a nationally-recognized body image and eating disorder expert, is also a mother of teenage boys herself.  

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The Gift Inside YOU!
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Gift Inside YOU!

Life Coach, The Courage to be YOU!

Is your day filled with thoughts of “I should do...”, “I shouldn’t have...”, “I need to...”, and high levels of overwhelm?  Do you find yourself worrying about everything from your sons’ well being, to the size of your body, to your growing to do list, to what people think of you?

You are not alone.

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MoB Members ONLY!  Join The MoB for the ACE Scholarships Women's Luncheon
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

MoB Members ONLY! Join The MoB for the ACE Scholarships Women's Luncheon

Featuring keynote speaker, Giuliana Rancic

October 26, 2018 | Seawell Ballroom | 1350 Arapahoe St., Denver

11:00am Raffle & Registration | 12:00pm Luncheon

In 2018, ACE Scholarships is delighted to host New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Fan Favorite award at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, Giuliana Rancic.

Rancic is a force both on-camera and off, but her remarkable success didn’t come easily. She is a true result of “The American Dream” and an inspiration to people, both young and old.

At the event, you will also have the opportunity to hear from an ACE scholar who will share the inspiring story of a life transformed with access to a quality education.

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MoB Mingle Hour
Oct
11
4:00 PM16:00

MoB Mingle Hour

Let's get together for cocktails and appetizers on Shanahan's amazing patio in the DTC.  Happy Hour pricing is from 4:00- 6:00 but the evening is open ended so come when you can. Drop in for a quick hello or come for the evening and chill out!. Whatever works for your works for us. We would love to see you.

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MoBsters Morning Mini Incline Fun
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

MoBsters Morning Mini Incline Fun

Conquer the Incline!

Let's climb the 200 steps together.  No matter if this is your first time or fifteenth time!  It's fun, quick, great exercise and a beautiful view at the top!  Just wear your tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water.

We willl meet at Starbucks (8000 E. Bellview) at 9:30am.   If you want to drive yourself and meet us there the Incline address is 1375 Plum Creek Parkway, Castle Rock.  It takes about 25 minutes to get there from Starbucks.

MoBsters who SWEAT together STICK together:)

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Finding Peace & Connection through the Chaos!
Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Finding Peace & Connection through the Chaos!

Welcome our New & Old MoB Friends!!!

Now that school is back, carve out a little time and join Heather Mulvhill (MS, MA, LPC)  for a morning to focus on YOU!  

Kick off your shoes and relax with Mom's just like you!

This is the time to let go of any judgement of trying to be a perfect mom!  None of us have it all togther so let's support one another by being authentic and real.   Heather will guide us in finding peace and connection through all of the chaos!

This MoB event will leave you feeling good & connected to other Mom's...You deserve it!

Heather has an MS in psychology and an MA in counseling psych.  She is trained in trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and is certified Gestalt psychotherapy.  She works as a mental health consultant to help families and individuals understand their options and connect them with appropriate clinicians or programs.  She also presents to groups or organizations on an array of topics such as, suicide, depression, childhood and adolescence.  She is certified in QPR training and present suicide prevention workshops to train individuals who are not mental health professionals to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis and learn skills for appropriate intervention.  She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board atthe Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado's Anshutz Medical Campus.  

We are excited to have you join us in this safe and supportive group.

Coffee and light munchies will be served.

9:00am - chit chat & meet new MoB friends

9:30-11:30am - Program

 

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The "Juggling Act" of MoB MoMs!
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

The "Juggling Act" of MoB MoMs!

The MoB is excited to have our very own MoBster's, Dana Schoonover and Susan Schneider, share with us how they juggle work, family and personal time!

The MoB is a unique tribe of MoM's!  We all struggle with juggling everyday life and our own tribe of Boys!  This is our time to LISTEN, LEARN & SHARE how we can get through the difficult moments in each day!

 

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Son's Sex Life: But Don't Want to Ask!
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Everything You Need to Know About Your Son's Sex Life: But Don't Want to Ask!

Welcome back Auburn Meisner, LMSW, to present to The MoB!  Auburn is a licensed social worker and sex therapist specializing in sex therapy for individuals and relationships. SEX is not an easy topic for parents to talk about with their kids, but Auburn will make this topic a bit easier for us mom's to start to discuss with our boys! We all have so many questions and concerns on what's going on sexually in our sons lives.  Unfortunately, this starts early in our boys years so now is the time to be aware of what's ahead or happening in their lives!  Come prepared with lots of questions.  This is a safe place to ask questions and get advice from Auburn and our own MoB moms who have already gone through some of these painful stages with our sons.  

