Dairy Poop and Locally Laid? The Fascinating Small Companies That Competed For a Super Bowl Ad

When news came to light today that GoldieBlox had won a competition to air a commercial during the Super Bowl, the BlogHer editorial team was not surprised. After all, we've had our eye on GoldieBlox for a while -- from its mission to teach girls science to some controversy when its video went viral. ...more
Maybe it is just me.  But both Dairy Poop and Barley Labs ads fell flat.  They appeal from an ...more

Dear Mrs. Bieber: Some Advice From One Mom To Another

  Dear Mrs. Bieber,...more

Aquarius New Moon Thursday, Weekend Moon in Pisces

 On Jan 30, 2014, an Aquarius New Moon will give power and possibilities to our group actions. The Uranus ruled Air sign wants us involved with humanitarian issues - exercise those revolutionary muscles by joining or creating movements with the aim of defeating the status quo. Regardless of what’s going on, it will speak to Aquarian need for independence, love of the radical and different....more

What Our Kids Can Learn From Kendrick Lamar & India Arie

India Arie's music has always held a special place in my heart.  It reminds me of sunshine, dewed grass and everything that is light and wholesome in life.  Now Kendrick Lamar isn't all sunshine and trees, but the track "Hol' Up" on his Section 8.0 album had me hooked on how melodically he delivers rugged lyrics.  Long story short, I am a fan of both artist....more

Did You Have a Mari-juana Christmas?

I am wondering if I truly am old fashioned, behind the times, and/or a product of a law-enforcement family? I am still surprised when I learn of open and liberal use of marijuana by young adults and their parents…even though it is still illegal here in Connecticut....more

Who Keeps Messaging Me? An Angel? Departed Loved-One? God?!

Have I totally lost it? Or have I officially been messaged —repeatedly now—by an angel, a departed loved one, or even God?!...more
I read the rest from your blog post.  Signs are definitely prevalent.  I may struggle with my ...more

The 56th Grammys and Natalie Grant: Why She Really Left

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards show took this place this past weekend and it created a lot of drama, on and off stage.  I'm hip to the pop culture jive and I had considered watching the Grammys until I heard about the "weddings" taking place.  This turned me off completely; not solely because they were couples of all kinds and I support traditional, Biblical marriage, but because this is a music awards show and not a place to further your politics.  But because I wanted to be able to form an educated opinion about the events of the evening, I watched the clips later....more
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2014 GRAMMYs Fashion Roundup: Best, Worst, and Most Daring!

Nobody arrived in an egg or dressed up as a fairy-tale character -- the most daring thing about this year's crop of GRAMMY gowns was a some low neckline or two. Gold, red, and black ruled the red carpet, but I loved the gorgeous blue of Alicia Keys' gown and the white lace of Beyonce's, and as for the neckline and sheerness, respectively -- hey, it's the GRAMMYs. (I was less of a fan of Paris Hilton's bedazzled sidebutt, though.) ...more
Yes, WomenLoveTech, She completely freaked me out. She was like death in that weird outfit and ...more

Breaking News: LEGO Fails Girls (Again)

Oh LEGO. You’ve gone and done it again.In April 2012 representatives from your company met with SPARK.  After that meeting I had such hope that there would be change in your approach to toy design. Admittedly, I let things slide. I got busy and stopped paying attention for a while so I didn't know where things stood. Then today I saw this:...more

Princess vs. Barbie

We have lots of princess dolls at our house.^^ Thank you to my Mother-in-law for that storage idea ^^My girls ask for them as gifts. They save their allowances to buy them. They love their princess dolls....more
Mulan rocks too, although I can't remember if she is a princess or just a Disney girl.  I was a ...more