Keeping Clean Hearts

It was pouring down rain yesterday- one of those days that makes you want to stay inside.  But Sadie has a book report due next week and needed a biography to write about.  We waded through the rain and ventured to the public library.  Her little fingers rubbed the spines of every book in the biography section.  She pulled out one on Bethany Hamilton (the surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack) and decided that it would be the perfect biography for her report.  As we were walking to the circulation desk, she saw another book that caught her eye.  It was the ...more
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Keeping Clean Hearts

It was pouring down rain yesterday- one of those days that makes you want to stay inside.  But Sadie has a book report due next week and needed a biography to write about.  We waded through the rain and ventured to the public library.  Her little fingers rubbed the spines of every book in the biography section.  She pulled out one on Bethany Hamilton (the surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack) and decided that it would be the perfect biography for her report.  As we were walking to the circulation desk, she saw another book that caught her eye.  It was the ...more
@DammandCherry  fidlerten  Thanks so much!  I'll check it out!  -Megan more

Priscilla Chan is Mark Zuckerberg’s College Sweetheart, Not Asian Fetish

Usually, when a couple gets married, they are showered with gifts and well-wishes. Not that Mark Zuckerberg is known to do anything the conventional way....more
You are so spot on!  I think that what this speaks on (in addition to  racial intolerance) is ... more

Talking To Your Kids About Race

For months and months we've been on "racial cruise control" in our house.  We've traveled in the same circles, visited the same people and overall, those we encountered didn't think or look twice when our multi-colored family entered the room.  I had actually forgotten that having a multi-colored family instantly makes us a billboard for race relations.  Then came last week.  Last week I believe I had a sign on my head that said, "Enter into major discussions about race with me, please." ...more

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Talking To Your Kids About Race

For months and months we've been on "racial cruise control" in our house.  We've traveled in the same circles, visited the same people and overall, those we encountered didn't think or look twice when our multi-colored family entered the room.  I had actually forgotten that having a multi-colored family instantly makes us a billboard for race relations.  Then came last week.  Last week I believe I had a sign on my head that said, "Enter into major discussions about race with me, please." ...more

Ugh. People can be so hurtful sometimes! Sorry that you had to experience that. I think that ... more

Talking To Your Kids About Race

For months and months we've been on "racial cruise control" in our house.  We've traveled in the same circles, visited the same people and overall, those we encountered didn't think or look twice when our multi-colored family entered the room.  I had actually forgotten that having a multi-colored family instantly makes us a billboard for race relations.  Then came last week.  Last week I believe I had a sign on my head that said, "Enter into major discussions about race with me, please." ...more

Thanks, Alisha. We've given our kids "scripts" for the last year about things to say when ... more

DOVE® Ice Cream at BlogHer '11

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They all sound amazing. But you can't go wrong with the peanut butter/chocolate combo!
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Rape Epidemic in Congo: Blogger Ends 40-Day Hunger Strike

Elizabeth Blackney, who blogs at Media Lizzy & Friends, today completed the 40th day of her 40-day hunger strike to call attention to what she describes as "the unprecedented sexual and gender based violence ongoing" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ...more

Thank you BlogHer for including this post! My son is a Congolese American. As the mainstream ... more

HomeGoods Sweepstakes

UPDATE 6/30/11: The sweepstakes have now ended. Thank you for your interest in this program!Ever wish there was a HomeGoods store in your neighborhood? Your wish may come true! HomeGoods is opening tons of new stores all year long!...more

I got my kiddos bedding at homegoods and have been in love with the store since! They have the ... more

BlogHer '11 Twitter Roll Call!

Hello Ladies (and the occasional Gentleman)!I'm making a big old list of people on Twitter that will be attending BlogHer this summer in San Diego!Want to be listed? Reply with your Twitter handle!You can find the ever expanding list here. (link corrected!!)Thanks! And see you there! (And if you want to check me out on Twitter, I'm @jennamariebee!)