Monday, January 14, 2008

Mom's Night Inn--Rested and Exhausted!

Illinois Hands & Voices hosted a Mom's Night Inn this weekend. This is an event that I always look forward to. Not only is it a weekend to connect with other moms of deaf and hard of hearing children, but it is a fun learning experience as well. This is the third year we've hosted the event and we used a new location this time which seemed to work out well.

On Saturday, we had Leeanne Seaver from Hands & Voices as a guest speaker and she did a presentation on "Beginning With the End in Mind." We had pizza and salad for dinner, crafts, massages and manicures. There was more food later that night (lots of chocolate!) and some great discussions.

We were so fortunate to have Dr. Robert Davila from Gallaudet join us on Sunday morning, thanks to our board member, Mary Clark. We had a parent and child panel and it was interesting to get both perspectives: the parent's story and the deaf/hard of hearing child.

Here are some photos from the weekend:

Fun crafts included votive candle holders and inspirational bracelets!

The panel:

Leeanne Seaver, Dr. Davila and me:


kw said...

Cool!! Sometimes I wish I lived in the Chicago area rather than the boonies. :-)

Jim said...

Looks like you have a great weekend.


groovyoldlady said...

Ooooooo. That sounds wonderful!

Candice said...

That sounds fabulous! What a great idea. We could all use the break and gain from the advise of other parents.

deafdating said...

Looking forward to see more of your vlogs :)

Tiff said...

Sounds like you had a great time!