Friday, July 30, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM US Eastern
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM US Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM US Mountain
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Pacific
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UTC

Attention parents & caregivers alike, BlogHer Parenting is here to help simplify family life! Whether you’re looking for advice on navigating life as a new parent or looking for the latest tips to ensure your child is on the right track at school, our experts have got you covered. Join us on July 30th at 1pm ET as we share the tools & resources to help inspire & empower parents everywhere.



BlogHer will be awarding five attendees a $100 Target gift card. Entering is easy! Simply register and attend BlogHer Parenting live on the 30th and you'll be entered to win! 



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About this Event

1pm ET / 10am PT | Opening Remarks

1:05pm ET / 10:05am PT | Mindful Moment | Rebekah "Bex" Borucki helps us re-center and enjoy a moment of zen with a guided meditation the whole family can enjoy.

  • Speaker: Rebekah "Bex" Borucki, Mother of Five, Meditation Guide, Author of Books for Big and Little Readers

1:10pm ET / 10:10 am PT | Zodiac Guide to Navigating Family Dynamics | Ophira Edut of the AstroTwins shares her astrological wisdom to help us better understand and navigate family dynamics.

  • Speaker: Ophira Edut, Founder of The AstroTwins,

1:30pm ET / 10:30 am PT | Spotlight Talk with Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN & New York Times Best-Selling Author

1:35pm ET / 10:35am PT | Back to School Immunity Support | Learn the latest best practices to support your family's immunity as we gear up for the new school year! Our health and wellness experts will share their methods for helping keep wellness a priority in the classroom and beyond, from insights on incorporating the key vitamins & nutrients into your family's diet to adopting healthy routines or a holistic 360 approach to keeping your family healthy.

1:55pm ET / 10:55am PT | Learn from Her: What Does ADHD Really Look Like? | Join Dr. Theresa Cerulli, a neuropsychologist with 20+ years experience and a mother of a teen with ADHD, as she leads an empowering discussion on the importance of distigmatizing ADHD in Children and adolescents while sharing the symptoms to look out for, expert advice on managing your child's behavior & advice on becoming your child's best advocate.

  • Speaker: Dr. Theresa CerulliBoard-Certified Psychiatrist & ADHD Specialist
  • Moderator: Reshma Gopaldas, VP of Video, SHE Media

2:15pm ET / 11:15am PT | Spotlight Talk with Megan Manco, Director of Professional Marketing, CeraVe

2:20pm ET / 11:20am PT | The Complete Guide to Caring for Your Newborn & You | Tune in to learn the essential tools and resources to help soothe your baby while finding moments of self-care. Whether you're in need of tips and tricks to relax your little one or advice on carving out time to take care of yourself, our panel of experts will share their insights on prioritizing your mental health, creating calming bonding moments & routines, and more!

2:45pm ET / 11:45am PT | Inheriting Health: The Value of Genetic Testing for Families | As parents we want to do everything we can to ensure the health of our family now and in the future. Tune in to learn how genetic testing can help with that goal, including info on at-home testing for our kiddos & ourselves, and why genetic testing isn't just for those with a history of genetic conditions.

  • Speakers: Meredith Heiss, MS, CGC, Laboratory Genetic Counselor & Shabri Patel, MS, GS, Laboratory Genetics Specialist
  • Moderator: Julie Chang, TV Journalist, Founder of 940, Actress & Activist

3pm ET / 12pm PT | In Conversation with Tia Mowry | Tia Mowry graces the stage to discuss parenting as a multi-hyphenate & share some of her quick fixes to help make things a little easier for parents.

  • Speaker: Tia Mowry, Mom, Actress, Author & Co-Founder, Anser
  • Moderator: Nikki Brown, Editorial Director, BlogHer
Tia Mowry

Actress, producer, author and entrepreneur Tia Mowry has had a career spanning three decades after becoming a pop culture icon starring in the hit sitcom Sister, Sister. She currently stars in hit Netflix series Family Reunion. She hosts her own YouTube channel, “Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix,” with weekly videos that help viewers solve life’s little dilemmas FAST. Her second cookbook, The Quick Fix Kitchen, will be released September 28. In January 2020 she launched Anser, a vitamin line geared towards accessibility and inclusivity, in partnership with BioSchwartz and UTA Ventures. Her new homewares collection “Spice by Tia Mowry” launches 2021. Tia has a devoted social media presence of over 20 million followers.

Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez

Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD, is a board-certified Pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Dr. Bracho-Sanchez frequently appears on CNN and other media as a medical expert. She hosts Las Doctoras Recomiendan podcast distributed by Univision. Dr. Bracho-Sanchez obtained her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, followed by residency training in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in global health and journalism at Stanford University.

Erika Janes

Erika Janes is the Deputy Editor of SheKnows, and a writer, editor, and content strategist with deep experience covering all things parenting. Prior to joining SheKnows, Erika served as the managing editor of Scholastic Parents Online and the executive editor Her writing has appeared on SheKnows, The Bump, What To Expect, Real Simple, Parents, and Women’s Running, among other online publications. Erika earned her degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team. She's also the mom of two boys who give her plenty of inspiration for her work.

Frances Largeman-Roth

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, is a New York Times bestselling author and nationally recognized health expert whose mission is to help all families find solutions that work best for them to stay healthy, active and feel good. Frances was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years, and she continues to write and develop healthy recipes for a number of popular publications. Frances earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia University. She is also a sought-after spokesperson and provides private nutrition counseling to clients through her HealthyHouseCall program.

Julie Chang

Emmy nominated & AP Journalism award winner Julie Chang has been waking up folks in New York & Los Angeles for more than 17 years. She recently left the morning TV grind to focus on developing her docuseries, "940". The program accentuates the 940 weekends from the time your child is born till they go to college, & how we can all make the most of that time! Julie also jumped into the acting world. Look for her in the upcoming movie The Way of the Warriors. Speaking of! Julie is also a brain tumor survivor, an avid surfer & yogi--a total warrior! Julie resides in Marina Del Rey with her two kids & husband. They call the ocean their "church" & are devoted to protecting it. Even her 2-year-old has her own trash picker-upper.

Megan Manco

Megan Manco began her skincare career in 2011, holding various positions within both research and innovation (R&I) and marketing at L’Oréal. She currently serves as Director of Professional Marketing for CeraVe, overseeing the marketing strategy across all healthcare professional audience segments. Megan has previously held positions at SkinCeuticals, and on the Advanced Research and Product Performance Evaluation teams within R&I. Megan graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Master of Professional Studies degree in Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing Management, a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Wagner College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine from the College of the Holy Cross.

Meredith Heiss, MS, CGC

Meredith is a board-certified genetic counselor. She recently joined Fulgent (Picture Genetics’ parent company) as a laboratory genetic counselor, where she interprets the impact of genetic variants and shares her clinical and genetics expertise with clients and members of the Fulgent team. Before joining the lab, Meredith was a clinical genetic counselor in Maternal Fetal Medicine. She counseled patients, including expecting moms with fetal ultrasound anomalies and couples with family history of genetic disease.


Meredith completed her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology at Reed College. She did post-baccalaureate studies in molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics at University of Colorado, Denver and Harvard Extension School. As a genetic counselor, she is committed to empowerment through education, understanding, and access. She strives to advance the use of genetic information in health and disease.

Monica Bencomo

Monica Bencomo is author of 7 Habits Of A Healthy, Happy Mom, a businesswoman, and media personality. She is the founder of Moms Wear Heels, a multimedia platform committed to empowering modern mothers to live their best lives from the inside out. She does this via her speaking, fitness and lifestyle programs, blogs, and visual content offered to tens of thousands of women online. Monica homeschools her three beautiful children and is raising them alongside her husband, Elvis in Dallas, TX.

Nikki Brown

Before joining BlogHer, Nikki Brown was the Senior Beauty Editor for StyleCaster—another brand under the SHE Media umbrella—where she oversaw beauty content and contributed to sitewide efforts, including social media initiatives and digital issues. Her other previous experience includes managing digital hair and beauty content for ESSENCE, as well as writing for other notable outlets. Nikki is also pursuing a Master of Arts in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism at The New School. When she’s not working or learning, you’ll most likely find her curled up with a book or taking way too many pictures of her cats. Follow her on Instagram @missnikkibrown.

Nina Spears

Nina is an educator in the pregnancy, birth, and baby world and has had the pleasure of helping hundreds of expecting and new mothers over the past ten years. Her training, certifications, and experience include: baby planning, birth doula care, postpartum doula care, massage therapy, childbirth education, newborn care education, infant massage instruction, prenatal fitness education, and more. It is her passion to educate, inspire, and uplift mothers and now this has become her mission at Baby Chick®.

