Mothers mini-conference recognizes the ‘chairs’ mothers experience through life

<span class=”s1″>RIVER HEIGHTS – A Mothers Mini-Conference presented by American Mothers of Cache  Valley welcomes all mothers and women Saturday morning in River Heights.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“CHAIR-ish Motherhood” begins at 8:45 with breakfast and displays “from the home front” followed by keynote speakers Britten and Karla Schenk at 9:15 and concluding with workshop presenters at 10:30.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“We are recognizing the chairs mothers experience through life from a high chair to a rocking chair to a broken chair to a timeout chair,” said Diane Weese, a Cache Valley resident and member of the state board of American Mothers, which is a national organization.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Weese said the conference is designed to strengthen families and mothers.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“The displays are meant to give mothers and all women ideas for the different holidays and other important events.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>The Schenks will talk about life since Britten was hit by a bus in March, 2012 while serving an LDS church mission in Brazil, suffering traumatic brain injuries. He spent four weeks in a coma in Brazil and another seven weeks at the University of Utah Medical Center and he had to re-learn everything. Since the accident he has amazed all of his doctors and therapists.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“It’s a miracle that he was able to survive this and recover,” said Weese. “They will show clips from a video of the progress he has made. He is amazing.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Workshop presenters include Julie Hollist who directs the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau, Ali Eisenach from St. George followed by two young mothers from Salt Lake City: Michelle Lehnardt and Catherine Arveseth. Lehnardt is the current Utah Young Mother of the Year.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>This 24th annual <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Mothers Mini Conference</a> is at the River Heights LDS Stake Center, 800 South 600 East.</span>

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