Unconscious Baiting: Gwyneth Paltrow Tells Us Movie Star Parenting Is Harder

In my mind, Gwyneth Paltrow is one of my besties. I hate it when she proves me wrong....more
This is one of the more balanced views I've seen on this subject - also the subject of my latest ... more

Good Hair and Disappointing Black Bloggers

Apparently, to be a proud black woman who is not ‘self-hating on herself’, my hair should be as natural as God made it and remain so until He and I meet to discuss the matter. (Which, frankly, would be preferable to picking over my many sins while on His earth.)So said an interesting dissertation in the HMS HerMelness HQ postbag last week....more
Dense, I have just caught you comment. Apologies. Don't even let me tell you about my life. ... more

The Lifecycle of a Blogger

1. Why not become a blogger, right? Why not?! I have stories to tell. I have opinions. I have important things to tell the world. I know I’m not going to become the next Dooce or anything (but maybe I’ll be the next Amalah?). This is going to be good. I’ll start with a 2500-word introduction to my life story, just the self-involved parts. ...more
You missed a bit...where you consider paying someone to write your content! Other than that, ... more

BlogHer '12 Interviews: What Would You Tell Your Pre-Blogging Self?

Summer is officially here and the countdown to BlogHer '12 in New York City this August is on! Like we did with BlogHer Food '12, we plan on bringing you some small interviews with our amazing speakers about many things in and around the topic of blogging. (So if you have a burning question, email me and we'll try to get it answered!) We're starting off our series with a retrospective question: If you could go back and tell your pre-blogging self one thing, what would it be? ...more
I suppose something I tell all novice bloggers now....   Don't take negative comments into your ... more

The Texas Rangers Baseball Game, The Upset Child And The Lost Teaching Moment

American sports fans, TV commentators and the chattering classes in general were outraged at a Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees baseball game when an engaged couple grabbed a foul ball at the same time a little boy’s father was trying to snatch it for his son.The child starts to bawl and makes a huge fuss on national TV. The couple is then vilified as selfish and unfeeling for not handing the crying child the ball they had won....more
Thank you for stopping by to take the time to comment. Really appreciated.   No, I wouldn't say ... more

On Closing Comments On My Blog

When I started this blogging lark I didn’t expect it to teach me more than I already knew about myself and my ‘journey’.For instance:- A continuing vehicle to channel grief and all the ‘doings’ in my head that Bronnie would normally hear, I didn’t expect my blog to provide commercial opportunities. It has done that....more
 @Carmen Tourney Hah! I just caught this. Yes, that is funny. Thanks for the salient point. HMSx more

Are Online Relationships Real?

I heard a bigoted conversation whilst travelling yesterday. It was two people ridiculing the advent of social media in the life of one of their friends and how ‘stupid’ this absent friend was to regard some of her online cohorts as ‘friends’. This got me thinking because, I must admit, 18 months ago I may have shared a little (just a little) of the same view. Not about technology per se, in which I am well versed, but the whole thing of ‘online friends’....more

Which is something else I struggle to make anti social media friends understand. Friendships ... more

Are Online Relationships Real?

I heard a bigoted conversation whilst travelling yesterday. It was two people ridiculing the advent of social media in the life of one of their friends and how ‘stupid’ this absent friend was to regard some of her online cohorts as ‘friends’. This got me thinking because, I must admit, 18 months ago I may have shared a little (just a little) of the same view. Not about technology per se, in which I am well versed, but the whole thing of ‘online friends’....more

Funny you should say that. Thinking of my online community, talking about each other would not ... more

Are Online Relationships Real?

I heard a bigoted conversation whilst travelling yesterday. It was two people ridiculing the advent of social media in the life of one of their friends and how ‘stupid’ this absent friend was to regard some of her online cohorts as ‘friends’. This got me thinking because, I must admit, 18 months ago I may have shared a little (just a little) of the same view. Not about technology per se, in which I am well versed, but the whole thing of ‘online friends’....more

I too may end up meeting some of the people I converse with online later this Summer. Not at all ... more

Are Online Relationships Real?

I heard a bigoted conversation whilst travelling yesterday. It was two people ridiculing the advent of social media in the life of one of their friends and how ‘stupid’ this absent friend was to regard some of her online cohorts as ‘friends’. This got me thinking because, I must admit, 18 months ago I may have shared a little (just a little) of the same view. Not about technology per se, in which I am well versed, but the whole thing of ‘online friends’....more

Something someone I know really really cannot understand. Even laying aside the penpal analogy ... more