Auburn will take us through the process of talking to our Boys about Sex:

  • Why we don't ask our son's about their sex life and why we should!
  • How to get comfortable with this talk.  
  • What to actually say. 
  • What to do if there is a sexual concern or problem.
  • Current statistics on the sexual activity and boys.
  • How mothers can have age age-appropriate and comfortable conversations with their boys.
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Women & Money: Growing Financial Confidence
Jan
25
11:00 AM11:00

Women & Money: Growing Financial Confidence

As women, we have specific financial needs that require special attention and careful planning.  Jo-Ann Holst, is an independent Certified Financial Planner, Best Selling Author and President of FUEL Financial, and Jo-Ann Holst Advisers.  She will lead us through the building blocks for creating financial stability.  In this session, learn how to practice financial self-care now and in the future. Also, get some tips on how to cultivate financial awareness and responsibility in your sons.Some of the critical components that we will learn about are:

·       How to master the role of primary financial decision maker

·       Where you need to be putting yourself first

·       How to balance safety and risk

·       What questions should you be asking a financial planner

·       The importance of having a written, comprehensive financial plan

·       Thriving through divorce or widowhood

·       How to have relevant conversation with your Boys about money

·       How to teach your Boys the importance of financial responsibility

·       How to set financial boundaries with your Boys

 

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Beyond Texting - The Fine Art of Small Talk
Jan
10
11:00 AM11:00

Beyond Texting - The Fine Art of Small Talk

Join Denver's own Debra Fine, former engineer, now nationally recognized speaker, communication guru and bestselling author for her fast paced, informative and entertaining presentation, The Fine Art of Small Talk. Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with insightful and informative conversation skills on how to strike up conversations and keep them going, avoid conversation “killers” and simply make the most of any interaction with our teen sons. Learn how to turn every conversation into an opportunity for success.

Fine is the author of bestselling books The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills—and Leave a Positive Impression (Hachette) and The Fine Art of the Big Talk (Hachette) along with her just released third in the Fine Art series: Beyond Texting The Fine Art of Face to Face Communication for Teenagers (Canon). Her books are translated and published in two dozen countries across the globe. A 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Fine presents programs to hundreds of audiences around the world that include Google, Delta Airlines, COMERICA Banks, KPMG, General Electric, and PCL Construction. A regular Huffington Post blogger, Fine's recent media appearances include The Today Show, The Toronto Sun, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News and CNN.  View additional information about Debra at www.DebraFine.com

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

We have all heard the stories of terrible things that have happened to young boys and the trials and tribulations that they have gone through because of it.  As Moms, we all think that these things could never happen to our son's but it CAN!  We will hear from attorneys at law, Michael Frederick and David Ganderton on many local cases that are hard to believe can happen in our own backyards.  A few of the topics that will be discussed are:

  1. Cell phones, the most deadly arsenal in our kids lives
  2. Sexting
  3. Sexual assault
  4. Drugs
  5. Minor in possession of alcohol (MIP)
  6. How messed up the juvenile system is and what to do

 

Please email us if you have specific topics or concerns that you would like Michael and David to discuss.  

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Beyond Mama Bear: Surviving the Balancing Act of Parenting Teenage Boys!
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Beyond Mama Bear: Surviving the Balancing Act of Parenting Teenage Boys!

Join this interactive conversation with author Lisa Filholm, about how to survive the balancing act of parenting teenage boys!  You will learn tips and tools to use immediately: hope for frazzled families!

Lisa believes that parents of teenagers need new role models. For example, when our cubs are young, Mama Bear is a fine example: strong, smart, sassy, sure of herself.  When our kids turn into adolescents, we become dangerous role models. When puberty hits and life turns into a three-ring circus, we get overwhelmed, scared, frustrated and  Mama Bear hibernates. In other words, Mama Bear goes to sleep on the job. Parents do the same: we tend to check out (because teenagers are awful and we're exhausted), leaving our kids vulnerable on their rocky journey toward adulthood. Does this all sound familiar??????

