Addison Ann, Social Media Professional

Addie and I at SheStreams

I am a social media junkie. And in the past two years I have been doing as much as I can to learn and expand my own personal experience.

This weekend it brought me to the SheStreams conference in New York City, with my darling Addison in tow.  We had a blast and met a ton of beautiful, inspirational, and amazing ladies… most of who wanted to ogle over Addison while she hung out in her stroller, nursed, or just sat at my computer with me during a session.

I joked with a couple ladies that I was helping her get an awesome education into a growing career field already … I mean, really, she has been all about blogging and social media since she was in the womb. So she has a head start in life, right?

While I learned a ton of awesome, career-developing skills, I think Addison learned a lot more, and most of it was about conferences, New York City, and fabric totes.

Her lessons?

  • Mommy will most definitely take a wrong turn, and get us lost in New York City.   I admit it, though: I am NOT good with numbered streets!  I not only got lost in Times Square (is that even possible?) but I also overshot Grand Central by two blocks, and missed the train I originally wanted to take home.   Although I think it was a blessing in disguise because I had extra time to get a snack and find a good seat on the train.
  • Tote bags are like candy.   I think I ended up going home with three, three more bags than fit on my stroller, or that I could carry while trying to push a baby through the city.   My trip back to the train was certainly a sight to be seen!
  • Women who blog, and work in social media LOVE other people’s babies.   Most moms leave their children at home when they travel all over the country to conferences like this.  Saturday I was the only person there with a baby.  I was slightly shocked because I expected to see at least a couple nursing infants among the crowd!

All the moms gravitated towards Addie like they were going through child-and baby-withdrawal since they left their kiddos behind.  Heck, I even had pregnant women wanting to push the stroller for me, and help me out through the day just to get a baby fix!

Did I mention I totally love the blogging/social media community?  It is like a giant sisterhood.  And I truly hope my daughter wants to get involved in this community as she gets older!

 

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