First Fridays will be a gathering of moms (with childcare provided) to support each other of the journey of motherhood. Speakers will be selected to address varying topics like:
• How to survive a hard diagnosis and support friends with a hard diagnosis
• Conflict Resolution
• Birthday on Budget
• Good Children’s Literature
• Cooking with kids
Next month's speaker: Mary Ann Bradbury "Simple…But Hard! Practical Tips For Growing Your Child’s Brain."
Mary Ann Bradberry is the Executive Director of the Texas Baptist Church Weekday Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. For 12 years, Mary Ann was an editor-in-chief in the Childhood Publishing Department at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee where she edited preschool curriculum, ParentLife magazine, and Vacation Bible School resources. Before going to LifeWay, Mary Ann served as Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministries at First Baptist Church, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Mary Ann also has served as Director of Preschool Ministries at North Irving Baptist Church in Irving, Texas and Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas.
Mary Ann is co-author of the book Teaching Preschoolers: First Steps Toward Faith and a contributor to the book Kids Ministry 101. She also wrote the introduction to the Weekday Early Education Curriculum Guide for Pre-K published by LifeWay Christian Resources and numerous articles for ParentLife magazine related to growth and development of children. Mary Ann has also been an online adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University.
Mary Ann and her husband, Doran, are the parents of two adult sons and grandparents to an adorable two-year-old granddaughter!
Childcare begins at 9:30am.
Join us immediately following our guest speaker for a Teddy Bear Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt in HFC. In partnership with Build A Bear, you may purchase a bear via the registration link or bring your own! We will make clothes and jewelry for our bears and have great fun!