Au Revoir!

Monday morning, I’m leaving California on a little adventure. First stop, New Jersey, where I will get the chance to film my very own talk show at CafeMom Studios. Totally crazy, but super exciting crazy. We’re filming ten episodes devoted to all the things I love to chat about – beauty, style, parenting, travel, fitness, organization, taking care of yourself, and we have some really fantastic guests lined up. I’m really excited. And nervous. But mostly excited. No, maybe nervous.

From New Jersey, I’ll be flying straight to Miami for Mom 2.0. I can’t wait! I’m speaking on a panel entitled, What Happens Now? Moving from ‘Mom Blogger’ to ‘Mom Who Blogs’: How to Transition Your Site, Brand & Focus with four lovely ladies. I’m nervous about that as well, but the New Jersey nerves are overriding the Miami nerves for the time being. I suspect that will change in about a week. Any chance I might see you there?

From Miami, I’ll be flying back to California for just a few days before our family takes off on a short vacation to Honolulu.

(Deep breath.)

(Can you imagine the sheer multitude of lists cluttering my desk right now? It’s uncanny, really.)

All in all, I’m beyond thrilled for the next few weeks, but I have to admit, up until now, 3-4 days away from my kids has been my max, and this first 7-day stint is going to be tough. I’m sure my jam-packed schedule will make the week fly by, and I really, really hope it feels the same way to my kids. I know a lot of you travel for longer periods than that (how do you do it?), but ugghhhhhh, I feel like it’s a long time for me to be away. The busy preparation of the past few weeks has kept my mind off leaving the kiddos, but that achy pang in the pit of my stomach has officially made itself known over the past day or two. Blergh.

Posting will be light over here for the next few weeks, but I’m sure I’ll be around my usual haunts, Instagram (whoorl) and my Facebook page. And speaking of my Facebook page, the recent conversations over there indicate to me that you all have varied opinions regarding Fifty Shades of Grey right now. All I can say is, seriously, STOP WITH THE INNER GODDESS TALK, MISS ANA. I can’t deal. (Also, I really hope my neighbor on the plane doesn’t peek at my Kindle because he/she will surely think I’m a porny porn peep.)

Wishing you a great few weeks! Talk soon. (Or as one freaky dude would say, “Laters, baby.”)

  1. Heather

    April 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    One question….how long is the flight to Hawaii and will Wita make it?

    • whoorl

      April 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      It’s a little over 5 hours. Not too bad – hoping for the best over here!

  2. Sarah

    April 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    WOW! That’s a wooorlwind of a tour ;)And you are coming to HAWAII but not Maui…boo. Have fun and be safe!

    • whoorl

      April 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      I thought of you! I’ve never been to Honolulu, so I’m excited to check it out. :) We’ll meet someday!

      • Sarah, The Ohana Mama

        April 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

        We’re headed to Waikiki in a couple of weeks. You’ll love it!

  3. Helen Jane

    April 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I might put you in my suitcase in Miami.
    (Fair warning.)

    • whoorl

      April 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      You know, I recently took a wine tour in Temecula…and let me just say, I need me some Helen Jane wine country.

  4. Sarah

    April 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Sounds crazy with a capital C. I can’t imagine the packing lists for a trip like that! I’d have lists of lists! Can’t wait to see the final results.
    I wish I had tips on the week away but I looked to you when I had to be away for two nights. The bonus is that you can return and then all veg out on the beach catching up.
    I’m totally jealous of the trip to HI. I really want to go and take our boy. I’m not a Disney aficianado but I’m really eager to spend some time at their new HI resort drinking Mai Tais.

    • whoorl

      April 28, 2012 at 6:24 am


  5. Jill V. / TerraSavvy

    April 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    As always a big fat YEA for you! I can’t wait to see the talk shows! Love Cafe Mom and I live in New York so I’ll send you some good “don’t be nervous” vibes from Warwick!

    Have fun in Miami, I was going to go, then not, then yes, then not.

    And HI? Awesome well deserved vacation soaking up your babies (and hubby!)

    Have fun, enjoy every second of it!

    • whoorl

      April 28, 2012 at 6:24 am

      Thanks, Jill. Sad I won’t be seeing you a Mom 2.0, though. :(

      • Jill V. / TerraSavvy

        April 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

        I’ll be at Blogher since I am only 50 minutes away! If I don’t see you there, I’ll see ya’ online!

        Have fun!

        PS – Mark and I saw your commercial the other night. I said “Hey, there’s Sarah!” And..he knew exactly who I was talking about. Gotta’ love a man who pays attention!

        You looked like a pro!

  6. Emily @ Peck Life

    April 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Safe travels my friend! Might you be at BlogHer in August?! :) We can meet then! hehehe

    • whoorl

      April 28, 2012 at 6:25 am

      Hey Emily! I’m not planning on it, but never say never! :)

  7. laura @ hollywood housewife

    April 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Wonderful and fun things you’re doing these days. Hope you post at least a little bit so we can live vicariously. :)

    • whoorl

      April 28, 2012 at 6:23 am

      I’ll definitely try to…or at least a few good Instagrams…thanks, Laura!

  8. Roxanna

    April 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I didn’t know about the CafeMom news — congratulations!

    • whoorl

      April 28, 2012 at 6:22 am

      Thanks, Roxanna! See you in a week!

  9. mau

    April 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Good luck, break a leg and all that! Your kids will be fine and you need to do this for yourself, so go for it and make them proud!

    • whoorl

      April 28, 2012 at 6:22 am

      Thank you, Mau!

  10. tj

    April 28, 2012 at 12:07 am

    FYI, if you’re staying in Waikiki, the beach is being shut down every so often to replenish sand so you might want to plan.

    • whoorl

      April 28, 2012 at 6:22 am

      Thanks so much, TJ! I looked into it, and it looks like the sand replenishment ended yesterday with another week of cleanup expected next week.


      If nothing changes, we’ll be there at the perfect time! :)

  11. Judy

    April 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

    LOVE all the successes you’re having! You deserve it and are just too fabulous for words! Enjoy this crazy work week, because that will make Hawaii that much better of a trip! :)


    “Laters, baby” is just too ridiculous, as is that trilogy, yet, my “inner goddess” loves it and is dying for more. So, so, sad.

  12. Ninabi

    April 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    It all sounds so exciting and I can’t wait to read your opinion of Honolulu and any tips you will share as my husband and I have a trip to Oahu planned for later in the year. Have fun on every leg of your adventure!

  13. Carrie

    May 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Thinking of you, girl. And wishing you a super successful trip!!

  14. tierney

    May 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Are you at Jazzfest? Not that we’ve ever met but I seriously saw you and Wito or your NOLA dopplegangers, completely with kiddie chapeau yesterday! Have fun on your adventures. Today my friend and I are all about Foo Fighters with a side of Galactic.

    • whoorl

      May 8, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Nope, but that is hilarious! I wish you would have taken a photo!

  15. Emily Woodhouse

    May 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Wishing you all the best for your upcoming journey. Hope it’ll be a great one. I’m waiting to hear about some awesome experiences.

    Prenez soin(take care)!