Still Catching Up After Mom 2.0 Summit!

The Mom 2.0 Summit was not my first blog conference, but it was by far the busiest and I feel like I’m still catching my breath!  It was a wonderful problem to have so many exciting panels to choose from during each time slot, although it made it difficult at times to decide where I really needed to be – the panelists were top notch and the topics were widely varied, covering everything from Video, Multimedia and Monetization: How video Can Realistically Raise Your Visibiity and Credibility to Connected or Disconnected: How is Social Networking Affecting Your Relationships?

Despite the hectic pace of the conference, there was a really laid back vibe that was nice and likely attributable at least in part to the “Big Easy” New Orleans location.   The staff at the Ritz Carlton were super and the hotel was absolutely gorgeous.  My mom is also a blogger and I enjoyed bringing her with me to the conference and taking her to Cafe Du Monde for her first taste of beignets.  We never get to go anywhere together without the kids so this was a great treat for us, as was our walk through the French Market where we bought the obligatory alligator and mask souvenirs to bring home.

We had a great time visiting with some old friends, making some new friends, and even meeting some old friends “in real life”!  The brands that sponsored and were present at the event were also terrific, and they’ve sent us home with so many awesome gifts for the kids that I don’t think we’ll be able to live up to their expectations next time!  A special thanks to Dr. Pamela Georgeson and the people from Claritin for talking with us at greath length about our children’s allergy issues, and to Almond Accents for the most scrumptious flavored almonds ever (I’ve hidden what I had left from hubby who has been inhaling them) and for the kids’ favorite conference souvenir – these adorable aprons (that I still can’t get two of the kids to take off).

 

Headed to the Mom 2.0 Summit in NOLA

Whoohoo – I’m super excited to be heading out today for the Mom 2.0 Summit in New Orleans!  It’s only about a 2 1/2 hour drive from us so I’ve visited New Orleans on numerous occasions, but I haven’t been since Hurricane Katrina hit and I’m anxious to see how much has changed.  The conference is being held at the Ritz-Carlton in the French Quarter so it’s within walking distance of lots of the main attractions.  My mom is going with me as she is also a blogger and I’m planning to take her to Cafe du Monde for some beignets and a trip through the French Market before the conference activities get underway.  She and I have never really had a chance to travel together on our own so I’m thrilled to be able to take her on her first trip through the quarter.  I’m also looking forward to sharing lots of great N’Awlins pictures with you guys and I hope that you’ll understand and forgive me for having to put up with too few posts and too many tweets over the next three days 🙂