Stacy Morrison

Stacy is an editor, writer, author, mother, blogger and former magazine editor. But her fancy title is editor in chief of BlogHer.com.

Work/Life Balance: SOLVED! By President Obama and a Coalition of Changemakers

Today I missed hearing Michelle Obama speak on the topic of the eternal push-pull between work and family at the White House Summit on Working Families. I missed her because I needed to be on a train from DC back to New York and my home and my son before my babysitter expires for the evening. This small sacrifice I had to make strikes me as being somehow perfect. I am sure Michelle would approve. ...more
It was amazing, and it made me feel hopeful. It also made me feel angry at how our Congress has ...more

Want to See Your Selfie at BlogHer'14? Register to Win 3 Nights' Hotel plus a Conference Pass for a Friend!

[Editor's Note: This sweepstakes is now closed.]For the next TWO WEEKS only, when you register for a full BlogHer '14 conference pass, you can also enter our sweepstakes to win A FREE HOTEL STAY at one of BlogHer's four host hotels, plus a FREE conference pass for a friend. Oh, and did I mention that no matter what, you'll get 30% off the regular admission price when you register? So voila! All your reasons not to register have been handled! Easy as pie. And this is all because we want to See YourSelfie @BlogHer, for our big #Selfiebration!...more
TW I call this the digital business card lol :)more

What Maya Angelou Knew

It is a gray and misty day, hovering somewhere between lovely and lonely. I am sitting on my train, riding into the city, as to my right the Hudson river looms, placid and colorless, doing its best imitation of a lake. ...more
With that wide smile, she helped us all accept our beauty and our gifts.  She expanded the ...more

WE BUILT THIS! Celebrating 10 Years of Power, Heart, and Change With BlogHer's Anniversary #Selfiebration!

I'm not one for the subtle windup, so I'm just going to go ahead and shout: HOLY HANNAH! IT IS BLOGHER’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE IN JUST 11 SHORT WEEKS. Okay, /CAPLOCKS. ...more
Super excited for all the fun & nostalgia.more

Announcing the 2014 BlogHer Voices & Photos of the Year!

One community of greatness, thousands of submissions, 34 committee members to read every single entry (more than once)... And nine weeks later, we have the results: The 2014 BlogHer Voices & Photos of the Year! (Affectionately known—if not by all, then at least by us—as #VOTY and #PhOTY.)...more
@handsfreemama AustinKVS Thank you, my sweet friend!!  xomore

My Son Interviewed Michelle Obama and Yes, She Was All That And A Bag of Chips

Yesterday, my son was part of a gaggle of reporters—seven children between the ages of six and 12—who had the amazing opportunity to interview Michelle Obama in the White House. The special event was just one part of the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Outside, it was all bright, colorful chaos—but inside, the kid reporters waiting for the First Lady were laser-focused, going over the questions they'd prepared in advance … and taking in the centuries of history displayed on the walls around them. ...more
Great job Zack! Can't wait to read your work in the future...I LOVE Mrs Obama; One of the few ...more

SURVEY: What Would Your Dream Work/Life Balance Look Like?

We all feel the stress of too much to do and not enough time—and possibly the most time-pressed of us all are parents with full-time jobs. Some companies are attempting to address these work-life challenges to make more productive employees who stick around longer. Sabrina Parsons, the CEO of one of these companies, will be featured in a segment of Al-Jazeera America's program America Tonight on Monday, April 21. ...more
My company has a "Work Your Way" policy which is quite nice - no set hours but most people ...more

My Kid Swears. And It's All My Fault

So my darling ten-year-old son has a problem. A problem he's had for many years. Which is that he can't sleep in his bed. He can't sleep in mine, anymore, either, so he ends up sleeping on a sofa most nights, to be closer to me. Because I won't let him sleep in my bed (since 2009) or in my bedroom (since 2012) in an attempt to get him to sleep where he's supposed to. But that's not his only problem....more
Rita Arens  Zack's primary ego response, as with many ten-year-olds, is: "I want to do what I ...more

It's Time for a Frank Discussion on Vaccinating: Don't Be a Jerk

At the same time that Jenny McCarthy is learning that people are attracted to people who vaccinate their children, Kristin Cavallari is being hailed as the next Jenny McCarthy for her public statements on how vaccines cause autism. ...more
AdrianneEStoneMy thoughts? Your post is based on sensationalistic, skewed data presented by the ...more

Why Sheryl Sandberg Wants Us To #BanBossy

Those of you reading this post who know me will be shocked -- SHOCKED! -- to know that I have been called 'bossy' in my lifetime. Like, maybe even yesterday. In fact, when I was running Redbook magazine, my semi-official nickname among the team was Miss Bossypants -- and this was six years before Tina Fey's book came out. I even tried to name my Redbook blog Little Miss Bossypants, but, alas, someone else had already claimed it. Image: LeanIn.org ...more
Obviously being called "bossy" didn't set you or Sheryl Sandber back too much!  Redbook and ...more