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Who doesn’t like yoga pants and wine? (sponsored)

July 31, 2014

This post was sponsored by Eppa SupraFruta Sangria and Soybu (who offers a discount below) My real life is not as glamorous as all this. While I haven’t decided how much to share about the BlogHer conference I attended over the weekend because I’m never sure how much you guys care about behind-the-scenes stuff — though […]

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BlogHer11: the one where I felt like a (mega pregnant) fairy princess

August 16, 2011

Just getting away on a short flight to San Diego for a few days with my BFF might have been enough to carve a smile onto my face for a week. Add to that the kindness of bloggers and strangers (and a few generous vendors) to a 35-weeks pregnant chick, and it was an amazing […]

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BlogHer ’10 Highlights (and lowlights)

August 19, 2010

Now that I’m back home and into my normal groove, reflecting on BlogHer feels surreal. Was I really there? I spent an amazing long weekend feeling totally B-List. And that’s a good thing (I felt neither invisible nor obligated to be the funniest person in the room). I know a solid handful of people, although […]

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Excited for BlogHer ’10

August 3, 2010

As I write this, I’m sitting in very Upstate New York enjoying the family vacation. I’m in an old tee-shirt and my “action pants” (some fast-drying capri length ready-for-anything pants that used to fit me). I’m fantasizing –just a bit– about hopping on a train tomorrow for five hours of “me” time so I can […]

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Great Expectations: BlogHer ’10

August 2, 2010

Heather is on a family vacation right now, but in just a few days we’ll be meeting in New York City to attend BlogHer ’10, a conference for women who are bloggers. This conference is unique in that it is about different things for different people. For many women, it’s about a hobby that’s introduced […]

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We totally don’t mind if you vote for us

June 29, 2010

Some very hard-working and talented bloggers have put together a fancy party, complete with awards, for female bloggers in New York City in August. We are totally flattered to have been nominated in the Blog You’ve Learned the Most From category. It looks like there are about 75 websites in this category, so our odds […]

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BlogHer? I hardly know her!

July 27, 2009

Having just returned from a 4-day trip to Chicago where I attended the BlogHer ’09 conference, an annual coming-together of women who blog, I want to sort my experiences into three categories: Things That Exceeded My Expectations, Things That Met my Expectations, and Things That Underwhelmed Me. Here goes: Things That Exceeded My Expectations – […]

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We have arrived at BlogHer

July 23, 2009

After an exciting travel day, we arrived at BlogHer in time for the wrap up of our first party. The word for today is “intense“. I couldn’t stop using it. Even getting here was intense. All of Oakland Airport was calmly evacuated after we had gone through the security checkpoint. Alarm sirens and flashing lights […]

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Dressing for BlogHer

July 19, 2009

I love me some Project Runway and I love the host, Tim Gunn. In fact, reflecting on this reminds me that I haven’t used his catch phrase, “Make it work!” nearly enough. Although I am too lazy to select all of my outfits for a conference/vacation in advance, photograph them, upload them to the web, […]

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Blogging BlogHer bloginess

July 12, 2008

Dear friends, We Rookie Moms try not to blog about blogging because we believe that our readers are more likely to be fellow mamas, not fellow bloggers, but since there are definitely a handful of savvy bloggers reading our site, I want to address an issue some of us may be facing this week. This […]

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Our costumes at BlogHer 2006

August 3, 2006

Photo by betsythedevine. We made these shirts on Zazzle and wore them at Blogher. We were like make-up free booth babes without a booth.

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Group Blogging

July 29, 2006

The panelists are: Sarah Gilbert and Asha Dornfest of Sheena (age 15) and Iris (Age 16) of This is a summer honors program for math and science for high school students. More info on the program at: Mandy Moore from knitting blog yarnageddon

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