Parenting Fails: Mom Blogging When You Don't Craft, Attend Church or Homeschool

Conference:  BlogHer '12 Track:  The Personal About You Name:  Susanna Morgan URL:  http://www.NotJune.com So much mom blogging is done by women who craft, are religious and homeschool their kids. This is impressive. It also represents almost no one I know in real life or those in my blogging circles on Facebook and Twitter. Where are the moms telling it like it is? Who admit failure? Who doctor bakery cupcakes, have misadventures, fails, kids who talk back? AND THEN BLOG ABOUT IT? I want to hear how you're carving out your corner of the interwebs. Your blog may not be positive and pretty all the time but I bet it's a relief to your readers that you're keeping it real. ...more

An Open Letter to Beyoncé About Her Nursery Plans

You might think this is another one of my judgmental rants in the same vein as my letters to Katie Holmes, Mariah Carey and ...more
Don't you hate having to interact with all those....FAMILY members all the time? ... more

An Open Letter to Beyoncé About Her Nursery Plans

You might think this is another one of my judgmental rants in the same vein as my letters to Katie Holmes, Mariah Carey and ...more
@Not_Supermom Me too. All three bedrooms, all three floors. And we have EIGHT PEOPLE living ... more

An Open Letter to Beyoncé About Her Nursery Plans

You might think this is another one of my judgmental rants in the same vein as my letters to Katie Holmes, Mariah Carey and ...more
Oh.My.God. Well, considering that space probably includes an indoor spa for mom (I would put ... more

No Child Left Inside: Why Digging for Worms Is Good

There is a little piece of me, the usually dormant compulsively tidy piece, that gets irritated when she digs up worms in the middle of our not very stable lawn-on-a-hill, or builds forts with sticks woven through newly planted shrubs. But I bite my tongue a lot, because really? I like that she's outside communing with nature and making hosta leaf boats for ants and acting as midwife to worms. Digging in the dirt, learning to fish, planting seeds -- it's all part of keeping her connected to the earth, something that is incredibly important for lots of reasons....more

I heard Richard Louv speak at a conference a few years ago, back before I even had kids, and his ... more

Organize Your Google Reader

Overwhelmed by that 1000+ unread count? Realizing that you've subscribed and unsubscribed to that same partial feed over and over again? Want to keep up with some deal blogs but don't want them to drown the other blogs you want to read? Then this is the organization method for you.I've had folders in my reader for a while, but only recently did I discover the beauty of using multiple tags on each feed....more

Thank you for this. It was very needed right now. (embarassed by the multitude of feeds I ... more

How Could You Let Your Kids Go for the Summer?

As mothers we are faced with tough decisions every day. From the first moment we realize we are pregnant, we are forced to make unequivocal and sometimes controversial decisions about the mothers we are going to be, the lives we are going to lead, and the choices we will make for our children....more

Kim,
I can't say that what I've done is the best decision (only time will tell!) or good for ... more

How Could You Let Your Kids Go for the Summer?

As mothers we are faced with tough decisions every day. From the first moment we realize we are pregnant, we are forced to make unequivocal and sometimes controversial decisions about the mothers we are going to be, the lives we are going to lead, and the choices we will make for our children....more

Your words mean so much. Thanks, girl. more

How Could You Let Your Kids Go for the Summer?

As mothers we are faced with tough decisions every day. From the first moment we realize we are pregnant, we are forced to make unequivocal and sometimes controversial decisions about the mothers we are going to be, the lives we are going to lead, and the choices we will make for our children....more

Thank you so much for this response! This is my hope for my kids. They are kids of divorce, and ... more

When Dressing to Flatter Doesn’t Mean ‘Dressing to Look Thin’

As much as I write about the Duchess of Cambridge, I also am a fan of Christina Hendricks. Yes, I’m a Mad Men devotee, but has there ever been an actress in recent times where her body was discussed so much?...more

I am SERIOUSLY loving this post. We are women!!! We should look Fantastic...whether that mean we ... more