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Mocha Moms Head to Las Vegas



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By: Maria Smith

Hundreds of Mocha Moms from across the country will converge in “Sin City” July 21-24, at the Mocha Moms National Conference at the Bally’s/Paris hotel


Every mom needs support, and I found shoulders to lean on in the organization, Mocha Moms, Inc. It is a support organization for stay-at-home mothers of color (though probably more than half of the members work outside the home in some capacity).  This summer, I am looking forward to getting more support and inspiration at their national convention in Las Vegas!

Hundreds of Mocha Moms from across the country will converge on “Sin City” July 21-24, at the Mocha Moms National Conference at the Bally’s/Paris hotel. The 2011 theme, “Embracing Motherhood, Celebrating You” will be showcased in the inspirational, insightful, and admired speakers who understand the joys and challenges of motherhood. Who doesn’t want to be around that?

The Mocha Moms National Conference is a valuable opportunity for mothers of color from over 100 chapters throughout the United States to enjoy an educational, rejuvenating, and empowering weekend in the true “Mocha” spirit. This year, Mocha Moms will also offer a one day conference price to attend “PARENT NATION 2011: Strategies for Raising Successful Children” on Saturday, July 23, 2011. This day of learning will be open to the public.

Mocha Mom, Inc. members can register for the conference online. Until June 30, members will pay $350 for this four-day action-packed convention, while non-members/guests will be charged $400. The organization has negotiated very reasonable room rates ($119/night) at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. The conference is still in the planning stages, but the registration fee includes Thursday night reception, daily breakfast (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), lunch (Friday and Saturday), conference sessions (Friday and Saturday), keynote speakers (Friday and Saturday), conference bag and shirt.

More about Mocha Moms, Inc.
Mocha Moms, Inc. was founded in 1997 by four mothers of color in Maryland who saw the need for a growing segment of stay at home mothers of color to connect and support each other. Today, the fast growing national, non-profit organization has 100 chapters and more than 3,000 members in 29 states throughout the country. The primary mission of Mocha Moms, Inc. is to support and encourage women of color who are making parenting a priority in this season in their lives. Its platform includes strengthening marriages and families, promoting self-care, strong educational foundations and volunteerism.  Membership is open to all races and ethnicities.

Maria Smith resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three kids. In her pre-baby days, she was a TV producer for shows like Oprah, and now fills her child-free time with freelance writing and public relations projects. You could reach her at m.smith@youngurbanmoms.com or on Twitter @MariaRSmith.

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