Make Your Gift to Other Bloggers the Gift of Comments This Year

If you ask people -- especially bloggers -- what it means to "blog," it's likely you'll get half of the answer: You write things on your blog, they might say. You share your thoughts with people in your own space, you might hear. People read what you have to say on a platform you've built, some may respond. And they'd be half right. The other half of blogging, the part that complements content creation -- the yin to the yang and the cream to the coffee -- involves content commentary on others' blogs. In the form of the mighty comment. ...more
HI LORI!  As I do more and more reading on my mobile devices and I find myself battling more ... more

Announcing: BlogHer ‘13 Newbie Networking Workshop & Conference Mentors

Each year, BlogHer welcomes newbies to the conference with a special breakfast and welcome to break the ice, get to know other people who are there for the first time, and to get acclimated before the hustle and bustle of the programming begins. This year we’ve got a few new additions to the newbie breakfast to help you get them most out of both that session, and the rest of the conference! ...more
@Sandy Jones-Kaminski Please do! creatingmotherhood@mac.com (and my apologies!) (and YAY!! for ... more

Announcing: The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Six weeks + 2,600 submissions + 15 committee members = The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year! (Affectionately known as #VOTY.)This year's VOTY submission process has been a magnificent journey through the hearts and minds of the blogosphere. We are so excited to honor these 100 bloggers -- writers, speakers, and artists, who have pushed us to think more, feel more, share more, and do more....more
HURRAH!! Congratulations to ALL of the honorees and those selected to read! This is THE event at ... more

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Unmarried Moms: A Look at the Numbers

Numbers follow us everywhere we go. Our height, our weight, our shoe size, our age. Statistics. They are just numbers. Math with no feelings attached. Want to hear some numbers? In 2011, 4.1 million women reported that they had a birth in the last year. Of these women, 35.7 percent were unmarried at the time. ...more
@lifewithRoozle The other irony/ flaw of this study is, of course, that it doesn't take into ... more

Unmarried Moms: A Look at the Numbers

Numbers follow us everywhere we go. Our height, our weight, our shoe size, our age. Statistics. They are just numbers. Math with no feelings attached. Want to hear some numbers? In 2011, 4.1 million women reported that they had a birth in the last year. Of these women, 35.7 percent were unmarried at the time. ...more
@redladyhawk WOOO!! Rock on! more

Raising a Feminist Son in the Princess Culture

When I found out that I was going to have a son I was so surprised. A boy? What? Immediately I had visions of this super aggressive and dominant child. Isn’t that what they are? They are The Man. They are the ones oppressing women. And now I was going to have to parent one. No opportunity to continue the “girl power” culture that I loved so much. But a funny thing happened when I met my son -- I started to realize how destructive girl power can be to boys....more
@Victoria from BHBH Nice point  re: pink. more

Raising a Feminist Son in the Princess Culture

When I found out that I was going to have a son I was so surprised. A boy? What? Immediately I had visions of this super aggressive and dominant child. Isn’t that what they are? They are The Man. They are the ones oppressing women. And now I was going to have to parent one. No opportunity to continue the “girl power” culture that I loved so much. But a funny thing happened when I met my son -- I started to realize how destructive girl power can be to boys....more
@bellejarblog  @KateClancy thank you for the NY Times link! more

Raising a Feminist Son in the Princess Culture

When I found out that I was going to have a son I was so surprised. A boy? What? Immediately I had visions of this super aggressive and dominant child. Isn’t that what they are? They are The Man. They are the ones oppressing women. And now I was going to have to parent one. No opportunity to continue the “girl power” culture that I loved so much. But a funny thing happened when I met my son -- I started to realize how destructive girl power can be to boys....more
@KateClancy great point. The root for a lot of knee jerk comments about (for example) boys in ... more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Your Brand + Your Causes

One thing that bloggers do quite well, especially food bloggers, is find ways to include their passions and their causes in their posts. For our BlogHer Food speaker interview this week, I asked the speakers in the Your Brand + Your Causes panel this question: Would you show us an example post of how you have integrated your causes into your food blog and share a few words about how either readers react or how you got to a point where you felt comfortable and/or compelled to share your cause?...more
So thrilled to be a part of such an important panel. more