I Hate the Things You Love, Can We Still Be Friends?

I cannot tell a lie. Maybe it's because I've never been good at lying. Or maybe I'm still traumatized from that time in 1986 when I told my mom that I was going to a late movie with friends but went to a party instead and awoke the next morning to a note that said simply, "Call me at work about last night."  Regardless of the reason, I am all about telling the truth...even when it gets me in trouble. So, today, I have a few things I must confess to you. ...more
natalied6579 Though I don't admire the Muppets, I admire your commitment to them! more

I Hate the Things You Love, Can We Still Be Friends?

I cannot tell a lie. Maybe it's because I've never been good at lying. Or maybe I'm still traumatized from that time in 1986 when I told my mom that I was going to a late movie with friends but went to a party instead and awoke the next morning to a note that said simply, "Call me at work about last night."  Regardless of the reason, I am all about telling the truth...even when it gets me in trouble. So, today, I have a few things I must confess to you. ...more
AlisonSWLee Peeps are adorable! more

Momcraft and the Little Town That Minecrafting Moms Can Call Our Own

I started playing Minecraft on a cold evening in February after my son came downstairs near tears, mumbling about wandering underground for days and losing his diamonds. I wanted to understand why anyone would play a game that involved so much work and ended in death and loss on a regular basis. ...more
playdatesonfridays Come on! Did you see that pixelated sunset?? True beauty ;) more

Momcraft and the Little Town That Minecrafting Moms Can Call Our Own

I started playing Minecraft on a cold evening in February after my son came downstairs near tears, mumbling about wandering underground for days and losing his diamonds. I wanted to understand why anyone would play a game that involved so much work and ended in death and loss on a regular basis. ...more
@PlaydatesFriday crazymomleilani It's SO fun. I dare you to try playing... more

Obsessing Over Sneak-Peek Pics from Orange Is the New Black Season 2

Fans of Orange Is the New Black are wondering if they can make it until the Season 2 premiere date of June 6th. Netflix is keeping the anticipation alive by teasing audiences with a few shots from the new season. Three little official photos are pretty slim pickings for an audience whose appetite can now house an entire season of a show during a marathon viewing weekend. But what are fans to do but obsess over the details in these pics? ...more
Deb Rox  Yeah, that Bloody Piper pic is from the yard. Tiffany is at the dry cleaners trying to ... more

10 Signs You Are the Mother of Kids

Parenting is a complicated gig. Kids come into your life and you are responsible for feeding them and clothing them and loving them and meeting all their basic needs. Add to that cultural norms and it only becomes more complicated, because  you also have to nurture them as individuals and help them to learn to live in a world that may be at odds with their identity and values. Society gives plenty of messages to all of us about who we should be, how we should behave, how we should look. ...more
lauriewrites I like it when you sparkle me. more

10 Signs You Are the Mother of Kids

Parenting is a complicated gig. Kids come into your life and you are responsible for feeding them and clothing them and loving them and meeting all their basic needs. Add to that cultural norms and it only becomes more complicated, because  you also have to nurture them as individuals and help them to learn to live in a world that may be at odds with their identity and values. Society gives plenty of messages to all of us about who we should be, how we should behave, how we should look. ...more
Diane Lang I know, right? Has been able to since age 6 :) more

All You Really Need To Bring to BlogHer 2013

And all of this helped me to feel prepared.  Having the right perspective can be calming and powerful, making us more confident about venturing out from behind the screen. The right perspective is what we all need to bring to BlogHer, and it’s pretty simple, bring your authentic self while "picking yourself." ...more
So beautiful. more

An All-New BlogHer.com!

After beta-testing a new Food section for the past month with the help of this community, we are launching an all-new BlogHer! Now we can showcase an even larger number of posts each day, by sharing all new posts created by the 3,000 BlogHer Publishing network bloggers. And, as always, all of the BlogHer.com community is invited—and encouraged!—to share your words and your work on BlogHer.com. Join us! ...more
Love it. more

Complexities of Coming Out: The Jodie Foster Edition

I remember the first time I said it. It was late on a Saturday night and I had just taken a shower and was staring at myself in the bathroom mirror and I said, "I am a lesbian." I had never been attracted to a woman and had never questioned my sexuality but then I was and I did and that's how I found myself looking into that mirror, alone with my realization. I spent a little time bargaining...maybe it was just this woman...maybe I was just lonely...maybe I was bored. ...more
@Sluiter Nation Thank you! My kids were sleeping too so lots of tears at our house as well. more