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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Where in the World are Devra and Aviva?

Upcoming Appearances:

February 4, 2010, Fairfax, VA Mothers Of Preschoolers

February 11, 2010, McLean, VA Mothers of Preschoolers

February 18-21, 2010: Houston, TX Mom 2.0 Conference

March 11, 2010: Washington, DC The Care Summit

March 14, 2010: Fairfax, VA Hadassah High Tea- Got Guilt?

Past Appearances:

October 9-11, 2009: Atlanta, GA Blogalicious Plenary Session, Blog/Life Balance 12:15PM.

September 23, 2009: Vienna, VA The Women's Center "How to talk with teenagers without losing your patience or your mind." 7PM-9PM

September 16, 2009: Maryland. Mocha Moms

August 17-31st 2009: Q & A PBS Parents Website Online discussion focusing on what worries parents at the beginning of the new school year.

July 24-27th, 2009: Chicago, IL BlogHer 'o9
Friday July 24 from 4:00 – 4:45pm, “Decision Overload: Parenting Bloggers’ Perspective".

May 28, 2009: New York, NY; ARM/Mamapalooza Conference

May 2, 2009: Bethesda, MD; Pre-Mother's Day Book Signing, Hot Mamma Fitness Studio

April 29, 2009: Chantilly, VA; Brookefield Elementary School Parents Night out.

April 20, 2009: Annandale, VA; Sleepy Hollow Cooperative Preschool Parents Association Meeting.

January 29-February 2:Yucatan, Mexico; Club Med Cancun. Please let us know if you'll be at the resort, love to see you!

February 19-22- Houston, TX; Mom 2.0 Summit

January 8, 2009 Women's Bar Association, Washington, DC. 12:00PM-1:30PM.

July 18-20, 2008- BlogHer '08, San Francisco, CA.

May 15-18, 2008 Mamapalooza, New York, NY

May 10, 2008, Bethesday, MD 10:00AM-6:00PM "A Working Mothers Summit: A Recovery Effort for the Woman in You!"

Feb 29 - March 1, 2008Moving Ahead by Leaps & Bounds 2008 Head Start Parent and Staff Conference Parenting with Pleasure: I Didn’t Become a Parent to be Tormented and Miserable
More details TBA - time, location

February 23, 2008- University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. 2nd Annual Love to Learn Conference Turning Off the Guilt & Turning On the Joy of Child Care & Education Six clock hours of training can be obtained by attending the full day. Weld District members are eligible for a 10% discount on conference registration fees.

February 14, 2008-Greenwood Village, CO. 9:45AM - 10:30AM, West Middle School PTCO meeting

January 13, 2008- Fairfax, VA, JCCNV Jewish Book Festival; Bagels Books and Local Authors Expo, Noon-3PM.

January 7, 2008- Washington DC, DC Metro Moms Blog Launch Party

November 28, 2007 6:00PM- Barnes & Noble, The Promenade Shops at Centerra, Loveland Colorado. Discussion and book signing.

November 18, 2007- 12:00 Noon, Colorado Women's Conference, The Ranch at Budweiser Events Center.

November 13, 2007- 10:00 AM MOMS Club of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO details TBA.

November 12-The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

November 8, 2007 - 7:30PM Mothers of North Arlington, St. Michael's Episcopal Church 1132 North Ivanhoe St., ArlingtonFellowship Hall

November 8,2007, 5:30PM Barnes and Noble, The Promenade Shops at Centerra, Loveland, Colorado. Discussion and book signing

October 25, 2007 - Mommy Guilt Book Discussion via Teleconference, SAS

October 9, 2007- Fort Collins, CO 10:00AM Timberline Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Timberline Church
November 13, 2007- Fort Collins, CO 10:00AM Moms Club of Fort Collins-West

October 5-7, 2007- Washington, DC "What's The Economy For, Anyway?" Register for the Take Back Your Time Economy Conference, THE FIRST YEARS OF LIFE: CHILDHOOD IN RICH COUNTRIES—Michael Petit, Devra Renner. UNICEF ranks the US 20th of 21 industrial countries for Children’s Welfare. How can we reverse our poor standing?

