The Calorie-Burning Workout You Can Do Anywhere

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is rising in popularity amongst the masses at supersonic speeds. Besides body weight training, HIIT is the top fitness trend of 2014. This upbeat, fast-paced method requires dedication, commitment, ...more

Grilled Veggie Gyros

Mushrooms, red bell pepper, zucchini and onions are grilled (or cooked in a stovetop grill pan if you don't have a grill.) Then they're served inside warm pita bread with the traditional cucumber-dill sauce that always makes gyros taste so amazing. ...more

Our New House Wish List

Chris starts his new job tomorrow, and we couldn't be more excited.  Once he starts, we'll finally be able to get serious about something we've been thinking about for a while - house hunting. Credit Image: Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr ...more

Don't Leave BlogHer '14 Without Swapping Info in the Mobile App

One of the best parts of any BlogHer event is meeting and networking with your fellow attendees. And our conference app helps you do just that with a handy contact swapping tool.  ...more

Kerry Washington At BlogHer '14!

The actress and activist spoke at the Saturday keynote—and she ROCKED THE HOUSE. ...more

The 2014 Photos of the Year and Voices of the Year Readers!

They're here! Read on for the bloggers who read their amazing, passionate, hysterically funny, and poignant posts at BlogHer's Friday night Voices of the Year Community Keynote—and see all 10 brilliant pictures honored in BlogHer's very first Photos of the Year. ...more
WomenTricks Congratulations to all the great female #bloggers at #blogher14! Great to see you ...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

BlogHer '14 Opening Video: "I Am BlogHer"

BlogHer '14 kicked off with a video that showed us in words and pictures and—most of all—faces what it means to be ... us. The community. The past 10 years have brought us together to start important conversations, support each other and reach through the ether with virtual hugs and comfort when one of ours stumbled and fell. Whether you're here with us right now in San Jose or watching along at home, you are our community. You are BlogHer. ...more
Great work, @shuggilippo (aka Jessi Sanfilippo)!more

I Finally Stopped Apologizing to My Kids for Divorcing Their Dad

My happiness vs. what I thought would be my kids happiness...   That is the place I was in, while considering leaving my husband. A decision I did not take lightly, an agonizing, heart breaking, painful decision. How could I take my children away from their Dad, how could I break up all they knew as a family. It simply came down to what I truly wanted for my children. Their happiness....more
As long as you tried your hardest you can't do much else :-) as long as your kids are happy and ...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
Girls are not always neat and sweet. They don't always measure up to an idealized, version of ...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
Thanks so much for this post. I'm new to blogging, May to be exact, and it's been an ...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
Its a shame places like this dont have one day a week or a month dedicated to those with special ...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
Interesting points, but I have to respectfully disagree.  I am not a prude, nor antifeminist but ...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
Yep. Weekly problem. Now resolved! Thanks Julie.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
My 9 yr old begs me daily for a YouTube account - this was a great article to keep in mindmore

Go Beyond Sweet Cherry Pie with 10 Amazing Cherry Recipes

I love cherries. Sweet cherries, sour cherries, cherry pie filing out of a can, maraschino cherries, dried cherries -- you name it, I love it. I even love Warrant's Cherry Pie (you're welcome.) When cherry season rolls around, I'm one heck of a happy woman. I buy bag after bag and then... I just eat them straight out of the bag. I always think that I should make something with the cherries but I don't. Not because we don't have a cherry pitter. ...more

Special Needs Kids Can Love Supper Camp, Too

Summer is here again, and you might be wondering what fun activities you can get your child with special needs involved in. Depending on the level of your child’s abilities, you might consider sending him or her to the local seasonal camp at the nearby park. Many cities have parks and recreation departments that offer affordable camps and activities for the children in the community during spring and summer. And yes, there are a number of camps designed especially for children with speech, academic and physical delays, which can provide a great experience for your child....more
Great to see kids just being kids, no matter the ability. Everyone benefits.more

One Person Can Change the World: I'm Living Proof!

