How Running a Marathon Is a Lot Like Being a Small Blogger

Recently I had a magical weekend in New Orleans where I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit. Everyone told me that Mom 2.0 would be my type of conference, and it turns out that everyone was right. I loved it. I loved that it was small, I loved that it was focused, I loved the openness and honesty of the attendees. Turns out that the reasons I loved Mom 2.0 are the very reasons I should be proud of my blog. ...more

I have to agree. I avoid metrics. They make me feel bad. :)more

How To Grow Your Hair Long

Do you want to grow your hair long? Perhaps you're growing out a bad cut, or maybe you want to donate your hair. (I just did -- what a rush!) Whatever the reason and despite what you may think about your own hair, there are things you can do to help the process along. ...more

Great tips! The point about trims is really important. Regular trims make all the difference ...more

Give Yourself a Wardrobe Boost: Accessories

With all the holiday socializing and the pressure to BUY BUY BUY going on, it can feel like you NEED to buy entire new wardrobe to get through the holiday party season. After all, you can't very well show up in the same dress to everything, can you? Turns out that you can show up in the same dress to every occasion. You just have to accessorize. ...more

love my little black dress... your ideas for accessorizing are super!more

These Are Not Your Grandmother's Underpants

Of course, the demise of one type of undergarment calls for the rise of another -- and people who think about these things have decided that new new thing is actually an old thing. (Strange, because this never happens in fashion.) The new old thing is (are you ready for this?): Granny panties. ...more

Granny panties are *not* sexy, but honey, are they comfortable. Please. Just like Spanx are not ...more

Women With Small Breasts Love Their Shape

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Most women with small breasts are happy with their breasts. In fact, I'd be willing to bet most of us absolutely adore our small breasts. If this New York Times article is any indication, what women with small breasts hate is not our natural shape, but the lack of sexy bras in cup sizes AA to B that aren't padded to the point of ridiculousness. If we wanted to go up a cup size we'd probably be considering implants, but the majority of women are not....more
I like enough padding to make me look smooth under a thin shirt (with no nipples showing, and a ...more

Fashion Gets Real: A Style Blogger Roundup

I love looking inside other people's closets, don't you?Wait.That's not quite right -- let me rephrase that: I love seeing how other people wear the clothes in their closets. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the gorgeous stylized images in magazines and ads -- in fact, I don't mind these images as much as others do. But I'll choose seeing a real person wearing clothes out in the world over seeing a model who was dressed by a professional stylist every time.I know I'm not alone in this....more

I love, love, love fashion bloggers. Thanks for pointing out a few I've never "met"!

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The Case Against Mom Hair

There are some things about motherhood that are impossible for me to comprehend. For instance, why would anyone refer to herself as a "MILF"? On purpose?Or, what, exactly, are "mom jeans"?But why so many of us fall for "mom hair"? That I understand ... because I fell for it too! But I am here to help you so that you don't make the same mistake I (and countless others) have. It may seem obvious, but here it is: Cutting your hair in a more "mom" style won't make your life easier.In fact, it may do just the opposite....more

There's something horrible about getting shorter hair (maybe for the first time in your life)at ...more

Is My Weight Holding Me Back At Work?

Elle advice columnist E. Jean has created a bit of controversy with her response to a reader who wrote in after overhearing her manager making fun of her weight and flat out saying, “She’s so fat, I don’t think she’ll get promoted. Ever.” ...more

It’s unfortunate that E. Jean did not use her voice to be more supportive and empowering, both ...more

Outgrowing The Bikini

I've finally reached "Woman of A Certain Age" status -- at least where bathing suits are concerned. And you know what? I'm thrilled about it. (I'm not being sarcastic. I really, truly mean it.) I am now a Woman of A Certain Age -- one who has absolutely no desire go bikini shopping....more

We spend a lot of time at the pool. My husband started taking our first son swimming at two ...more

DIY Brows: Perfectly Groomed, At Home

Beautiful brows are key to a pretty face, and they make a huge impact on your look with relatively little effort. Unlike bangs or make-up, once you've groomed your brows they're done for days and even weeks at a time -- there's no need to wake up early in the morning to style them. When your brows are neat, you look put together even if you're not wearing a lick a of make-up....more
Loving this post! I'm slightly obsessed with getting my brows perfect and Ive had such bad ...more