Join us for a fun, yet enlightening event on how to better parent our BOYS! In order to make the most of your time at this event, please purchase Lisa's book "Beyond Mama Bear" here https://mothers-ofboys.squarespace.com/paid-events/.  Once you get the book, please read the preface and chapters 1 & 2! If you don't have the time to read the entire book, but want to be prepared?  

~read the preface + chapter 1 & 2

~email lisafilholm@gmail.com with any burning questions you'd like to discuss

~think about ways you may tend to hibernate or check out, and why

~think about the unique ways each child challenges you and why

THE 3 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS PARENTS OF TEENS SHOULD ASK OURSELVES

  1. KNOW - Do I know what's really going on?
  2. PROTECT - Must I protect my child from real and present danger?
  3. HONOR - Can I honor my teenager's unique journey toward adulthood?

 

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How to Live From Your Strengths & Lead Your Family Into Theirs
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

How to Live From Your Strengths & Lead Your Family Into Theirs

 

 

Lisa Foster, founder of ParillumeTM, shared how the Enneagram can be integrated to yield concrete, daily strategies to achieve healthy personal expression, meaningful contribution, and great relationships.  This system provides you and your sons with specific practices and techniques to leverage these insights so you can help each other shine your brightest.

Each MoB member completed the Enneagram Test so they understood which of the 9 personality descriptions best fit them. Lisa described each of the 9 Enneagram traits, and taught us what each type looked like when we are our best self and when we are not our best self. Lisa explained how we parent according to our Enneagram type. As a group we tried to find where our boys fit into the spectrum. This tool is amazing and will relieve much stress and create better communication on our boys households. 

Here is a link to a more detailed Enneagram Questionnaire to give you the insight.

We each have an original design, a unique combination of strengths, cognitive functions and personality traits.  When understood and applied, unlocks solutions in our lives, transforming problems into challenges and apparent flaws into opportunities.  

Imagine if, as a child or teen, that you had insight into your own core strengths, your cognitive functions and filters, your unique personality and drives. 

Imagine that, as a parent  you could deeply grasp your own and your children’s defining perspectives, fears, and dreams. 

Imagine that you and your sons shared an understanding of your inner worlds that provided a clear, positive path to healthy engagement and development as individuals and as a loving family.

Lisa has educated and trained teens, parents, couples, and teams , and her own son, on how to shine in their original designs.                                                                                                                 

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Joseph Campbell

Parillume empowers those who have experienced sexual violation to continue past the survivor stage and heroically reclaim the treasure of their true selves shining in the world without shame. The Shine From Your Original Design program was developed as part of this empowerment process, and has evolved to help anyone, anywhere, shine brighter in their lives.

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A Line MoBster night out!
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

A Line MoBster night out!

Join us at A Line Boutique for a fun and fabulous evening to connect with other MOBster's and get the season’s most lust-worthy trends, while enjoying a glass, or two, of wine! Shop the Spring trends and get styled by A Lines professional stylists on staff.  Indulge in swanky sips and nibbles and take advantage of an exclusive opportunity to save 10% on your entire purchase the night of the event.  

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Contagious Love:  Managing Your Boys, By Managing Yourself!
Apr
12
11:00 AM11:00

Contagious Love: Managing Your Boys, By Managing Yourself!

Join Dr. Jim Langley, clinical psychologist and most importantly, father of 5 Boys talk about how to simplify our parenting skills.  Dr. Langley will talk about how we overcomplicate the task of parenting and how by simply managing ourselves well, we can teach our children almost all they need to know to be happy, healthy and whole!  He will show us that if we implement 3 simple parenting components in our daily lives, we will alleviate some unnecsseary stresses.

 

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Coffee Talk with Heather Mulvihill:  Life as a Mother of Boys!
Mar
14
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee Talk with Heather Mulvihill: Life as a Mother of Boys!

As a Mom of three or more boys our lives are filled with so many different emotions. In one day we can experience loneliness, joyfulness, depression, sheer excitement, chaotic stress, warm tender love and belly laughter. And sometimes we are terrified and question if we are raising these boys the right way.  It's exhausting, stressful,  wonderful, scary and sometimes you are on top of the world and other times you can't sleep with worry about your boy.  That rollercoaster ride is the life of a MoBster.  Let's unveil our true feelings on being a Mom to Boys.  

Heather Mulvihill, leading Psychologist, will create a discussion on the normalcy of our feelings, no matter how dark and depressed you may feel at times.

