Reflections on 2012

 Reflections on 2012 by Ms. MommyHH6Wow! I can't believe 2012 is over in a few hours. This year has contained so many ups and downs, challenges and surprises and new paths.   2012 has changed my life and my families in so many ways.    2013 is bound to be quite a year just trying to follow-up 2012.     I wanted to share a few of my own reflections of 2012 and share the the ONE word in 2013 theme for Ms. MommyHH6!Reflections on 2012:...more

Reflections on 2012

Midway through the year I took some time to reflect on the first half of 2012 and highlight some of the important and memorable things that had happened in my life. Even though that post is now only six months old, some of those events seem like they took place in a whole different lifetime! Time sure flies when you're having fun! ...more

In Memoriam

Goodbye, 2012.  I can't say that I'm really sorry to see you go.  It's been one hell of a year.I lost my marriage this year.  I lost my home.  Friends disappeared, making me realize just how many were there because they needed me...not the other way around. I lost my trust.  From now on, I will have to see actions that prove words.  I lost my sense of stability and safety this year.  Fear is now a constant state....more

15 Food Blogger Trends of 2012 That Need to Go

As January approaches, it's a time for new beginnings, new journeys and changes in our lives. It's also the time to take stock of the previous year and jettison the old, the mundane, the things that are holding us back or that clog up our lives. And you know what? As food bloggers, we can apply this valuable process to our own blogs....more
I like your list, however, I would ban all things kale, be they chips, soups, stews, sides or ...more

12/21/12 & The Mayan Calendar…

There has been lots of talk regarding the Mayan Calendar and its apparent end of days date, 12.21.12.  Last week, we celebrated 12.12.12 – a date thought by many cultures to be lucky, fortunate, blessed – best day to marry, to be born, etc. This week, we have the 21st of December, 2012. A date said to denote the end of the world because the Mayan calendar, prepared around 3000 BC, ends, suddenly. Hmmmm. ...more

Holidays at the White House: In Pictures

On Friday, BlogHer went to the White House to see the holiday decorations in the East Wing. The Obamas have decked the halls with much more than just boughs of holly. See our our pictures to get into the spirit, and see more photos on the official White House Holidays 2012 page. ...more

Election Day 2012

People who know me know who I've voted for already. I've made it a point to keep my political views off of Facebook. I've learned over the years that Facebook people are very unforgiving when it comes to differing political views, and no matter what I post in my newsfeed about who or what I support, it will not change anyone's mind to agree with my point of view. I think I posted one word and a hash tag once, and I got some serious hate mail. I have friends that are both Republicans and Democrats, and I hate how immature and hateful they can be towards eachother during an election season. ...more

Lady Gaga's butt inspired new Thierry Mugler handbag 2012 line

Lady Gaga's butt inspired new Thierry Mugler handbag line By Jean Bentley September 27, 2012 7:35 PM ET Follow @hijean on Twitter | Google Lady Gaga's body has made headlines recently because of its slightly larger size (psh, girlfriend says she's gained 25 pounds but she looks amazing, so whatever), but now a specific body part is grabbing the spotlight: her butt....more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
Extreme is that abortion is promoted as choice for any reason what so ever.  Let's leave rape ...more

Halfway Through 2012