It’s that time again! It’s Friday, which means I’m on a Business Trip, or as the Wall Street Journal calls it a “Mommy Business Trip,” though oddly David is here to watch the baby, and I have not yet laid on the hotel floor cramming food from the mini-bar in my mouth. I’m so restrained, for a woman (or as I like to call them “Mommys”). AKA, I’m in Southern California at Mom 2.0. I’m speaking today about being a woman in a groundbreaking media field, complete with historical examples. (Big thanks to Maddie, and her degree in Culture and Communications with a minor in Producing, which everyone told her would be impractical. Ha!) Also, because it must be noted, fifteen years ago almost to the day, David and I went to prom in this very hotel (not with each other, please and thank you).
How was your week? It’s your Friday open thread, hop on it!
Highlights of APW this week
My essay on unplugging, and my month long unplugging challenge for APWers (update, three weeks in, this continues to get easier).
Quite honestly, I’m just linking to this awesome hair tutorial so I can point out how adorable my four months pregnant self was last year (I can only see the good parts of that difficult pregnancy in the rearview mirror).
Maddie’s post “Keeping Up With…” on the pitfalls comparing your insides to someone else’s outsides, and how we have to question, and not excuse, our own emotional jealousies.
Tradition month has started! Here is my Letter From The Editor.
I have big, big love for men willing to face the (shitty, sexist) music, and take their wives’ names.
Rachel’s post about wedding guests being our loved ones, not the worst commenters on The Kn*t slayed me… and made me mad I didn’t have it for my own wedding planning.