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

She's Not an Asshole, She's a Toddler

I got a sippy cup thrown in my face because the water I put in it was too "old" for my two-year-old daughter. She insisted that she needed "new water." Not being sure where I could find water newer than the stuff from the tap, I told her that she was wrong and that what I was offering was in fact "new." For the next 30 minutes, she threw herself around while I stood there baffled and losing my patience. ...more
It's not easy at all but, you have a great approach. The Jehovah's Witness line made me ...more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Evening at the Expo

Apple Watches as hottest door prizes, cute animals, free food, opportunities to network with brands who want to work with you with no distractions pulling you in many different directions: It must be Evening at the Expo at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. On Thursday July 16 from 6-8PM, we're dedicating two hours for you to take your first lap around our two-floor Expo Hall and meet and greet our sponsors. ...more

Why We Need More Women in Washington

“Washington is a tough town for women,” Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham wrote in her Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, “in large part because since its inception Washington has been and remains a man’s town.” It still is. Congress remains 80% male, and in the think tanks, lobbying firms, PACs and Super PACs that form the capital’s shadow government, men are still very much in charge. ...more

9 Non-Lettuce Salads You'll Love for Summer

If there's one dish you can't go a day without during the warmer months, it's salad. The bright flavours, lightness and crunch make salads a natural choice for barbecues, picnics and al fresco dinners. ...more
I posted a great non-lettuce salad on my blog today!more

Dear Hollywood, Jennifer Garner Isn't Done Yet

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting. This was the big news recently. The press wrote many pieces about the split, but there was one piece which grabbed my attention. In an article in 'Time', Daniel D'Addario wrote, "He's a reasonably talented, vastly decorated actor-director who's funny on Morning Joe; she's a movie actor whose most productive years are definitively behind her." He was talking about Ben and Jen....more
Good grief, I wonder how old this Daniel guy is?  I wonder how many 'productive' years he has ...more

7 Parenting Lessons I Learned From Watching 'Inside Out'

Pixar's newest offering, Inside Out, is pretty darned amazing for the way it suits all ages, offering not just fun, but food for thought. While the audience is privileged to see what's going on in the head of the main character -- an 11-year-old girl named Riley -- her animated parents are not so lucky. They have no idea that Riley is in deep, deep trouble, tumbling head over heels into a bottomless pit of loneliness and indifference. ...more

9 Is The New 13

My daughter is putting a big damper on my plans. I had this whole escape plan drawn out: The moment she turned 13, I would pack my bags and leave motherhood behind, going to an exotic island of some sort to sip margaritas and pina coladas for dayssssss. ...more
My boy went through the nine-ager, and it hasn't stopped. He's now 11. I completely feel your ...more

The Only Time I Loved My Belly Was When I Was Pregnant

I loved my belly when I was pregnant. It was the only time in my life when I did. I held it, I stroked it. I took comfort by putting my hands on it. I wore T-shirts that clung to it, outlined it in all its baby-filled glory. I never cared what angle I was seen at, I never sucked in my gut. I reveled in it. Now it's a different story. Credit: Pixabay...more

Magic Mike and The Mamas (No, You Can't Use This For Your Band's Name)

It all started with a rather hilarious misunderstanding. My two sisters and sister-in-law decided to do something fun and special and rare this holiday weekend. We -- mothers of six children between us, ranging in age from 7 months to 25 years old -- decided to go see Magic Mike XXL. ...more
This was my review on Friday: I went to the movies today ($6 early matinee) and I ...more

Why I Became First a Vegetarian and Then a Vegan

When we came up with #DefiningMoments as one of our overarching themes for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, of course we staff members started thinking about, sharing, and asking one another about our own personal #DefiningMoments....more

How to Annoy Your Facebook Friends in 9 Easy Steps

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I am growing increasingly tired of the constant commercial that is Facebook these days. It seems like I can't sign on to my News Feed anymore without being blasted with before and after pictures (eww, panties! Why are they ALWAYS in their panties?), pictures of "free" luxury cars, and invitations to Facebook parties. I like my friends, and I like Facebook, but can I just say it? Enough is enough! Please just stop! In light of my current frustration with Facebook, I present to you 9 simple steps to annoy your Facebook friends. ...more
Thanks for sharing! I've been spamming my personal page like crazy today, too. I did warn my ...more

The Super-Cute Shoe You Need This Summer

Have you picked out a pair of espadrilles to add some summery kick to your warm-weather wardrobe? If you haven't, you might need to add a pair to your summer shoe rotation. These shoes with woven jute or hemp heels add an instant summer style upgrade to any outfit. ...more
Right? Totally cute. - Karenmore

How Will YOU Celebrate International Kissing Day?

