Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MommyCon OC 2016 Recap


Well, we did it again! Another successful trip to MommyCon OC where the Thriving Wives took the day by storm.


We were so excited to be welcomed back as part of the media team and honestly couldn't love getting our fancy badges any more. I mean nothing is more fun than being a Thriving VIP!


Especccciiiaalllyyyy, when there is a free breakfast involved! We started our day chatting with other local bloggers and stuffing our lactating/pregnant selves with delicious parfaits and baked goods. It was honestly a lovely way to kick off another wonderful experience.



Once we were full and had made our game plan, we decided to take in the schedule one last time to go over our plan of attack.



Since Nic is a serious birth professional, she of course knew 99.9% of the people there...which I must say was super fun and made me feel like a quasi-celebrity by association. With her needing to make her thriving rounds and our new mommy to be/Thriving Wife love April joining us, we had a lot of ground to cover!



As we started taking in the vendors (my favorite part) we of course had to stop chat it up with all of Nic's birth "tribe". It was so nice to talk to all these strong, motivating women while feeling my little man squirm inside my belly. April and I were taking it alllllll in!



Once the girls let me decide our route (I am rather particular in how I like to proceed through these sort of "conventions"...I can't miss anything), we hit the ground running.

I of course needed to check out these Farm Fresh to You boxes. I LOVE farm fresh produce and goods and delivered? DONE!



With Nic rocking her own jujube backpack, it seemed only appropriate that she model in front of their killer display. While I am not yet an owner, almost all my friends are and they have nothing bad to say!


Stunning model, stunning.
What lactating mommy doesn't love herself some delicious treats that ALSO increases milk production...we do! After some brownie bites and lemonade we were feeling really good about MilkyMama and their selection of yumminess.


We popped over to Motherlove to see if there were any new products we needed to be aware of. Since Nic and I were already familiar with their lactation products and I am a HUGE fan of their green salve we wanted to make sure not to miss out on anything!



As we are continually "striving to thrive" we loved getting our hands on this amazing book of daily inspiration for pregnant mommies. We met the authors (two super cute sisters) and Nic hit it off so well she even got a free copy! Looking forward to getting my own copy for my next pregnancy!


These two gorgeous-es sharing the love!
As one who is essential oil obsessed it seemed only natural that I pop over to check out these roll ons and sprays. I loved their concoctions!



We obviously LOVED this flyer for Whole Life & Services and had to check it out! I mean who doesn't love fight club but with hugs and healthy stuff?! WE DO! Amazing natural products for a price that won't break your wallet. Check it out!



With the vendors being full of information and samples (our fave) we were very pleased with this year's selection. Next up, speakers! Since I am a cloth diapering mommy and our girl April is going to also give it a go we decided it best to sit in at the cloth diapering session.

While the information was mainly geared to mommies who cloth diaper themselves (meaning purchase their own stash and launder themselves) I did enjoy a refresher on how easy/cost effective it really is. Since I am a cloth diaper service mommy myself, (I just couldn't fathom doing it with twins) I couldn't relate to too much of the info. However, I did leave there with the wheels turing...could I really do this myself now? I have one on the way and two that are going to be out of diapers soon...was this the time? I decided it was and am now a fully fledged cloth diapering mommy!! Well...Mac will have service when he is born, but just for a short while I hope...

All in all, I must say it was another wonderful day at MommyCon OC. Spending time with my girls and like minded mommies was just what this preggo needed. I met some pretty amazing people, had excellent conversations and of course left with a killer goodie bag!

For all you So Cal Thriving Wives and Mommies who haven't yet attended, I gotta ask, "What are you waiting for?!". I know we can't wait until the next trip to see what other new and amazing products/mommy services are out there.  Hey, who knows, maybe our very own Nic might even have her own booth one day!

Strive to thrive, 
Em

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