I went to seven Tweetups and blogging events in the last two weeks.
I went to the WestchesterMommy.com launch party with social media wunderkind Kris Ruby from Ruby Media Group who was named the youngest of 40 Westchester entrepreneurs under 40 . . .
I also meet up with my Westchester blogging friends for a Tweetup at NoKaJoe’s in Katonah or go to a cool Westchester Tweetup at Pour in Mount Kisco that owner Anthony Colasacco organized.
I went to the National Moms Nite Out at the Jefferson Mall and met fabulous handbag extraordinaire Pamela Pekerman.
I also meet up for a Tweetup with Beth Feldman (Rolemommy), Emily McKhann (The Motherhood), Maria Colaco (New York Mom) and other Westchester bloggers for a fun breakfast in New Rochelle . . .
I attended a fabulous private event honoring Carol Evans from Working Mother Media and Working Mother magazine . . .
. . . and met Mamapalooza’s founder Joy Rose.
And I did not top all this off with yesterday’s incredible Silicon Valley Moms Group Brand & Blogger event at the Tribeca Cinema. I write for their New York City Moms blog and Beth Feldman helped to organize it.
After all that partying, schmoozing, and networking — thanks, Sweets, for taking care of L — we get to the sweatpants part, the not-so-glamorous mommy part:
I packed up just the necessary things and walked over a condemned bridge with husband and son at night to sleep at my mother-in-law’s house because we lost power for two days.
I spent Mother’s Day in sweatpants because while I packed things for L, I didn’t have other clothes for myself.
I took L to the annual sheep shearing event at Muscoot Farm dressed like I just rolled out of bed. I don’t have a picture of me in sweatpants but of the sheep shearing. :)
And I took L to see the annual rubber ducky race in Mount Kisco yesterday!
Our No. 2 ducky didn’t win, but we had so much fun :)
Party, party . . . Don’t be fooled, not much actual partying happened since I get tipsy after two sips of wine and have to drive myself home.
I enjoy the networking — and it is a necessary and integral part of my business — but I’m kind of glad things are going to quiet down a bit, and that I have more time for my little man.
Is there a mom out there who can party without feeling like she is neglecting her children?