Voices of the Year: The Day I Became a Writer

It's one thing to have a voice. It's another thing entirely to give it away to thousands of people....more
@lauriewrites ALWAYS, yes, I will always be grateful, too. We should have VOTY alum breakfasts ... more

Voices of the Year: The Day I Became a Writer

It's one thing to have a voice. It's another thing entirely to give it away to thousands of people....more
@mrlady  I'm on track to help you at VOTY lady. You say when and I'm there! more

Voices of the Year: The Day I Became a Writer

It's one thing to have a voice. It's another thing entirely to give it away to thousands of people....more
Elisa ... at BlogHer you've created something that changes things for bloggers. It's really just ... more

Voices of the Year: The Day I Became a Writer

It's one thing to have a voice. It's another thing entirely to give it away to thousands of people....more
@Rita Arens Indeed. It's getting more attention now, thanks to those spouses willing to tell ... more

That Feeling When Your Kid Asks You About Sex For The First Time

I consider myself a pretty highly educated, open-minded, worldly kind of "sex is a natural part of life" person, but I was unprepared to have the sex talk with my kid at this age. I covered the high points, leaving out the part about fluid exchange, and released a completing sigh of relief. I intended that sound to signal an unspoken "the end" but unfortunately, my daughter is a keen listener with an inquisitive mind and an attorney for a mother. She queried, "So how exactly how do those little swimmers get inside the woman?" ...more
@Kaitlyn S C Hatch Ah. Well I do feel better, now that the conversation is started in earnest. ... more

That Feeling When Your Kid Asks You About Sex For The First Time

I consider myself a pretty highly educated, open-minded, worldly kind of "sex is a natural part of life" person, but I was unprepared to have the sex talk with my kid at this age. I covered the high points, leaving out the part about fluid exchange, and released a completing sigh of relief. I intended that sound to signal an unspoken "the end" but unfortunately, my daughter is a keen listener with an inquisitive mind and an attorney for a mother. She queried, "So how exactly how do those little swimmers get inside the woman?" ...more
@redmansgirl4 Ha haha! Gagging and turning green. Oh if ever this goes into a work of fiction ... more

That Feeling When Your Kid Asks You About Sex For The First Time

I consider myself a pretty highly educated, open-minded, worldly kind of "sex is a natural part of life" person, but I was unprepared to have the sex talk with my kid at this age. I covered the high points, leaving out the part about fluid exchange, and released a completing sigh of relief. I intended that sound to signal an unspoken "the end" but unfortunately, my daughter is a keen listener with an inquisitive mind and an attorney for a mother. She queried, "So how exactly how do those little swimmers get inside the woman?" ...more
@FenceRider Oh boy there FenceRider. We started having these conversations - ones just like this ... more

That Feeling When Your Kid Asks You About Sex For The First Time

I consider myself a pretty highly educated, open-minded, worldly kind of "sex is a natural part of life" person, but I was unprepared to have the sex talk with my kid at this age. I covered the high points, leaving out the part about fluid exchange, and released a completing sigh of relief. I intended that sound to signal an unspoken "the end" but unfortunately, my daughter is a keen listener with an inquisitive mind and an attorney for a mother. She queried, "So how exactly how do those little swimmers get inside the woman?" ...more
@mloneill  Ha ha, glad you liked it. Unfortunately, it's all true. :) more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
I read on CNN today that a NYTimes editor says that as the distance from loss grows, there "must ... more