But while I believe moms have the right to be out in the world — which sometimes means being out in the world with our children — I also believe we have responsibilities. We have to be conscientious about where we take our children, and when, and why, and for how long. We have to consider the needs of the host, the other guests, and our kids.
After reading Steph’s post about bringing her baby to BlogHer, and thinking over the comments I’d read on Kristen’s and Katie’s posts, I spent a little while feeling uncomfortable with my decision to take Clara along to the conference (as well as a handful of the after-hours parties). After all, from reading the comments it’s easy to see that a lot of people thought it was a bad mom move.
BlissDom should prove to be a good test run, as it is much smaller than BlogHer and very baby-friendly. That said, I do have a plan and... wow, people have a lot to say on this matter. Be sure to check out the comments on this solid post-BlogHer 2009 piece by Meagan Francis. I'll post on this soon at Velveteen Mind.