August 10-12, 2007- Victoria, BC "Busy Doctor At Work, Guilty Parent At Home"presentation, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

July 27-29, 2007- Chicago, Il We're heading to ChiTown to attend BlogHer '07! Catch us at our book signing in the Yahoo Cafe where our book will be sold by Barnes & Noble. Book signing will be from 12:00-12:30PM on Friday July 27th.

May 19, 2007- New York, NY Mamapalooza Creativity and Lifestyles Conference, Mommy Guilt Absolution workshops, offered at 2-3PM or 3-4PM, Cutting Room, NYC

May 16, 2007- Mclean, VA 7:00PM "Avoiding Parent Guilt and Finding Parentopia" presentation and book signing at Franklin Sherman Elementary School

May 12, 2007- New York, NY 2:00PM, Mamapalooza-Literary Event with Jamie Cat Callan, Sari Bodi, Laurie Lindeen, Courtney E. Martin, Brett Paesel, Nahid Rachlin and Donna Rosenstone Borders Bookstore- Time Warner Building 10 Columbus Circle 212.823.9775

April 27, 2007- West Palm Beach, Fl. "Got Mommy Guilt?" Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Young Women's Division Campaign Event 9:30AM, Trump International Golf Club

February 1, 2007- Falls Church, VA. Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples Doors open at 7:00 PM and program begins at 7:30PM.

January- Parents Perspective Radio Program, Show topic is "Parenting and Military Families" Devra is interviewed along with Military Sociologist Doris Durand. Please check Parents Perspective Web Site for station near you. The interview will also broadcast world-wide over Armed Forces Radio Network

January 9, 2007 Fairfax, VA Oak Hill Elementary School, Presentation and Book Signing, 7:00PM Oak Hill PTA Web Site.

December 15, 2006- Washington, DC. Jewish Women International Women To Watch Book Fair, book signing. 10:30AM-11:45AM

December 13, 2006- Glen Allen, VA Presentation and Book Signing, 7:00 PM, Echo Lake Elementary School

November 1,2006- Orlando, Fl. Mothers & More, presentation and book signing, 7:30 PM

September 29, 2006- Arlington, Virginia. MOMSClub Arlington-South, Discussion and book signing 7:00PM. Location: Walter Reed Community Center

September 27, 2006- 2:00-3:30 PM Operation Parenting Edge Audio Conference for Early Head Start Program Providers and other child care providers who work with Military Families. "Guilt-free Parenting: Supporting our Military Families During Challenging Times" Sponsored by Zero To Three. You may register here and there is a discount for early registration. The conference will also be posted on the Zero To Three website and available for download at a later date.

July 29, 2006- San Jose, California. BlogHer Conference. Book signing.

July 17, 2006- Bowie, Maryland. Discussion and book signing for MOMS Club of Bowie, 10:30AM, Huntington Community Center on 8th Street in Historic Bowie.

June 27th, 2006 8:00 PM Book Discussion, Mothers & More of Southern Orange County, NY. Chester Senior Center, Chester, NY. For more information: Call 845-497-8295; visit ; or e-mail [RSVPs requested but not required].

June 7, 2006 7:30PM Washington DC. Please join Devra, Erin Curran and Leslie Morgan Steiner for an informative and eye opening discussion; Working Mothers: Keeping the Sanity. This event is in conjunction with "Women Opening Doors for Other Women". Details can be found on the Women's Information Network (WIN) website.

May 23, 2006 Colorado Springs, Colorado. Community Partnership for Child Development- Head Start 6:30 PM

May 19-20, 2006 Washington, DC, Book Expo America

May 18, 2006 Fairfax, Barnes & Noble, 7PM Discussion and Book Signing

May 17, 2006 Bergen County Chapter, New Jersey Mothers & More, 7:30 PM

May 16, 2006 Princeton New Jersey Mothers & More, 7PM

May 15,2006 Montclair Cooperative Nursery School Montclain,NJ 7:30PM

May 13, 2006 Devra and Aviva will be at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA from 3PM-7PM as part of the DC Mamapalooza Festival. Come hear some awesome bands, bring your copy of Mommy Guilt and have it signed by Aviva and Devra. More books will be available for purchase if you don't already have a copy and/or would like to pick up some more!

