Bellies to Babies Celebration

I am very excited to say that I am going to be speaking at the Bellies to Babies Celebration in Vancouver! I am going to talk about maternity leave, which is one of my passions. I love talking about maternity leave. Maybe a little bit too much, but in this context it works so I’m golden. Plus it will give my poor husband’s ear a chance to rest. Is there a downside? I don’t think so.

Look, if you scroll down they even have my photo! I am especially thrilled to be sharing the podium with fabulous La Leche League Leaders Sandra and Monique who will be talking about breastfeeding, and Karen Randall from New and Green Baby who will be talking about cloth diapering. They will be a tough act to follow, but I will certainly try.

If you are in the area, I would love to see you. Here are all the pertinent details:

Date – Sunday, April 18, 2010
Celebration Hours – 11am-4pm
My Talk – 2-2:30pm
Cost – by donation to Basics for Babies
Location – Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive

Come early and check out the exhibitors and hear the other speakers. Then at 2:00pm be sure to catch me. I will give a mom’s eye view of how maternity leave works, what it covers and how to apply. I’ll also share some history and compare maternity leave in other countries. Like I said, I really love to talk about maternity leave.

Lara, the event organizer is a super-cool mama who taught me Strollerobics when Hannah was a baby and led my Salsa Babies class when Jacob was little. She is one dynamic woman! It means so much to me that she asked me to give this talk.

Now, please wish me luck! And if you are a local come on out and say hi – I would love to see some friendly faces.

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    1. Hillary Boucher says:

      Congratulations! I wish I could be there and hear you speak :)

    2. Ruth Wettemann says:

      Ohhh, wish I was closer, so I could go! Have fun and let us know how it goes!

    3. Amanda Maxwell says:

      what a great gig! congratulations (and for Northern Voice too – I have my ticket now I'm talking myself down from talking myself into not going …..!)

    4. Congrats Amber! You’ll be great!
      .-= Melodie´s last post ..Visiting My Pre-Mom Self =-.

    5. That is SO SO super cool! Congratulations!
      .-= TheFeministBreeder´s last post ..The Incredible Talking 22 Month Old =-.

    6. Hooray for you!! I just know you’ll do a super job!!
      .-= Trece´s last post ..Will this count for Eternity? =-.

    7. Yay! Your public speaking portfolio keeps growing. :)
      .-= Lady M´s last post ..Kick, Baby, Kick =-.

    8. You’re on a roll!

    9. That is awesome! Good luck and have a great time!
      .-= Capital Mom´s last post ..The cookie =-.

    10. Awesome! I wish I could go!!! :) And I LOVE your new pic at the top of your blog.
      .-= Joni Rae´s last post ..My 30th Birthday =-.

    11. Well, congrats! I wish I could go and hear you speak. Enjoy!
      .-= Sommer´s last post ..Earth Day, 40 Pairs of Shoes and Mamavation =-.

    12. Sweet! Well done. Best of luck. You’re speaking from the heart so it will be good.
      .-= Tepary´s last post ..Close to Home =-.

    13. wow Amber, that’s great! Congratulations!
      .-= Francesca´s last post ..Spring sewing fever =-.

    14. How cool! If I were on the West Coast it’d be fun to go. I stopped working to be a SAHM before Baby was even born, so maternity leave is a topic I’m pretty uninformed on even though I think it’s important. Good luck-I’m sure you’ll be great!
      .-= Maman A Droit´s last post ..Had a Great Weekend =-.

    15. Congrats Amber! Wish I were on the West Coast to here you speak. But alas, I’m in TO. LOL. Maybe one day…
      .-= Cheryl´s last post ..Phew, taxes are done! =-.

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