Congress Is Not Just for Old White Men

The recent primary election brought the usual flood of campaign literature pouring through my letter slot. I had nearly tossed the pile into the recycling bin when I noticed something AMAZING.There was a large color photo of a Hispanic woman holding ...more

Not Sure Where to Go Next? Check the Agenda!

Don't get stressed! We've got the full scoop on all the sessions, keynotes, parties and more. ...more

My Parents Divorced When I Was 30

I just got word that my Uncle Dan and Aunt Tina are splitting after nearly 20 years of marriage. I know statistics say that marriages—yours, mine, the neighbor’s across the street—have about a 50-50 shot of making it. Nothing new here. ...more

Where Will the Social Web Be in 10 More Years?

Saturday morning's general session program will be rounded out by three more viewpoints on the future of the social web that is such an important part of all of our lives. We'll have a series of Q&As with not only Arianna and Guy, but two other ...more

It's Easier Than You Think to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

We All Want to Raise Strong, Brave Girls

First of all, just writing that title made me go “AHJHJKJgajgdajsgdjhagdhja” because we all want this for our daughters, don’t we? We all want our daughters to grow up brave and empowered, able to stick up for themselves in an unpressured environment that, frankly, does not exist. And that’s really the root of all of this, isn’t it? The world is a rollercoaster. How do we help our girls ride without puking? Is there an antidote? An emotional Dramamine we can prescribe to keep them from feeling sick as they go up and down and upside down and backwards? ...more
My girls are still pretty young (4.5 and 22 months) and this is something I am starting to think ...more

5 Lessons I've Learned from 5 Years of Blogging

When you first start blogging, everything's a mystery. At least in was for me. When I wrote my very first blog post on my very first blog, I had no idea the massive amount of work and learning that lay ahead of me. Fast forward five years, and I'd like to think I've picked up a few things here and there. ...more
newworldmom You're welcome! I'm glad you found some advice in it that you hadn't heard yet. ...more

Wisdom from Pathfinder Day that You Simply Can't Miss

Pathfinder Day '14 was a both with our attendees and those following the #PathfinderDay hashtag on Twitter. We rounded up some of the most inspirational, informative, and really just perfect tweets from the day for you in this one place. If you're trying to figure out what your next step is and you couldn't attend Pathfinder Day, start here....more

Beyond Disneyland: California Destinations My Autistic Son Loves

"We love it when our guests are happy!" That's what the red-coated Monterey Bay Aquarium official told me, as she and I stood next to my son Leo, who was blissfully sprawled out on the the floor looking up at a tank full of sparkling anchovies. I had just explained to her that Leo was enraptured rather than upset or injured, and I hoped it was OK for him to be on the floor since his sisters and I were ringing him and he wasn't in anyone's way. Autism acceptance as guest relations policy. What a wonder. What a gift. ...more

My Number of Sexual Partners Doesn't Matter. Here's Why.

My number has zero bearing on who I am as person, nor does it suggest anything about my morals. ...more

Pallet Vertical Succulent Garden

I have been wanting to do this project for over a year. This pallet has literally been sitting in my backyard just waiting for me to get motivated ... and I am thankful I finally did! After much Pinterest educating, I tackled this long-overdue project. Can you tell I love succulents? This now is the fourth or fifth succulent project I have made! ...more
TheRealAaronW thanks so much!!! A project worth doing for sure!!more

How to Keep Your Wrap Dress From Showing Too Much

Wrap dresses are super flattering, especially for us curvy girls with boobs and hips. However, they also fly open like they’re advertising your goodies for sale. Here's how to fix it. ...more
I usually go the camisole route, or safety pin, but this is smart. Isn't Nordstrom Rack THE ...more

How We Launched Our Six-Year-Old's Online Presence

No, actually, it might just be me. But in any case, I'm going to pass on our current techniques for maintaining internet safety as our children reach the next stage of digital awareness, covering general device settings, our arrangements for gmail, Skype, twitter and wordpress, and resources for teaching about online safety and etiquette. ...more
writerrhiannon Thanks for sharing!more

Blueberry Cheesecake Tart

It’s BLUEBERRY season!!So I made a Blueberry Cheesecake Tart(also seems to be tart season around here…).See, what you do, it take those lovely Blueberries that are full of anti-oxidants and healthy stuff… then you add a cookie crust, and some cream cheese mixed with sugar… makes the Blueberry experience quite satisfying…(grin)…...more

Unforgettable for All the Wrong Reasons

   Everybody “makes mistakes” occasionally. (When my son was small and did something wrong, he’d say “Oopsie…” in his cute little boy voice.)...more

Is It Clutter or Are You Just Surrounding Yourself With What You Love? -- Gaining The Inside Advantage

As I go through my stuff, boxing things up in preparation for the last of three phases of having carpeting ripped up and tile laid, I am becoming more aware of how I surround myself with what I love. I’ve decided to take time, not just to move things from one room to another, but to really look at what I own in the way of things, and to choose to whether or not to display it, keep it and store it away, or give it to charity....more

Is It Clutter or Are You Just Surrounding Yourself With What You Love? -- Gaining The Inside Advantage

As I go through my stuff, boxing things up in preparation for the last of three phases of having carpeting ripped up and tile laid, I am becoming more aware of how I surround myself with what I love. I’ve decided to take time, not just to move things from one room to another, but to really look at what I own in the way of things, and to choose to whether or not to display it, keep it and store it away, or give it to charity....more

‘Firefly’ Cast Members to Reunite Online!

Shiny. Browncoats rejoice! It looks like the cast of “Firefly”...more

Venice separation from Italy?

Venice is not only different than the mainland of Italy due to their underwater city but because they are protesting the Italian government calling for a separation.   They have no pride in the country of Italy because they feel they are being oppressed due to taxation.  This lack of pride did not come to notice until my chaperone told us how there were very few Italian flags hung in the city. ...more

Venice separation from Italy?

Venice is not only different than the mainland of Italy due to there underwater city but because they are protesting against the Italian government calling for a separation.   They have no pride in the country of Italy because they feel they are being oppressed due to taxation.  This lack of pride did not come to notice until my chaperone told us how there were very few Italian flags hung in the city. ...more

Easy Quinoa Vegetarian Salad

Welcome to the easiest, healthiest salad in the world. ...more

The 5 Signs of a Bad Leader

Not all leaders are created equal.   There are great ones, good ones, okay ones, and downright awful ones.  It’s okay, we’ve all said it before, either aloud or in our own minds, “How exactly did he/she get that spot?”My 17 years in Global 100 companies and non-profit service has afforded me the opportunity to experience the full spectrum from great to awful.  The beauty of experiencing it earlier in my career and even now, as I’ve progressed, even gives me greater perspective on how to navigate through it....more

The Beauty Underneath The Cutting

Cutting, a form of self-inflicted harm, is viewed by society as scary, morbid, and freakish. As the cutting is discovered, past and present cutters are subjected to these kinds of emotions from others, further alienating us.Yes - I said us. I fall in the past cutter group....more