Speakers

2013 Speaker Schedule

12:00PM – Saturday & Sunday

Panel with Rosie Pope & her Mom Prep Experts

Rosie Pope, Pregnancy Guru and Founder of Rosie Pope Maternity and MomPrep, (for a full bio on Rosie, click here)

Rosie Pope Rosie’s days are filled with being a mom, wife, designer, educator, TV personality, all-around guide to women during their pregnancies and beyond and author of Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy. Her goal is to bring together the highest quality products, information and expert devices to make each woman’s journey through pregnancy and motherhood the best it can be.
 

Dr. Amos Grünebaum, MD, FACOG, Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Dr. Amos GrunebaumAs a specialist in high-risk pregnancies (maternal-fetal medicine) with over 30 years of experience in his field. He is the author and coauthor of more than 25 peer-reviewed, scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He is a contributor to multiple websites and is often featured as an expert on CNN, ABC, NBC and other media outlets. (for a full bio on Amos, click here)
 

Dr. Whitney Roban, Founder of SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ, Pediatric Sleep Specialist

Dr. Whitney RobanDr. Roban lives and works by one philosophy: parenting is one of the hardest jobs, made impossible when a family doesn’t sleep. Her mission is to give the gift of sleep to families through her information dissemination and emotional support based sleep training system. (for a full bio on Whitney, click here)
 

Daron Pope, President and CEO of Rosie Pope Maternity, Father

Daron PopeMississippi born and New Jersey bred; Daron is equally comfortable talking about Brett Favre as he is Jon Bon Jovi. It’s this dichotomous background which allowed Daron to transition seamlessly from College Football Quarterback and Wall Street Wunderkind to Breast Pump Tutorials and sought after Diaper Bags. (for a full bio on Daron, click here)

Saturday May 18th

Seminar Area

11:00 A.M. – “How to Hire a Nanny” – Nannies of New York (NONY)

Navigate the challenges of hiring a nanny.  During this session, NONY will discuss the search process, helpful tools for interviewing, how to conduct background and reference checks and what to expect for your budget in today’s nanny market. There will be a Q&A session at the end and a general discussion.

1:00 P.M. – “Preschool Admissions 101″ – Smart City Kids

The ABC’s of Nursery School Admissions with the founder of Smarty City Kids, which specializes in guiding families through the various admissions processes in the city for nursery school, public school, and private school.

2:00 P.M. – “The Dos and Don’ts of Marriage as Your Family Grows” – Twiniversity

Everyone prepares their jobs, their home and their body but did you prepare your marriage? Join Natalie Diaz for a frank and open discussion on how to keep it together when your family grows by a few feet!

3:00 P.M. – “Swaddling and Soothing” – Northeast Doulas

Learn all the tricks of the trade on swaddling and soothing your baby from those who know best, doulas.

Demo Classes

11:30 A.M. – Music with Eastside Westside Music Together

Experience a sample Music Together class geared for children ages (0 mo. – 8 mo.)

1:30 P.M. – Prenatal Yoga with Debra Flashenberg

Enjoy a rejuvenating session of Yoga with your little one

2:30 P.M. – Baby Sign Language and Music with Baby Fingers

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with your baby or toddler and other parents

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1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. – Dr. JJ Levenstein

Dr. JJ will be doing a general Q&A on skincare for kids

Sunday May 19th

Seminar Area

11:00 A.M. – “Child Passenger Safety: Red Light – Green Light” – Sarah Tilton

Learn the basics of properly securing a child restraint in the vehicle, transitioning from car seat to “big-kid seats” and some overall best practice safety tips. Relieve your safety anxieties and get your questions answered by Sarah.

1:00 P.M. – “Preschool Admissions 101″ – Smart City Kids

The ABC’s of Nursery School Admissions with the founder of Smarty City Kids, which specializes in guiding families through the various admissions processes in the city for nursery school, public school, and private school.

2:00 P.M. – “New Dad Boot Camp” – NYC Dad’s Group

Join Co-Founders Lance Somerfeld and Matt Schneider for a shortened version of New Dad Boot Camp. They will talk about the highs and lows of life with a new baby and the practical lessons they have learned from real dads about creating a great parenting partnership. Moms and Dads welcome!

Demo Classes

1:30 P.M. – Music with Eastside Westside Music Together

Experience a sample Music Together class geared for children ages (9 mo. – 4yrs)

2:30 P.M. – Yoga with Little Yoga Bubbles

Stretch and relax with your little one during this revitalizing yoga session

drugstore.com Booth

10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. – gDiapers – Djassi daCosta Johnson

Djassi will be doing gDiapers demos

1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. – Babo Botanicals – Kate Solomon

Kate will be doing a general Q&A on natural products for kids
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