Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon: Beating The Wall

16. Sixteen. SIXTEEN MILES ....more

Boomer to Mets Player: Real Men Don't Miss Baseball Games for the Birth of their Babies!

I've heard a lot of stupid things in my day, but Boomer Esiason stating that Daniel Murphy, an infielder for the New York Mets, was wrong for taking paternity leave for the birth of his child seems to take the cake. He went so far as to suggest that Murphy's wife should have scheduled a c-section so Murphy wouldn't have to miss the first two games of the year. No, really. I can't even. I can't—but these memes sure can....more
Daniel Murphy is a true champion for letting his wife and child have the spotlight and focus of ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Well Child Visit

I went in to this year’s Well Child visit with the boys trying to remember to talk about eczema and a lengthy recovery time from a series of illnesses. I left victorious! Let me explain ....more

Push Me, Pull You

I should know better. I should know how to handle this, both the logistical issues and the emotions that come in waves. I should be better at this by now, all these many years later ....more

Unintentional Parenting, or Being Human

We influence our children in ways we don’t realize, in ways we couldn’t predict. Just by being ourselves, our human selves, we introduce things and concepts and foods and all sorts of stuff to our children. While we talk so much these days about mindful parenting, about being careful and intentional with our time and what we expose our kids to, we are human beings with likes and desires and experiences and failures and hopes and dreams ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the News

When I say that we don’t allow any technology Monday through Friday afternoon, I am guilty of a Sometimes Lie or Not Quite Truth. Or, maybe we’re just us, our own unique family, doing what works for us at any given time. Whatever the case, we frequently watch the Nightly News at 6:30 ....more

It's Time to Buy the Kids Easter Outfits! But Where Are All the Boys' Clothes?

Easter is less than a month away, which means it's time to shop! Every year, I got a new Easter dress and sometimes even a matching purse. A few times, I rocked an awesome hat. I am the lucky mother to two amazing little boys. I love to dress them up nicely on Easter (and other holidays, really). As they've aged out of baby and toddler clothes, I find myself cringing every year I have to find something for them to wear. Why? I get pretty peeved that little girls have eleventy billion dresses to choose from and we get two shirts in four colors, a tie, and a hat. Sigh. ...more
We are doing the Target Shaun White collection this year. We don't dress up in suits but I like ...more

Help Find My Brother’s Best Friend

This is Carlino Swearinger. He is 25-years-old. He is missing ....more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Let's Talk Food Ethics & Action with Vani Hari and Jessie Johnson

With BlogHer Food '14 on the not-too-distant horizon, we are thrilled to start bringing you interviews with our amazing speakers. We do this for a few reasons. It helps attendees make decisions on which panels might be the best fit for them. It lets our attendees and readers who can't attend learn bits and pieces about topics they might not be familiar while introducing them to bloggers and speakers they might not (yet) know. It allows us to feature these amazing panelists, giving them the spotlight they deserve....more
thefoodbabe Open Sourcing the Food Nutrition & Supplement Industries ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Haircuts

Hair grows. Around these parts, hair grows really fast. The boys can go from clean cut to super shaggy in the blink in an eye ....more