Everyone knows someone, who knows someone, with cancer. It is a hard thing to go through, or watch someone you love go through, but knowing there are folks out there sacrificing their own lives to save others brings me great joy. If he had given up on his dream anywhere along the way, I wouldn't be here now. ...more
Laurend1985 Hey Lauren,  It is available on Netflix online.  Also, I think you can watch it ...more

Was That Comment Because of My Race?

After reading this post by my French yummy mummy blogger friend, Muriel Jacques, I felt compelled to analyze what had happened to me yesterday at the post office. At the time, I simply brushed it off and was able to convince myself to just let it go. However, I knew deep down it bothered me and reading Muriel's post sort of gave me permission to admit to myself that it was something and not just nothing....more
LeonDePiedra Leon, if it has never happened to someone (racism), then I can imagine that it's ...more

An Anonymous Letter Told Me My Friend Is a Rapist

I used to own a bookstore in a small New England town. For me, it was the stuff of dreams: Business was good, the setting idyllic, the work minimal and the regular customers just odd enough to make things interesting....more
Even in an ideal situation where the author had not been molested as a child, this would be an ...more

8 True Things About the First Year of Motherhood

Recently, I have seen a few articles about post-delivery that people may find surprising. The articles tend to list scary things such as wearing big pads after birth and bleeding for an eternity. All of these things are true, but I have found that the year after birth brings its own bag of surprises. Don’t be surprised when you wake up every day and your body hurts. Pre-baby I felt no pain, and now something hurts every day. No joke, the Icy Hot is my best friend. ...more
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VIDEO: New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer Teases with Masterful Foreplay

I admit to being baffled at the undeniable popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. But millions of fans get it, or want to get it on with Christian and/or Anastasia. Author E.L. James' trilogy of books are New York Times bestsellers to the tune of over 100 million copies sold, which is incredibly impressive for any book, let alone what is essentially erotic fan fiction. ...more
Ugh, I just felt my IQ drop...more

10 Things Parents Shouldn't Say To Non-Parents

Lately, I've seen some articles (this one in particular) about how people with kids are tired of hearing certain things from people without munchkins. I know, I know, we don't get it. But maybe, possibly, you're forgetting what it's like to not have kids. There are different stresses but stress none the less. ...more
I disagree with #9 too - it may not be the kids EVERY time, but it can be quite challenging to ...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 not skinny. She feels that she looks bad when she shows her legs. I don't think she looks bad, and I want her to not be so hot and sticky. What can I do to help her?Signed,My Sister Wears the Pants in This Family...more
In the summer I wear light weight slacks or capri-length pants instead of jeans & don't need to ...more

I'm Head Over Heels In Love (...For the 4th Time)

I've been IN love about three times... until now. This is the fourth and probably the scariest of them all! Whenever I date someone, I normally wait on them to drop the 'L' bomb and if I feel it is right, I say it too. The thing that many people do not realise, is that there is a HUGE difference between loving someone, and being in love with them....more
That's a beautiful post Sam. Very personal and deeply touching. And thanks for the advice, ...more

Realizing the Comforts of My Color: Thoughts on White Privilege

She came from nowhere, it seemed, and slipped away in the same smooth and silent way. We were at the donut shop's counter, being treated to coffee by one of the people we were visiting.  His wallet was out, and suddenly she was there, at his side, all creased chocolate skin and curls spiraling with gray and—this is what has stayed with me—dark and haunted eyes. Image Credit: Christine H. via Flickr...more
Jeana theempressandthefool You might go back and read my comment again to see that I am a ...more

The Search For My Lost Cat Gets Hot

Yesterday, I was just about to leave for work when my phone rang. "Hi, is this the person with the lost cat?" Image: Metro Centric...more
I think I'm going to "lose" my cat just so I can meet hot firefighters.more

Time: The Gift I Received After We Nearly Lost Our Son

My husband and I watched the movie About Time a few nights ago. It’s the story about a guy who can travel back in time whenever he wants, and he does so to get the girl of his dreams and the outcome he wants in certain life situations. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie, which may or may not have something to do with Bill Nighy being in it; for some reason, that guy just cracks me up. At the end of the movie, the main character comes to the inevitable moral of the story moment, and it was one that hit me square in the BIG feels. ...more
BloggerRenee Yes, people come up to me and tell me how good/normal I look and I wonder exactly ...more

