Every Waking Moment Doesn't Need To Be Blogged

Anybody that knows my daughter and me know that we love being on the move. From the time she was a tiny baby up to now, she's been my roadie for the last few years. Once I started blogging and writing about our adventures, forget about it. We were up and down the road creating blog-worthy experiences and Pinnable moments. I feel incredibly blessed for the opportunities that we've been able to have because of my work, and they have really enhanced our lives. ...more
Now I think about this article every time I pick up my phone to IG a moment.  Great for all to ...more

Better Than Dad

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What a beautiful story! I am so glad Ava has him in her life. It brings tears to my eyes that he ...more

The Sacrifice of Motherhood - An Adopted Child's Point of View

Mother's Day is typically a day to shower the maternal role models in our lives with love, praises and gifts.For some it's a day to remember their mothers and grandmothers who may be gone physically but whose memories and legacies live on.I spend the day with my family - my mother, aunts or girlfrieds who are on this journey of motherhood alongside me.  But there's a fleeting moment when my mind drifts to an unknown place to focus on an unknown face.The woman who carried me in her womb for months and then gave a loving couple the gift of parenthood....more
Your birth mother has more strength than I ever could have. It is wonderful that you can ...more

Social Media and Tragedy: What BlogHer Does and Why

When disaster and/or tragedy strikes, BlogHer makes this call: Discontinue any scheduled or auto-sharing; discontinue unrelated tweeting, Facebooking, pinning, plussing, and more. Including BlogHer.com headlines from all our many topic areas. Including promotional sharing for brand campaigns. We shut it down. And when we shut it down, we alert every BlogHer employee that we've done so, so every individual can be mindful about what they choose to share themselves....more
I appreciate that BlogHer has this practice in place for when horrible things happen. I remember ...more

Beyond the Swag and Invites There Will Be Magic

The thing is, none of this happened at a party. None of this was related to giveaways. The fun was padding down hallways, ducking in hotel rooms and pouring out of sessions, spilling out on to the street and going with the friendly, spontaneous flow. Parties are nice, free things can be fun, but the flipside is that it can be deadweight. Tied down to being somewhere at a certain time, stuck lugging strange things. It isn’t what you’ll keep....more
I am hoping for a bit of magic to happen for me and the blog. You are right, the parties (that I ...more

Find Your Flock: Birds of a Feather at BlogHer '12

Whether you go in seeking bloggers who write about the same things you do, or you decide to crash someone else's table because you realize it's time to make new friends or you find the courage to host your own niche table, we invite you to join us on Saturday AM for the 2012 Birds of a Feather breakfast. You'll have had all day Friday to meet and mingle, and on Saturday, you'll be able to meet up with your flock-of-choice, enjoy breakfast together, and maybe make plans for the rest of the conference day, or Sunday on the town in New York....more
I will be looking for my flock of Frugal BlogHers (thanks for not calling us 'cheap')more

BlogHer '12 Twitter Roll Call!

Want to get to know your fellow BlogHer '12 attendees before you arrive in New York? Leave your Twitter handle and follow the others who have already left theirs so you can tweet about your conference plans.Find the official list on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlogHerEvents/blogher-12-attendees...more
 @howipinchapenny here!! So excited to be a first time attendee.... any tips or tricks to the trade?more

He Cheated -- Now What?

They were together over 20 years when he confessed his infidelity. The other woman was carrying his child and she was putting pressure on him to leave his wife. This is how their marriage survived. ...more
She didn't take the easy way out that is for sure. You truly don't know what you would do in a ...more