My BlogHer Sisters, They Have My Back

It’s been just over two weeks since I was the last of my roommates to check out of the Sheraton and head home from #BlogHer13, and I haven’t stopped missing them.My BlogHer sisters.They have posted recaps already. Heart-warming, brilliant and hilarious – just like the women that wrote them.  I’m still in awe that these are my friends and that I am a part of this community.  Somedays, I feel like an imposter in this life and this world.  I’m waiting for some one to jump through my computer screen and yell “FAKER – You don’t belong!”....more

Flat Sue goes to #BlogHer13

For the second year in a row, Flat Sue made an appearance at BlogHer because Real Sue (As Cape Cod Turns) wasn’t able to attend (BUMMER!).  Because Melisa (Suburban Scrawl) was part of the BlogHer staff this year, I was given the task of making sure that Flat Sue had a good time (aka making sure she didn’t get lost or left behind like last year)....more

Sheryl Sandberg made me cry at #Blogher13

The Saturday morning keynote breakfast with Sheryl Sandberg was THE #BlogHer13 agenda item I was most looking forward to.  I am a huge fan of Ms. Sandberg, and her book “Lean In”was inspirational and motivational for me.  As a woman, especially a single mother, I wanted to feel that it was okay to WANT.To WANT to be successful at something in addition to being a mother....more
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8 Things to Do with Those Tit Cups from BlogHer '13 and Jockey

I got a lot of swag  at my first BlogHer conference. Some of it was really cool and some I could have done without (like the 16 oz. bottle of Lubriderm which was travel-unfriendly). However, the most interesting  piece of swag that was even trending on Twitter almost immediately, were Jockey's "tit cups" (as they were labled by the blogosphere).Here are 8 things you can do with your 'tit cups' if you haven't thrown them out yet.1. Use them as a snack bowl for your kids or at your work station...more

Thoughts on Attending BlogHer '13 with a Disability

There are many blog posts about the mega BlogHer event that concluded in Chicago almost two weeks ago. Each one I read was wonderful, detailing the unique camaraderie between bloggers, discussing the brands at the Expo Hall, and summing up what each blogger learned both from the sessions and their own personal experiences. As a writer and a health advocate, I can’t sit still without using my own voice about BlogHer from the point of view of a midlifer and someone living with a disability. ...more
cgermans Thanks Christie!  What a lovely thing to say.more

Pioneer Woman – Hi Im the girl who fell over herself talking to you

I scurried into the hall barely holding it together. Turning to the girls I said “I hope you all dont mind if we sit up front(as close as we can get)” We sat down and I couldn’t stop bouncing in my seat. I knew she was coming out any second and I couldn’t flipping wait. We will now relive this day of excitement and embarrassment through crappy cell pics and tweets…...more
Aww this was sweet and I might have gotten a little teary reading it.   Ree is awesome.more

The Right Fit - BlogHer 2013

This isn’t going to be one of the typical, “I went to BlogHer and all I came back with is ” posts. . Yes, I saw and participated on some great panels, reconnected with some old friends, met new ones and had some fun too during the official evening events....more
I love that you found your people. I felt the same this year.more

A Newbie Speaker and Attendee at BlogHer '13: My 5 Favorite Things

A week has passed since I spoke at the Newbie Networking Workshop at BlogHer '13. I attended the conference as a n00b attendee and first-time speaker (although, not a newbie speaker outside of BlogHer) and wanted to share five of my favorite (fun) things about the experience....more
This is great - I'm a newbie this year and I can't wait! :)more

10 things I Didn't Do at BlogHer13

I can’t believe a whole week has already passed since BlogHer13.  I’ve seen dozens of posts on what attendees did and learned at the conference.  I’m going to tell you what I didn’t do instead.10 things I didn’t do at BlogHer 13:...more
I'm a fan of your didn't do list. I'm a big fan of it, actually!   (I'm a NY Pizza girl, too!)more

4 Thoughts on BlogHer13

Another thing off my bucket list this year. I'm just knockin' 'em down, I say. I made it to BlogHer '13 Chicago, and I'm already looking forward to going back next year. And, if all goes well, I might get to spend next year's conference without a 12 lb baby strapped to me the entiretime. Entire time. I'd show you a picture of my glorious delts, but I don't want you to be jealous. So, what did I learn? A lot. Let's get specific....more