I had the opportunity to attend the WOW Summit this month, which is bascally a half and half conference. Half for bloggers, and half for crunchy moms. Held at the Gaylord Conference Center at the National Harbor, the digs were all kinds of fancy.
On day one, I hit the motherlode for a beginner like me. Rachel Martin (of Finding Joy) and Dan Morris (the duo are behind Blogging Concentrated), gave a couple of fantastic workshops. If you are a blogger and are looking for more information about how to market a successful post, or how to use Facebook in a more efficient way, go listen to those two. They are fabulous. After the sessions, I had dinner and hung out with some pretty terrific ladies. It's so nice to meet other health minded bloggers.
On day two, I was able to learn a LOT. Dr. Drew Ramsey was there talking about the importance of nutrition. Not only nutrition, but the right kind. He talked about the health benefits of various types of food. I even bought his book, which is saying a lot for me. I never do that.
One of the coolest things about the summit, was meeting brand reps, trying the products, and learning about all of the neat new things in organics. I have been having my kiddos try some of the whole green things from Garden of Life!
Later, I heard Rachel Martin speak again about actually finding joy. She has such profound thoughts about mothering that I was moved to tears. She asked us to think about the chore we hate the most. (Mine is cleaning under the table after every meal.) She then talked about Sandy Hook, and about how when her child was hospitalized, it made her long for that hated chore. She longed for the dreary and the hated chores. She longed for normal. It really put it in perspective for me. I really recommend hearing her speak if you ever get the opportunity.
Rachel, Dr. Drew, and Dan Morris
Hanging out with some friends
Making a couple of brand connections
Yummy things to try
It is expensive to buy a ticket
Parking is expensive, though there are lots of options.
I didn't get a lot out of the mom sessions, though the organizers are working hard to make it better for next year.
What are your thoughts about a crunchy mom conference? Do you have questions about moving from conventional food, or about food allergies, that might be answered at a venue like this?
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