About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

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Equally Shared Parenting - Having It All by Halving It All

Michelle Barry Franco



Mama to three little girls, 5yrs, 4yrs & 2 yrs old practicing "Equally Shared Parenting" with my fabulous husband, Jim. Entrepreneur (www.thebrazensoul.com) helping other passion-driven entrepreneurs launch and grow their business with powerful messaging and branding.

There is a way to (pretty much) have it all, if what you want is fabulous partnership in your marriage, personal time, work/career, and a nicely cared-for home. I'll share our story as an Equally Shared Parenting (www.equallysharedparenting.com) couple as well as some stories of others in hopes of inspiring those who are inclined to try this truly transformative way of sharing life in a family with kids.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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