You're Invited: SheKnows Media and PRI Announce News Incubator #womenslives

Hi everyone: I'm excited to announce—and to invite you to join—the #womenslives initiative, a media partnership between Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media, BlogHer's parent company....more
Truly love this amazing campaign. more

Are Yoga Pants Any Worse Than Skinny Jeans? And Should We Be Policing Either One?

Perhaps some of you have heard about the controversial article author Veronica Partridge wrote regarding thewearing of yoga pants in public? Turns out her husband has an issue with it.  I guess he got fed up with men staring at his wife and women in general.  As a result he asked his wife to fold up the pants and not wear them in public settings ...more
I agree, why should the control of lustful thoughts of others be in our realm too? And it is ... more

How to Find Your Authentic Voice

When I was in elementary school, I declared that I'd be a writer. By high school, though, I was sure I'd go to law school. That too, changed over the years. In college, I had a professor ask me to consider switching my major to English because she enjoyed my writing so much; it would be a "waste of time" to pursue anything else. I wondered if she was high. (To be clear, I hadn't yet declared a major, so, perhaps I was high. No, really. Maybe I was. It was the late '90s and I don't need your judgment. Great, now I'm off track.) ...more
Being vulnerable is hard for me. I am too afraid to show people all of my true self. Maybe in 10 ... more

Blogging And Social Media Peeves

I've started this post four times, and I really don't know how to introduce a topic like peeves without sounding whiny and negative right off the NaBloPoMo journey, so I'll just dive right in.Blogs which do not list email addresses ...more
jayhawkmommy :) more

Blogging And Social Media Peeves

I've started this post four times, and I really don't know how to introduce a topic like peeves without sounding whiny and negative right off the NaBloPoMo journey, so I'll just dive right in.Blogs which do not list email addresses ...more
Jenny Kanevsky I laugh at the privacy excuse, because, bloggers! And thank you. more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
Decided to sign up on a whim, so I can try and get those words swirling in my head, out there. ... more

Banish Your Family And Prepare Yourself Because The Purple One Is On SNL This Weekend

I have instructed my family to get all their requests in on Saturday before 11:28 p.m. because by 11:30 I’ll be in a trance. I need those two minutes to mentally prepare for the beginning of a Saturday Night Live that won’t soon be forgotten, an SNL that will include (deep, meditating breath) Prince. Did that register in your mind? If so, did you flap your hands before fanning your face trying to get your blood pressure under control? ...more
So of course I have Purple Rain in my head now. more

Aren't You Too Old to Say "My Bad?"

Why does the X & Y generation get to have all the new, fun slanguage? They get to say "totes" and "probs" and "adorbs." But how original is that? Because of their lazy tongues, they shorten or abbreviate a word and then it hits it big time and catches on with the masses....more
Roomrecall - yes! more

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
I'm more mad at you for introducing me to Peeps. So yeah, still friends! :) more

Blogger Anna Whiston-Donaldson Turns Grief for Her Son Into Humble Magic

Writer, blogger and mother Anna Whiston-Donaldson—whom I first knew as Anna See, from her blog An Inch of Gray—landed herself the kind of internet fame we've all come to fear. She lost her son, Jack, when he was just 12 years old, in 2011. ...more
I love this review! Anna and her writing - truly treasures. more