Mom To Mom Fall 2019 Schedule


September 10
Navigating Your Child Through Loss - Led by Lisa Appelo

Life serves up many kinds of loss for our kids. It may be adoption loss or the kind of loss that comes from the death of a grandparent or someone close to them, a move, a parent's miscarriage, divorce, or absentee parent. How can we help our kids navigate through loss? How can we help them process loss in healthy ways that will help them become more compassionate and resilient? All families will confront loss at some point. Come find tools to help your child navigate losses and come through stronger. Lisa is a widow of 8 years and single mom to 7. She is a speaker, writer and Bible teacher who inspires women to strengthen their faith in grief and find hope in the hard. She writes all the good lessons God is teaching her at lisaappelo.com.


September 17
Parenting a Strong-Willed Child - Led by Jennifer Ferguson, MS LMHC NCC

Almost every family has one - a strong-willed child. Don't miss this unique opportunity to receive parenting guidance from a professional. Jennifer Ferguson is a respected licensed mental health counselor in Jacksonville who provides specialized treatment for children, adolescents, couples and families. In her practice she focuses on parenting, discipline concerns, and impulse control-conduct. We are honored to hear from her and learn from her!


September 24
Steering Your Child Toward Healthy Friendships - Led by Tina Bumgarner

We all know how important healthy friendships are for the spiritual development of our children. We also know how tempting it is to be helicopter moms and get overly involved. In our time together, we will explore what it looks like to equip our children to be good friends and choose good friends. Friendships are also essential for mom's health and we will hear about Tina’s prayer circle and how that has impacted her and the lives of her children. Tina is a mom to two wonderful adult children and a grandmother to two adorable babies.


October 1
The Power of Connection - Led by Rebecca Bergson

Rebecca Bergson, a TBRI Practitioner with Hope Street, a local nonprofit organization, will introduce us to Trust-Based Relational Intervention. TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed parenting model that was originally designed to meets the needs of children who have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect, but it can be used with all children. We will discuss addressing children's physical needs, attachment needs, and fear-based behaviors. Connection is at the center of it all. This intervention, developed by psychologists at Texas Christian University, is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research. Rebecca will offer practical knowledge and tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care.


October 8
Discipling Your Children - Led by Wendy Young

Have you ever asked the questions, how can I raise Godly kids when I'm so imperfect? Which schools, which Bible studies and devotions, which activities, which directions? Sometimes we think there is only one way and we must get it right or we are going to blow it. Discipling your children is the answer. We need to walk and talk with our children and model for them a life of seeking Jesus as Deuteronomy 6:4-9 shows us. You can figure out the specifics if your heart is towards the Lord. Wendy is an awesome mom to four boys ranging in age from 16 to 28.


October 15
Soaking Prayer - Led by Missy Blanton & Paddy Creveling

Missy and Paddy are trained prayer ministers who will lead us in a prayer exercise called "soaking prayer". There is no pressure to pray for others or pray aloud - just a time to privately share your requests. Come receive this amazing blessing to be prayed over in a relaxed environment. We know this is going to be a special time of receiving prayer for our children and ourselves in our important roles as moms.