Pamper Yourself

Mamas get very little time for themselves. Plenty of time for relaxation and pampering is set aside during the Happy Mama Retreat.

Learn Self-Care

You have to take care of yourself as a mama in order to do your best for your family and others. Our speakers educate and motivate you to take care of mama.


Mama is always on alert and never seems to get a chance to relax. At the Happy Mama Retreat, you only have to worry about yourself for a weekend.

Feel Less Alone

Raising a child with invisible behavioral disorders can be isolating. At the Happy Mama Retreat, you'll befriend dozens of mamas on a similar parenting journey.

respite for moms of kids with invisible special needs

  • I felt like part of a community here!
  • The weekend provided a framework of positivity.
  • I loved connecting with fabulous women!
  • The validation that I'm not alone was amazing!
Are you a stressed-out, overwhelmed, overworked, tired and under-nurtured mother of a child with ADHD, ADD, OCD, SPD, PBD, FASD, Autism, PDD, or any number of other brain-based differences that lead other people to judge your parenting, make you second-guess yourself, challenge your marriage, and keep you up at night worrying incessantly about your child?

If so, then look no further for a soft place to land. The Happy Mama Conference and Retreat weekend getaway has been created especially for you!

The Happy Mama Retreat is a weekend away for moms of children with special needs, created by moms of children with special needs. Not just a spa weekend, not just an educational conference, not just a moms-only weekend away - it's all three rolled into one. We want to help you gain community with other mothers who share your questions, concerns, worries, and fears. We want to provide education to help you advocate for your child and yourself, and to give you the tools to re-discover your own happiness. We want to nurture you with a beautiful setting, wonderful food, and fun, relaxing activities.  We want you to be happy, mama!

Please check out the links for past retreats at the top of this page! Details for the 2015 retreat are forthcoming. We hope to see you there!