Bring Your Kids! Announcing #Hatch at #BlogHer15

Through the Hatch program, SheKnows gives tweens and teens the skills to create fun, inspiring, thoughtful content; to be accountable digital citizens and to be mindful of their power. ...more

Announcing The Pitch, Live at #BlogHer15 on Saturday Morning

If you're a Shark Tank fan (and I totally am) you are going to love this keynote! ...more

Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Party Plan!

Continue your networking while you kick back at one of our official #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us parties! ...more

6 Exercises to Try For a High Intensity Training Workout

When you hear "high intensity training" what are the first words that come to mind? Terrifying? Daunting? No, thank you? What if I told you that you could complete a full body strength workout to complete exhaustion using high intensity training in just 30 minutes and not have to do it everyday? Exciting, right? ...more

Don't Let Perfection Stop You From Blogging

I've been working really hard at my blog for over a year now. I write, I post, I research topics. I do the whole Google Adwords thing. I do what I'm supposed to do to grow my blog readership. Like most bloggers, I do sometimes fall into that horrid blog envy trap. You know the one that has you trolling other sites late at night and wondering why your blog isn't as popular or slick as theirs. Your eyes dilate and you get sucked into the void of envy. "Her blog gets more traffic." "Her blog looks better." "She's a better writer than I am." That's a no win situation that can make you spiral downward. Blog envy doesn't help your blog. But no, blog envy isn't what's ruining my blog. Trying to be perfect is killing my blog. Here's how the craziness of perfection is choking the life out of my blog and maybe yours. ...more
Ugh! It So sucks!  I had to limit my time on other blogs for a while because I was only making ...more

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue French Tip Manicure

I just realized that the Fourth of July is this weekend. Where, oh where does the time go lately? I decided that I would dedicate this week to different patriotic nail art looks. I had to scramble to get done, but I love how it turned out! I went for a twist on the typical French manicure for this look. ...more

Don't Be Selfish By Having a Child-free Wedding

This summer, my husband and I have approximately 10,000 weddings to attend. OK, that's an exaggeration, but it definitely feels that way. In and of itself, our plenitude of weddings are a good thing. Drinks! Dinner! Butter cream frosting! The only problem with all these weddings this summer is that the vast majority of them don't include an invitation extended to our offspring....more
I will be married 22 years this fall. It still pisses me off that one of our uncles brought his ...more

#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: Black Twitter Demands Answers

Since the murderous acts of terror (which left nine Black people dead) at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago, six Black churches in the South have burned....more

What People Really Look Like Behind Appearances

The other day, someone asked me on Twitter about balance -- and I knew they weren't talking about my Wii Fit yoga score. They wanted to know what advice I had on getting it all done. It being, all of "it." I sat at the other end of the screen, surprised, because Wow, do I look like someone who has it all together?...more

A Letter to The Woman Dating My Husband

 Hey girl,I know it’s late but there are some things on my heart I needed to say so that you don’t ever forget. These things are as important as life and serious as death.Do you remember a few weeks back when you were walking down the hall in those home-only yoga pants carrying a basket of laundry on one hip and dragging a basket of toys with the other hand?  You had your head down when turning the corner and almost ran into a handsome stranger coming down the hallway....more
This piece isn't what I thought it would be, but I enjoyed it.  People tend to date to marry but ...more

12 Marriage Dealbreakers

Most women get all up in arms about their husband cheating on them or getting gender reassignment surgery, but you know, honestly, that isn't what boils my bunny. I am totally cool with that. I say, go ahead—have an affair! Get a sex change! We've all got to follow our bliss. In my opinion, here's the real list of deal killers: ...more
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Watch US v. Japan in the Final Battle for the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup This Weekend

After weeks of tournament play and a dramatic week of semi-final games, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup is culminating in two fantastic, final games on Saturday and Sunday. ...more
I have watched the whole tournament and the hubby and I will be watching the final.more

How to Think Up Writing Topics For Your Blog

It's no secret that when it comes to blogging that content is key. The whole goal of having a blog is that someone will read it. To get people to your blog there has to be something worth reading. In other words, what's in it for your readers? If you're anything like me, you tend to wonder why anyone would want to read anything you write because nothing seems all that entertaining. But then I tend to be my own worst critic. Because I want to make my readers happy, I spend a lot of time putting together my editorial calendar. This is to make sure that what I'm planning on writing about people will find entertaining and informative. ...more

9 Patriotic Desserts to Make for the Fourth of July

Just as every fireworks display must end with a grand finale, every Independence Day spread must conclude with an over-the-top dessert. (Or, at least, that's my understanding of the official rules of this holiday.) Go with red, white, and blue colors, try some star-spangled sprinkles, or try an ingredient that pops in your mouth. ...more
Here is my 4th of July ...more

Thanks Dad, For Teaching Me Everything!

