How 125 Bloggers Surprised Katherine Stone Onstage

A few months ago, I was quietly added to a secret group online with a singular mission: come up with a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katherine Stone’s life saving website, Postpartum Progress. Created by A'Driane Nieves, a mental health ...more

It's Time for American Family Policies to Change

Ten years ago, the idea that there could be policy solutions for the stress and worry and overwhelmedness weighing down on American families was considered, by most people I encountered, to be ludicrous.  ...more

My Sister Is Melting Because She Won't Wear Shorts

Dear Mouthy Housewives,How can I get my sister to wear shorts? It's 100 degrees outside already this summer, and she insists on wearing jeans every day. She says she's more comfortable that way, but I know it's because she's embarrassed that she's ...more

10 Summery Lasagna Recipes

I've collected 10 ideas that run from cheesy classic to super-vegan, with lots of smart variations (and even dessert!?) in between. ...more

Race, Gender & the Internet: Where Do We Go Next?

Examining race brings up a lot of emotions, but the problem is not about feelings, it's about policy. ...more

Is Instagram the Modern Mother’s Little Helper?

​There is a lot to thank social media for when it comes to the raising of children; the support, the information, the near constant photography. I’ll freely admit it: I’m thankful for the advent of apps like Instagram: For a mama like me, it’s a total game changer when it comes to housework. When I was young, if we wanted to share the moment that our babies took their first faltering steps across the lounge floor, we had to stick our heads out of the front door and shout at Peggy across the road to stop hanging out her washing and come see....more

Why I Don't Feel Guilt as a Working Mom

As women and as mothers, we naturally carry guilt. Some more so than others maybe, but we all do it. At one time or another, we all have something that creeps up into our lives to make us feel guilty as parents. My biggest battle with guilt comes in the form of being a working mom. While I enjoy working and wouldn’t have it any other way, from time to time I have this little voice in the back of my head that says, “You should be making the sacrifices necessary to stay at home with your child.” That little voice isn’t always so nice....more
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Let's Get the Senate Back to Work

America's growth remains stagnant, so why are there 338 bills awaiting action in the Senate?...more

Summer of Orange: Sheer Top + Fluted Orange Skirt (on Super Sale!)

It’s the Summer of Orange, I swear. It’s all I’m wearing these days, guys. I’m sorry…? Nah, not really. I love this color, especially when it comes in neon form. Means not only do I stand out in a crowd, but I also can earn some extra cash directing street traffic. ...more

We Have a Beehive. We Just Don't Use It for Honey.

There is every likelihood that the honeybees swarming in and around the cantaloupe and squash blossoms are ours. Our Girls. Those industrious ladies who shack up in the hives my partner, Kel, and I put together two years ago....more
@softinside10 BlogHer Nope!  The bees use it over the winter and by the time Spring rolls around ...more

My Love/Hate Relationship With '50 Shades of Grey'

I'm about to admit something that I'm not entirely sure is smart to admit: I like erotica....more

My Son Hates It When I Run In the Morning

Every morning it’s the same thing: Should I stay or should I go? This debate is about my running, but it’s not a question of do or don’t. I’ve been a dedicated runner for many years now, so there’s no wrangle around that. Come rain, shine or wretched wind chill, I will be hitting the open road and putting in my mile time. The choice factor has to do with another title I hold around here: mother....more

Avoid the Rapids When Canoeing!

Of all the topics that our river guide, Mike, covered before we started our five-day canoe trip on Utah’s Green River, it was the mention of Cataract Canyon that stuck with me the most. I remember wanting to ask him more questions about how we’d know where our pick-up point would be out there in the wilderness, so that we wouldn’t get carried away into some of the world’s roughest rapids. Would there be signs or maybe a Starbucks?...more

National Orgasm Day: Come One, Come All!

It's time to celebrate!!July 31 is National Orgasm Day!!Maybe.For several years now, there has been a bit of mostly online-based lore about celebrating orgasms on July 31. There was a website about it at some point, I'm sure, and we know that is all it takes these days to make a holiday real, right? The success of "Steak And Blowjob Day" is credited to the perpetuation of lore via online memes and yes, an official website. Let's just roll with it. ...more
love this!  Thanks for letting me know about this ;) ...  Also just thinking - may want to tell ...more

10 After-Baby Tips for Husbands Everywhere

When I become a first time mother, I felt stressed, tired, sleep deprived, and frustrated. I just felt overwhelmed while my husband was well-rested, energetic, and relaxed. Until one day, my frustration got to the point where I got upset when he wasn't helping out with the baby. I would tell him that he wouldn't come to help me when the baby cried constantly or come and offer to watch the baby because I needed a rest. My husband would tell me, "You didn't ask me," or "You need to let me know if you need a break." ...more
NewlywedsonaBudget I don't think I understand what you're trying to say but it's translating to: ...more

How I Changed When I Became Mama

I anticipated tremendous changes and sacrifices when I was blessed with my beautiful baby girl, but there are so many changes within myself that I did not anticipate. Having a baby changed me in ways I never thought it could; it has opened my eyes to see the world from a whole new perspective and those sacrifices that I was anticipating have turned out to be beautiful blessings. ...more
TawnyaNMac BlogHer BlogHerFamily so proud of you! GREAT post!more

How to Color Sand and Make a Bowl With It

I love colored sand. I have used it to flock ceramic figurines, paint groovy mushrooms, and make funky sand art terrariums. ...more

It's Okay. I Wore Pearls Today.

