April 9th: Angie Newlin “Talking to Your Child About Body Safety”

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Angie Newlin is the mother of triplet ten-year-Olds, Emma, Eli and Ethan. Angie has worked with children and teens for over twenty years, as a Tutor at a children’s home in St.Louis, a Resident Counselor at a youth shelter in St. Charles, Missouri, a paraprofessional/teacher’s aide through Twin Rivers and Hutsonville Schools, and Substitute Teacher at various Crawford County School Districts. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She is currently a school counseling graduate student at Indiana State University working towards her master’s degree in science. Angie has completed her practicum experience at Lincoln Grade School and Washington Elementary in Robinson. She has also completed her fieldwork at Hutsonville Schools and will complete her internship at Hutsonville Schools next school year. She worked as a Forensic Interviewer/Prevention Specialist at a local Child Advocacy Center in Crawford County where she taught body safety in a local school district, as it is a requirement by Illinois law that all children in grades kindergarten-12th grade in public schools receive education on body safety. Angie wants to tell you what she knows and has learned about keeping your children safe. She will also be speaking about the dangers of social media and the internet. Please join us for this very important topic and come with questions. Angie is very willing to answer your questions about anything that has to do with your children.

Join us for Mom2Mom on Tuesday, April 9th from 6:00-7:30pm at First Baptist Church of Robinson (301 South Jefferson). All ladies are welcome and free childcare is provided.

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March 12th: Jessica Wesley “Walk Out of Darkness”

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Hi, I am Jessica Wesley.  I am married to Jess Wesley and I have a daughter Quinn that is 12.  I was born and raised in Robinson IL.  I have worked full time at Crawford Memorial Hospital  in Medical Records for 9 years, I also have a jewelry/painting business in Palestine that is in Steve Meadows art gallery named Josh and Jessica Jewels.  I love  animals, yoga, friends, family and enjoy the outdoors.

I used to say” fake it until you make it” and I now say “Faith it until you make it” because I wouldn’t have made it through this last year without my faith.  I speak openly about suicide, mental illness and addiction because my family has been deeply affected by all of them. My goal is to spread awareness, prevention, and get more resources for our area regarding these topics. Please join me as I share my story and passion to make a difference in our community .

Mom2Mom will meet at First Baptist Church of Robinson (301 South Jefferson) from 6:00-7:30pm on March 12th. All ladies are welcome and free childcare is provided.

February 12th: Hannah Reid “Overcoming Mean Girls”

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“You can’t sit with us…”

Mean Girls. We encounter them everyday. Teenage girls are the most notorious. However, it starts at an earlier age and sometimes carries into adulthood. Maybe we’ve even been the “mean girl” at some point. But, where does this mindset come from? It’s certainly been an issue for generations of girls.

I think most women have been on the giving and receiving end of a “mean girl” attitude at some point. Maybe you’re raising girls and trying to deal with this problem.

My name is Hannah Reid. I have been married to my husband Trey for 14 years and he serves as the Senior Pastor of FBC Robinson. I have three children, Callie (12), Ashtyn (9), and Josiah (1) and I’m a homemaker and home educator.

After years of serving in student ministry with teenage girls, and now raising two girls, I’ve seen the need to address this subject. It’s so common in our culture and the only way for it to change is for us to make a difference.

Join us at Mom2Mom on Tuesday, February 12th (6:00-7:30pm) as I discuss this topic. I’ll be looking at the root of the issue, sharing examples from the Bible of some of the “mean girls” from Scripture. Then we will discuss ways to deal with this negative attitude in our own lives.

Mom2Mom is open to women of all ages and stages of life. There is free childcare provided. We meet at First Baptist Church of Robinson, 301 South Jefferson St.

Thrive: Marriage Conference

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Mom2Mom is excited to be hosting “Thrive” Marriage Conference on February 22-23, 2019. We will have Ernie & Dana James coming to lead our marriage weekend. Friday evening (7:00pm)  will be a time of worship and our first session, child care will be provided just for this evening event. Saturday will have different activities starting in the morning including worship, group sessions, a breakout session, and a catered dinner. No child care will be provided for the Saturday events. A detailed schedule will be coming soon. Cost is $40 per couple, or early registration cost is $30. For discount price, you must register and pay by January 6, 2019.

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November 13th: Amber Ramsey “BIG EMOTIONS, little people”

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BIG EMOTIONS, little people.

God created us as relational beings and gave us a wide array of emotions. This can prove to be a challenging aspect of life. Join us on November 13th, as we learn from Amber Ramsey on how we can help our children to cope with and manage their emotions.

Amber and her husband of 17 years, Dan, have 4 children, ages 12, 10, 8 and 5.

Amber brings over 20 years of experience working with children in varying capacities. She currently serves as the Elementary School Counselor for Robinson CUSD #2. Amber has earned a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology from Southwest Baptist University as well as a Masters degree in Counseling from EIU. God has also granted Amber the privilege of having experience in International adoption and parenting a special needs child.

When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. -Fred Rogers-

Join us for Mom2Mom on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00-7:30pm at First Baptist Church in Robinson (301 South Jefferson). All ladies are welcome and free childcare is provided.

October 9th: Stephenie Weaver “Relying Fully on God”

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“Glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of – infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes” Ephesians 3:20

Our family was complete. My husband and I had one daughter and two sons. We were happy with the live we were living. God had other plans for us. Our lives changed in July of 2015. Chloe was born to my cousin on June 30, 2015. I had only seen my cousin a handful of time. My uncle had visited us a week prior to Chloe’s born. This also was unusual. I think the last time I seen him was when my dad had passed away and before that I could not tell you when. He told me that his daughter was going to have her baby in the next week at Bloomington Ind. Unknown to me God had been working in our life. Isaac our youngest had been going to the eye doctor in Bloomington. So we were getting familiar with this place,not knowing God’s future plans for us. My uncle texted my mom to let her know that his granddaughter was born and sent her a few pictures. My mother called me to let me know that Chloe was born and that the state wastaking her and place her with my uncle. I called him and told him that we would love to help him out in any way we could. We would even take her into our home. On July 4, 2015 my uncle, his wife and Chloe came to our home. My uncle took her back home (Evansville) with him. Two days later my oldest daughter and I went to Evansville and brought Chloe back with us. How our world would change over the next two years. I have always had a trust issue, and what a way for God to show me to let go and fully rely on him.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7