Going to BlogHer

by singlemomseeking on July 22, 2008

Here’s a little photo diary of the weekend for all of you:

I was tickled to meet Secret Agent Josephine, who played Devil’s Advocate with me recently at Work It Mom.

The night before BlogHer, Guy Kawasaki invited 250 women bloggers (and a trickle of male bloggers, like Laid off Dad) to his home on Thursday night. I get the feeling that Guy Kawasaki might do this again.

With Guy Kawasaki! (If you don’t know who he is, don’t worry, just click on the links…)



Except for Laid off Dad, I’d never met any of these bloggers in person before. At first, I felt like it was the first day of high school.

Richard from Israeli Wine Direct served it up for Savvy Auntie and yours truly.


On Friday, I attended a full day at BlogHer, and I plan to fill you in soon about what I learned. In addition to gaining an overwhelming perspective on the business of blogging, I want to hear your thoughts about public parenting and privacy. For example, what does it mean for us, as single parents, when we blog so openly about our lives? More on that to come.

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Then, four single moms — and our girls — took off for Bodega Bay for a hair-weaving, hot tubbing birthday bash. I turned 36 yesterday.


M did my first-ever hair weave; and she sewed this very cool whale wristband for her mama (I happen to be editing a book on whales this week).


Just one male came along and he was great company: the just-adopted Oliver.

Photo of Oliver by M

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Melanie Notkin July 22, 2008 at 12:48 am

Great pic! It was fun meeting you at the party!

XOXO,
Auntie Melanie (Savvy Auntie)

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Kelly July 22, 2008 at 1:40 am

Happy birthday! I’ll be 33 in a few weeks myself.

Oliver is precious! And I love the wristband.

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The Exception July 22, 2008 at 2:00 am

Happy Birthday!!

Can’t wait to hear what you learned.

And if you ever need an Oliver sitter – you kow whre to find me! ;)

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Dr. Leah July 22, 2008 at 2:07 am

Happy Birthday, my friend!

Many more in good health and happiness.

The birthday shot with M is priceless.

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Tammy July 22, 2008 at 2:23 am

Happy Birthday Rachel – you should have called; I would have come back to California. :)

We should catch up soon.

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Lylah July 22, 2008 at 2:24 am

Happy birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

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dadshouse July 22, 2008 at 2:38 am

Happy Birthday! Can’t wait to hear BlogHer details. And thanks again for guest blogging at Dad’s House while I was vacationing with my kids!

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Kelly July 22, 2008 at 2:38 am

I meant to say I’m turning 34. Ha ha, wishful thinking.

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Ms. Single Mama July 22, 2008 at 3:26 am

Happy birthday!!!

I love the whale bracelet.

Ms. Single Mama

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kevin July 22, 2008 at 4:21 am

Nice pics and happy birthday! You guys/gals in California are really blog activists, so to speak.

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RookieMom Whitney July 22, 2008 at 4:51 am

Hey, I rode home on the Bart with you. Happy 36. Thinking about an East Bay parent blogger meet up… thoughts?

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singlemomseeking July 22, 2008 at 5:25 am

Thanks everyone!

Oh, and I should clarify that the puppy is NOT mine. That hyper little guy belongs to my friend, Siobhan. We all took turns baby — I mean “dog” — sitting this weekend. Whew.

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pisceshanna July 22, 2008 at 6:19 am

Hey I just finished your book and it totally rocked! So glad Single Moms are such a growing, positive force right now!

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Cindi July 22, 2008 at 6:50 am

Happy Birthday! It was great hanging out with you at BlogHer on Friday. If I’d known your birthday was right around the corner, I would have bought you a drink, or 10.

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GLSD July 22, 2008 at 8:46 am

Happy Birthday Rachel and many more!

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Special Needs Mama July 22, 2008 at 9:00 am

You look so happy! So great to meet you.

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littlemansmom July 22, 2008 at 9:51 am

looks like a great time …and Happy Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!!

P.S.

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littlemansmom July 22, 2008 at 9:51 am

looks like a great time …and Happy Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!!

P.S. I’m loving 36 ;)

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laurakim123 July 22, 2008 at 11:03 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Looks like BlogHer was loads of fun! Nice putting names to faces!

And that bracelet is really cool!!

Oh and of course I am eagerly waiting for your questions on single parenting!

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Dan July 22, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Richard Shaffer July 22, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

Really great pics.

I look forward to reading your take-aways from the Conference.

I wish I had known it was bout to be your birthday!

Richard

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Andrea July 22, 2008 at 9:12 pm

I can’t recognize any of the other people –but, Happy Birthday! and you look totally lovely.

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Legal Editor Mom July 22, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Happy, Happy Birthday!
Looks like BlogHer and your birthday celebration were both loads of fun. You deserve it…
LEM

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Jorge Fitz-Gibbon July 23, 2008 at 3:36 am

Happy Birthday!
As for the bash, I’m starting to feel I’m on the wrong coast for single-parent bloggers!

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Kim July 23, 2008 at 6:06 am

Happy Birthday! By the way… your eyes are beautiful!

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T July 23, 2008 at 10:55 am

Look at that PUPPY DOG!!! Oh my what a cutie pie!!!

Happy birthday you beautiful thing you!!

I’m glad you had a fun time. Can’t wait to read more!

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SAJ July 25, 2008 at 5:33 am

You’re the nicest devil’s advocate I’ve ever met. I’m so glad we got to chat a little bit. AND!!! Happy thirty-sixth! I just turned 36 also!

:)

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