I woke up late and rushed to get ready but remembered to wear my pearls today.   Credit Image: Lili Vieira de Carvalho on Flickr As I was leaving the house, Baby Girl spit up all over my shirt; it’s okay, I wore pearls today....more
Haha love this! I too feel like I am sweating by 9am! It's hard work getting everyone out the ...more

Bullying Doesn't Just Happen at School

"I had cat scratches on my wrist one day, and a girl started a rumor that I was suicidal. So a lot of people wouldn’t talk to me, or they would just tell me to kill myself."...more

Create Memories with August's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more

5 Ways to Have a Healthy Sex Life After Kids!

Lets talk about sex.Regaining and maintaining your sex life after having kids can be trying at times, but is extremely important for you and your partner. We, as humans, require intimacy on so many levels, and physical intimacy is right there at the top. I know, after the hectic days we face as modern women, its very easy to let sex fall to the wayside. BUT I am happy to offer you 5 surefire ways to find the spark and reclaim your carnal right.Before we talk about how, lets discuss why....more
In my estimation, after reading this, the best sex would be true-blue-friends-with-benefits sex. ...more

Visiting the Trauma Center Was More Frightening Than Sticking My Hand In a Blender

When I received a handheld immersion blender as a gift, it was given to me with recipes and a warning. The recipes were for soup. The warning was about how dangerous the blender was. When I mentioned it to a good friend of mine, she emailed me a link to a New York Times article about how many people were mangling themselves with immersion blenders. Being squeamish, I only skimmed the article....more
I did a similar thing with a mandolin on new years day! I still can't feel the tip of my finger, ...more

Cleaning a Coffee Pot

Good morning! Raise your hand if you're a coffee addict. I'm raising both hands because I LOVE coffee!...more
uncoordmommy  Thanks! Yes, I LOVE it!!more

BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote on Race, Gender and the Internet: Where Do We Go Next?

Talking about race is not just for people of color. Talking about feminism is not just for women. If there’s anything I hope people will take away from the BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote about race, gender, and the Internet, it’s that. ...more
This was great! Thanks! I wrote a post after the Trayvon Martin case - it's not the same fear, ...more

I Didn't Find My Tribe at BlogHer '14

I found my village. Seems that it has become pretty popular to write about, or talk about, finding one's "tribe." Finding a like-minded group to which to belong. A group that thinks in ways similar to you; or rallies around a cause or champions a segment of society. In the blogging world, seems a "tribe" can be expressed as "mom bloggers," or "food bloggers," "one-cause bloggers (i.e. breast cancer), or "women of ___" [certain ethnicity]. And there seems to be great value in this for those who belong to such. ...more
Tracey, I can relate to you! This was my second BlogHer conference and at my first I came away ...more

My 12-Year-Old Was Blackmailed for Nude Photos Via Kik Messenger

As a mom, and a communications professional in the technology space, I’ve heard some pretty scary stories about kids use of social media. Predators lurking on Facebook, bullying happening via Twitter, and even suspicious activity occurring on Minecraft. ...more
Thank you so much for sharing.  This is terrible.  I can't stand that our children have to live ...more

Desperately Seeking the Consistent Comfort of Reruns

I'm home after two weeks of high-stakes deadlines, difficult news from a family member, and work and conference travel plus all that goes with that. I landed feeling tired, stressed and daunted by the piles of work, laundry, bills and untended emails waiting for me. I needed comfort. Serenity now! So I did what any sane person in need of a comforting buffer would do: I watched three episodes of Will & Grace and went to sleep. ...more
Will & Grace or Boy Meets World.  I own both complete series on DVD because they just don't play ...more

Should Training Bras Be Sexy?

My sweet little thing is turning 12 in a month, and this girl is changing! Not only emotionally, but physically. A couple of months back, her friends started wearing training bras, so needless to say she needed to get one too. The funny part is, I happened to be excited, whether I believed she needed one or not. I was happy she came to me and asked. It was something I didn't do. ...more
My 10 year old has been wearing bras for about a year now. She's an early bloomer in all those ...more

5 Pinterest Boards for Paper Artists to Follow

Disclaimer: If you end up on Pinterest for hours today, it's clearly not my fault, because I'm only telling you which boards to follow. I'm certainly not telling you to scroll all the way down through all of their awesomeness, through the forest of instructional blog posts and how-tos and DIY goodness. That's on you. :) ...more

5 Ways To Give and Receive More Oral Sex

About 60% of married Americans give and receive oral sex, but many want to receive more oral sex than they are getting. Why aren’t people bagging the oral sex they want? Usually, this comes down to one of three things:a gross factor,an uncertainty factor, orselfishness....more
My husband and I are very into oral. He said cunnilingus is one of his favorite things in the ...more

Yes Virginia, I Am Christmas Shopping In July

I don't generally plan to start my Christmas shopping in July but every year, it seems to work out that way. Too many really cool things cross my path or I've saved a half dozen links and they all start to pile up in Evernote and that leads me to just go ahead and BUY now rather than waiting until the last minute. This actually works out really well since I can get a big batch of shopping done and my wallet (or gasp, credit cards) don't groan quite as much under the weight of all of the purchases in November and December. Take a look at some of the things I've bought (or plan to buy) this month: ...more
Julie Ross Godar lolz. I notice you didn't ooooooh over the purse. hahaha. ;-)more

BlogHer, Huffington Post Join Forces to Address Work/Life Conflict. Join Us!

We have all been there. Or, more accurately, not been there. We have missed a soccer game, an important day at school, a key doctor appointment for a sick parent. Or we have had to make impossible choices: sending a feverish child to school, fingers crossed he won't get worse, so you can go to work; putting off doctor appointments you know you need because you don't know how to fit them into your work schedule; going back to work just weeks after your baby is born because your family simply cannot afford to go without your salary....more
I love this and will help support every mothers story!more

Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl

When it's too hot to turn on the stove, either grilling or using the slow cooker are my preferred ways to cook and keep the kitchen cool. On a hot day earlier this summer I made this Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl, where the rice is cooked in the slow cooker with onions, canned black beans, diced green chiles and seasonings. I had the wild idea of cutting up some string cheese and stirring in the last half hour of cooking, for bites of melted cheese throughout the dish, but skip the cheese if you want a dish that's vegan. ...more

Bridging the Thigh Gap: Crossfit Got Me Over My Thigh Hate

When I was seven years old, my mother proudly showed me the space between her thighs as she stood with her feet together. Yes, my mother had achieved the coveted thigh gap. Even being so young, I was in awe. I couldn't believe such a thing was possible. My thighs collided at the knees. ...more
That's wonderful, I'm so happy for you!more

Candles In the Wind

Oh how I wish I had taken a before picture of this candelabra before I revamped it. I found it at my favorite thrift store and walked around with it while I made up my mind if I was going to buy it or not. Do you ever do that or am I the only one? This piece was brown wood and covered with sticky dust that been on it for a long time. It also had dusty plastic green flowers woven through it. Ewwww!....more

DIY Sidewalk Paint

DIY Sidewalk Paint! So last Friday I decided to put one of my Pintrest pins to use (rare I know) and we decided to go to town making our own chalk paint....more

The Ballad of the Perfect Bra

The girls and I have been a team since I was eight years old. It’s true. And I’ve tried to be very good to them all these years, because they’ve been downright kind to me. As a reward for my goodwill, they have generated for me more cat calls and poorly-veiled gawks than a woman with modest provisions could ever hope to imagine (whether or not that’s a good thing is still up for debate)....more

Glazed Almond Butter Cake

Photo du Jour - Wine Barrel

"Ici, Chiroubles au verre."Spotted at a café in Paris ....more

SoftSheen-Carson Launches the NEW Hydra Steam Collection

Intense moisture immediately sinks in and refreshes natural hair. -PJ Gach...more

Hip Hop Week: History

I didn't know Hip Hop until I was a sophomore in high school. I mean, I had heard rap before, but I didn't understand that the whole thing was a culture--including dance, art, poetry and music. But that all changed when Scott's family moved into our neighborhood from San Diego.Scott was my age, drove a motorcycle and graduated from high school early ....more

Feels like 100

I moved to Florida from New Jersey a couple of weeks ago because of a number of personal anf financial reasons....more

Is Instagram the Modern Mother’s Little Helper?

​There is a lot to thank social media for when it comes to the raising of children; the support, the information, the near constant photography. I’ll freely admit it: I’m thankful for the advent of apps like Instagram: For a mama like me, it’s a total game changer when it comes to housework. When I was young, if we wanted to share the moment that our babies took their first faltering steps across the lounge floor, we had to stick our heads out of the front door and shout at Peggy across the road to stop hanging out her washing and come see....more

boys' room before and after

The white paint struck again! :) We loved it so much in our family closet that we went for it upstairs this time!The boys' room had this basketball floor since we moved in. They loved it, but it had seen better days: Here's what the room looked like 4+ years ago when we moved in, actually...it was slightly better than this year: And then- the...more