Confessions of a Reformed Pinterest Mom on Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine's Day, which means that somewhere out there thousands of moms are frantically searching Pinterest for the perfect Valentine’s Day inspiration. They are making glittery Valentine’s Day slime, creating Valentine’s Day robot craft ...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 ...more

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

For All the Valentine’s Day Haters

Many people hate Valentine’s Day... and I’m sure there are plenty of reasons why.Image via Shutterstock Here are some you may have heard: ...more

What Agents, Editors & Publishers Look for in a Query Letter

During my eight years as an acquiring editor at Seal Press, I saw every kind of query —- from the perfectly executed to those that belonged on a wall of shame....more
It is always nice to get an insider perspective on what editors look for and expect. I like to ...more

The Great Netflix Conspiracy

The creator's of Netflix believed they were doing the world a favor when they punched the sky with their "I've got an idea" finger; they didn't consider their thoughtlessness when making this entertainment continuously available. They didn't think about the collateral damage. They didn't realize the adverse effects on creatives, who should be poured into their craft - not poured into How To Get Away With Murder....more
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Imagine you loving yourself. Now imagine you loving yourself forever and unconditionally.Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you...more

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from my little love! ...more

The Tao of Simple Etiquette

Happy Valentines Day from Amphi Middle School

GRIN went to the cafeteria on Friday. We set out the supplies on the wrapping paper. We had four table tops instead of our usual two, we had students on both sides of the tables, ...more

Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette Engraving

From Vive la Reine: An 18th century engraving of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, 18th century. [source: Gallica] ...more

Style Bloggers

Tell me a bit about yourself. My name is Nout and my blog is Sandpaper Kisses. I just recently turned 31, I’m married with no […] ...more

Women in Combat: The Ultimate Barbarism

First abortion...and now women in combat. One barbarism leads to another. Women of America need to rise up in outrage ....more

Zabb E Lee Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand

We learned to make some of our favourite Thai dishes at the Zabb E Lee Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Massamun and green curries, spring rolls, tom yum soup…my mouth is watering just thinking about it… One of the best aspects of travel is experiencing a wide range of … The post Zabb E Lee Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand appeared first on Feet on Foreign Lands ....more