45thANNUAL MINNESOTA MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES STATE WORKSHOP!
The link to register is a pink button at the very bottom of this page. Please read all information before registering!
*UPDATE: Deadline for ordering Badges (name tags) and yearly Discs was MARCH 8TH 2019 and has now passed.
**HOTEL ANNOUNCEMENT** THE HOTEL BLOCK AT THE MAIN HOTEL (MSP HILTON) IS NOW FULL FOR FRIDAY.
Due to the weekend becoming increasingly popular for booking, the hotel is no longer able to add additional rooms to our block. We do have 6 King rooms left at the Hilton for Saturday only if you are looking to add a second night.
An overflow block has been reserved at the nearby Hyatt Regency (3200 E 81st St, Bloomington, MN 55425) for anyone who is still in need of a room. We are working to coordinate shuttles to and from the Hyatt and there is free parking available at both hotels if you prefer to drive.
The Hyatt Regency is a brand new hotel with beautiful, modern rooms. It is located about half a mile from the Hilton.
Double rooms are available at the same price per night as our original block ($119 up to quad occupancy).
To make your reservations, please click here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/MSPRB/G-GMOM
If you need additional assistance by phone, please contact Hyatt Regency at (952) 922-1234.
RATES (ROOM BLOCK RATE IS VALID THROUGH 3/22/2019 AND MUST BE MADE BY THAT DATE!)
*FREE parking is included when you book in our room block
ADDRESS FOR MAIN HOTEL: HILTON MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL AIRPORT – 3800 AMERICAN BLVD E, BLOOMINGTON, MN 55425 – (952) 854-2100
Let’s go glamping! Treat yourself to the ultimate girls weekend with an amazing group of moms of multiples from all over the state of Minnesota! We can’t wait to pamper you with a relaxing and fun filled weekend at the glamorous Camp MoM!
In addition to the opportunity to connect, share, find support, and have fun with other mothers of multiples, here are some of the fabulous activities you can look forward to this weekend:We will EAT delicious meals (with no dishes to clean up afterwards!)
PLAY while you let loose at our DJ dance party on Friday or relax in the Campfire Room! On Saturday, enjoy our exciting breakout options, try your luck in the raffle room, and shop our exclusive boutique filled with vendors hand selected to provide products you will love!
Finally, we will SLEEP and recharge our batteries with a night (or two!) of uninterrupted sleep, a relaxing morning yoga session or walk in the nature reserve, and the chance to pamper and beautify yourself in our on-site spa.
You deserve this! Register today! We can’t wait to see you there!
|4:00-7:00 pm||Check-In and Merchandise Distribution|
|6:00-6:30 pm||Special Meeting – 1st time attendees|
|7:00-7:30 pm||Open Ceremony|
|7:30-8:30 pm||Special Meetings – Higher Order, Club Presidents, Clothing Sale, Special Needs, and Workshop Planning|
|8:30-9:30 pm||Group Photos|
|8:00-1:00 am||Campfire Room Open|
(Bring your own crafts, games, etc.)
|9:00-1:00 am||Music & Dance with DJ Allie|
|8:00-9:00 am||Check-In and Merchandise Distribution|
|8:00-9:00 am||Sesssion 1:|
1A: Yoga with Rachel Hjart
1B: Nature Reserve Walk (Weather Permitting)
|10:30-11:30 am||Session 2A: Avoiding and Surviving Violence|
|10:30-11:30 am||Session 2B: Teaching Your Kids About Money|
|10:30-11:30 am||Session 2C: Update and Perfect Your Wardrobe|
|Noon-1:30 pm||Lunch, First Raffle Drawing & Keynote Speaker|
|1:45-2:45 pm||Session 3A: Purse Bingo|
|1:45-2:45 pm||Session 3B: Bunco|
|3:00-3:45 pm||Second Raffle Drawing & Closing Ceremony|
|5:00 pm||Shuttles to MOA begin|
|8:00 pm||Pool Party|
FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT: DJ ALLIE
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to let loose with DJ Allie from Instant Request! We are so excited to have this fabulous female DJ who is also a TWIN joining us this year!
If you’re not the dancing type, we will also have the “Campfire Room” available where you can chat, bring your own crafts or games, and relax with friends.
