Kristin Cruz

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Announcing BlogHer '14: Bringing BlogHer Back to the Bay Area for Our 10th Annual Conference!

Today Lisa, Jory, and I are thrilled to announce that the 10th annual BlogHer Conference will return to its Bay Area birthplace next July 24-26, 2014 in San Jose, CA! You can (and probably should) register now! ...more
Sounds incredible. I really hope I can get there.more

10 Bloggers Respond to Mrs. Hall's Letter with Thoughts on Slut-Shaming, Respect, and Selfies

As a mom of two boys, I have high hopes of teaching them many important lessons. Things like compassion and acceptance, the importance of education and hard work, the benefit of a leap of faith versus never trying due to fear of failure, and of course, respect. Respect remains one of those Big Things in our home -- for all people, in all ways, both physically and emotionally. You don't get to be a jerk just because you think you can, neither do you get to put your hands on someone else. As such, my gut-reaction to the now viral letter that Mrs. Hall wrote to teenage girls posting "seductive" selfies on Instagram and thus tempting her precious sons... well... I'm having a hard time with the general concept. ...more
Honestly, my first reaction when I read that post was way to go Mama. But, I was thinking as a ...more

How I Tell My Story

My voice. Everyone is busy searching for their voice right now, pouring over their words, choosing the ones that said something this year and hoping that they spoke to the heart of their audience. I did it too; I took a journey through my words and realized that my voice was missing. ...more
My friend, I wish you could see the strength and beauty and just plain fabulousness that I see ...more

How I Changed My Mind About Marriage Equality

I have wanted to write and share about this for a while. With this week being so pivotal in the United States Supreme Court, it seemed to be the right time for me to do so.I haven't always believed in marriage equality and I am the first to admit that. The idea made me uncomfortable, especially because I didn't know anyone personally (or at least didn't realize that I did) whom it effected....more
Kudos to you Kathy for sharing this story. It can be hard to admit when you change your mind ...more

Find a Perfect Moment This Month

Come one, come all! Whether you are a style blogger or a food blogger, a Republican or a Democrat, a mommy blogger or a tech blogger or none of the above or all of the above, this blog hop is meant for you. Yes, YOU. ...more
Congrats to your kids on their writing talent, their athletic wins, and having the guts to put ...more

Announcing Martha Stewart as Featured Keynote Speaker at BlogHer '12

BlogHer '12 is shaping up to be our most exciting event yet, due in no small part to being able to announce today that the Lunch Keynote Speaker on Friday, August 3 will be none other than ... Martha Stewart!...more
Y'all are teasing us. Who could possibly add to or be better than Martha Stewart and Katie Couric.more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 9: Share A Moment and Enter to Win an iPod Touch!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching July 1.

Your Baby Had Weight in this World: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I hope -- pray and wish and yearn -- that you don’t know what today is, because if you do, my heart breaks with and for you. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, one of those holidays where “happy” doesn’t work as a well-wishing for the day. A "wave of light" will happen tonight when parents of loss light a candle at 7PM in all time zones as we remember those babies that were ours for far too short a time. ...more
I am remembering with you. I posted today about my losses ...more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
This year I really struggled to find the words to talk about 9/11. It took some time but I ...more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
This year I really struggled to find the words to talk about 9/11. It took some time but I ...more