May 1st: Teaching your kids how to deal with their emotions!

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Sabrina Andonegui was born in Mexico City and lived in Mexico until moving to Batesville three years ago. She earned a degree in psychology from the Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City. Sabrina worked in human resources in charge of recruitment, selection and employee development for eight years.

She then spent two years working with toddlers in early childhood development, helping them to enhance their intellectual, social and motor skills. Since moving to Batesville she has stayed at home with her two children, helping them adjust to life in the United States, and developing her fluency in the English language.

She also volunteers as a coach for Girls on the Run and is on the board of directors for Kids Discovery Factory, an emerging children’s museum.  Sabrina joined our M2M group a little over 3 years ago when we first started.  She has been more than a blessing to our group.  Always a positive influence and encourager amongst our group of Moms, she has truly set a great example!

As I sat down with Sabrina a couple of months ago to discuss this topic, I learned her personal story of how she dealt with exploring her own emotions as a child and how it has shaped her to be the woman she is today.  Her personal experience birthed a passion to explore and learn more about human emotion and that is why she chose to study this field in her college days.

All of us have emotions, God created us that way!  Sabrina wants to share with us how to help our kids identify these incredible emotions and how to use them in a healthy way in their lives.  She has gathered so many useful and practical tools to share with us!  Invite your friends!!!

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April 17th: Silver Boxes, the gift of encouragement!

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A Silver box with a Bow on top will help us understand the importance of “gifting” encouragement toward our families, friends and community. This presentation is an adaption “with a twist” from the book Silver Boxes-The Gift of Encouragement by Florence Littauer. We will review some ideas, techniques, and reminders that will increase our awareness of the power of Encouragement and the results that can occur when “gifting” encouragement doesn’t happen. You won’t want to miss this thought provoking and practical presentation. Come to create your own Silver Box!

Becky Ransome is currently a resident of Batesville. She was born in Stratford Wisconsin, and raised with her parents, 4 sisters and 1 brother on a family dairy farm. She is married with two grown children, a son in law and one grandson. She has lived 9 of the past 15 years in Japan. From this multicultural adventure has come many insightful, practical and humorous experiences that she has woven into a powerful presentation sure to encourage, enhance and energize your daily living. Becky is an animated and passionate speaker whose love for the Lord, her family and others strongly motivates her to purposely seek to empower others. Along with speaking internationally to a few select religious organizations, she has been privileged to present “Armed with Umbrellas” in several different formats and audiences for example: to a Big Brothers and Sisters Chapter, a Nurses Appreciation Breakfast, a Chamber of Commerce event, United Way Kick-OFF event, and others. Becky is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, and doTerra Independent Product Consultant. In her “spare” time sharing adventures with her husband, playing “chase-the-toy” with their two dogs, and an occasional Sudoku challenge fill up her days!