DOOR DECORATING CONTEST: CREATE A GLAMPSITE
Decorate the outside of your hotel room door to make your dream camping site. Please use only blue painters tape when adhering anything to the door, frame or walls. Respect the area of the door next to you. Judging will take place Saturday morning. Please register at the check in table so your room is not missed. Winner will be announced at the closing meeting.
Get ready to pamper yourself in the spa room featuring massages, chiropractic adjustments, and more!
Register for workshop early (by March 1st) and be in the first round of sign-ups for the spa room! These spa room spaces are limited and always go FAST so we are giving priority sign up opportunities to those who register early!
There is no charge for these services as our wonderful professionals have donated much of their time here. We really want to keep this service year after year, so we highly encourage you to tip generously
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: WENDY MAYBURY
Comedian, Mom, and Speaker
Wendy Maybury started stand-up comedy as a way to fight the winter blues and make friends when she moved to the Twin Cities about a decade ago. Since then she has recorded her first Album “She’s Not From Around Here” on Stand Up Records, won several contests and started a Mom Comedy Show called Day Drinking with Mom. She is also mom to a rambunctious redhead, Grayson.
She loves to talk with Moms about finding humor in the everyday experiences that would drive you nuts if you don’t look for the humor. She believes humor can deepen connections and help you cope when life gets hard. She is a fierce advocate for being honest about the challenges of motherhood while remembering what a gift it is to raise little humans. This session is guaranteed to make your cheeks hurt and make you excited about squeezing your kids again.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1 –8:00AM
1A Yoga with Rachel Hjart
Diastasis recti. Many of you are too familiar with this term and maybe some of you have never heard it. Do you have a pooch that seems to worsen as the day gets longer? Or do you find yourself peeing when you laugh or exercise? These are symptoms of a weak pelvic floor and abdominal walls. These are not symptoms we need to live with! They can all be strengthened and healed with mindful movement. Come to class as a newbie or experienced yogi and we’ll learn about our core and pelvic floor. You’ll learn the beginning steps of movement to reduce abdominal separation and leave with a sense of full body strength and mental clarity.
I am a 200 RYT and have been practicing yoga for 15 years. I teach Hatha, vinyasa and prenatal yoga. I am a mom of 3 and believe everyone has something to benefit from a regular yoga practice. I would love to help you find your path! Find me on Facebook at Rachel Hjart Yoga.
1B Nature Reserve Walk
Weather permitting, enjoy a calming or energizing (you pick) walk through the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The path is located right outside the hotel’s front door.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2–10:30AM
2A How to Avoid and Survive Violence
Featuring Joe Malhoit of All Points North Consulting, Former FBI Special Agent
After 20 years with the FBI, Joe now trains others on how to be as safe as possible. Learn key safety skills for situational awareness, personal safety principles (including a few basic defensive tactics), active shooter facts and what they teach us, 11 pre-indicators of violence, takeaways from past mass causality events and how to Run-Hide-Fight.
2B Teaching Your Kids About Money
Featuring Wendy L. Gillespie, MBA, CFP, BFA and Author of “Moneybags: A Guide to Teach Your Kids About Money”
Take the taboo out of talking about money with your kids. This session will highlight the importance of teaching kids positive behaviors and understanding of money at an early age so they can avoid poor money choices that can negatively impact their entire life. It will also introduce ways for you to teach your kids about money that are fun and interactive for the whole family. Wendy will have copies of her book available for purchase as well.
2C – Update and Perfect Your Wardrobe
Featuring Carly Gatzlaff, Owner of A La Mode Wardrobe Consulting
Has being in ‘mom-mode’ left your closet lacking? Join fashion expert Carly Gatzlaff to learn how women of all shapes and sizes can instantly update and perfect their personal style, closet, and shopping list! Carly is the owner of Twin Cities fashion styling company A La Mode Wardrobe Consulting. Whether in their clients closets or out shopping with them, Carly and her team have helped over 600 clients find the perfect fit and look for them!
BREAKOUT SESSION 3 –1:45PM
3A – Purse Bingo
Relax and enjoy the afternoon session playing Bingo and trying to win a new purse! We will have a beautiful collection of handbags and wallets for the winners. The Grand Prize is a gorgeous Coach purse.
