Some Surprising Facts About Women

These facts about women might surprise you.  ...more

Some Surprising Facts About Women

These facts about women might surprise you.  ...more

Overcoming My Sexual Shame

Sex is enjoyable, pleasurable, exciting, gratifying, and soul-shaking. That is often how we describe healthy sexual relationships between consenting partners. Words that are rarely used to describe them are "guilt" or "shame", yet that is how I felt ...more

22 Tricks to Save Money on Groceries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food is the third-largest household expense. Regardless of whether you're feeding just yourself or entire family, most likely you find that groceries are huge part of your paycheck. These 22 tricks will ...more

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

I Fell in Love Outside of My Marriage... So What?

So my husband and I opened up our marriage (please see previous posts for more detail), and I was out exploring my sexual self with different partners. Many people do not understand why you would open up your marriage, because it involves the risk of meeting someone you fall in love with, and then your marriage is ruined.Or is it?...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
Always getting a seat on the bus.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
Michelle Candice, there's a cure!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
Excellent writing on a complicated subject.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
I have eight children, and I absolutely love this post!more

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
I don't understand. How can it possibly be legal for anyone to use your IG pics without ...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
BlogHer thanks for the share!more

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
Some wonderful tips here. I've made a list of things to consider, and right at the top of my ...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
I need that maxi dress. I'm actually putting the launch date into my calendar, thanks! I 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
Oh that is precious. I wish we could too.more

Rape Culture at the Department of Veterans' Affairs

Survivors of rape should not have to hear rape jokes at medical facilities that treats rape survivors. But they do. What is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs doing to combat its rape culture?   Image Credit: Bob Shepard via Flickr ...more
Everything about the military seems to be a rape culture and they affect the civilian world as ...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
BlogHer So grateful for my post to be featured! :)more

The Heartwrenching Part of the Last Year

It's been a year since I took Mr. Boy to the doctor for what I thought was Fifth's Disease....more

DIY Vintage Locker Tags (And A Crafty Giveaway!)

Before I start today’s post I want to give you a quick heads up about a great giveaway I’m participating in. ...more

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Warm, fluffy dough studded with mini chocolate chips and topped with sweet, gooey frosting. Classic hot cross buns… Okay, so they’re not quite “classic,” but they’re most certainly delicious. Why have a classy bun when you can swank it up with some chocolate, am I right? ...more

Style Ideas for Wearing Florals

Florals are everywhere for spring, big and small, dainty and delicate and when incorporated into a wardrobe can be beautiful. However, when I recently googled “floral trends” to see what would come up, I was a little intimidated. There were many different floral outfit combinations that just weren’t for me and definitely didn’t apply to my wardrobe ....more

Coconut Brownie Bite Easter Nests

Little bites of fudgy brownies filled with coconut are all dressed up for Easter! Now that I’m a mom, I’ll admit I am way more enthusiastic about holidays. There’s more excitement, more surfing Pinterest for ideas, more decorations, and more cutesy stuff like brownie bites made up to look like little Easter nests ....more

The REAL Guidance You Need From Your GPS

I can sometimes be a bit of a Luddite, so I just recently abandoned...more

Rare Picture of Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte of France

The daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in black and gold ....more

Style, Swing and Sweet

Just pictures of my UPs today! Sometimes Marc lets me take pictures of him just because I love how handsomely he dresses. Sundays are always a good day to get his modeling on.. ....more

Busy as a little bee!

After my precious mama and daddy's visit I knew I had to get busy on a few special orders!!! I have a couple of treasure organizers in the making. I always have to adjust my pattern to the size of the wooden hanger ~ The pockets are created from a long strip of lined fabric and then measured and ironed into the appropriate sizes ....more

Cheesy Ranch Potato Bites

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone ....more