5 Great Picks for Family Movie Night

Now that my kids are older, ages 9 and 6, we enjoy watching movies together. It can be a challenge, though, to find appropriate movies that appeal to both boys and girls, 9-year-olds and 6-year-olds, and parents and kids alike. The following 5 movies are flicks we all like and, for one reason or other, aren't as obvious as, say, Finding Nemo or Shrek. ...more
Ramona and Beezus--great family film--particularly for daughters! more

Seizures, Autism, and Our Family's New Normal

I'll never turn my cell phone off in a movie theater again, not after doing so made me miss the call that my 12-year-old autistic son was having a full-blown seizure....more
Shannon:   What a nightmare. I'm so sorry you went through this. It's so odd that he had an ... more

Can Autism Be Outgrown?

I am a parent to a teenager with Asperger's. Er, wait, excuse me -- thanks to the recent DSM revisions, I'm not supposed to say that anymore (even though my son strongly self-identifies as an "Aspie"). I am a parent to a teenager with high-functioning autism. As you might expect, I read a lot of articles about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), the various quackery that runs amok in the autism world, etc. ...more
Mir:   Excellent, thorough article! My own personal belief is that a small number can "grow" out ... more

Time for an Update: How to Give, Ask For or Receive Style Advice

Most of us have a friend or family member who always seems to be stuck in a style rut. Unfortunately, and sometimes even despite their best efforts, these loved ones do themselves no favors dressing the way they do. And it's not just about the clothes; wearing outdated styles can often disguise the beauty hidden beneath. Maybe it's time to help them understand just how much they can shine with just a few updates to their look. ...more
I need all the advice I can get! Just be tactful please! ... more

Yes! Marissa Mayer Is Yahoo's CEO

After years as Google's employee #20, head of product UI across its most popular products, and advisor to founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Marissa Mayer has been appointed CEO of Yahoo! Can I have an "hallelujah!" here, people? Google's first female engineer is now, to quote the New York Times, "one of the most prominent women in Silicon Valley and corporate America."...more
The last CEO lasted only a matter of months at Yahoo. I hope things go better for Marissa. Yahoo ... more

A Resource Guide for Creative Inspiration

I usually assume that since I'm online 24/7 that everyone else is too and therefore knows all of the same sites and magazines and blogs and social media outlets for all things fashion, design, and beauty. But alas, I am probably in a very small percentage of women who seek out this creative inspiration so frequently. Or maybe I'm not? ...more
I blogged about loving Glamour magazine. I'm a bit old fashioned still when it comes to getting ... more

Blogging Your Way to Happiness

Everyone in the BlogHer community enjoys the written method of expression. You enjoy a good cry when you read a touching a story, you get mad when you hear about injustice, you feel compassion when you read about hard times, and you feel joy when you read about celebration and success. When you are the writer, you invoke a feeling in yourself that allows the reader to embrace the emotion you are experiencing as you type your way to self-expression. ...more
When I started my blog, my focus was raising my daughter with Asperger's. I wanted my blog to be ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 8

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching May 17. ...more
Whenever I get a chance to walk in my hilly neighborhood while enjoying the beautiful views, I ... more

How To Cultivate Your Personal Style

For some women it seems that finding their own unique fashion voice or signature style is easy. However, what you may not see is that they've been cultivating and fine tuning it since they were very very young. Through trial and error and a willingness to stand out and/or make a statement, they have learned what works for them, what doesn't, and how to incorporate each season's trends without compromising their own personal signature style. ...more
I don't have much of a fashion style. I like comfort and Target! ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 7: Share A Moment and Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching April 6. ...more
My 8-year old daughter makes me laugh everyday. Today, I told her about someone I know who gets ... more