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Shawn Johnson East

Hosted by Shawn Johnson East

Entrepreneur, author and former Olympic gymnast

We’re celebrating moms around the (virtual) brunch table! Our second annual It Starts with Mom Live took place on May 7, hosted by Shawn Johnson East, entrepreneur, author and former Olympic gymnast.

If you’re a mom or planning to become one, tune-in for lively discussions with celebrity moderators, influencers and health experts to help celebrate and advocate for equitable health for all moms and babies.

In case you missed it, you can watch the 90-minute event right here or on our March of Dimes YouTube channel.

  • Putting moms’ minds first—prioritizing mental health and wellness: Moms and moms-to-be experienced unexpected changes in the past year. Between a changing workplace and balancing virtual schooling, parents have managed through daily challenges and continue to do so. As we look ahead, women are prioritizing their own mental health and that of their families to build resiliency at home.
  • Looking ahead—community support for resiliency: Resilience is a community effort, and it starts by supporting all moms. Now and in the future, moms and moms-to-be need strength and support from their communities—whether it’s their partner, family members, health care providers or trusted friends. Moms need to know who’s around their brunch table that can help them remain resilient as they navigate pre-conception, pregnancy, post-natal and a new normal.
  • Family food—making brunch a family activity: Turn brunch into a fun, family-friendly activity where kids can help with meal prep and cooking.
  • Family food—snacks the whole family will love: In need of quick, healthy snacks that kids (and parents!) will love? Tune in for everyday snack ideas and tips on selecting ingredients for a well-rounded diet that the whole family will love.

Moderated by

Julia Edelstein

Julia Edelstein

Editor-in-Chief, Parents

Grace Bastidas

Grace Bastidas

Editor-in-Chief, Parents Latina and co-host of Parents' That New Mom Life podcast

Other Guests and Panelists

Stacey D. Stewart

Stacey D. Stewart

President and CEO, March of Dimes

Dr. Zsakeba Henderson

Dr. Zsakeba Henderson

SVP and MCH Impact Deputy Medical Officer, March of Dimes

Hilary Rhoda

Hilary Rhoda

Model

Jade Roper Tolbert

Jade Roper Tolbert

Host, Mommies Tell All podcast

Joy Howard

Joy Howard

Cookbook author and recipe developer

Jenna Helwig

Jenna Helwig

Food director, Real Simple

Adrienne Griffen

Adrienne Griffen

Executive Director, Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance