About The Series

“MOM TALKS” is a series of free, informational events centered around topics that mothers find meaningful. Each MOM TALK will feature presentation from a local expert/community leader on their topic of expertise, followed by an open Q&A session with the audience. MOM TALKS aim to provide education, connect like-minded mothers and highlight the never-ending resources in our community.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019   6PM

Topic: Times Have Changed: So Has Keeping Kids Safe

Host: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Safety Store

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Topic: Your Child and Digital Security: A presentation on how today’s technology can help keep your family safe

Host: US Cellular

February 8, 2019

Topic: Positive Discipline

Host: Maharishi School 

Speaker: Michelle Svenson

January 17, 2019

Topic: Channeling Your Inner Mama Bear

Speaker: Leslie Klipsch, author of “Mama Bear’s Manifesto: A Moms’ Group Guide to Changing the World” and co-host of the “Mama Bear Dares” podcast


November 6, 2018

Topic: “My Child May Be Gifted – Now What?”

Organization: Belin Blank Center

Experts: Dr. Alissa Doobay & Dr. Lori Ihrig

October 10, 2018   7:00   The Makers’ Loft, Iowa City

Topic: Grieving with Courage, Grit and Grace:  How to Survive Loss and Support Your Friends Through It

Speaker: Olivia Ryan {Author, Speaker, Coach}


September 11, 2018   7:00   UI Health Care Iowa River Landing (Conference Room 0301)

Topic: Precious Cargo: Keeping your Kids Safe in the Car

Organization: UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Featured Expert: Pam Hoogerwerf, Coordinator, Community Outreach and Injury Prevention 


If you have a topic that you would like to see featured at a Mom Talk event, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out this quick form and let us know what you’d like to see/hear at future Mom Talks! Thank you so much for following along, and for your input into this new series!  We appreciate each and every one of you!

If you are a business or organization in the Iowa City area and you’d like more information about hosting one of our MOM TALKS, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out this quick form and our team will be in touch as soon as possible!