Danielle A. Elwood

Mother of three, Camden (5), Benjamin (4), and Addison (2).  Professional Blogger, and social media consultant working with various companies. I am currently the Managing Editor of The Broad Side, and author my own website Danielle Elwood dot com, and write full time for Babble.com's Kid's blog.

We reside in Connecticut, but will be moving to Florida in 2013.

The Tale of the Four Year Old & Vagina Cream

Originally from Danielle Elwood Dot ComReady for a good laugh at one of the finer things in motherhood?  Good, because as embarrassing as it is – last night in my house was downright hysterical....more

The Strength of Testimony

As many know and have been watching – I am working on my journey of really getting back into my religion. I really have been spacing my posts about religion out because I know that a lot of people don’t want to hear about it, but there are some here who are truly enjoying the process.I have been reading my scriptures a lot lately, and of course checking out the great resources on LDS.org. Talks, scripture study stuff, you know… the boring stuff no one wants to talk about anyway....more

How Time Changes Your Parenting Perceptions

I was thinking about this last night while I was laying in bed. It is funny how time and experience seriously changes your perceptions on certain things in parenting. Whether it is a parenting choice, or style. Or an experience you have gone through....more

Why Aren't Crib Deaths Front Page News?

Originally from Danielle Elwood Dot Com This week in my Facebook feed I have seen the same The Stir on Cafemom article pop up a number of times. The first couple of times I ignored it but the more it was published the more it ate at me....more

Tips for BlogHer Conference Newbies!

I am going to BlogHer this year. I can’t pass it up since it is in New York City. The last time I attended the conference, it was amazing. There is just so much a blogger can learn. Plus who doesn’t want to meet all the bloggers you have made connections with over the years?Well and meet new bloggers. At BlogHer 2010 when I became the Wine Fairy I also met several awesome bloggers I talk to almost daily still. It is like a sisterhood. A great sisterhood. And once a year we all get together to learn and party.With an emphasis on party. It is always a good time....more
I enjoyed reading this.  This will be my first conference and I am a newbie blogger (3 ...more

I'm New to Being a Parent of a Student

Originally from Danielle Elwood Dot ComThis is Camden… he is four. He is also my oldest child. Everyone say Hi to Camden!Now that all the new readers who don’t know about him are introduced let me get on with the point of my post....more

Understanding a Special Blessing

Years ago when I was active and worthy in my church I received my Patriarchal Blessing. Typically a Bishop of the church will not recommend you or clear the way for you to meet with the Patriarch in the area if it has been less than a year since you were baptized....more

A Journey of Spiritual Healing

That photo to the right was me in July of 2006. I had gone through a rough year. I had a failed relationship that moved me 600 miles away from home, then back home. I lost my grandfather and I felt like I overall had lost my way in life....more
Wishing you God's blessings in your journey ... thanks so much for sharing from your ...more

An Open Letter to Editors

Dear Editors,When you got into the writing career field you looked at it as a job opportunity right? No one goes to college and bumps into a career with the idea that they are going to work for free. Lets be serious here! We all have bills to pay, especially in this economy....more

Dear Arizona, How Can This Be Legal?

Imagine this…You are a pregnant women going through all of your routine prenatal testing and along the line your provider finds a life threatening fetal abnormality that could be fatal to you, or your unborn child. And they overlook it and don’t notify you of it.Sounds like a scene from a bad movie right?...more