Stop Licking The Candy Store Window

Hi everyone, Remember this? "Do or do not. There is no try."~ Yoda to Luke Skywalker just before Luke looked blue murder at his little green mentor Ever wonder how Yoda got out of this episode without floating face down in the swamp? Perhaps the Force inspired Luke to listen to the being with 800 years more experience....more
@sinico Nice! You make it look so yummy. And I did love that movie so. . . more

Best Gift Ideas I Never Had + Judge Dismisses Twitter Stalking?!

Hi everyone, Elisa, Jory and I hope your holiday season is warming you from the inside out this year. I say that while knowing from reading your blogs that the economy is hitting some of us hard and family illness and loss is hitting some of us harder. Especially to you -- you know who you are -- we send our best wishes for a meaningful holiday. Whether you are holding memories close or building beautiful new ones, we hope you find the ideas shared by other BlogHers below the toast of the season. Here goes... ...more

One-Minute Activism: How You Can Remove Poisons From Our Food and Air

This week, I'm devoting this post and BlogHer's weekly newsletter to making it easy for you to take action to protect yourself and those you love in one minute from your computer. The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards at the end of this week. The problem? A utility lobby doesn't want to have to act on these standards, and is pressuring Congress and President Obama. ...more

One-Minute Activism: How You Can Remove Poisons From Our Food and Air

This week, I'm devoting this post and BlogHer's weekly newsletter to making it easy for you to take action to protect yourself and those you love in one minute from your computer. The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards at the end of this week. The problem? A utility lobby doesn't want to have to act on these standards, and is pressuring Congress and President Obama. Specifically, according to the non-partisan, nonprofit Moms Clean Air Force: "Hazardous air pollution comes from our oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants. Many utility executives have cleaned up their plants—and it has not hurt their financial health, or our economy. But now a handful of other coal utility companies, armed with powerful polluter lobbyists, is urging that clean-up be delayed—and fighting to weaken clean air standards for the most toxic pollutants." ...more
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BlogHer Hires New Editor-in-Chief: Stacy Morrison

Since we launched this labor of love in 2006, the leadership provided by you all -- BlogHer's contributing editors, who have been joined now by section editors -- has been world class. As I wrote in this week's newsletter, I have long pointed to this site and the amazing voices of and elicited by our editors as proof of what was missing for, by, and with women in the print and broadcast newsrooms I left in order to go online in 1997. Brava and thank you. ...more
@Reda Good idea! I will definitely take it into consideration. And you also made me realize I ...more

Gift & Craft Advice from BlogHers: Saving Me Time, $ and Cheer!

I would have to learn to really cook, build an entirely new room onto my house and tesseract time to accomplish what I really want to do for every holiday. But this year, I'm not going to beat myself up nor invest hours in a holiday pout. Don't have to, thanks to the uber-list developed with your advice: BlogHer's Holiday Countdown Calendar. Whether you are a foodie, an extreme couponer or looking for the right unusual gift someone definitely does NOT have (eco-friendly toothbrush; I'm giving two), read on for the best advice from BlogHers -- so far! ...more
These are wonderful ideas!! I'm glad your "inner Martha" is taking charge this holiday season. ...more

UPDATED: Here's How We Can Blog To Get Americans Back To Work (AUDIO)

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Happy to be part of this amazing initiative. ...more

Do You Have A Book In You? Agenda for Oct. 21 BlogHer-Penguin Writers Conference

Hi everyone, I want to talk with the writer in you. For seven years, through hundreds of thousands of blog posts, 15 in-person BlogHer conferences, and lo, those many NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo writing exercises, one of the most popular conversations across the BlogHersphere has been and is: "How can I turn my blog into a book?"...more
I hope you offer this again! I write mysteries for Penguin...looks exciting! more

Introducing BlogHerMoms.com!

BlogHerMoms wants to serve and serve up mommies, mamacitas, mas, hot mommas, and muthas (you know who you are). Plus green moms, soccer moms, pregnant moms, birth moms, working moms, homeschooling moms, single moms, step-moms, PTA moms, lesbian moms (and dads), need-a-night-out-with-the-girls moms, mom-in-every-way-but-the-name moms, mythical super-moms and for everyone who’s ever wanted to be called “mommy.”...more
I'm so excited to be here and see all the responses to the launch! (And it's so totally Murphy's ...more

Ghost Chickens In The Sky

"Ghost chickens," boomed a broken baritone near my head.  Imagine my surprise the other day when my 15-year-old burst into song in the grocery store. In public. Within earshot of a very cute young lady at the cash register.  "Ghost chickens in the sky," the voice rang out again....more
YES! Laughter is so cathartic.  I just wrote about ...more