DIY Holiday Gifts: How to Make a Homemade Cookbook

This is the gift I made this holiday season that I wanted to keep for myself. But that wouldn't be fair for the originally intended recipient, now would it?  So I may be making a second one someday. Until then, I will share with you....more
This is such a cool idea!  I think I just found use for my extra scrap-booking supplies. more

Make Lists, Get Organized and Journal Your Way through 2014 With These Great Planners

I am a list lover. (Those of you who remember the old BlogHer List Lovers group will not be surprised.) I make lists every day. Sometimes multiple times a day. I make them on paper. I make them in Evernote. I make them in my head. I am all lists, all of the time....more
I am so glad you wrote this post, Denise. I currently use MomAgenda, mostly because it's what ... more

Lesbian Blogger Hoax: Warnings & Questions About Paula Brooks

Paula Brooks, lesbian blogger, mom of 4-year-old twins and an adopted baby from Belize, and Deaf person, stepped down this week as head of women's news site LezGetReal.com, claiming to have perpetuated an elaborate hoax for years. "Brooks" described himself to the Washington Post as an ex-construction worker and military man named Bill Graber. Hang onto your hats, because the unfolding story is one of the most tangled pieces of Internet drama and extended sockpuppetry I've ever encountered. ...more

I saw the Twitter link to this article and have spent the last few hours reading everyone's ... more

This Super Bowl is Going to Be Good

I am the first one to admit that I get excited about the Super Bowl every single year. I like everything about the big game. I like football. I like beer. I like football food. I like new funny commercials. I like parties. The Super Bowl has everything. Super Bowl Sunday is my favorite holiday, but this year I am even more excited than normal. No, my team isn't in it, but this year I think we are going to see a really excellent game....more

SO sorry. This comment was supposed to be a reply to the main thread. Obviously I am in the ... more

This Super Bowl is Going to Be Good

I am the first one to admit that I get excited about the Super Bowl every single year. I like everything about the big game. I like football. I like beer. I like football food. I like new funny commercials. I like parties. The Super Bowl has everything. Super Bowl Sunday is my favorite holiday, but this year I am even more excited than normal. No, my team isn't in it, but this year I think we are going to see a really excellent game....more

I haven't had time to blog much at all, but I cannot tell you how amazing it is to be a Packer ... more

My Son is Gay

If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to ‘make’ him gay, then you are an idiot. Firstly, what a ridiculous concept. Secondly, if my son is gay, OK. I will love him no less. Thirdly, I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off. If my daughter had dressed as Batman, no one would have thought twice about it. No one....more

I have two sons who spend most of their time at home with me. Sometimes I paint my nails in ... more

Mother's Guilt Begins: Contemplating Third Trimester Travel to BlogHer

Mentally I cross off a business trip to Chicago and my high school reunion, which would take place in the two weeks before the conference. These are the sacrifices I must make as a mom to be. But no. Not my conference. Lunch with H-band after the appointment was tense. "I don't think she knows that this isn't just a blogging conference, it's my company's conference. MY company's conference." "Oh I think she does." ...more

Hi Jory -

I just wanted to pop in and say that I was 29 weeks pregnant at BlogHer last year. ... more

A Decade of Women of Color in Blogging: Who was the First WOC Online?

I hate labeling boxes when I organize my house or move. I hate filing. I hate the term "women of color blogs." The latter makes me uncomfortable because it creates a sea of women so vast it sends my writing mind into a seizure. What does that mean, "women of color bloggers"? ...more

This is a wonderful article.  I have only been "online" as a blogger since 2006 and ... more

Domestic Violence is a "pre-existing condition?" Really?

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is trying to make sure that the health reform legislation under consideration in Congress will finally ban a practice that is legal in eight states: denying health insurance to victims of domestic violence on the grounds that it constitutes a pre-existing condition. It's something that she has been trying to get done for years, as she explained on CNN today::...more

The fact that it is legal in the aforementioned states to ban coverage to victims of domestic ... more

What Kind of Fans Boo Their Own Team?

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do something I have wanted to do for years. I got to see my favorite football team, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, play against the Washington Redskins at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland.I have probably been to 20 Bucs games but this was the first time I got to see an away game. I've lived in the Washington D.C. Metro area for almost four years and this is the very first time since I have lived here that Tampa Bay played the Redskins up here. I wore my Buccaneers jersey and everything....more

Booing one's own team is more than wrong.  It's like a sin.  A goucher, ... more