I'm Ditching My Kids for BlogHerDanielle
It was in New York City, which is super close to where I live, and I was able to split a hotel room with two really amazing women.
This year when I knew the BlogHer conference would be close again, and manageable with three children all under the age of five — I decided to give it a go again. Although I was only planning to hit up one day—Saturday.
Overnight my trip went from being away from my kids for one day, to spending two nights and three days away, and I am totally unprepared. I have two days to get my kids all set up so I can breathe easy while I am ninety minutes away from home.
I thought I would whittle my checklist for the trip into a post, because there are a ton of readers, and other bloggers who read here heading out to the same place in the next day or two.
Who will I see there?
List List List! 1 of 7I am in the middle of letting my life be taken over by my Wunderlist app. I have lists up the wazoo!
Things I need to pack, things I need to do, things I need to remember on Friday ... way too much for me to remember as a whole!
In Case of Emergency! 2 of 7Write out all those lovely emergency contacts. Pediatrician's number, cell phone, etc.
Of course my husband knows where we bring the kids, but it is easier to have it all written out in case of an emergency. For the babysitter as well!
Laundry! 3 of 7I must make sure everything is laid out for the kids over the next couple days.
More so Addison than the boys ...
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Pack… Ugh Packing! 4 of 7Packing is my least favorite part of the whole conference experience. I am not good at it, and I always end up getting mad and throwing crap into my suitcase and calling it a day.
Oh, and forgetting stuff... always do that too!
Photo Credit: Flickr
Diaper Laundry! 5 of 7Double the diaper laundry than normal! My goal is to make sure every last diaper is washed so my husband not only has enough, but doesn't have to worry about washing!
Set up Skype 6 of 7Before I leave I have to set up Skype on my husband's computer so that I can see the kids when I have a free moment. Just because I am going to enjoy myself, doesn't mean I am not going to miss them!
Schedule the Blog 7 of 7Because of course ... how can you go to a blog conference without blogging while you are there?
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