"Relax, Mom," Said My Wise Seven-Year-Old

The other night, my seven-year-old son looked up at me and said, “Mom, you should really relax.” What? Me -- not relaxed? I mean, how could I not be relaxed? We were sitting on the couch watching a movie, as I aimlessly surfed the Internet, reading status updates and deleting an endless stream of unread emails. I’ll admit, his question caught me off guard....more
 @Amanda_Magee I agree. I always say that every time my children change/grow up, I have to ... more

Find Your Flock: Birds of a Feather at BlogHer '12

Whether you go in seeking bloggers who write about the same things you do, or you decide to crash someone else's table because you realize it's time to make new friends or you find the courage to host your own niche table, we invite you to join us on Saturday AM for the 2012 Birds of a Feather breakfast. You'll have had all day Friday to meet and mingle, and on Saturday, you'll be able to meet up with your flock-of-choice, enjoy breakfast together, and maybe make plans for the rest of the conference day, or Sunday on the town in New York....more
Mommy Bloggers who work (and therefore feel awful when they don't have time to BLOG or tweet). ... more

Finding My Village

It takes a village. I used to wonder what those words really meant. I mean, I live in the suburbs and I don’t even know my neighbors. What kind of village am I supposed to be a part of and how do I join?...more
@JennaHatfield I know that feeling you are describing. It's almost as if your body just relaxes ... more

Finding My Village

It takes a village. I used to wonder what those words really meant. I mean, I live in the suburbs and I don’t even know my neighbors. What kind of village am I supposed to be a part of and how do I join?...more
@sharongreenthal I completely agree with you. I've always thought of my friends—the ones I have ... more