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Mom 2.0 Summit: A Photo Essay…with Words

Re-entry is hard. Real hard…

Mom 2.0 was held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton at Dana Point.

Wait, let me start at the beginning….

I had a great time speaking and just being at Mom 2.0


Last week I had the honor of not only attending my very first Mom 2.0 Summit , but I spoke and was actually nominated by my peers for an Iris Award.

I spoke with my friend Jennifer from Baby Making Machine about Visual Storytelling and telling your story through photography and video with sponsored posts. And SEO for those photos and videos.

We spoke at mom 2.0!

We spoke on storytelling in sponsored posts at mom 2.0

Photo on the right taken by my boo Amber of

I feel like Mom 2.0 was epic.

And my heart is full.

I met a lot of bloggers that I have admired for a long time and followed and interacted online with. I met my mentors in my head, and found out that they were just as nice and knowledgeable in person as I thought they would be.

I hugged and rocked with old friends…..

Beautiful sunset at Laguna Beach

the Bohemian part at mom 2.0 was chilly but the food was good and so was the company

And made new ones.

I took early walks on the beach with my camera, met with brands, ate delicious food, and was reminded that this is not my mother’s version of motherhood..

Sunrise at the ritz carlton at Mom 2.0

Mom 2.0 sessions get started! Lunch at Mom 2.0 was spectacular

Toes up, relaxing between sessions at the Ritz Carlton at Mom 2.0

Taking a small break overlooking the ocean and reflecting that hey..this is my life…..

Dinner with Osh Kosh was epic!!


another morning walk along the beach during mom 2.0

I attended sessions that not only will help this blog be a better place for you to visit, but also ones that fed my soul and helped me realize that yes, my version of motherhood matters. And it’s my story to tell, my way…

Sessions at mom 2.0 were awesome and i learned so much

And even though I didn’t win an Iris award, I loved being nominated and walking the red carpet and cheering for friends and realizing that twerking ain’t easy( there are no photos of that and all videos have expired….)

Iris awards red carpet at Mom 2.0

I came away from this conference with ideas and goals and thoughts and priceless memories.

And the clear message that it was OK to do me.

It is ok to share myself, my thoughts, my photos, my life with you all.

I can’t wait to get started!





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  • Reply
    May 3, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I can’t wait for next year! I am so happy for you. I think knowing that we are all different types of mothers and being able to embrace that is important. Glad you had a good time.

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    Yum Yucky
    May 3, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Wow! I can seriously feel the happy vibes in this post. I’m so glad you had a great time.

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    Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side
    May 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    What a great time you had, and that view, gorgeous!

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    May 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I HAVE to find a way to make it to this next year! No excuses. Glad you had fun 🙂

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    May 4, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I loved following your IG during this. So glad you were able to go and I can tell you had a great experience. Looking forward to reading more about it!!!

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    May 4, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Just beautiful! Your work is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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    Nancy Davis Kho
    May 4, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Love this – makes me feel like I’m back there. I think I’ll bookmark and revisit weekly until Orlando…

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    May 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I hadnt heard of this but i need to look into it for next year. It looks like you had an amazing time! I follow you on IG I thought you were on vacay… nice to work and vacay in one right?? Dope pics as always! Love love LOVE it!!

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    Natalie Tavares
    May 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I sat in on the session you did with Jennifer Borget and you guys were so good. You seemed like a pro and I had no idea it was your first time there!

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    Natalie Tavares
    May 4, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I was in on your session with Jennifer Borget. The two of you were awesome! You were a pro and I would have had no idea that it was your first time there.

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    May 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Great recap of the summit. I loved your photos. I always love your photos. To be able to be in a room full of bloggers and your mentors is great.

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    Tia @ FinanciallyFitandFab
    May 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Wow! Awesome that you spoke at a conference and were nominated for an award. That is a great honor. I hope to attend my first conference this year.

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    Allison Jones
    May 5, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Congratulations on the nomination! This sounds like a great summit. I definitely want to attend more conferences this year.


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    May 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Stunning photos as usual, and a great recap. I have to make it out to Mom 2.0 at some point… looks like you had a fantastic time!

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    Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva)
    May 5, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Mom 2.0 looks like it was a great conference! I see you met my friend Amber Wright, she’s fabulous. I love that the summit was held in a wonderful destination.

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    Valerie Robinson
    May 6, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Awe this is great. Congrats on your nomination. So glad you got to network and reflect on just how amazing life is. Love all the photos!

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    Mimi Green
    May 6, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I am cracking up at twerking isn’t easy. Your pictures are beautiful, they remind me that I need a vacation. Like you my parenting style isn’t like my Mother’s at all.

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    Nicole @Nicole's LifeStyle Lounge
    May 6, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I must add this to my list of conferences to attend. When I finally started injecting my real self and experiences in your my post… my audience reall u started to connect and engage. So always remember that someone is out there waiting for your story.

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    May 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Congrats on being nominated. The pictures are great!

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    Elaine A.
    May 8, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I truly enjoyed your session and was so happy to meet you! Congratulations on your nomination and your beautiful photography. Hope to see you again next year! 🙂

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    Styled By OmiOmy
    May 10, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    That looks amazing! Congratulations on speaking and the privilege of attending the summit.

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