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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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Tuesday 10th of May 2016

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

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Elaine A.

Sunday 8th of May 2016

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! :)


Friday 6th of May 2016

Congrats on being nominated. The pictures are great!