The first time my father saw actual grass was at the Polo Grounds in the 1950s, when his dad took him to see his coveted baseball team, the then New York Giants, play. Born and raised in the Bronx, my dad's childhood was concrete and stickball, urban adventures that matched nothing like my suburban upbringing. My dad wanted to be a father. He wanted the opportunity to continue his own learning and share what he knew with his children. ...more

Should You Change Your Last Name After Divorce?

Should you change your last name after divorce?When I got married, I took my husband’s name just like so many women do.I thought that once divorced, it would be easy to go right back to my maiden name. But now... I’m not so sure. There is a problem: I have a child. If I go back to my maiden name, we will have different last names. I’m not really concerned about what others think, I’m just worried about what she thinks.Will she feel distant from me?Will she feel abandoned?Will she even care?...more
It is a very personal choice but I have never been sorry. I want my name to say who I am, not ...more

Lyme Disease Feels Like Living With a Magic 8 Ball

Lyme disease feels as if you're living with a Magic 8 ball controlling your life. You really never know what you are going to wake up with in the morning. ...more

6 Easy Tips for Updating Old Blog Posts

Here's the problem, though. Out of a total of 230 blog posts on my site so far, only a dozen or so newer ones match my new aesthetic. As daunting and time consuming as it sounds, I've begun going through all 200+ blog posts to update the style. While I'm on each post, I run through a checklist to make sure they're updated for not just the aesthetics, but that they're an even better post with more relevant and high-quality content. Today I wanted to share with you all the checklist I run through on each blog post to make sure it is absolute best fit for my blog. ...more
Very helpful tips! I launched my blog only a year and a half ago, and I already see so many ...more

I Found the Path to Get Girls to Code

“You cannot be, what you cannot see”...more
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He Kept Saying, "Just Stop. You're Ruining Everything."

You never forget the first time you're confronted in the workplace by an undeniable feeling of ickiness. Sometimes that ickiness directly follows someone telling you that you're not okay how you are....more

Please Keep Talking About Charleston

In the week that my mother passed away, my inbox was flooded with emails of support and friendship. My community texted me, some even called, to tell me they were there for me and that I could count on them for anything I needed. It meant more than I can say to feel the support of people around me who stood by me, even if they had no experience with the pain of my loss....more
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What Does Friendship Mean To You?

What makes someone a real pal? I mean, sure, there's a death in your friend's family, you show up for the funeral. She gets married, you go to the wedding. She gets sick, you show up for the sick part. (As long as said friend is not barfing. In the event of barf, I will leave something lovely at the door, but you will not see me till you're not germy. Sorry. It's a phobia.) I know all that, and I also know not everybody gets even those basics right. One guy turned down the invitation to my wedding because, as he put it, "Really, what fun am I going to have at your wedding?" ...more
I've had to go through the motions with this stuff too. Lately, I make an effort to detach ...more

You Can Travel Travel To Europe Without Spending Your Kids' College Funds

One thing you will always hear people complaining about is how expensive it is to travel in Europe. True, flights from the U.S. to Europe can be pricey, but once you are on the ground it is a whole different story. The Euro has been slipping for months now, and it is almost neck-and-neck with the U.S. dollar, which means you are no longer paying extra just to be in another country. Even Switzerland, where they don't even use the Euro, is running close to the dollar, although this notoriously expensive country is still pricey even when the dollar is up. ...more
I'm on my way to the airport now!more

Why No One Should Be Mad at Beyoncé's Vegan Diet Business

The Internet is pretty mad at Beyoncé right now. Earlier this month on “Good Morning America” she “unveiled” that her vegan diet helped her lose weight and keep it off her self-described naturally curvy body. Granted, this is not the breakthrough of the century. We already knew that Beyoncé has been sort of vegan for awhile now....more
With all due respect, as a farmer (who doesn't even raise livestock), it goes both ways --- ...more

10 Ways to Earn 'Cool Aunt' Status

It’s no secret that I love being an aunt to four beautiful nieces and one handsome nephew, who range in age from almost 4 years old to 19 years old. They each provide me diverse conversations, activities and memories to cherish. While my husband and I figure out if we want a child, and can have one, I find contentment with the love and laughter these amazing kids bring to my life. From the moment my oldest niece was born, my heart has been full. ...more
Sarah Mellem ? :-)more

