…I seem to have disappeared for a few days (over a week actually) but don’t worry I’m back now! I was traveling with work this past week and had the opportunity to attend the ABC Kids Expo in Lexington, KY. The expo is the largest babies and kids product expo/trade show in the US and when I say it was HUGE that is an understatement. I think it took me 20 minutes to walk from one end of the show to the other, and only if I didn’t stop to look at something along the way. Many of the favorite cloth diaper manufacturers were present with booths trying to show off their products (and a few new surprises) to retailers from around the country. In addition to cloth diapers, companies were there showing off strollers, car seats, pregnancy and maternity products, breastfeeding products, toys, clothing, and the list continues. Until you actually go you’ll never truly understand just how large this expo really is.
I think I worked for over 12 hours a day each day of the expo in addition to set up and take down (that makes 5 days in all). Plus when the expo was over the annual Real Diaper Industry Association held their annual meeting for another 2 days. In all I don’t think I slept for more than 6 hrs a night for a total of 7 days. I am physically and emotionally drained but extremely energized at the same time. Seeing and meeting all of these amazing companies and the people who run them really gives you a sense of pride in the cloth diapering community.
I have so much to share with you but it’s going to have to wait a few more days. I’m taking a few days off from the blog to recharge and prepare for a busy October. We are bringing you 3 fabulous Twitter parties with Charlie Banana & Charlies Soap, Kelly Wells (and a ton of sponsors), and our annual DiaperShops.com Fluff-or-Treat Halloween Inspired Twitter Party! Are you ready for the excitement to begin??? Be sure to stay connected with us on Facebook for all of the official announcements – registration will open for these by early next week.
I’m off to get some sleep so that I can stay awake during my sons Writing Celebration event tomorrow at school. 3rd grade is an exciting year and I’m so proud to see him finally challenged in his education.