his week for the BlogHer '10 conference and the excitement is contagious! I'm looking forward to participating on the panel on Saturday about blogging for/about your art and its always fun to meet new folks, but, I'm most excited about hanging with my 6 year-old in the Big Apple. Yup.You read right. I'm bringing the kid with me, and I have to admit, I think I will be one of a handful who will be bringing a kid who is not nursing or requiring of a stroller.
The thing with me is that I don't get to vacation as often as I like, so, whenever I perform or present in events, particularly in fun or out of state places, I bring the fam along. My spouse would be coming with us if we weren't leaving while he was at work. I realize that, for me, having my family along is not a hassle or headache because I had healthy number of opportunities throughout my 20's to travel alone or with girlfriends, so I don't have those moments where I need to experience a space on my own. Don't get me wrong-- I need breaks and enjoy "me time", but when I go a distance, or perform or present somewhere that's "kid friendly", I like to bring my fam, particularly my daughter along so she can experience something new. I can't afford now to take vacations as often as I like or explore new places, so, mixing business with pleasure with my daughter is something I always fit in when able. She can't wait either, she is always planning what outfits she's bringing and writing in her Hannah Montana To-Do List Sticker Book what she has planned for us:-)
What I'm trying to do while vacationing/conferencing with her, however, is save money. We are going to be near Times Square, so I found these websites helpful in planning our trip:
Time Square with the Kids
New York Kids Events Calendar
New York City with Kids
Cheaper Ways to See NY with Kids