8 Gorgeous New Ways to Do Easter Eggs

One of my earliest Easter memories is watching sharp pins being delicately pushed in the ends of an egg and then being shown how to carefully blow out the whites and yolk. We handled the fragile empty eggs with care as we dyed them. I recall we used ...more

The Campaign to Take Sexual Harassment Out of Show Biz

Playwright Julia Jordan leads the charge to change the sex-for-roles environment on and off Broadway. ...more

Why Isn't There a Brown Version of Taylor Swift?

In my opinion, there is no one who can hate on Taylor Swift (though Kanye definitely tried). She is young, fresh, fun and one of the only younger female artists who didn't originate from the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Boys love her, girls want to ...more

The Saddest Things About Spring Cleaning

It's the least-favorite time of the year: Spring cleaning. ...more

How to Get Information Straight From the Source

Ever read a post and think to yourself, "Why didn't she just talk to the person?" So much of blogging is insular—bloggers writing opinion, talking to other bloggers, blogging about blogging, or paraphrasing media sources. But if you want to ...more

How Tinder Plus Encourages Age Discrimination in Online Dating

If you haven’t heard the news about Tinder Plus, brace yourselves.The free dating app is going to be offering a new premium paid service. If you’re 18-29, you’re in luck! The service will cost a mere $9.99. But those of you about to celebrate the big 3-0? Well, you can kiss more of your hard-earned cash goodbye. You see, you’ll be paying $19.99 per month for the premium service....more

What Do You Miss About Being Pregnant?

Pregnancy is rough. It's hard on your body, it's hard on your emotions and it's just plain hard. But it's also an absolute beautiful time of life and one that, once you're out of, you kind of miss. Today, I'm focusing on the good parts of pregnancy, and sharing what other moms miss about being pregnant. "Me time. It's few and far between now that my baby is my number one priority!" –Katie R. "Eating whatever I wanted, and blaming it on 'cravings.'" –Claire D. ...more

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Career

It can be scary to step away from your steady job to follow your dreams, especially when the passions you want to pursue aren’t connected to a salaried check. ...more
@ApronWarrior BlogHer I am glad you enjoyed my post! It was inspired by my journey to start my ...more

Facial Exercises to Get Rid of "Resting Bitch Face"

Every so often when I'm at the computer, I look up, unwittingly catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror and am always surprised to see a furrowed brow and grumpy expression. I may be deep in thought, engaged in whatever it is I'm doing, but I look really pissed off. My 6-year-old granddaughter asked me recently what was wrong, to which I answered, "Nothing." I was sitting there reading peacefully, thank you very much. ...more
I work hard for my resting bitch face.more

What Do You Mean, "WHAT'S A HAM BALL?"

All my life I've thought everyone had ham balls at Easter. That is, until this week, when I casually mentioned to my co-workers my need to pick up eight pounds of chopped ham so my husband could make his most-coveted holiday recipe for my extended family. This is odd? Other people don't know what ham balls are?...more
I prefer savory, as well. I would be a baked kibbe eater, but only if the cinnamon were very light.more

Hang Your Peeps Love on the Wall With This Woven Craft

Nothing says Easter like Peeps candy. Even if you have never tasted the hot pink sugar-coated goodness of these little marshmallow bunnies, you are familiar with them. ...more

Being Sexually Submissive Doesn't Make Me A Bad Feminist

I would passionately state that I am a feminist. From day one, my mother raised me and my three sisters to believe that women could not only do anything, but that we could do it better than boys. She was pro-choice and discussed abortion at the dinner table. She marched in protests for the union she worked for. She encouraged her closeted lesbian friend to “come out.” ...more

Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home For One Blogger: 14-Year-Old Jewel Fitzgerald Missing

Human trafficking is something we often imagines happens in other countries, or at least far from where we live. But yesterday, the issue hit close to home for blogger (and former BlogHer Health Editor) Renee J. Ross, who reported that her teenage cousin had disappeared on her way to school on Wednesday morning. ...more
So very sad! Praying that Jewel is found, and that peace and comfort surround her family during ...more

Sarah Jones's 'Women Can't Wait': One Woman, Many Voices

I would like to introduce you to Sarah Jones...and Lorraine and Nereida and Habiba and Anna and Praveen... and a dozen others.I want to introduce them all to you because they all deserve to be seen and heard, and they are—through Sarah Jones. Image Credit: United Nations via YouTube ...more

Read This Before You Give a Bunny or Chick for Easter

Live animals don’t belong in Easter baskets. As adorable as baby bunnies, chicks, and ducks may be, they aren’t great gifts. They require an intense level of care and have life expectancies of up to around 20 years. ...more
Great post! People need a post like this about feeding of stray cat and not getting them fixed.more

5 Reasons Our Large Family Was the Coolest on the Block

I have read several articles lately about the downsides of coming from a large family, and I must say that after reading the first one, I was ready to write THIS post to set the record straight. I realize that everyone’s family experience is different and I honor all families no matter what their size, but I have a totally different feeling about big families. Even if you didn’t have the best home life, you have blood relatives who understand you and your life experience and who can understand the things that have helped you to become the person you are today. ...more
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How I Felt When a News Site Took My Instagram Photos

As soon as I logged into my Instagram, I learned that a news station in Cleveland, Ohio was sharing photos from our New Home Photoshoot (Part I and Part II) and asking their viewers whether the craze of photoshoots for first time buyers was a neat idea, or whether it was overkill. ...more
Wow, this is interesting!  As bloggers who put everything out there for the world to see, we ...more

What Is Porn Teaching Us About Desire and Consent?

Anal sex.  Everybody's doing it... or so the internet would have us believe. In today's money shot culture, images of women being bent over have become commonplace....more
I have a feeling this answer isn't going to be popular, but part of the problem you're ...more

Paleo Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits Recipe

Any attempt to be healthy requires you to eat certain foods only rarely. I love grits, and I really love shrimp and grits. Unfortunately, grits are ground corn kernels, and corn is a grain, so grits are no longer on my mostly paleo menu (unless I'm in New Orleans). Imagine my joy when I stumbled upon a Paleo Shrimp & Grits recipe from emeals! The "grits" are made with cauliflower. ...more
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Here Are Your DIY Blogger Cliff's Notes From SXSW!

One of the things I learned early on as a crafter and entrepreneur is that business is business no matter what you are selling. ...more

First Look! Favorite Pieces From the New Lilly Pulitzer x Target Collection

I am so excited about the upcoming Lilly Pulitzer x Target Collection launch! I love Lilly's signature Palm Beach-inspired prints and preppy resort-wear vibe. And prices range from $2 to $150! Read on for my five absolute favorite items from the collection … ...more
Jill_Grun I didn't expect to like it as much as I do. Goodness. Love!more

Middle Age Snuck Up On Me and I Don't Like It

I turn 50 in a few months, and I wish you'd just shut up about it. I know I brought it up, but shut up, anyway. Middle age is not looking the way I thought it would, so I'd rather look away. I kind of figured by 50, I'd be dignified and pretty all-knowing, and possibly even wearing a monocle, like the Planter's Peanut guy. I mean, who's more sophisticated than that? ...more

Credit Cards Really Are Loans, Too

I'm frustrated by some of what I see in some of the personal finance forums I participate in, specifically when it comes to credit card use. Image: frankieleon via Flickr...more

Grow Your Blog With April's NaBloPoMo

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

Special Needs Students Take to Social Media to Save Charter School

In the United States, the National Education Association estimates that three out of every four students with disabilities spend part or all of their school day in a general education classroom. For students with special needs like Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Asperger syndrome, or Sotos Syndrome, it may be difficult if not impossible for them to learn in a general education classroom. ...more

I Want You To Hold On To The Magic In The World

My youngest son Liam is currently obsessed with Harry Potter. This is not surprising, given that my husband, my oldest son Ronan, and I are also in love with the wizarding world that J.K. Rowling created, and encourage the frequent reading and re-reading of the novels in our home. ...more
I love this. The other night I was saying bedtime prayers with my 6-year-old daughter, and I ...more

Do You Ever Lie to Your Husband About Your Kids?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My toddler is too young for preschool, but I really need some kid-free time at least one morning a week. ...more

I Miss Grocery Shopping with My Mom

My grocery cart isn't nearly full enough today, but my heart is another story. I've put off grocery shopping for about a week and a half now. A little over a year ago, I had no choice. When my mother was low on food, I had to replenish. There is no longer any urgency. My family can endure a few days of doing without. That's why God invented pizza. ...more
This was hard to read...more

We Are All Annoying Now: A Cell Phone Rant

Last Wednesday was the first legitimately sunny, pleasant, vaguely warm day we’ve seen in the northeast since late October, so I couldn’t wait to get out of the office and into Astoria park, right along the water. ...more
".....we all have our stories to tell and photos are a way to offer others a sliver glimpse into ...more

Spoil Your Friends With These DIY Spa Day Party Ideas

Are you ready to plan a fun event that will have all your girlfriends excited for weeks in advance? Plan a spa day party! ...more

Daddy Left Me on The Dance Floor

While my father can’t sing like Christopher Plummer from The Sound of Music, the nasal tenor of “Edelweiss” on the radio welled up inside my throat like a time portal, taking me back to when my dad used to sing it to me at bedtime. Why, I wondered, is every musical memory with my father accompanied by tears? Like Plummer’s patriarchal character in The Sound of Music, my father focused on the rules and rarely spoke his emotions. ...more
This was sad and lovely.more

What Skateboarding At 37 Taught Me About Expectations

Is 37 the ideal age to learn to skateboard? That’s what I thought when I bought one last week. It’s amazing how expectations can bring such joy and hope for the future....more
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Fashion Yourself Some Silk Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

I first saw these awesome dyed eggs in a friend’s blog....more
They look fantastic, Elizabeth. I too have been seeing them and wanting to give it a go. Thanks ...more

How to Deal When Someone Unfollows Your Blog

As a new blogger, I can count on two hands and my feet the number of people that follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets. That means I notice if the numbers have gone up or down on a daily basis. I don't obsess over the numbers, but I can easily figure out who followed or un-followed me. Maybe I am overly sensitive and I should not let it get to me when someone un-follows me. After all, unfollowing is common in the online world, and I don't know these people personally. However, it does get to me. ...more
KathyBurkeEnglish Thank you for the kind words. I, too, unfollow blogs, as my inbox gets ...more

Fresh Kicks & Long Weekends

After a crazy couple of months settling into a new job, it's time to let off some steam & spend a little bit of that hard earned cash. I headed down to Brunswick St over the weekend to check out some of my favourite stores in particular Nique...more

ELF Waterproof Mascara Top Coat - Review

Do you have stubborn straight lashes?Do you use an eyelash curler just to find your lashes will fall back down when you apply your regular mascara?Or, have you discovered the only route worth taking is exclusively using waterproof mascara?If you have said yes to any of the above questions, than yay! we can be stubborn straight lashed twinsies! :)Well ....more

The Denver Zoo

This week was spring break for our area's school district so my husband and I decided to take our grandsons to spend the day in the Denver Zoo! (All photos and photo collages in this post can be enlarged for easier viewing if clicked on) The Denver Zoo is located at 2300 Steele Street in Denver, Colorado and is an 80 acre facility, founded in 1896. It is one of the most popular attractions in Denver ....more

Fool Fries #SundaySupper

These fun fries are sweet, not savory and kids love this nutritious fool food! ...more

Kindness is Always Fashionable Free Print

Welcome to Share Your Creativity Link Party • No. 157....more

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella as a servant in her own home Dreams come true Arriving at the Ball Meeting the Prince at the Ball Dancing at the Ball Fairy Godmother Ella's Mother Ella's Mother:Have courage and be kind....more

Kick Your Knees UP and smile!

Oh, today has been such a busy one!Packed with all kinds of fun things.Callbacks for Mary Poppins were this morning and I had a blast! I am amazed at how much I am enjoying theater! Even callbacks are fun!This was my token picture I took at the red light on my way home because I forgot to take one while at callbacks ....more

#NigeriaDecides - Initial 2015 Presidential Election Results Are Probably Fake

Using the #NigeriaDecides hashtag for wider reach, the official INEC Nigeria Twitter account has warned that no announcements for the 2015 Presidential Election Results be made by any third parties. However, their threat has not stopped some sites from releasing unverified and probably cooked up and fake results for the elections which just held yesterday.While it is very likely that most results from polling stations have been counted, I find it stretching credulity that LG level and State level results could have been collated overnight. It is probably advisable for all to wait till INEC to release final results in 48 hrs as they promised ....more

February 2015 - Part Two

Here's a few more pictures of what we did in February: Opening gifts! She wasn't sure what to think! Loving all of her new presents! ...more