MomCONnect community event Saturday May 11, at Mohegan Convention Center

May 10—PLAINS TWP. — MomCONnect, a community event bringing family centered businesses and organizations together to celebrate motherhood, community and connection, will be held Saturday May 11, at Mohegan Pennsylvania Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is being hosted by MamaBird and Be Well NEPA.

"We wanted to provide an event to the community to help women navigate motherhood, no matter which journey it takes them on," said Melissa Obuch, Founder/Executive Director of MamaBird, a non-profit that provides necessities such as diapers, wipes and feminine hygiene supplies to those in need.

"Also noting that motherhood can be isolating, so to provide a way for mothers and families to connect with each other as well as resources is our way of empowering local mothers."

Obuch said by providing these essentials is a way of investing in our community, because MamaBird truly believes that no mother should ever be unable to support their basic needs as well as their child's.

MomCONnect will feature 40 vendors, 4 workshops and 4 professional presentations.

Tickets are $10 for adults and children are free. Ticket purchase gets you access to the event, all workshops, presentations and one raffle entry. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting MamaBird's diaper and period product bank.

"Overall, hosting a community event with resources and local businesses geared towards families can empower moms by providing them with essential information, support, and opportunities to connect and thrive within their community," Obuch said.

MomCONnect vendors

A Girls Gotta Spa

Back Mountain Pediatric Dentistry

Be Well NEPA

Brighter Journeys

Cakes By Imelda

Chelsea Mancuso Physical Therapy

DermDox Skin Solutions

Domestic Goddess Goods

Dress for Success

Elevation Wellness

First Glance 3d Ultrasound

Geisinger Health Plan

Grace Insurance Group

Lace and Vine Boutique

Lasting Wellness


Luzerne County Breastfeeding Coalition

Maternal & Family Health Services



MUSICare Project NEPA

NEPA Breast Feeding Center

New York Life

Nicole Frail Edits

Orthodontics Unlimited

Pediatric Associates Kingston

Parenting Autism United

Pathway Pregnancy Center

Phoenix Physical Therapy

Rising Light Ridge

Riverside Therapies

Rooted In Nurture

Scarlet Thread Midwifery

Shine Time Cleaning Services

Sprout Dental

The Happy Momma Place

The Jumpstart Cart

Together for health and wellness

Wyoming Valley Children Association

Wyoming Valley Real Estate


Dare To Wonder — Nurturing authentic connections

Salt & Honey by Marin — Charcuterie boards for kids!

Sensify — Life sized interactive light board

Well-Nurtured Development — Mom and Baby Yoga / Sensory Play


Dr. Kady Schloesser

Dr. Jeffrey Kile & Dr. Alvaro Reymunde

Dr. Christine Keisinger

SAL Sport & Lifestyle

Inspiration Road

Reach Bill O'Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.