Type-A Mom Conference is almost over…

by Janice

The party is still going on downstairs. But I am in my hotel room looking at photos with Casey from Moosh in Indy like it is the last night of camp.

Intimate conversations are my favorite part of a conference, so I drink in Casey’s company while I take in her beautiful photography. I love Casey’s work.

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Casey heads to bed, and I check in on twitter and then head back to Flickr. I brought my new Canon 50D all the way here to Asheville, but I never even took it out of my hotel room. I get so absorbed in my speaking duties and visiting with friends, new and old, that I just never can seem to take photos at conferences.

Fortunately, wonderful photographers like Casey, Mishelle Lane, Rick from Tiny Prints, and more, are here capturing and sharing on Flickr. Make sure you check out the Type-A Mom Conferences shots over at Flickr! (Lots are up already, but I imagine once people stop partying, even more photos will appear!)

Here is a shot of Mishelle’s, (aka Secret Agent Mama,) of the talented Amber Haines, a gifted writer whom I am so honored to now call friend.


While we were here at Type-A Mom Conference, some of us speakers attended a special event at Dress Barn. We had a blast choosing one perfect outfit, (which Dress Barn gifted us each with,) and then we “modeled” them during breakfast Friday morning.

I was so excited to find this fun outfit. I especially loved the boots I chose. They are super comfortable, hip and fabulous — and only $39.99. I am impressed! I loved them so much that I wore them again today.

Here is a shot of us, I am on the left in the hat, after our breakfast runway show from Rick of Tiny Prints:

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Of course, get this many incredible women together and we will have some serious fun!

I love this shot from Rick of Tiny Prints:

Type A Mom Conference

How can I not love conferences when I get to hang out with power chicks like Barbara Jones and Alli Worthington. (Yes, these woman are hot and powerful!)

I feed off the energy and passion of my fellow Type-A Moms — my blogging kindred who understand my madness.

This conference was a beautiful blend of panels and networking, teaching and connection.

I leave inspired, energized, and content to be a part of this community.

I love blogging. I love my online friends so dearly. My life would be so much less without them. (I want to start listing you all here — but if I did so, I might forget some in my weary state and so I think it may be best not to try…)

Thank you to my friends, new and old. Meeting you in person is a precious gift. I am so grateful.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 TC September 27, 2009 at 8:05 am

Type A’s really get things done don’t they?


2 Erica September 27, 2009 at 11:51 am

I LOVE the outfit you picked out!!! It is so cute. You look great! Sounds like the conference was fabulous. I can’t wait to hear more about it.


3 Stacey September 27, 2009 at 11:54 am

Love the outfit! You are too stinkin’ cute!


4 Believer September 27, 2009 at 11:59 am

I really like your hat!

Type-A personality that used to be me before being a mom. Now I can let go of the lists — mental or written — and I’m better for it.


5 Casual Friday Every Day September 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm

You were there, too? Gosh, I really did miss out on so many awesome people!



6 Valerie Reilly September 27, 2009 at 8:12 pm

When is the Type-Z Conference? or was it cancelled, or just moved to the pub?

What a cute hat!


7 Lisa September 27, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Loooooved meeting you and miss you already! :)


8 Cindi September 27, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Sounds like you all had fun! Maybe I’ll get to be there next year!


9 Adventures In Babywearing September 28, 2009 at 1:48 am

I’m so sad I missed this conference!! I LOVE Casey. I LOVE Rick. I LOVE Amber! AH!!!!



10 Secret Agent Mama September 28, 2009 at 11:23 am


I had a great time meeting and interacting with you. You are so wild and vivid and fun! Thank you for entrusting us with your personal story at my speaker dinner.

Oh and…thank you for getting caught in the rain with me. Remember to always let yourself be free to feel the rain on your face.


P.S. Excuse me, I have to go to the loo.


11 Secret Agent Mama September 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

Awwww.. You love me too, right?


12 Robin ~ PENSIEVE September 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm

After ALL these years meeting you in PERSON was at the top of my agenda :).

And I smiled at the end of your post–I keep wanting to shout out hugs on Twitter to the people I met (I’m sure when I write post recaps, too) but I’m horrified I’ll miss someone and they’ll see it and feel like I didn’t care–when I DID! I’m just forgetful!




13 Jen Scanlon September 28, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Gosh, I cannot believe that there actually is a Type A moms conference and that I missed it. You all look pretty fun for Type As :)


14 Amanda September 28, 2009 at 7:19 pm

SO happy to have met you this weekend! BTW…Your daughter is adorable :)Can’t wait to see you again.


15 melissa stover September 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm

i didn’t meet you in person but i did see you there and really enjoyed listening to everyone.


16 moosh in indy. September 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I could have spooned you all night.
You make my life better.


17 Alli Worthington September 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm

It was perfect!

Even for the slacker Type-Bs :)



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