MomTime MomTrepreneurs Market on Friday, April 7th

22 Apr

On Friday,  April 7th, five moms + business owners (= “MomTrepreneurs”) shared their stories and showcased their products and services with the group. It was exciting to hear how these busy moms have turned their passion, skills and creativity into enterprising businesses that also allow them flexibility to work from home and take care of a family. We had moms showcase a variety of businesses including –

Laura Clark sews and sells custom stick horses and memory bears. Shannon Balmes designs fabric and clothes for kids and women. Mikele Imbrahim publishes the Downtown Denver edition of Carmen Mix (a former retail shop owner) is a custom menswear stylist with J. Hilburn. Jill Eleson is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and owns WholeListically Yours.

Each mom described her products/services plus shared her story about her background, how she got started with the business and benefits and challenges of owning/running a business while balancing family life.

Here are some excerpts from the presentations:

From Carmen Mix, J.HILBURN Custom Menswear Stylist:

“As a custom menswear Personal Stylist with J.Hilburn, I help guys look and feel good about what he wears.  Life is full of challenges. A guy’s wardrobe, however, shouldn’t be one of them.  I help the guy who doesn’t have the time (or, perhaps, the inclination) to find clothes that fit his lifestyle or body type. And whether that means helping decipher a dress code or select the most flattering suit, I always provide my honest opinion.  A guy doesn’t need a lot of clothes to look and feel good. He needs to have the right pieces that will provide functionality and versatility.  That usually means going through his existing closet to find gems, determine wardrobe needs, get rid of ill-fitting and outdated, and give advice on creating outfits.” 

Tel: 303-641-3385 | Email: | Connect on LinkedIn

From Jill Eleson, Certified Holistic Health Coach, WholeListically Yours:

“I help clients Live Healthy Beyond Vegetables through exploration of their Primary Foods, not just what’s on their plate.  By utilizing a unique coaching approach and offering a customized program, clients discover where their life is out of balance and how they might be getting in their own way so they can find balance, prioritize self-care, create sustainable healthy routines, and live authentically and vibrantly according their bio-individuality.  I also offer seasonal mind/body cleanses and Essential Oil Education.”

Jill Eleson, CHHC, AADP
m: 713-725-5023

May Day, May Day! It’s time for the MomTime Bake Sale!

14 Apr

Sunday, May 7th, 8:30am – 12:30pm at Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church

We need your help with sweets and treats to sell at the Spring Bake Sale.  This year our DOUGH will go to Kith Colorado, Colfax Community Network as well as provide scholarships for MomTime mamas.

Please consider baking/making/buying treats for the Bake Sale. Individually wrapped treats are awesome, throw a bow on it and it sells even quicker!  The Montview congregation loves to support our group and buy our baked goods.

Use the following Sign-Up Genius link to sign up:

If you can’t be there on Sunday, 5/7, use the following drop locations for your convenience:

  • Drop off in the little kitchen by the Common Area at Montview Church on Saturday, May 6th. Be sure to label it “MomTime Bake Sale” so nobody eats it.
  • Bring to the MomTime Spring Social in Stapleton – bake, drop, then party!

Any questions? Contact Amy Usalavage at

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Invest in Yourself at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, 4/21!

14 Apr

Invest in Yourself at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, 4/21 from 9:15 – 11:30am. 

Estate and Legacy Planning: Bring Peace of Mind to Your Future presented by Kim Ruddell, Co-Owner and Partner at Wills & Wellness Estate Planning and mom of three.

Having an estate plan provides peace of mind by protecting your children, your assets and yourself.  Most of us put this off because we don’t know what to do, are afraid of the costs, or are overwhelmed by the decisions that must be made in an estate plan. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be scary!  Kim will gently talk through what an estate plan is, what are all of the documents involved (it is far more than just a will!), dispel some common misconceptions and talk about how to get this checked off your to-do list.  Having a well-organized estate plan in place – is not about you but rather about your loved ones. Getting your affairs in order is truly an un-selfish and proactive choice you can make for the benefit of your family.

Join us for hot coffee and breakfast plus friendship, support, and speakers to uplift and inspire you. MomTime is a community-based group and all moms are welcome. It is a great place to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, get to know someone you don’t know well a little better plus learn about something relevant to many moms. Childcare provided.

RSVP to Carrie McConnell at




Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, April 7th from 9:15 – 11:30am.

28 Mar

“MomTreprenuers Market – Local Moms Showcase Hard Work and Wares”

A “MomTreprenuer” is a mom that has found a way to create a business, work from home and be as flexible as she needs to be. Join us and hear how these moms turned their creativity into an enterprising business. Moms will showcase products and services they create and sell.

Invest in Yourself at MomTime! Join us for hot coffee and breakfast. Friendship, support and speakers to uplift, inspire and educate you. MomTime is an inclusive, community-based group. All moms are welcome at MomTime – working moms, stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms, and moms to kids of all ages. We welcome moms of all faiths – or none. Childcare provided with RSVP.

For more information or to RSVP, email

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Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, March 17th.

11 Mar

Invest in Yourself at MomTime! Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, March 17th from 9:15 – 11:30am.

“Protecting Your Kids and Yourself Online” presented by Matthew Clark, Senior Offensive Security Engineer at Verizon Enterprise Solutions and dad of two.

Matthew will discuss steps you can take to improve your online security posture and protect your kids and yourself from threats.

Join us for hot coffee and breakfast – you get to enjoy it before it cools. Friendship, support and speakers to uplift, inspire and educate you. Get creative ideas, support and fun to make your parenting journey joyful. All moms are welcome at MomTime – working moms, stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms, and moms to kids of all ages. Childcare provided with RSVP.

RSVP to  MomTime.Montview@gmail.


computer family teen

Join us at the next Momtime meeting on Friday, March 3rd from 9:15 – 11:15am

21 Feb

Addiction, Recovery and Healing 101: For Addicts, Loved Ones and Friends

Michael Dinneen, LCSW, CACIII, CSAT, Shadow Mountain Recovery, will present an overview of early, middle and late stage addictions – including process, behavioral compulsions and disorders.  He will begin with his own story of addiction, 25 years of recovery as well as 22 years of professional experience as an addictions counselor, spiritual director and clinical director.  Because addiction affects so many people and it deeply affects those close to them as well, Michael will also discuss intervention and recovery.  He can provide hope for friends and family and will describe the process of healing that takes place when an individual truly commits themselves.


Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, February 17th 9:15 – 11:15am

11 Feb

Featuring Ray W. Lincoln, PhD, Ray Lincoln & Associates presenting on “Understanding Your Child, Their Temperament (And Yours) To Create a Lasting Bond”

Parenting can be a real struggle at times. You might find yourself saying, “Why didn’t this kid come with an instruction book?” The good news is that each of us did come with instructions! Ray W. Lincoln will show us where to look for the instructions that are hard-wired within us and in our kids, and how to understand them.

Breakfast and childcare provided. Please RSVP to


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