We're Adults, So Stop Bullying Me Online!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,A woman I've known online for years has recently started bullying me. She leaves fairly nasty comments on all of my Facebook and Twitter updates. She's not overtly mean, but she says things in a passive-aggressive way, like: "I remember when those pants were in style! Good for you for bringing them back!" when I post a selfie. I'm a little scared of her, to be honest, because she has no filter and is maybe not altogether sane. How can I distance myself from her without her noticing?Signed,Am I in Junior High Again?!...more
I understand that you might feel badly about defriending or blocking someone on social media, ... more

Suicide Is Not Selfish

I don’t want to hear another person say that suicide is “selfish”....more
I found this very enlightening. Having lost both family members and friends to suicide, I've ... more

The Friendship Exodus Of Your 20s: Where Did They Go?

You start your twenties in the midst of two goodbyes. The friends you left behind in high school that you vowed to keep touch with are starting to fade away as trips home get shorter and fewer and further between. In a year or two, you’ll be saying goodbye to the group surrounding you in college as you move on toward first jobs, old family bedrooms, beginning lives, and new friends....more
I was shocked when this happened, but came to accept it and now I am comfortable with it. The ... more

It's My Pregnancy and I'll Complain if I Want To

After two previous high risk pregnancies, a traumatic birth with my second son which culminated in me needing a blood transfusion, and a new pregnancy which has been riddled with pain, bleeding, and much stress, forgive me for needing to get something off my chest... ...more
The thing about the people who are mad about you complaining: it's THEIR issue, not yours. I'm 8 ... more

The Beauty of a Long Engagement

I want to talk about the benefits of having a long engagement.  ...more
Loved this piece!!! My husband and I were engaged for 21 months, and we had been together for 5 ... more

Coming To Grips With A Hospital Birth

Did you all know that I was born at home? I was. My mom is a natural kind of woman and when it came to her babies, I was born at home (when we lived in New York) and my brother was born at the birthing center (in Delaware.) When I got pregnant, call me crazy, the last thing that was on my mind was how in the world I was going to give birth....more
MindyRoberts That is true!! One of the nurses told me they like to hold space in the rooms for ... more

Coming To Grips With A Hospital Birth

Did you all know that I was born at home? I was. My mom is a natural kind of woman and when it came to her babies, I was born at home (when we lived in New York) and my brother was born at the birthing center (in Delaware.) When I got pregnant, call me crazy, the last thing that was on my mind was how in the world I was going to give birth....more
ChrisHartman We considered the birthing center, but given my family history of fast births, it ... more

Our Collective Family Memories: Grandma Doesn't Remember Lasagna

“I talked to grandma yesterday,” my mom said cautiously, referring to her mother as "grandma" for my sake, “and she asked me something really funny.” I slowed my tomato processing to listen. “She asked me if she ever made lasagna before.” This gripped my attention because, of course, lasagna had been something my grandma has always made. And she didn’t remember. Not only did she not remember, but she had to ask. ...more
@Lisa Owen That's beautiful Lisa. Yes, it's so hard to let go. On a recent visit with my ... 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
I am totally in love with this!!! It's a great way to get us all a little more exposure, as well ... more

How to Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

As a culture, we’ve become uncomfortable with the notion of being uncomfortable. We’ll do a lot of things to avoid being emotionally or physically uncomfortable. Some of these things are small, like going the long way on the backroads to avoid waiting in traffic. Others are bigger, like lying to ourselves about who we are so we don’t have to face the things we don’t like about ourselves. ...more
@TheBlackTortoise For me, the sitting with it can be the toughest; for instance, when I am in a ... more