Right now, I'm at BlogHer in Chicago. For those of you unfamiliar with the crazy insider world of mom blogging, this is where bloggers big and small go to congregate, learn some stuff (SEO, whaaa????) and party like rockstars.

Well, if rockstars party at the Whirlpool offices amongst premium washing machines.

I'm not kidding. That's where I just came home from. A washing machine party. It was quite lovely although I didn't know a single person there. "Hello, washing machine, nice to meet you." "Nice to meet you too. Have you met my friend, The Refrigerator?" "Now I have!"

Actually, if you must know, very tasty food-type-items can be prepared in Whirlpool kitchens. Especially in Whirlpool's new "ice white" kitchen collection. Did you know "ice white" is the next big thing after stainless? Now you do! 

I left Mike with Mazzy at home and brought Harlow and Ruth (our nanny) to the conference with me. It feels weird to have a nanny at a mom blogging conference. Kind of like I'm cheating at being a mom or something, but that was the only way I could figure out how to go.

Mike would lose his mind home alone with two kids, I'm still breastfeeding and Ruth's never been to Chicago before… so it all works out.


What else happened this month besides Harlow throwing up all over herself the second she set foot in Chi-town? (Did I mention that? TRUTH.)

• Harlow stole someone's pastrami

• I found the secret to enjoying parenthood

• People bought baby wigs FOR REAL

• Poppy used Mazzy as unpaid labor

A woman had a baby

• Riding shot gun got WAY LESS FUN

• Hipsters brought their crib to a restaurant

• Your baby started crying for a plethora of reasons

• We learned a thing or two about step-grandparents

• We saw Bill Maher's baby doppleganger

• Mazzy and Harlow failed at modeling

• Mazzy accessorized her princess dress with a firehat  

Uncle Brian made Harlow cry

and lastly, 

• George Alexander Louis (aka the Royal GAL) was MUGGED.

There was a lot of excitement around yesterday's post about Blinkbuggy, the online baby book. If you left a question for Blinkbuggy on the blog or on facebook, they have been answering all of them. In a nutshell, the mobile app, a video upload option and a way to print out a tangible book are all in the works and should be ready some time in the fall. Woohoo!

Congratulations to Danielle who won the $150 gift card from the adorably fashionable Noch Mini. Let's hope her daughter pulls off their clothes better than mine. I'll be announcing the second winner on instagram later today.

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If you are at BlogHer, let me know in the comment section below. Or better yet talk to me in person.

Unless you are too busy partying with washing machines.

In which case, tell them I say "hi".

— Mommy Shorts