May 13, 2006 Presentation and Book Signing, Beltway Babies Mother's Day Brunch, Embassy Suites Hotel, Old Town Alexandria, VA 11:00AM-1:30PM

May 9, 2006 Las Vegas, NV Barnes & Noble 7PM, discussion and Book Signing.

April 25, 2006 Devra and fellow author Miriam Peskowitz (The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars) will conduct a workshop together for members of The Downtown Womens Club chapter of Washington DC.

April 18, 2006 Book Discussion, Vienna, VA Patrick Henry Library 7:00 PM

April 2, 2006 Keynote Address, Wichita, Kansas Chapter of Hadassah HMO Donor event, Crestview Country Club.

March 26, Herndon Virginia, Exhibitor Women's Health Fair, Congregation Beth Emeth.

March 22, 2006 Discussion and Book Signing, 7:00 PM West Orange,New Jersey, Essex County Chapter Mothers & More Please contact Chapter for location and information.

March 14, 2006 Children's Book Festival, Parentopia Breakfast 9:30 AM JCC of Greater Washington

March 3, 2006 Discussion and Book Signing, Reston Chapter Mocha Moms, Reston, VA. 7:00 PM. Please contact chapter for location and information.

February 15, 2006 Virtual Book Club Discussion begins for DC Metro Area

February 4, 2006 Book Signing, 2:00 PM Barnes and Noble, 5835 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, CO.

January 24, 2006 Book Discussion and Signing, 7:30PM Delaware County Mothers & More.

January 20, 2006 Presentation and Book Signing, St. Thomas More Church-Parish School, 7071 E. Otero Avenue, Centennial, Colorado. Look for more details here.

January 19, 2006 Book Discussion and Signing, 7:00PM Barnes and Noble Store, Court Street,Brooklyn Heights, NY

December 19, 2006 National Council of Jewish Women Chanukah Party and Book Signing, Monday, December 19, 1:00 p.m. at the Whitney Center, Leeder Hill Road, Hamden. Latkes and all the trimmings will be served.

November 9, 2005
"Scholars-In-Residence," Sara Walker Nursery School, Stamford Jewish Community Center, Stamford, Connecticut. 7pm Children/SpecialEvents

November 8, 2005 Book Club Discussion and signing, Mothers & More Greater Wayne County Chapter, 7:30PM

October 29, 2005 Nashville Tennessee Opry Mills mall, Barnes & Noble Booksigning 2:00-4:00pm

October 19th, Tampa, Florida Book Club Discussion and signing, Mothers & More Tampa

October 18, 2005, Tampa Florida, Carrollwood Barnes and Noble, Booksigning 7:30PM

October 17, 2005 Tampa Bay Mothers of Multiples

Sept. 25, 2005 - Book Signing, Who Else! Books at Denver Book Mall, Denver, CO 4:00 NetRead: EventCaster Event - Listing

Sept. 25, 2005 - Shalom Baby Benefit Brunch, presentation by Devra and Aviva Parentopia: Presenting a United Front to Children, Denver Jewish Community Center, 10:00 - 12:00 ChaiChairs from Shalom Baby

September 10, 2005 - Anthology Book Store, Loveland Colorado

September 3, 2005 - Book Signing, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS 2-4PM

June 4, 2005 - 7:45- 8:45 PM Barnes & Noble Spring Book Festival, Reston, VA.

May 17, 2005 - Presenting for members of the Evergreen, CO chapter of Mothers & More.

May 15, 2005 - Book signing, Children's Museum of Denver, 2121 Children's Museum Drive. 3-5 PM.
May 11, 2005 -- "Mommy Guilt" presenting for Mothers & More of the Dulles Area. Call 571-437-7916 or visit and

May 10, 2005 -- Book Signing, National Council of Jewish Women, Denver, CO

May 7, 2005 -- Book Signing, B&N in Fort Collins Colorado, May 7, 2PM.

April 12, 2005 -- 7:00 PM, Book signing, Barnes & Noble, Reston Virginia

March 15, 2005 -- Public appearance: Speaking on the book, Little "t" Preschool in Berthoud, CO

March 7, 2005 - WEBR Fairfax Radio
Kevin Decker's guest on 'Great Relationships Radio' is Devra! They'll be talking about the soon to be released book Mommy Guilt. 5-6pm, Fairfax, VA area. Listen online

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