This Valentine’s day, enjoy a celebration of self- love...

This Valentine’s day, enjoy a celebration of self love. We are turning Valentine's Day around for single women:  "Love Your Life" and CELEBRATE YOURSELF! Join us for a Valentine's evening like no other...

COVID-19 may make this fourth year of "Love Your Life" look a little different, but the main event components you love are all still here!  There will still be opportunities for single moms to win sponsored seats or to purchase tickets. Moms will also still get their well-deserved "break", as there will be four different (optional) opportunities during the weeks leading up to the event to drop off your child for two hours at the Empowerment Center, where he or she will complete a craft activity and play games with a small group of (masked, socially distanced) children of the SMS community.  Then, Valentine's Day morning, attendees will drive through the Empowerment Center parking lot to pick up their dinner and gifts.  They may also park to take their (still included at NO additional cost!) portrait individually or with their child(ren).  So get dressed up, because when you look good, you feel good, and take a walk down our red carpet to touchless, outside portrait booth, and enjoy this opportunity to receive a professional portrait. Return home with your dinner and goodies and be ready to stream the evening's program while enjoying your catered meal.  Our broadcast will feature incredible female speakers, the S.A.S.S. award ceremony, some fun surprises and, of course, a raffle.  You are sure to be inspired!

Proceeds benefit Single Mom Strong. However, this event is open to ALL women- not just single moms! Plus, the live stream option means you can choose to register just to watch this year's production and get inspired for only $19!



FREE registration is available courtesy of our sponsors!  These registrations will gifted via lottery.  To register for the lottery, send an email with your contact information and your definition of self love to  Winners will be announced by January 31st. 



February 14, 2021 11:00 am- 1:00 pm:

Drive-thru The Empowerment Center, Citrus Heights

Live Stream 6:30pm



catered by Acoustic Events

Who says a boxed meal can't be gourmet!?  Pick-up and re-heat one of these delicious options:

Honey Dijon Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Potatoes and Kale-Pumpkin Sautee



Cheese Tortellini with Pan Roasted Butternut Squash and Pesto Cream with Broccoli Florets

It’ll be a meal to remember,

don’t miss it!

Announcing our keynote speaker for the evening- MARTI MACGIBBON

Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, CAPMS, is an inspirational speaker, standup comic, certified addiction treatment professional, and internationally known author of two nationally and critically acclaimed memoirs, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom and, Fierce, Funny, and Female. She is an expert on trauma resolution and addiction and holds five professional certifications in her specialized field.

Few speakers have a personal comeback story as riveting and inspirational as Marti’s.  She has recovered from and triumphed over nightmare experiences such as being trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by Japanese organized crime, homelessness, domestic violence, childhood sexual assault/abuse, severe PTSD and hard-core drug addiction. Marti employed simple, effective strategies to transform her life, and shares them to motivate, encourage, and energize listeners to create positive changes in every area of their lives.

Marti has performed at the world-famous Hollywood Improv and at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, and has traveled the U.S. as a professional standup comic. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, the National Survivor Network, the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. 




Announcing your Emcee for the evening:



Marlee Ginter is an Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist. She joined CBS13 Sacramento in January 2020 from WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids. Her dedication to journalism has won her numerous awards in television markets across the country, including a Society of Professional Journalists Award, an Emmy for Investigative Reporter and back to back Michigan Associated Press Awards for Best Individual Reporting.


Announcing our second speaker of the evening, Single Mom Strong's Founder, Tara Taylor

While many of know the story of why Single Mom Strong came to be, most don't know what came before. Tara will share her VERY personal story of abandonment, survival and finding inner strength, a story that she has only told once before. It’s a powerful, inspiring and traumatic story, that many will relate to. From it you will learn where confidence is born and why your resilience demonstrates just how powerful and capable you are.

Interested in showing some love and making a difference in your community? Sponsor a table! Special sponsored seats will be gifted to single moms!

Thank you to our event co-sponsors: