Mom 2.0 Summit Recap

2010 Mom 2.0 Summit - FEB 18-20

Over the weekend I was honored to attend the Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston. Holly has a hook up with GMC and so they gave us a Chevy Camaro to drive. Whoohoo! If you’re interested, you can check out our drive to Houston in our Whrrl story. We had a crazy good time. Holly and I bonded over pancakes for lunch.

Holly, Me, Gwen Bell, Allison (Petite Elephant), Marie (Makes & Takes)

I knew the weekend was going to be out of control when the first person I met was Gwen Bell. Yep – I’m a huge fan. She’s completely fabulous and so warm and friendly. We could totally hang out in real life – except for the fact that I was way to excited to meet her and most likely scared her off. {{wink}}

Marie, Jyl (Mom It Forward), Me, and Amy (Mom Spark)

Thursday night was the Mad Men party and we all got dressed up in our 60’s attire. Too funny that we were all in black & white.

Jenny, Holly, Me, Amy, Jyl all dressed up for the Mad Men party.

Rebekah (Mom’s Out Loud), Holly, Jennie (Jenny on the Spot), and Me

Marie & Allison threw a fabulous party in their suite and gave us party favors.

There I got to meet Jenny the Bloggess and Design Mom. Holy Moly I was so excited. Can you believe that Gabby new who I was?!? I tried SO hard not to scare her {{like I did Gwen}} and tried to keep my cool. I’m not sure I pulled it off. HA!

Me, Elz, Lisa (Peppers & Pollywogs), and Jennifer (List Plan It)

** Update** I think I forgot to show you that I made my Tip Junkie blog button into a bracelet! I used shrinky dinks and when it was still warm, I bent it a little so that it would be a cuff. {{squeal in delight}}

Photo from Mom2Summit

This is an impromptu moment when Karen Walrond asked me to pose in her picture with Laurie Smithwick (cofounder of Kirtsy). It was an out of body experience.

Rachael (Todays Mama), Andrea (Savvy Sassy Moms), Holly, Me, and Juice Box Jungle Co-founder

Juice Box Jungle
threw an intimate party Friday night. We totally bonded because we all had BOYS! I just love being around fellow mama’s of boys.

Fabulous Key Note Speakers: Stephanie Smirnov, Heather Armstrong (Dooce), Gabrielle Blair (Design Mom), and Maggie Mason (Mighty Girl)

Girl power! They were so much fun and informative. None of us wanted their session to be over.

Gang Signs: Mormon, Mormon, Mormon, Wolverine – Photo from The Bloggess

The last session I went to was to support my roomies: Allison, Rachael, and Jyl. They were talking on “Creating Experiences Offline and Online…” with Jenny the Bloggess. Their session was crazy fun! They worked off each others strengths and we all laughed and were entertained. It was the perfect way to end the conference.

Holly, Me, Amy, Jyl, Jennie, and Rachael

Saturday night as Holly and I were leaving, we tried to get a picture of all the roomies. However Rachael was awol. Thanks to these lovely ladies, the weekend was full of great connections, never forget moments, a lot of laughing, girl time, and bonding moments.

Life as a blogger has come full circle. Who knew it could get so good?

11 thoughts on “Mom 2.0 Summit Recap

  1. I didn't meet you, but I saw you a thousand times over the weekend. I had STRONG headband envy. Please send me all that you wore when you grow tired of them. PLEASE. I'm not even kidding. 🙂

  2. I'm soo very sad that I did not get to experience this fabulousness….sigh. I miss everyone just looking at the pictures! You look like you all had a fabulous time. Soooo soooo soooo jealous! Phoenix baby! We meet again in PHOENIX!

  3. LAURIE!!!!! Love, love, LOVE YOU! What a wonderful time… so much fun, so much laughing… and you have inspired me to try more hair accessories!

  4. I'm in a picture, that makes me sort of famous, right? I really enjoyed meeting you and will absolutely arrange a Houston blogging trip to Canton in the Spring. Until then, can you please send me the name of the etsy shop for the headband? I have been obsessing about it since Friday!

  5. It looks like you had lots of fun!!! So glad!!! Did you have time to visit any of your Houston friends while you were there???

  6. love all the pictures. I too am a mom of boys (i've got 4) and love hearing from other moms of boys. I have several friends of all-boys and we joke about our little club….there should be some sort of blog-forum-support group for all-boys moms. It would be good therapy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *