What to Do When You're Bored With What You Just Wrote

Some days I write a post, stare at it briefly, and am overwhelmed by a generalized feeling of "meh." Does this ever happen to you? No, of course not. So you don't need to know these five tips for improving your writing. Never mind. Nothing to see ...more

Get a Free Conference Pass! It's the #BlogHerFood15 Call for Volunteers

It's that time! Our call for volunteers for #BlogHerFood 15! ...more

Listen to the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Audio Now Available

Miss a session? Never fear! We've got them all here for you. ...more

Watch Gwyneth, The Pitch, #BlackLivesMatter & More!

The entire #BlogHer15 playlist is now available on our YouTube channel.  ...more

Once A Cheater? 5 Types Of Cheaters Revealed

We’ve all heard the saying, once a cheater, always a cheater… but is there truth in this rather cliché allegation?  Or are we condemning innocent men worldwide, who may have screwed up once or twice, to be bound in that big box of infidelity?  Obviously all men aren’t the same… or are they? ...more

Summer Peach Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

Mariah and I kinda consider ourselves cupcake experts. And yes, that's totally a real thing....more
Balancing Cinderella We hope you do! :)more

I Was The Queen of Impractical Shoes

I think the general consensus is that teenage girls clomping along like camels in ridiculously high heels look more than a little absurd. They should probably be wearing sneakers, but high heels are a rite of passage—the mark of "growing up." These days the heels get skinnier and higher, and the dresses get shorter and tighter, as you progress from the one-inch heels on your first pair of "fancy shoes" into full-blown teenage fashion. Keeping everything inside the dress while trying not to twist an ankle becomes a tricky balancing act. ...more

I Found My G-Spot And It Wasn't All That 

Life's too short to be sad over G-spots. ...more

I'm Sad for the Roanoke Victims, But I'm Also Sad for Bryce Williams

It has been a long, exhausting and sad week for Roanoke, VA, to say the very least. I met my spouse in Roanoke. Our daughter was born in Roanoke. Most of my friends and news/advertising/marketing colleagues still live and work in the Roanoke Region. I lived there for eight years and when I think about my time in Roanoke, it holds so many beautiful and fun memories and despite the horror that has occurred there this week, which is the way I will choose to remember it....more

Why You Should Be a SheKnows Expert

What does it mean to be a SheKnows Expert? It's a question I've heard almost every single day as people learn about our growing community, where people share their passions and find new connections through the SheKnows audience. ...more

All Hail Serena Williams on Her U.S. Open Journey to a Calendar-Year Grand Slam

We are not worthy, but all eyes are on superstar Serena Williams as she heads into the U.S. Open ready to make history. If she wins, she'll attain a calendar Grand Slam (winning all four major titles in one year), which hasn't been earned since Steffi Graff did it in 1988.  The draw was announced Thursday and play begins next week.   ...more

5 Food Mistakes I No Longer Make

These 5 food products used to be a regular part of my diet, but I gave them the boot. What do you think happened next? Spoiler alert: I'm 20 pounds lighter, but more on that later. A favorite saying in the health and wellness community is "know better, do better." I think that pretty much sums it up. Obviously most of us want to be healthy and to make better choices, but sometimes we don't know where to start, or worse, we don't know what we don't know. So for those of you who are looking to make some small (and easy!) dietary changes, this post is for you. I hope it helps you reach your goals, or at least makes you think a little harder about what makes it into that grocery cart. ...more

Star Wars Crafts & Activities for Death Star Enthusiasts

If you’re a regular Fun-A-Day reader, you know we’re into Star Wars (and a variety of other geeky goodness). Recently, my son has been quite enamored with the Death Star. So he and I went hunting for a variety of Star Wars crafts, activities, and snacks to share with others ....more


Is your reservoir filled with courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust? If not, maybe it is time to begin filling it.Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Favorite Snaps from Sarah’s Wedding!

Happy Saturday, bakers! Doing anything fun this weekend? While I’m finalizing some book tour details, I want to share some super special photos with ya ....more

The Ultimate Pinterest Party!

News about The Ultimate Pinterest Party! Last week we had several pins that received many re-pins! Thank you for remembering to re-pin ....more

Smith Mountain Morning, Bedford Style!

It was a beautiful day in Bedford, PA! I forget how much further north I am than my home in North Carolina..it was a brisk 55 degrees yesterday morning as we stepped out the door to drive over the American Legion hall where our workshops are being held this weekend.I drove into town, feeling the cool of nearly-autumn on my skin – reveling in it....more

Today Tim leaves

Today Tim leaves for his backpacking trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons.Ten days without Papa means send prayers and chocolate to the Harvest House. Thankful the Aunties and my Papa are here this weekend for lots of hugs, walks, and laughs!Where would we be without family?Happy Saturday y'all! ...more

Meatball Sliders with Peppers & Onions + Crock-Pot Giveaway!

Get dinner on the table fast with these simple yet delicious Meatball Sliders with Peppers and Onions! Loved by adults just as much as kids. It's only the first week of school and the schedule is already packed! ...more

I got a raise!

Everyone lives on a fixed income.Seriously.People who leave their homes and go to work at a "real" job, unless they are in a position where they get bonuses and commissions based on production/performance, meet their needs with the same resources month after month. They get small raises, just like Social Security recipients do, and manage to make it on their fixed incomes, just as SS-ers do.One of the best ways to create more money coming in is to reduce the amount of money going out. And that's what I did this week ....more

Weekly Meal Plan for August 31 - September 6

Happy Saturday! This week's meal plan is filled with so much deliciousness: Smoked Ribs, Lemon Butter Chicken, Baked Spaghetti Lasagna, Green Goddess Grilled Cheese, Beef, Black Bean and Spinach Tostadas, Slow-Cooker Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa, Fig and Honey Fruit Salad, Southwestern Corn Salad, Chocolate Mousse Brownies, and Apple Cake with Streusel Topping....more

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Justina's Gems' Guilty Pleasures

Affiliate Link Justina from Justina's Gems tells all about her guilty pleasures in shopping and every day life in The Beauty Spotlight Team's newest series: Guilty Pleasures. Check out her favorite indulgences and leave her a comment if you share a guilty pleasure! ...more