Why Isn't There a Brown Version of Taylor Swift?

In my opinion, there is no one who can hate on Taylor Swift (though Kanye definitely tried). She is young, fresh, fun and one of the only younger female artists who didn't originate from the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Boys love her, girls want to be her best friend, and people from all ethnic backgrounds can be caught with one of her catchy songs from her 1989 album in their heads. ...more
Janelle Monae, Leona Lewis, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jordin Sparks?more

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Fandom

Being the child of two nerds gave me a major advantage in life, as I have learned and experienced things others did not get to. I have been attending cons since I was about five years old, which meant “summer vacation” was synonymous with “San Diego Comic-Con.” I received my first computer (built by my father) when I was one. The first game I ever played was “The Bear Game,”which was number 1 on my old DOS. I still remember that gray-on-black text with fond memories. My life lessons started there, and only increased as I got older. ...more
natalied6579 Hahaha! You most certainly are not.more

10 Best Feminist Moments on ‘Parks and Recreation’

My favorite show Parks and Recreation has come to a close. As I bawled throughout the entire hour-long series finale, I was reminded that one of the main reasons why I loved the show was because its main character, Leslie Knope, was a loud and proud feminist. I can’t think of another show on television that celebrates girl power and female friendships as well as Parks and Rec. Here’s my ranking of the show’s 10 best feminist moments, in chronological order....more

Is Wednesday still Prince Spaghetti Night? Pasta Sauce...Spaghetti Sauce...Red Sauce...what do you call it?

 Continuing from my last post...and 5 days into Spring, up here in the northern area of the Midwest, we've been waking up to the beautiful white st...more

Why Isn't There a Brown Version of Taylor Swift?

In my opinion, there is no one who can hate on Taylor Swift (though Kanye definitely tried). She is young, fresh, fun and one of the only younger female artists who didn't originate from the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Boys love her, girls want to be her best friend, and people from all ethnic backgrounds can be caught with one of her catchy songs from her 1989 album in their heads. ...more
Janelle Monae, Leona Lewis, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jordin Sparks?more

Dorks will be offended by this post. Consider yourselves warned.

The other day, while out for coffee, my friend uttered a sentence that should never have been uttered.“Ooh! The new Hobbit movie is coming out on DVD!”I think the look I shot her was akin to the following:Um… What?Just… NO.What about my personality suggests I would have any interest what-so-ever in the new Hobbit movie?...more

4 Great Parenting Tips from Rosie Pope

My co-blogger and I (over at Mommy Business) had the opportunity to FaceTime with ROSIE POPE last week and she is all kinds of awesome. Like, I want to have her over for tea and let our kids make messy artwork once a week awesome. She is sweet and genuine and really REAL about being a mom and an entrepreneur. If you don’t know who Rosie is, check her out here....more

Getting Down to Business with Rosie Pope for National Poison Prevention Week

In honor of National Poison Prevention week, Tide and Gain asked Rosie Pope to chat with fantastically cool mom bloggers like Jenn and me! (I’m sure it had a little something to do with this.) To be clear- we did not receive any compensation, but we did get the opportunity to FaceTime with ROSIE POPE and she is all kinds of awesome. Like, I want to have her over for tea and let our kids make messy artwork once a week awesome. She is sweet and genuine and really REAL about being a mom and an entrepreneur....more

Cereal Eclipse: London, 08.31 GMT

London's cloud cover meant this was the only eclipse I saw today....more

I Miss E. Lynn Harris

20 Years Later: This summer Harlem's famed Apollo Theatre will present the musical adaptation of E. Lynn Harris's debut novel, Invisible Life....more

Things That Made Me Go "Hmm..." - Week 19

(Insert hilarious, insightful and pithy introduction here.)...more

Spring is Here, Finally! * Sun Into Aries

Spring (Vernal Equinox) graces us on Friday March 20, 2015. It coincides with the move of the Sun into active, aggressive, adventurous Aries. In the past 12 months, the Sun has transited all 12 Zodiac signs and at 1 degree of Aries, the cycle starts anew and so can we. This is a great time for beginnings, start ups, deciding when/what to plant, etc. We should keep our eyes open for opportunities on the horizon....more
Go Girl !!more