Our Speaker

Christine Carter, PhD, made waves last Mother's Day in her Huffington Post article entitled "The Trouble with Motherhood."  She wrote:

"When we strip motherhood of play and flow ... our mood deteriorates. It isn't just worry about our children and endless housework that make us anxious and unhappy; it's that we aren't actually having fun anymore. Fun, rest, relaxation, flow have been squeezed out of our lives in the pursuit of more. "

For our 10th Mothers Symposium, we offer you the opportunity to hear some of Christine's solutions to this "trouble" and to immerse yourself in the joyful energy of our community of mothers.

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a sociologist and happiness expert best known for her science-based parenting advice. Dr. Carter follows the scientific literature to understand ways that we can teach children skills for happiness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. She is the author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents and she writes a blog for UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, syndicated on the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

Take a peek at Christine's book, Raising Happiness: