Houston is into Health and Wellness in a Big Way

24 dietitians, physicians and therapists from Texas Children's Hospital recently collaborated to write the book, The Family Guide to Fighting Fat: A Parent's Guide to Handling Obes... ...more

I'm going to Chicago and need your advice

So in September I applied for a scholarship to attend the Breast Cancer Network of Strength conference in Chicago.  I received an e-mail later in the month thanking me for applying but sorry, no scholarship.  Oh well.  Then two weeks later I receive an e-mail that they have found some additional scholarship money and I’ve been awarded one.        ...more

Thanks for the tips.  Krolls looks like fun.  And Lara did you see the special Gioco has ...more


I was going to post about the adventure Karen, Sam and I had on the New York Interstate, however Karen has already beat me to that. What she has to say is perfect - she emotes the feelings we all had perfectly. Despite the FAIL of OnStar at that particular moment, we were very happy to have the onboard phone system to contact the hospital for that poor woman. Karen was so compassionate, so kind to this woman - as I saw her programming the woman's navigational system and then rubbing her back and offering words of encouragement I knew that Karen's kindness runs deep in her soul. ...more

My First Conference

I’m very excited to be headed to my first blogher conference.  I hope to meet lots of blog friends and learn many new things about a blog life.  I wonder if there will be any gluten free food available or just my snack bag? ...more

Beantown Lovelies!

I'm going to Boston!!!! Alright, now that I've screamed a little bit (*shriek*!!), I'll get back to business. I'm going to Boston! This weekend I am attending the BlogHer Outreach Boston '08 with some wonderful Canadian bloggers. As if that wasn't exciting enough, we are also part of the GM Carpool, a lovely arrangement that provides us with a Saturn Vue Hybrid to drive down with. Excited? Um, yeah! ...more

Me too! Ok, not the grandparents (cuz that would be weird, cuz they're ummm departed) but me ...more

Manifesting Your Beloved 2 Day Intensive in Los Angeles August 30 & 31st!

"Appreciation and self-love are the most important tools that you could ever nurture. Appreciation of others, and the appreciation of yourself is the closest vibrational match to your Source Energy of anything that we've ever witnessed anywhere in the Universe." Excerpted from an Abraham-Hicks workshop in Spokane, WA on Tuesday, May 30th, 2000 Are you a spiritual woman who knows the law of attraction but hasn't yet found the relationship that is deeply fulfilling? ...more

My Encounter With a Woman Who Changed History: Dr. Sarah Weddington.

Hundreds of women business owners turned out for the Women's Leadership Exchange Summit in Long Beach, California. It was a day filled with amazing keynote speakers, training seminars and of course, lots of networking. I'm always impressed with the quality of the WLE conferences produced by founders Leslie Grossman and Andrea March. ...more

BlogHer08 - who I met, what I ate

I just got back from the BlogHer08 conference in San Francisco and I gotta confess, I'm detoxing a bit. See, the problem is I can't resist sweets... and there were so many of them like these yummy cupcakes at just about every corner, so of course, I indulged... a lot! In fact, I was so preoccupied with the Mrs. Field's cookies during ...more

I actually left BlogHer thinking that that's the last time I let myself eat like that. The ...more

What I Learned at Blogher '08

I've been thinking long and hard about this Celebrity Rock Star Blogger thing. Just what constitutes "good enough" to hit the stratosphere in the Blogosphere? Why can certain bloggers post pictures of their shoes and end up with 120 comments when some bloggers pour their heart and soul into posts, and get little recognition or feedback? Most of those Rock Star Bloggers are really nice people. with just a few notable exceptions, mostly those who have bought into their own press. ...more

we're eco-friendly carpooling in a hybrid!

we're so thrilled + grateful to gm + blogher for sponsoring our carpool team with an eco-friendly 2008 hybrid malibu! a top 10 car of the year! we're "greening" blogher! team mod*mom is me kristen from mod*mom at http://modmom.blogspot.com + ana from finding bonggamom at http://bonggamom.blogspot.com + kim at tippytoes and tantrums at http://tippytoesandtantrums.typepad.com/ ...more

I can't wait to meet you and I'm so glad you'll be at the conference this year!