How Can We Do Better By Our Autistic Girls?

Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those ...more

Fitess Expert Jenna Wolfe's Smart Tips to Get Lean in 2016

Small steps can add up to big changes and an overall healthier life. That's what fitness expert Jenna Wolfe will tell anyone who will listen. And with her new book, Thinner In 30, the busy mom of two is putting some walk behind her talk.  ...more

We're All Fighting a Battle, So Let's Be Nicer to Each Other

“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” I’ve often heard this quote by Plato (or some variation of it) for years. Here’s the thing, though; I’ve never really put much thought into its meaning or relevance. I mean, I understood ...more

10 Tips For My Daughters on How to Dress Themselves

At preschool drop-off another mom pointed out,"Your daughter's socks don't match." I turned my palms upward in a je ne sais pas and wrinkled my nose, "Rough morning. Can’t win ’em all.”  ...more

The Dummy Proof Plan for Choosing a New Vehicle

After completing a 3-hour road trip where an antifreeze leak kept us smoking for a good deal of the time (the car was smoking, my daughter and I were not), and also left us driving in 27 degree weather with no heating capabilities, I was ...more

The Myth of the Entitled Millennial

For some years now, we millennials have been the subject of countless negative think pieces, articles, and TV spots. You would think that because we're the best educated group in US history, you'd see older generations patting themselves on the back for what a good job they've done. Instead, we are told that we're lazy, entitled, self-obsessed, and a list of other adjectives that suggest that we're the absolute worst....more
Wow, Sanity Thief, this is intense. As a Humbled Seeker Gen Xer, I appreciate hearing your ...more

Should Childcare Providers Be the Experts in Everything?

With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in education or a teaching license. We also did not go to school to be qualified to perform developmental and behavioral mental health assessments. ...more

The "I Ignore Homeless People" Club

This morning as I sat in my car, my seat warmer keeping my ass nice and toasty, Elvis Duran is entertaining me because they’re talking about what movie represents your love life … and I think to myself, "Is there a movie with clowns in it that isn't scary?" And it doesn’t dawn on me until they’ve been off air for two hours, that it’s "Patch Adams!" ...more
BlogHer Also, thanks for being the sort who thinks about this.more

New Series: Breakup Essays

Almost 2 years ago, I wrote several essays about the different types of breakups that I have experienced or witnessed from the sidelines....more

Ten Monologues For Women:Monologue #10- Writing Our Love Story

I had it all outlined in my head. Our love story. The tale that would conquer all love stories coming before or after it ....more

How to Promote Your Blog Using Snapchat + Snap Hacks You Need to Try!

Snapchat is quickly becoming the favorite tool whether you're a blogger or not. It's an unfiltered way to catch glimpses of real life. You can connect with friends, follow celebrities, and bloggers to get a real life view of their life ....more

Meek, Modest & Passionate – Meet Kiara

Last feature of this series is Kiara. We can’t exactly pinpoint how we met each other, but we know it was definitely for a reason. I knew Kiara was a force to be reckoned with (despite her humble blog name) after I completed her first e-course, The Comparison Complexion ....more


Life does not come with an instruction manual. Dream it and live your dream Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

How am I doing? Glad you asked.

Pretty well. In fact, much better than I ever thought I would be at not quite the weeks post-surgery. The doctor says I have to keep using assistance for four weeks total, after which I can walk on my own, use the treadmill, bend more than 90 degrees .. ....more

You Can't Just Walk Out of a Drive-In

Aaron. Tveit. Aaron Tveit on my TV ....more

May I Urge You To Keep Believing?

I don’t usually blog in the weekends, but I sent out an email to my Sweet Potatoes yesterday, and I was so shocked and honored at the multiple responses I received, so I thought I should share the newsletter here. By the way, thank you to everyone who emailed and texted. You are awesome! ...more

Detail in Blue Velvet

Marie-Antoinette by Madame Lebrun, 1788 ....more

In the World of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Wild sea otter Mommy just had her sweet baby.. which of course reminds me of Baby Bun and Me.. He sleeps on my shoulder sometimes […] ...more