My Sister Is Melting Because She Won't Wear Shorts

Dear Mouthy Housewives,How can I get my sister to wear shorts? It's 100 degrees outside already this summer, and she insists on wearing jeans every day. She says she's more comfortable that way, but I know it's because she's embarrassed that she's not skinny. She feels that she looks bad when she shows her legs. I don't think she looks bad, and I want her to not be so hot and sticky. What can I do to help her?Signed,My Sister Wears the Pants in This Family...more
Maxi skirts. Maxi skirts all summer so I don't have to show off my legs but am still super ... more

No, Really! Show Us Your Selfie!

We've been doing a lot of reflecting about blogging, what it means to us, where we started, where we are now, and the everything in between during our Selfiebration. But do you know what we haven't discussed? Or reflected on? Or shown each other? Our selfies. Like, literally. Your selfie. ...more
I don't take a whole lot of selfies, but when I do I typically include my favorite little ... more

What Sort of Person Attends a Blogging Conference?

I watched via the internet (especially Twitter!) as the bloggers I was getting to know attended the conference again in 2011 (San Diego), 2012 (New York), and 2013 (Chicago). Each year I found a good excuse not to go. San Diego was the closest the conference got, but a blogging conference just wasn't for me. It's for people who make their blog into a business -- people who do reviews and are brand ambassadors and have tens of thousands of pageviews every month. It's for the bloggers who get hundreds of comments on every post.  Right? ...more
Lizz_Porter VERY SOON!! more

What Sort of Person Attends a Blogging Conference?

I watched via the internet (especially Twitter!) as the bloggers I was getting to know attended the conference again in 2011 (San Diego), 2012 (New York), and 2013 (Chicago). Each year I found a good excuse not to go. San Diego was the closest the conference got, but a blogging conference just wasn't for me. It's for people who make their blog into a business -- people who do reviews and are brand ambassadors and have tens of thousands of pageviews every month. It's for the bloggers who get hundreds of comments on every post.  Right? ...more
BallofWax The friends alone are worth it :) more

What Sort of Person Attends a Blogging Conference?

I watched via the internet (especially Twitter!) as the bloggers I was getting to know attended the conference again in 2011 (San Diego), 2012 (New York), and 2013 (Chicago). Each year I found a good excuse not to go. San Diego was the closest the conference got, but a blogging conference just wasn't for me. It's for people who make their blog into a business -- people who do reviews and are brand ambassadors and have tens of thousands of pageviews every month. It's for the bloggers who get hundreds of comments on every post.  Right? ...more
thegoodlife Karen Ballum I'm so glad I'm not the only one with worries and nerves! more

What Sort of Person Attends a Blogging Conference?

I watched via the internet (especially Twitter!) as the bloggers I was getting to know attended the conference again in 2011 (San Diego), 2012 (New York), and 2013 (Chicago). Each year I found a good excuse not to go. San Diego was the closest the conference got, but a blogging conference just wasn't for me. It's for people who make their blog into a business -- people who do reviews and are brand ambassadors and have tens of thousands of pageviews every month. It's for the bloggers who get hundreds of comments on every post.  Right? ...more
Ashley - L'Esperta I'd love to meet up with you. I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling this way. ... more

What Sort of Person Attends a Blogging Conference?

I watched via the internet (especially Twitter!) as the bloggers I was getting to know attended the conference again in 2011 (San Diego), 2012 (New York), and 2013 (Chicago). Each year I found a good excuse not to go. San Diego was the closest the conference got, but a blogging conference just wasn't for me. It's for people who make their blog into a business -- people who do reviews and are brand ambassadors and have tens of thousands of pageviews every month. It's for the bloggers who get hundreds of comments on every post.  Right? ...more
vmfriske I'm looking forward to it! :) more

What Sort of Person Attends a Blogging Conference?

I watched via the internet (especially Twitter!) as the bloggers I was getting to know attended the conference again in 2011 (San Diego), 2012 (New York), and 2013 (Chicago). Each year I found a good excuse not to go. San Diego was the closest the conference got, but a blogging conference just wasn't for me. It's for people who make their blog into a business -- people who do reviews and are brand ambassadors and have tens of thousands of pageviews every month. It's for the bloggers who get hundreds of comments on every post.  Right? ...more
Karen Ballum  Thank you Karen! I'll try to remember to RELAX a little and be flexible. It really ... more

How BlogHer '14 Will Be Different for Me This Year

I'm going to the BlogHer conference this year in San Jose, CA. There are a couple reasons. Okay, more than two reasons. And I think they are good reasons. ...more
I'll be going, and it's my first conference. I'm mainly nervous because I don't feel that I'm up ... more

An 11-Year-Old Brony Attempted Suicide: We're Not Changing Fast Enough

As the mother of a boy who routinely wears pink pants, sparkly shirts, and sports a pair of cobalt blue gem earrings, the news that a bullied 11-year-old "Brony" boy attempted suicide hit home, and hit home hard. 11-year-old Michael is in intensive care after attempting to commit suicide. Our children are committing suicide because they're not "manly" enough. ...more
It breaks my heart. I have a son who enjoys having his nails painted. At 7-years-old he is made ... more