July 6 has been dubbed "International Kissing Day", and all around the world, people celebrate it by puckering up with loved ones (or, face it, whoever is at the theatre with you, 90 minutes into the newest Rom-Com)....more
I guess if I had someone to kiss, I would feel more like celebrating.more

Are You and Your Partner On The Same Financial Page?

Let’s face it, relationships are tough.  They require constant attention, great communication, and massive compromise.  And while the old adage, "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
TheBudgetBrainiac  Thanks, I'm honored!  Talking about money is tough but so, so important.more

Networking for Introverts at #BlogHer15

Are you an introvert getting ready for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us?While crowds can be overwhelming for introverts and extroverts alike, the annual BlogHer conference is well equipped to support all personality types and make this your best BlogHer ever! ...more

5 Killer Treats to Make for Shark Week

Ain't no party like a Shark Week party, 'cause a Shark Week party don't stop … for seven whole days, and then you have to wait another year, so you better make these finned and toothy shark-inspired treats right now! Shark and Bitten Lifebuoy Cookies ...more
Laurend1985 Right? I think I could personally manage the popcorn and the Bugles :)more

Mom, When Can I Start Saying 'Crap'?

"Mom?" said my 9-year-old Sophie, looking up from her iPad game and glancing over at me with her big, brown eyes and a sheepish grin on her face. "What's up?" I asked, girding myself for a request I would not want or be able to fulfill. "Can I start using the word crap?" Her sheepish grin was still glued to her face. ...more
My 18 yo is a veritable bag of f-bombs some days, and so I have to tell him to cool it around ...more

What You Need to Know to Think Like a Pop Culture Expert

Pop culture writing is one of the things that drew me to sharing ideas on the internet. Web forums devoted to interpreting movies like Mulholland Drive or The Shining led me to early television show recap communities. By the time the Internet was collectively enduring Lost, I knew I had found my people....more
Must memorize this post. Must memorize this post. Must memorize this post.more

5 Simple Tips to Stay Active During Your Work Day

A lot of us, myself included, work in an office environment and are sitting at desks all day, Monday through Friday. Staying sedentary during the work week can wreak havoc on your body over time, even if you are finding time to fit in a workout. That said, there are so many easy ways to stay moving and active during your 9-5 (or whatever hours you find yourself in that desk chair). I hope you can utilize some or all of these tips to help you and your coworkers combat the sedentary lifestyle that offices and cubicles can sometimes foster. Here are some of my favorite ways to keep your body moving. ...more
Thanks for sharing my post! Cat, that's awesome! A plank club is such a fun way to engage the ...more

Chickpea Salad Niçoise Is Such a Smart Meatless Twist on a Classic

I'm not sure if it's a result of the Meatless Mondaymovement, but one thing I'm noticing is more and more classic dishes being adapted into interesting meatless variations. In this Chickpea Salad Niçoise from Kitchen Treaty, Kare has done a beautiful meatless version of the classic French Salade Niçoise, which traditionally contains tuna. ...more

Her Story is the Game of Summer

If you are a self-proclaimed lover of the podcast Serial, you need to get yourself to the app store STAT and download Her Story by Sam Barlow. This interactive fiction video game casts you as a fictional Sarah Koenig, accessing a 1994 police database to search for clues about a murder. ...more

Love Was the Lie I Kept Telling Myself

I remember the first time I thought I was in love. I knew, then, that this was it. This was all I needed. He was THE ONE. He had perfect skin, a killer smile, and was the funniest of all of his friends. He wore the best clothes and he when we spoke, he made me feel like I was the most special, beautiful girl in the whole world.I was 11. We were in the 5th grade. And… he didn’t exactly know how I felt about him, mainly because he was “going steady” with another girl who was a lot prettier than I was....more
Maturity is a great teacher... I could never understand that old line about love being like a ...more

