|Pretty Brown Girl Conference Flyer|
Us? Candi and I! Two married mothers whose only goal was to have a blog to exhale and invite others to do the same!
|Beginning of our presentation|
Throughout our tedious meetings at Lucianos over a glass of wine okay fine...glasses of wine, we contemplated what we wanted to express to the women about 'Mind, Body and Soul, Taking Care of Yourself'. I always chimed the one basic fact I believed to be true. Yolanda invited us to speak because of who we are. We can only be ourselves!
It could not matter if all the women at the conference did not look like us or look like they would like us or be interested in what we would discuss, we decided to be authentically us!
|Candi engaging the audience|
Immediately there was a cheer. The women who we initially judged to be different from ourselves were just the opposite....they were like us. Women!
Candi and I had done what we as women do all the time. We judged! And just like many of us who judge...we judged wrong! We thought our audience was too serious but in fact they laughed and interacted with us throughout the entire presentation.
Our presentation was very brief but our message was powerful. Our children love us so let's love ourselves by reviving our talents, our hobbies and tidbits of time away from our families to be the women we were before diapers, stretch marks and curfews!
|Candi and Sandena Neely, one of our Guest Bloggers|
|Materials for Vision Board|
|Mothers and Daughters were invited to create a Vision Board filled with long and short term goals!|
|Mothers and Daughters were provided with magazines to cut out pictures to depict their short and long term goals.|
|Vision Board Sample|
|Thanks for joining us Monette...another time Melinda!|
I was brought to tears as they recited their pledge at the beginning of the conference. Positive affirmations coming out of the mouths of little girls.
Okay alright fine...not a new trend. Candi forgot to polish her other hand the night before! What do we call this...... say it with me MOTHERHOOD!