Ophira Edut

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as the AstroTwins, are professional astrologers who reach millions worldwide. Through their website Astrostyleand as the official astrologers for ELLE magazine, they bring the stars down to earth with their lifestyle and coaching-based approach to horoscopes. Bestselling authors, they’ve written a collection of books, including AstroStyle, Love Zodiac and Momstrology (their #1 Amazon bestselling parenting guide) and their own brand imprint annual horoscope guides.


The AstroTwins have been featured by such media as Good Morning America, the Today Show, the New York Times and have read charts for celebrities including Beyoncé, Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts and Alicia Keys. Follow them @astrotwins and

Rebekah "Bex" Borucki

Rebekah “Bex” Borucki is a mother of five, a meditation guide, and an author and publisher of books for big and little readers. Rebekah’s mission is to make mental-health support and stress-management tools accessible to all. Most recently, Rebekah founded Row House, a publishing company committed to raising the volume on voices that matter and providing equitable contracts to authors writing through a social justice lens.

Reshma Gopaldas

For over 15 years, Reshma has been creating video content with a focus on women's rights and health. She began her career in film and television production in New York, working with notable directors and actors. Her work has been featured on The Daily Show, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC, HuffPo, Jezebel, Fox, etc. At Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she produced, directed, and wrote the majority of their video content, and managed their celebrity supporters. Today, she heads video for SHE Media, which includes BlogHer, SheKnows, Stylecaster,, and HelloFlo.

Shabri Patel, MS, GC

Shabri is a member of the genetic counseling team at Fulgent Genetics (Picture’s parent lab). She joined Fulgent in the summer of 2020, after earning her Masters of Science in Genomics and Genetic Counseling at Keck Graduate Institute, and before that, her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California, Riverside. Shabri consults healthcare professionals on appropriate genetic testing for patients and accurate interpretation of test results. She also generates and reviews genetic test reports, and provides education about the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics. Shabri works with the goal of improving the lives of people with known or suspected genetic conditions and creating meaningful genetic testing experiences for all patients.

Dr. Smita Malhotra

Dr. Smita Malhotra is a mother, pediatrician, author, and speaker. She believes in healing the whole child and family by combining traditional medicine with alternative therapies such as mindfulness, meditation, acupuncture and yoga. She is an advocate for providing children with the tools to cope through the peaks and valleys of their lives and empowering them to take charge of their own health and nutrition.


With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Malhotra has been the director of a newborn nursery where she has advised parents about newborn feeding and care.


Dr. Malhotra has published 'The Newborn Handbook' which was released in August 2020. She has also contributed to The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and other publications.

Dr. Theresa Cerulli

Theresa Cerulli, M.D. is a graduate of Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Longwood Residency Program in Adult Psychiatry, and Harvard Fellowships in Medical Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Cerulli is Board Certified in Psychiatry and is on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.


She received the 1997 Harvard Residency Teaching Award and has published several journal articles in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. Dr. Cerulli has continued in her role as a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty as a Clinical Instructor, lecturing on a range of neuropsychiatric topics including Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression and Electroconvulsive Therapy. She is a supervisor for the Harvard Longwood Residency Training Program.


Dr. Cerulli is theco-founder and prior Chief Medical Officer of ADD Health and Wellness Centers, specializing in the holistic treatment of children and adults with ADD/ADHD and co-existing behavioral health conditions. Her vision is in combining traditional medicine with healthy living to promote cognitive and emotional well-being. She previously served as Medical Director for the Hallowell Center and co-founder of Hallowell ADDvance. Dr. Cerulli has served nationally as an expert witness for ADHD legal cases. She is certified by the Mayor League Baseball (MLB) to conduct ADHD Therapeutic Use Exemption Evaluations for professional players.

Dr. Whitney Casares

Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician, author, speaker and full-time working mom. She’s a boots on the ground advocate for the success of women in the workplace and at home. Dr. Casares is a Stanford University-trained private practice pediatrician whose expertise spans the public health, direct patient care and media worlds. She holds a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from The University of California, Berkeley, and a Journalism degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is a Mama Mindset Thought Leader.


Her books include The New Baby Blueprint: Caring for You and Your Little One(American Academy of Pediatrics, March 2020), which addresses the unique needs of modern women as they transition into motherhood, The New Baby Blueprint, as well as The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting without Losing Yourself(American Academy of Pediatrics, May 2021) that gives practical, expert-rooted advice and support for modern working moms who are ready to level-up their motherhood experiences and find success in the workplace and at home. Dr. Casares currently practices pediatrics in Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband Scott raise their two young daughters.