Back From BlogHer’13

I’m still recovering from BlogHer’13 in Chicago.

The view from our hotel room.

The view from our hotel room.

Jacques and I got there on Wednesday night. It took us about six hours so not bad.
I was exhausted so we did room service.

On Thursday we visited the Art Institute of Chicago.

I have declared American Gothic to be "our painting"!

I have declared American Gothic to be “our painting”!

I don’t know if BlogHer was the place for me. I felt like everyone was more advanced than me and the workshops were way over my head. I also didn’t get to meet many Mom bloggers.

One of the highlights was seeing Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman.


And I did meet some people I was excited to meet:

Meagan Francis of The Happiest Home

I could kill myself for not taking a picture with these ladies!

I could kill myself for not taking a picture with these ladies!

Cecily Kellog from Uppercase Woman


And Anissa Means Bacon Mayhew of Aiming Low


One thing that may turn out to be something is I met a Senior Editor of Parents Magazine who thought my blog was interesting! She said Parents had never covered this issue. She took my business card and wrote something on there.

I was very fatigued and I wound up ordering in room service twice more for dinner. I missed Queen Latifah at “Voices of the Year” and I couldn’t go to any parties. I napped hard.

Although BlogHer wasn’t for me, from a mental illness standpoint I am glad I went!

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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