#BlogHer15 Closing Party, Brought to You by McDonalds, and Featuring Special Guests! (UPDATED)

Today, we are thrilled to announce the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us closing party!...more
TotKelly You can find the badges in this ...more

What Got Me to Run for State Legislature

Five months ago, I ran for a seat in the Hawaii State Legislature. ...more
You are an absolute inspiration, Shay!  Thank you for all that you've already done.  The ...more

How to Build a Home Gym for Under $50

If you use your gym membership, great. But if you don't, you're throwing away that money each month. While you could create a home gym for as little as $25, if you have a little more money to spare, you can build a gym for the one time cost of $50. That beats out a monthly charge. I built my home gym over time, and you can totally do the same, which means that as you budget grows, so can your home gym. In no time you will have a fully stocked gym, and you can avoid the budget suck that an outside gym may cause. The items listed below are a great addition to any home gym and all provide you with an array of workouts that you can do at home but or on the go. ...more
I like tubes, gliding discs and a stability ball for my $50 and under gym.more

How to Make a Cute Summer Skirt

If you want a cute new skirt to wear this summer but you don’t want to spend a lot of money on one, I have a great pattern for you. This skirt is so easy to make, you will want to make a bunch! ...more

Women Should Enjoy Having Orgasms as Much as Men Do

Double standards with dating are everywhere and now there's news published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that claims women don't really have orgasms but instead squirt out a little pee.  I'm here to debunk that.For women, orgasms don't come as easy as with men, but women can and should enjoy them as much as men do.Orgasms Can Relieve PainThere is some evidence that suggests orgasms can relieve all kinds of pain, including pain from arthritis, pain after surgery and even pain during childbirth....more
Okay, I am still totally stopped that the Journal of Sexual Medicine published news that said ...more

Connect With Other Bloggers With July's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more
I Love the theme. Happy excited to share my thoughts and experiences with my friends here.more

My Favorite Zoodles: Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles

Have you gotten on the zucchini noodles bandwagon yet? I admit I was kind of a late adopter of zucchini noodles (also called zoodles), but now I'm really smitten with them. I keep thinking up new ways to jazz them up with interesting toppings. ...more

“Bench Rejector” – a nickname given to me by a stranger

During my trip to Toronto for the Voice Intensive, I will never forget a very curious person I met outside during a lunch break. Spending all day rolling around on your back, dancing like you’ve never heard music before in your life, and making sounds that (we’re told) originate from our pelvis can have a […] The post “Bench Rejector” – a nickname given to me by a stranger appeared first on The Positivity Project ....more

Friday Finds.

How was your week? I’ve been loving summer with its milder weather, plus Mike’s off work now, and I’ve been seeing friends every single day. Lots of dinners and ice cream runs and spending an hour reading a pile of books with two boys on my lap ....more

The Judge's Story

Kathleen Kelly ...more

Meeting Kim Kardashian-West & the seven business tips I learned

On Tuesday, the Commonwealth Club hosted Kim Kardashian-West. I attended the VIP reception, and although I was disappointed that we couldn't take selfies wither her, I was more excited to hear her interview with Judge LaDoris Cordell....more

MY LIVING SAINTS

Are You And You Partner On The Same Money Page?

Let’s face it, relationships are tough.  They require constant attention, great communication, and massive compromise.  And while the old adage of ‘opposites attract’ may make for an exciting, passionate relationship…it can also be the downfall of your financial dreams.  When committing to a major goal, like early retirement, it is crucial that you and your partner are on the same money page....more

How Much Does a Garden Grow: June 2015

Nothing quite so pretty as a June garden, made even prettier by some harvests!June brought over 3 pounds of garden harvest worth more than $14. With no expenditures, we are crawling our way out of the red and into the black, which we typically achieve some time in July.Notable harvests in June included 4 ounces of garlic that grew over the winter and 3 ounces of cilantro, along with a few peas, leeks, and greens.The big harvest, however, was from our two producing blueberry bushes. ...more

New Simply Colorful II Patterns and a store wide sale!

Well with Simply Colorful 1 (RED, ORANGE, YELLOW) hitting stores in just a few short weeks (ahem, and our V and Co. AURIFIL threads too!), I wanted to get you excited for the next 4 patterns that go with the next line of Simply Colorful 2 (GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE)!! I've been wanting to show off these new patterns for a while now! ...more

48 years

My husband and I just celebrated 48 years of marriage. ...more

4th of July Fruit Skewers

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” — Benjamin Franklin...more