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The Real Beauty of the Mom 2.0 Conference

May 26, 2017

A few weeks ago I attended my very first conference the Mom 2.0 Summit in Orlando. This year I wanted to do some new things and I did. New is my word of the year so me being a speaker at my very first conference…was so new to me. I have spoken in front of a crowd before but not since my early college days so speaking at Mom 2.0 was nerve wracking. Here are somethings that I took away from the conference….

  • Networking….OMG the people that I met was just out of this world. I literally had to take a step back because it was so overwhelming to meet people. Not just new people but people whom I have known online and in the virtual world for years and finally got to meet them in person
  • The brands that I love were there…including Dove which we will get to in a moment. I also loved Best Buy, Kia, Olive Garden, Flipboard, etc. just to name a few
  • It was about moms but it wasn’t the focal point. I mean we were moms and we rock but it wasn’t pushed in your face. You know how at some parenting conferences everywhere you look they are talking about parenting and kids…not here. They actually treated us as human beings first instead of what we are known for 24 hrs a day
  • Organization….this conference was so organized. Sending us emails about changes on a daily
  • The surprise swag that we got in our room….jeesus…..you had to be there

The hotel was great also! We stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando and although the rooms weren’t cheap…the service was outstanding. Anything we asked for we got. You could have food brought up to your room, room service came within in minutes, and the view that we had with the pool….perfection. Let’s talk about what I wore.

Of course I’m a big girl so I had to make sure I was dressed up to par. I had to go fancy for this (I normally wear sweats) I didn’t want to stray to far from my normal wear so I thought I would mix my pieces up with a nice top some dress pants but comfortable shoes. I knew there would be a lot of walking and heels and I don’t mix at all.

Shirt

Pants

The details of the shirt was amazing and the fit was so comfortable. Since it was my first time speaking in front of a crowd in a while I wanted to be comfy and confident. When you look good you feel good!

Now let’s get to the real beauty of the conference. Aside from the fact that Dove…my favorite brand was the major sponsor. I was elated to know that Dove now carries a children line specifically for kids. My kids can’t bathe in certain types of soaps and products out there so finding something that doesn’t bother their skin…priceless.

The whole line is awesome but the real beauty of this conference is that you can be yourself. I didn’t feel out of place at all. I didn’t have to dress all the way up and I could be Kita. The real beauty of going to this conferences is that you don’t have to fit in with others. Dove doesn’t fit in when it comes to their products which is why they have been around for years. I love that this conference had me thinking about life beyond my blog, life beyond my own backyard. I want to travel and meet new people, explore the world, and go back to the core of what blogging should be.  A place where I can share what I do and inspire others to do what’s best for them. Thank you to Dove, Lane Bryant, and everyone who put this conference together. I learned how to be me even more and love the skin I’m in.

Here are a few more photos from the conference. If you haven’t been I suggest you put this on your calendar for next year, it’s expensive but y’all know I won’t tell you to spend your money on something not worth it…this is very worth it!

 

  • Reply
    Nellie
    May 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Loved meeting you!!! Your outfits of course were on point. I loved Mom 2 because it also helped me step out the box and make really tangible plans for the future.

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    LaShana
    May 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Glad to see that you had a great time! It gave you can to take a break and get energized, thanks for sharing.

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    Natasha
    May 27, 2017 at 1:56 am

    I’m still basking in the glow from the conference! That shirt was definitely cute! I do hope that you enjoyed your time in Orlando. I loved every detail that Mom 2.0 put into their conference, and I know that I will be there again. Looking forward to seeing you too!

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    Stacie
    May 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I’m so jelly! Gosh, I wish conferences like this would come to Minneapolis. Yeah, that will be the day. 😉

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    Marsha
    May 27, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Looks like you had a great time there! That’s great! I hope to attend a conference sometime soon!

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    Jennifer
    May 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    It looks like the Mom 2.0 Conference was a lot of fun and also very educational. I have always wanted to attend a mom/blogger conference. Dove is such a great product! I love how they focus on women’s true beauty and diversity in their product campagins.

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    TC Mason
    May 28, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I can feel the fun while reading your post!

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    Jay Colby
    May 28, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    This sounds like an great conference for all moms. I’m glad to hear you had a great time.

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    Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    May 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I’ve been to so many blogging conferences, but never to Mom 2.0. After checking out your pictures and reading about the lovely time you had, I’d like to attend one in the near future.

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    K. Elizabeth
    May 30, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Mom 2.0 is definitely on my list for next year. I’ve heard and seen so many raves reviews about this year’s conference. I’m glad you had a great time.

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    Ramona
    May 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about this conference. It sounds fantastic. Who knew a line fo baby products by Dove existed! That’s cool. Thanks for sharing your experience. I love Ritz Carlton hotels!

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    Kirstin Fuller
    May 30, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    WOW! Looks like Mom 2.0 is a must attend conference. I love a great conference swag bag (lol).

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    Brittani
    May 31, 2017 at 2:38 am

    I’m not a mom yet and I want to go to this conference! I’ve been to quite a few in my time and it’s hard to stay organized. I’d love to see how they ran this one. Also, Orlando is awesome so I’m sure you enjoyed yourself.

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