The "Thigh Gap" Effect on Body Image

Body image has been a point of contention for so many girls and women, and a new trend exacerbate this: thigh gap....more

25 Self-Care Techniques For Busy Women

As women we are constantly on the move and often forget about self-care techniques. Rarely do we slow down to enjoy ourselves and allow time for relaxation and rejuvenation.However, we all know the benefits of taking care ourselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. Spending just 5 minutes a day focusing solely on you helps you to revive yourself and rest the parts of you that are in motion 24/7....more

I've gained weight.

I’ve gained weight. I haven’t gained a lot of weight and, in fact, it’s hard to say exactly how much. But I have gained some.I’ve gained weight because marathon weight gain is a real thing. And because chocolate. And because bacon....more

The Hip Grandmother's Day Out

Leaving the computer screen is a rather hard thing for me. But today, I decided to step away from the screen and get some much needed sunshine.  Today was the day that I would spend with the *other* grandmother going out to lunch and window shopping to get ideas for the baby shower. As I am getting ready, I feel a bit nervous of how I will be perceived..is the house clean enough?, will I get along with her?, will she be as happy as I am about this wonderful bundle of joy that is making her appearance in March?...more

Thirty is not too old...

I’m turning THIRTY in eleven days.  I know that for some of you, several years have passed since that milestone.  For a few of you, you’re just barely on either side of it and can relate.  For others still, I’ve officially become old....more

You Were Wild Here Once

 You were once wild here. Don't let them change you.Isadora Duncan ...more

Am I the Only Single Woman Who Doesn't Date?

I'm not trying to be provocative with the title of this post -- I really want to know.  You see, I feel very much alone, and not because I long to find the love of my life.  It's more about feeling alone among other women (even here on BlogHer).  And not so much alone, it's more like I just don't fit in anymore.Let me try to explain......more
stardust4300  Totally agree.  :-)more

Fantastic Health & Wellness Blogs Friday

  Fantastic Health & Wellness Blogs Friday -- by Catherine Morgan...more

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Can you remember the first time you turned on a computer? Most people don't so let's make it easier.Do you remember the first computer game you played? I do. It was the lovely Carmen Sandiego and I LIVED for the moments in 2nd grade when we had "computer time". Well, I was happy for anything that allowed me to spend time away from the cramped desks and glue eaters of Seaton Elementary.If you are reading this post, thank you. But, I also want you to take the time to thank Ada Lovelace....more
@Velvet S. Thanks for reading!more

Women’s cooperatives changing lives and lands in Upper Egypt

A cattle-raising cooperative in Luxor has secured decent jobs and working conditions where 26 women earn an income and are the primary decision-makers on land and the division of labour. ...more