Come to the Mom Congress

Parenting Magazine and Georgetown University are planning the 2012 Mom Congress, and you can be there.  This annual event connects mothers who’ve made a difference in their local schools to experts and education advocates in Wasington DC.    The three day event takes place from April 29 – May 1, 2012, which is the most gorgeous time to be in the Nation’s Capital.  You can enter a contest to be one of the 51 mothers, from each state and the District of Columbia, who wins an all expenses paid trip for the event.  All you have to do is submit a photo and a 300 word essay (you can write that much during naptime!) about how you or the mother you are nominating has changed a school for the better.  Here’s the form you need to fill out, and here are the contest rules.    A much longer first person description can be found right here.

You have to get your submission in before February 15, 2012.  If you come, please let me know.  Your (Wo)Man in Washington would love to meet you while you are here!

‘Til next time,

Your (Wo)Man in Washington

About Valerie Young

Valerie Young is a public policy analyst who focuses on the economic status of mothers and other family caregivers. She promotes social justice by arming mothers with information and a healthy dose of outrage. She is the Advocacy Coordinator at the National Association of Mothers' Centers, and is a reporter for The Shriver Report and contributor to Brain/Child Magazine. Follow her blog, Your (Wo)Man in Washington, on Twitter @WomanInDC and on Facebook as Valerie Young and Your (Wo)Man in Washington.


  • Kate F.

    Just so you know… I am SO entering this and totally plan to visit you in DC ;)

    • Valerie Young

      Well, see that you do! I will be right here, ready to entertain you.