On Monday, I will be speaking at Mom Congress in Washington DC. I’m honored and thrilled to be a part of the event and I can’t wait to connect with moms from all over the country. I hope to inspire them to action in the name of child nutrition.
I’m there to speak, but I’ll be staying to attend the conference. I can’t wait to soak up the intelligence and passion of the attendees (one mom from each state – hence “congress”) and learn about their advocacy efforts at the local level. There will be breakout sessions with attendees and of course sessions led by speakers. Parenting magazine has lined up people who are making news in education, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and DC school reformer Michelle Rhee. Plenty of food for thought, indeed!
I feel guilt about missing work (I’m not being compensated and I’m taking unpaid time off for those who care), but I expect to come away from the experience with even more ideas to enrich the educational experience of my students. As usual I have to thank my husband for holding down the fort so that I can participate in amazing events like this without worrying about my little boy.
I’ll be sure to write a post about what I experienced and what I learned!