5 Things I Learned About TV and 1 Thing I Learned While It Was Turned Off

Remember that scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the one where Indi is dining at the palace and Kate Capshaw opens the silver lid on a soup bowl to reveal a broth of eyeballs?That’s the sensation – odd, slightly funny, and complete with shuddering – that Mark and I experienced trying longans and rambutans for the first time....more

Hmm. My kids are too young to play together (3 years, 5 months) but I really look forward to ... more

5 Things I Learned About TV and 1 Thing I Learned While It Was Turned Off

Remember that scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the one where Indi is dining at the palace and Kate Capshaw opens the silver lid on a soup bowl to reveal a broth of eyeballs?That’s the sensation – odd, slightly funny, and complete with shuddering – that Mark and I experienced trying longans and rambutans for the first time....more

I really appreciate your kind words.

As for being a fruitarian, no; I don't have the will ... more

Grosser Things Than Licking a Public Toilet

LA Weekly posted an article about a study reported by the Daily Mail about the cleanliness of high chairs in American restaurants. I'll give you a hint, you're either A) never going to leave home without an arsenal of Clorox products or B) never going to eat out ever again. Of course, in true gross-out fashion, the study compared the amount of bacteria found per inch on a restaurant high chair (147) vs. a public toilet (8). ...more

My mom is deeply neurotic about germs. There's no way we'd get her to use a public restroom. In ... more

Small Blogs: The Art of the Personal Journal

I love to read different people's personal blogs (as evidenced by the 239 feeds in my "Personal Blogs" folder in Google Reader), and I think that the proliferation of electronic journaling is going to be a bonanza for future historians. I'm always fascinated by glimpses of other people's lives -- particularly from earlier generations -- and I'm obviously not the only one. ...more

Celeste, You're really lucky to have your grandmother's binder. Perhaps it's because - as a ... more

Are you REALLY a writer?

I am new to BlogHer.  Exploring the blogs, I am struck by how many women who profile themselves as "dreaming of becoming a writer", "trying to be a writer" or "aspiring writer"....more

I'm ambitious and Type A, but it's very true that my babies will grow quickly and I need to make ... more

Are you REALLY a writer?

I am new to BlogHer.  Exploring the blogs, I am struck by how many women who profile themselves as "dreaming of becoming a writer", "trying to be a writer" or "aspiring writer"....more

I'm a writer. At least I WAS when I was sharing my short fiction around town, when I got ... more

Do you blog about food?

I am currently working on expanding a collaborative food database called Recipes Wiki and am looking for some dedicated food bloggers to post their recipes. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in participating by adding a few of their favorite recipes to the site. Of course, all of your recipes would include a link back to your blog and will be attributed to you. This is a great opportunity to promote your site to a diverse foodie audience. Recipes Wiki gets an average of 310K monthly uniques and we expect that to grow tremendously after our official launch in February.