Heather will discuss issues we face daily, what triggers our stress, ways to cope with the anxiety. It is important to taketime for self care.  Our life of Boys is unlike any other and we will learn to embrace the struggles together. Coming to MoB events will help you, which in turn will only help our Boys, in other words self care is not SELFISH!

Sometimes we need the MoB tribe to normalize our unpredictable feelings in raising a band of brothers. You are not alone.

Heather has an MS in psychology and an MA in counseling psych.  She is trained in trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and is certified Gestalt psychotherapy.  She works as a mental health consultant to help families and individuals understand their options and connect them with appropriate clinicians or programs.  She also presents to groups or organizations on an array of topics such as, suicide, depression, childhood and adolescence.  She is certified in QPR training and present suicide prevention workshops to train individuals who are not mental health professionals to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis and learn skills for appropriate intervention.  She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board atthe Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado's Anshutz Medical Campus.  

Join your fellow MoBsters in this safe and supportive group.

Coffee and light munchies will be served.

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Love Yourself Workshop "Find Your Inner Strength"
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Love Yourself Workshop "Find Your Inner Strength"

 

It's NOT a workOUT but a workIN!

It's time to focus on Yourself and Loving who You are and what You do!  This is the time to give yourself a gift!  A gift of peacefulness and clarity!   The MoB has created a special workshop to focus on YOURSELF and the Strength that you have to raise boys!

We are all on this journey of raising boys together.  Most of the time we are racing around taking care of everyone else that we don't give ourselves the time to clear our mind and recharge.  We are all strong and brave but don't necessarily use these traits to help us through the day.  Learn to embrace this and use these characteristics to guide you through your daily challenges of holding down the fort and bringing the family together!  

Our friend and Yogi, Bine Trujillo, will guide us to a place that will reset you for the rest of the day.  You will be taken to a place that will give you more positivity and strength to get you through challenging times.  There are many ways to get to this special place:  finding your inner peace,  meditation, yoga, breathing practices and even a quiet space.  On this day, Bine will take us through a special journey and will conclude with peaceful mediation.  

Wear your comfy clothes, workout gear or anything that you feel comfortable sitting on the floor.  If you have a yoga mat, please bring it.  Bring an open mind and willingness to share with your fellow MoBsters (if you like) in a safe space.  You are coming to be a part of a community to uplift and support each other!  Come celebrate YOURSELF through mindful movement, breath and easy yoga flow.  No yoga experience needed!  Remember this is NOT a workOUT but a WorkIN!

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The Myth of Safety: Why Kids Need Grit!
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

The Myth of Safety: Why Kids Need Grit!

We live in a time of unexpected, unimaginable circumstances happening almost daily in our lives.  One of the most important traits as parents is to keep our kids safe and protect them.  But by overprotecting our kids and giving them easy/safe ways to handle situations is only a disservice to them.  We are holding our kids back from learninig the hard way and how they can overcome life challenges. Even with all of these horrific events we still need to teach our kids to have "Grit"!  Research has shown that in order for our kids to thrive and be successful, they need to have grit!  Rick Lawrence will take us through this process of how we can instill "Grit" into our kids lives!  

Rick Lawrence is an award winning author, journalist, cultural researcher, business leader and national speaker.  He's been executive editor of GROUP Magazine for 28 years.  He has been interviewed by national publications and media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Join us to hear Rick Lawrence speak about:

  • The unintended consequences of our obsession with Safety
  • Keys to helping children of all ages overcome challenges
  • Practical ways to hep your kids become stronger
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Breaching the Barrier:  How to Navigate A Comfortable Conversation with your Son about the birds, bees and everything in between!
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Breaching the Barrier: How to Navigate A Comfortable Conversation with your Son about the birds, bees and everything in between!

SEX is not an easy topic for parents to talk about with their kids, but Auburn Meisner, licensed social worker and sex therapist, will make this topic a bit easier for us mom's to start to discuss with our boys!  

A few of the topics that Auburn will present to The MoB:

  • Sexual development in boys from 2 years old through their teenage years.
  • Current statistics on the sexual activity and boys.
  • How technology has changed the way boys relate to themselves and others sexually and emotionally and what the implications these changes have on boys.
  • How mothers can effectively and confidently navigate the ever changing technological landscape in order to relate, connect and influence their sons to develop healthy, fulfilling sexual identities.
  • How mothers can have age age-appropriate and comfortable conversations with their boys.

 

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