Birthdays and Holidays: Can You Fit It All In?

We just finished up two birthdays in a seven day period, all the week before Thanksgiving. Sometimes the birthdays fall the same week as Thanksgiving, and once in his seven years, our youngest son celebrated his special day on Thanksgiving. It's hard sometimes. ...more
November 25 birthday here. This year, it isn't on Thanksgiving, but on some cyclical basis, it ... more

10 Things Parents Shouldn't Say To Non-Parents

Lately, I've seen some articles (this one in particular) about how people with kids are tired of hearing certain things from people without munchkins. I know, I know, we don't get it. But maybe, possibly, you're forgetting what it's like to not have kids. There are different stresses but stress none the less. ...more
I appreciate that just as there are non-parents who say stupid and thoughtless things to ... more

Desperately Seeking the Consistent Comfort of Reruns

I'm home after two weeks of high-stakes deadlines, difficult news from a family member, and work and conference travel plus all that goes with that. I landed feeling tired, stressed and daunted by the piles of work, laundry, bills and untended emails waiting for me. I needed comfort. Serenity now! So I did what any sane person in need of a comforting buffer would do: I watched three episodes of Will & Grace and went to sleep. ...more
Deb Rox I think you'd like the Cupcake Wars logo -- it's a little cartoon cupcake tank and the ... more

Desperately Seeking the Consistent Comfort of Reruns

I'm home after two weeks of high-stakes deadlines, difficult news from a family member, and work and conference travel plus all that goes with that. I landed feeling tired, stressed and daunted by the piles of work, laundry, bills and untended emails waiting for me. I needed comfort. Serenity now! So I did what any sane person in need of a comforting buffer would do: I watched three episodes of Will & Grace and went to sleep. ...more
I haven't been able to watch or listen to Harry Connick Jr since that conference in Tennessee.I ... more

More Wonderful BlogHer '14 Keynote Additions: Isabel Kallman, Kara Swisher, Nellie Bowles and Teneshia Jackson-Warner

The hits keep coming. Or, in this case, the awesome speakers do. I have four great additions to share with you today: Pathfinder Day Keynote Speakers: ...more
Kara Swisher??? I was upset about not coming before, but you just amped it up to a whole other ... more

4 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Should Read

Extended title: Feminist SFF books you should read that aren't A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones.   So what makes a book feminist?  Basically, the presence of strongly written, as opposed to "strong" in a masculine sense, female characters. As in, writing women like they're people.  Multi-dimensional.  Flawed.  Not defined by a relationship with a man. ...more
I think Phedre gets a cool female close friend, although I will refrain from saying more in ... more

Emmy Snubs, Who Cares? I'm Busy Celebrating the Triumph of Laverne Cox

I know that outrage at snubs leads the news when nomination lists are announced, and today's Emmy nomination list certainly contains some major omissions. But instead of focusing on that, I'm going to take just a minute to celebrate a groundbreaking milestone.  Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset, making her the first transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination. This is huge. ...more
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Emmy Snubs, Who Cares? I'm Busy Celebrating the Triumph of Laverne Cox

I know that outrage at snubs leads the news when nomination lists are announced, and today's Emmy nomination list certainly contains some major omissions. But instead of focusing on that, I'm going to take just a minute to celebrate a groundbreaking milestone.  Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset, making her the first transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination. This is huge. ...more
I went through the Emmy nominations list, which is completely out of character for me, and saw ... more

You Could Snoop Around, But Should You?

We are all naturally curious people but sometimes, that curiosity can get in the way. Curiosity, they say, can kill a cat, and it may also kill your relationship....more
My privacy is very important to me. I don't even like to have someone get something out of my ... more

10 Things You're Supposed to Know About Your Vagina

As the mother of a tween, I've been spending some time lately with all manner of puberty books. Books that explain the seventeen stages your boobs will go through as they morph from bee stings to Those Things American Marketers Worship. Books that explain Shark Week your period and all the glorious cramps, bloating and hate-watching reality television that accompanies it....more
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