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
With you on every single thing, except the Stewart boys.  I love my Stewart boys. more

When Publishing a Powerful Memoir Means Your Mother Won't Speak to You

After Michelle Theall's book came out in February, her mother stopped talking to her. The story, which chronicles Michelle's childhood growing up in Texas, her struggle to come to terms with her sexuality and her tense relationship with her mother, a devoted Catholic, a hypochondriac and a constant critic, would be too painful to read, according to her mother. Instead, the book, which is now available in paperback would become a wall between them. ...more
I can't imagine choosing a church over my child. I can't. more

I Will Never Forget My First Love

I like to think that no matter what happens in our lives and how much time eventually passes, the one thing we'd never forget would be our first love. These past balmy nights, the ones that come with a soft wind blowing through my hair, take me back to my summer before college. I knew then I'd be leaving home at the end of August, and my high school boyfriend could also feel a change in the air. ...more
Thank you, BlogHer! People have told me I should answer yes, but I don't want to disturb this ... more

Robin Williams' Brilliance Broke My Heart and Mended It, Again and Again

Celebrities are our Greek gods. We place them on their Olympus with great intention, collecting constellation stories from our stars, sometimes for a season and sometimes for decades. When life’s big events affect our players with marriages, births, deaths, addiction, tragedy, or crime, we take their stories in more deeply, and notice how their stories are woven fast against the cloth of our own lives. We look for ways to understand our own lives through theirs, because it can sometimes help us more than trying to look headlong into our own. ...more
He was the most life saving kind of silly. I felt like I was 8 years old and with my best friend ... more

Does 'The Biggest Loser' Promote Anorexia and Bulimia?

The season finale for The Biggest Loser prompted strong viewer reaction to Rachel Frederickson who won $250,000  by losing 58.62 percent of her 260 pound starting weight. That's a record weight loss in the show's 15 seasons, and at-home viewers assessed it to be too much to be healthy.  ...more
If you see her face, the winner has wrinkles across her cheeks. She is much much too young for ... more

You Know You've Been Blogging Too Long When ...

Remember when the whole idea of "blogging" was fresh and new? When you had to explain to everyone around just what the heck "blogging" is? And when "blogging" always had quotes around it, because no one knew what to make of it? ...more
You know you've been blogging too long when you realize your child has lived more than half his ... more

Introducing the 10x10 Project! Part of the 10th Anniversary BlogHer Conference Celebration

Today we're excited to announce a new initiative to celebrate our 10th Anniversary BlogHer '14 Conference, and YOU... since we always have and always will call BlogHer events "the conference the community built"!We call this new initative The 10x10 Project, and here is the background:...more
So very honored, and grateful for all that BlogHer has brought into my life. Incredible women, ... more

Must-Follow Mondays: Latina Blogs

Hispanic Heritage Month wraps up on October 15, and this week we’re spotlighting some fabulous Latina blogs you must read. Check out some of our picks and remember, our list is just a start. We want to hear your picks, too! ...more
I am so honored. Thank you, Grace, and BlogHer! This is some noteworthy company here, and thank ... more

Announcing BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta): What Do You Think?

For a little more than a year now, BlogHer has published the #3 largest food network in the U.S. (comScore), syndicating headlines from and advertising to 600 of the best food blogs in the world. To celebrate these amazing bloggers and serve our mission to create more exposure for their work, we've taken an important step forward with this new service: Throughout the day, we will update BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta) with beautiful, highly clickable excerpts from the latest posts from all 600 blogs in BlogHer’s Publishing Network for food blogs. ...more
@Lisa Stone  @the solitary cook this is so beautiful. more

Announcing BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta): What Do You Think?

For a little more than a year now, BlogHer has published the #3 largest food network in the U.S. (comScore), syndicating headlines from and advertising to 600 of the best food blogs in the world. To celebrate these amazing bloggers and serve our mission to create more exposure for their work, we've taken an important step forward with this new service: Throughout the day, we will update BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta) with beautiful, highly clickable excerpts from the latest posts from all 600 blogs in BlogHer’s Publishing Network for food blogs. ...more
@mommabethyname I'm for a dairy, egg, nut free section. more