Taking Your Kids to BlogHer: What's It Like?
By Tales of Life with a Girl on the Go on July 29, 2011
With BlogHer '11 just one week away (woo hoo!), many parents are gearing up to leave their kids behind for two days of conference chaos. However, as BlogHer has once again paired up with KiddieCorp, some parents choose to bring their kiddos along for the ride. Still others bring the whole family and make an extended vacation out of the trip.
One such mom, Barbara at Tales of Life with a Girl on the Go, wrote about her experiences of bringing her daughter to both BlogHer '09 and '10. I thought it would be a good read for other parents who may be bringing their kiddos to San Diego as well as I'm sure that the unknown of conference-chaos-with-kids might be slightly unnerving.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend BlogHer twice and am gearing up for a third trip. For some reason, Ken was the one who discovered that BlogHer even existed - and that BlogHer07 would be in Chicago. He encouraged me to go and, of course, I took Reid. (I took Reid everywhere, she nursed until she was 4.) At my first BlogHer, I wrote that I’d finally found a playgroup that I wanted to attend and this sense of belonging has kept me returning. Reid and I weren’t staying at the conference hotel, though, and so I headed back to see her, Aunt Karin and Shea as soon as the sessions ended each day. I attended only one evening party. Admittedly, the conference, expo hall and party schedule were all much smaller but I was at a point where being away from Reid for 8 or 9 hours was more than enough.