Ways to Wear: Red, White and Blue

Love your patriotic style!more

Homemade Grilled Jucy Lucy Burgers

These homemade Jucy Lucy Burgers will be the biggest hit of your summer cookout! They ooze with cheese and delicious flavor—what more do you need!? ...more
agoudalife Oh good, it was meant to be. The flavor of the kabobs is out of this world! Let me ...more

Make This Chic Painted Popsicle Stick Basket

Popsicle stick crafts have come a long way, baby. What we once thought of strictly as a camp craft for kids has been elevated to an all-new level by savvy crafters. You can do pretty much anything with popsicle sticks, it turns out—like this cool tramp art-inspired basket I whipped up. ...more
Beautiful art! I love what you've done with this!more

Your Marriage Works Better When You Compromise

Since the moment I said "I do" eight years ago, my life has changed more in the fact that some of the scenery is different but not so much the life that we started together. Some of the friends we had then are no longer in our lives, new jobs, my stepson is gone and a little more noisier with two small children in the house....more
What a lovely post! We have been married 40 years and it's been all the things you listed. From ...more

No More Misty Copelands: Why I'm Hoping For The Last Of The "Firsts"

 Major League Baseball founded in 1903. Color line broken by Jackie Robinson in 1946. 43 years. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) formed in 1957. Color line for Grammy win broken by Ella Fitzgerald in 1958. 1 year.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) formed in 1927. ...more

I'm Proud To Have Raised Such An Amazing Daughter

The first time I realized that my daughter was actually mothering me, she was all of 7 years old. We were at a summer pool party thrown by my ad agency's creative director—a mom herself, who loved kids. She was swimming with my daughter Lillie, who was playfully splashing her. "Take it easy," I called to Lillie. "That's my boss!" ...more
Sounds like you raised a great person!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
Oh, wait. I do HIIT classes - intervals!more

Cursive Logic: A Handwriting Curriculum Review

We have been using a new program, the Cursive Logic Workbook by Cursive Logic, to teach my 3rd grader to write cursive. Today, my review is going to cover how we have used the book, and our thoughts on the method of learning....more


My knees are happier if I do range of motion exercises while using light weights, but here's a question:Does exercise count if one is sitting outdoors in a hammock chair on a beautiful summer day?I'm thinking yes. Yes, indeed ....more

tunnel vision

Been looking at this tunnel for months now. ...more

What To Pack For A Blog Conference

If it sounds like you already read this post, you’re right. I blogged about this last year after I attended the BlogHer conference in San Jose, California, but this is an updated version. I don’t know if you remember, but before I left, I did not know what to expect ....more

Skinny Bang Bang Pasta

This lightened up and low fat version of bang bang pasta sauce is just...more

Review: We Made It by Jennifer Garner

You know what I am thankful for this summer? The new line of creative kits called, We Made It by Jennifer Garner, found at Joann’s. If you have little ones between the recommended ages of 4-11 then I think you might like it too ....more

Daylilies Grow On You

I just wrote a page about Daylilies, and then saw Kathy Purdy’s post on Facebook with a delightful portrait of ...more

Instagram Life, Lately

Totally wish I had a more adventurous Instagram feed to share with all of you, but I hope you find some of these pics to be a bit fun. And even though the comments on this post are closed, I'd love to stay in touch with each of you on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there and leave your IG handles! // #thehubs and I go cruising // // home decor trays perfect for holding jewelry // // may I have a tall, skinny caramel latte with whip & 3 Splendas, please // // my 4th of July mani // // all about bold graphics like this...more

Essiespice Essential Spice Collection Giveaway

I’m really excited about this Essiespice Essential Spice Collection giveaway and I’m hoping that you’ll be too! I’m a spice girl (no, I wasn’t part of the nineties girl group, although I’m all about girl power too), for as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with spice and herbs; the smell, texture, colour and how they imbue flavour, warmth, aroma and life into our food. We’re generally not heavy spice users where I’m from, we season our meals sparingly and knowingly with local spices, herbs, cured fish, smoke, fermented seeds, etc ....more