3B – Bling Bunco
Are you ready for a lively and fun afternoon session of Bunco? Take your chances at winning some bling! We have some fabulous jewelry for our winners. The grand prize is a $250 gift certificate to one of the Twin Cities finest jewelers, R.F. Moeller.
SATURDAY NIGHT STAY and PLAY OPTIONS
Mall of America Shuttles
Get your shop on over at MOA with free shuttles running to and from the hotel beginning at 5:00pm Saturday evening!
Pizza Party at the Pool
Starting at 8pm on Saturday – slip into your suit and join us at the pool for a pizza party! Pizza will be available at 9pm for $2 per slice. Bring your own beverage (no glass please!)
Plan on buying tickets for the fabulous raffle room! Tickets are $1 each and we will be accepting cash or credit cards. There will be so many fun items to bid on for everyone in your family – including yourself! We are creating a great variety of high-quality, smaller packages in addition to some bigger tables so even more moms can walk away as winners! NEW THIS YEAR: There will be TWO drawings! The first drawing will take place while we are sitting down for lunch, and the second will take place at the closing ceremony! Be sure you are on time for lunch and the closing as you must be present to win!
Special meetings will take place Friday evening!
- Friday First Time Attendees 6:00pm Friday – If you’ve never been to a workshop before, come learn what it is all about! We’re here to help make the most of your weekend!
All other special meetings will be at 7:30pm Friday:
- Club Presidents:For sister club presidents to talk about ideas, challenges, and achievements
- Higher Order: For MoMs raising triplets, quads, or more!
- Special Needs: For MoMs looking for support/advice for their special needs child(ren).
- Workshop Planning: For recent, current, and soon-to-be workshop chairs
Send in 1-2 photos (JPEG format) of your family and/or multiples to be included in the slideshow throughout the weekend. Please include your name, club name (if applicable), and family names. Group club photos welcomed as well (include club name and date/year). Please send photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Show n Sell
Vendor registration is now closed! We have an amazing group of vendors lined up for this year’s show n sell room! Come ready to shop ladies!
New! MoM-Owned Business Showcase
Do you own a business you would like to showcase at Workshop that isn’t quite the right fit for the Show n Sell? Do you want to advertise your business but don’t want to staff a booth all weekend? Then sign up for the brand new MoM-Owned Business Showcase! This will be set up in the lobby of the ballroom area for the duration of the weekend.
If you are interested, please CLICK HERE for additional information!
Contact Kristi Ruport – KLRuport@gmail.com
Workshop Badge and Discs
BADGE AND DISC ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED (Due date was March 8th, 2019)
Charity: True Friends Camp
True Friends Provides life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. Programs include camp, respite, therapeutic horseback riding, conference and retreat, travel and team building; serving over 25,000 individuals annually. With camps near Maple Lake, Annandale, Eden Prairie and Bemidji, True Friends serves individuals in Minnesota and throughout the United States.
We will be accepting cash donations to purchase life jackets for campers ($60 each). We will also be collecting Coppertone WaterBabies Sunscreen Lotion SFP 50 (not spray) and OFF! FamilyCare Insect Repellent Smooth & Dry (spray)
**Merchandise will be PRE-ORDER ONLY**
No Apparel will be sold at Workshop – Ordering is available online only until March 25th, 2019
Order Online at: https://rebylonline.com/mothers_of_multiples/shop/home
Note: Pickup at workshop is FREE, Shipping to your home is a flat rate if $9 and may not arrive by workshop weekend as the items will not be produced until the shop closes on March 25th.
Cost: $110 (late fee of $15 is now included in this price as the original price registration date passed on 3/22).
Registration fee includes: a swag bag, dinner Friday, breakfast and lunch Saturday and participation in all scheduled sessions.
To register online, please click the pink button below. It will bring up a GoogleForm in a separate window. Once you complete and submit the form, you will be directed to Paypal to pay your fee and compete your registration. Your registration is not complete until the fee has been paid!
You may still submit registration by mail, however, please be aware that badge and disc orders are now closed.
**If you prefer to print and mail your registration packet with a check, please CLICK HERE for a printable version.**