I Don't Care if You Like it: I'm Going to Keep Showing Happy Pictures of My Family on the Internet

I post a few pictures like this one every day on Instagram and Facebook. I am one of those. One of those moms with a penchant for digital documentation. I am a constant chronicler. My family’s curator of all our good and happy times. But every so often I’ll see an article come through my newsfeed that dismisses my happy picture-taking-posting-to-social media-hobby. Or worse, one that condemns the happy sharing. It’s bad for my kids. It’s annoying. It’s a way to get blocked, hidden, un-friended, un-followed. It’s wrong in general. ...more
Oh my goodness! I'm cracking up at the marker on the couch.  Hilarious (well, for me anyway).  I ...more

15 Excellent Answers to "Why Do You Blog?"

"Why do you blog?" or "Why did you start blogging?" are often the first questions asked in any interview with a blogger. They're very different questions, though, aren't they? Whether you've been blogging for months or years, why you started and why you continue may be fundamentally different things. As part of our 10-year anniversary Selfiebration, I scoured the Internet to find out what drives us to keep pressing publish....more
marjo I started blogging to share my deceased mother-in-law's books and stories seven years ...more

Gain BlogHer '14 Connections Without Leaving Your House: Introducing BlogHer at Home From Skype

Six years ago, BlogHer at Home was created by community members Nic (@mybottlesup) and Jenn Jacura (@PrincessJenn) as a way to connect non-attendees during BlogHer '09. What began as a way to have a conversation turned into a party. Of course it did! BlogHers know how to have a good time. ...more
Thank you!!! I've been keeping my eye out for how to follow at home, in addition to Twitter and ...more

Congress Is Not Just For Old White Men - Moms Can Serve Too

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 two tiny kids. The text began “As a mother of two children…” and was an endorsement for quality pre-K. It hit me – SHE was the candidate, and she was claiming her identity as a mother in her campaign for the state legislature. Had I ever seen such a thing before? Had it ever HAPPENED before?...more
We need more women--mothers, grandmothers, lesbians, singles, aunts, wives, daughters, sisters. ...more

provide ultimate moisture to your skin

It was very bad news for me because if the directors and producers knew about this issues that top models has wrinkles and creases on her face then all of her popularity is in vein and others models takes place of her. Then her friend advised her to consult to a skin specialist Stemologica Review.I consulted with a skin specialist and he advised me to use anti aging serums to remove all bad signs of aging from my face....more

Scenes from my weekend: San Francisco

Phew! What a day! I ran the 1st Half Marathon of the SF Marathon Sunday morning ....more

Weekend Getaway to Seaside OR

We went to Seaside!...more

Creating An Entryway {When You Don’t Have One}

My daughter Britta is celebrating her birthday and her 1-year wedding anniversary this month...more

Yesterday it felt like the biggest mistake of my life...

We adopted 2 children. They came to us through the foster care system. I championed the process and lead the charge. After having one birth daughter at 37 followed by a rough bout with post-partum depression, it seemed like the clearest choice.No offense but we weren’t going to be one of those couples that only wanted a perfect little white baby fresh from the vagina of a young white trash girl from the mid-west....more

SRC: Cocolocos

Just the other day my sister-in-law and I were having a discussion about cookies. ...more

BBQ Bacon-Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Pineapple Guacamole + Summer Grilling Giveaway!

This summer has undoubtedly been a little different for us. Though we still clock in our work time on weekdays, weekends were all about staying cool in pools with frosty cocktails....more

london’s natural history museum

I’ve nearly been back from my travels for a month, and I still haven’t finished posting all of our England fun. I have a goal this week to wrap that up starting with London’s Natural History Museum. London has some killer FREE museums, and this one is no exception ....more

IT IS THE EVENING OF THE DAY

I'm hearing the melody of the Rolling Stones' As Tears Go By.  I don't know why.  Songs come to me much as words do - from out of the blue.  I'm singing the first line, It is the evening of the day.  And it is the evening of the day but I'm not shedding tears....more

So Good

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