Finding Your Community at MommyCon
There’s nothing like having a community of people in your life who support you as a parent. There’s also nothing like a community of parents who are keen on learning as much as they can about the baby and toddler years, because, let’s face it: those years can be rough!
I am blessed to have such people in my life who support me as a parent. It can really make a difference in your life when you have others to lean on when things get tough with your kiddos.
If you want to be around a lot of parents interested in the same kind of community, go to MommyCon. MommyCon is just the event where parents can get together to learn more about natural parenting techniques during the first few years of a baby’s life and so much more. I’m excited to say that as a member of the 2017 MommyCon Parent Squad, I’m finally going to go to MommyCon!
What is MommyCon?
MommyCon is all about community! Events are held throughout the year in a variety of locations for parents-to-be, new parents, and even experienced parents.
MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. We advocate values of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety standards and procedures, and female self-care and wellness. Our mission is to create a community of support, acceptance and non-judgement for women journeying through parenthood.
Even though it’s called MOMMYCon, it’s for dads too! Many dads attend to learn more about natural parenting. Many dads just go to tag along and see what it is all about. In fact, my husband will be attending with me this year and is curious about what he is going to see.
What Happens at MommyCon?
At a MommyCon event, you can expect:
- educational panels and workshops,
- a gift bag from sponsors,
- and much more!
For those interested in babywearing, there is almost always a Babywearing Lounge where you can learn more about certain carriers and how to wear them. You can even try carriers on with no pressure to buy!
You can be certain I’ll be checking out any baby carriers I spot!
For those interested in cloth diapering, there is a Cloth Diaper Resource Center where you can learn all about cloth diapering and cloth diapers available.
If you need to feed your baby, feel free to do so anywhere! If you want a quiet, private space, there is an infant feeding lounge available.
Bringing along an active baby or toddler? There are Baby Safe Play Spaces throughout the event. It’s good to know because my one year old will be tagging along and might need a break in between sessions.
Wanna shop? There will be vendors there with all kinds of goodies to buy. Some of the vendors even sell MommyCon exclusives that will only be available at the event!
The image below is the schedule for MommyCon NYC. Click on the image to see the descriptions of each session.
MommyCon 17 Locations
MommyCon Promo Code
As a member of the Parent Squad, I am able to give you a promo code for a discount on tickets! Please note that whenever my promo code is used, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
Use my MommyCon PROMO CODE MARISSA17 to save $5 on general admission tickets to any location of MommyCon 17! Click here to buy your tickets.
This code is good for $5.00 General Admission tickets and Expectant Parent tickets (when available) to all of the 2017 events. Pre-Sale, educator package, and VIP tickets are not eligible.
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Going to MommyCon NYC?
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Stay tuned! I’ll be sharing my experience soon!