Why TLC’s New Show 'My Husband’s Not Gay' Is Highly Problematic

TLC has done it again with an interesting new reality series, My Husband’s Not Gay. The show follows four Mormon men, living in Utah, who are attracted to the same sex yet choose to live as heterosexual, complete with the traditional marriages and nuclear families recognized by the LDS church. ...more
My concern is two-fold: First, the message the show is sending out, whether intentional or not, ... more

What I Really Want to Tell Parents-to-Be

I’ve gone through the first home, engagement, wedding phases of my social life; now I’m in the baby phase. My mailbox is filled with invitations to baby showers, and my Facebook feed is one post after another of grainy ultrasound images announcing the impending birth of a friend’s baby. I am genuinely happy for everyone who shares such news. Some people have struggled to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Others became pregnant the second they thought to try for a baby. ...more
Thank you! more

What I Really Want to Tell Parents-to-Be

I’ve gone through the first home, engagement, wedding phases of my social life; now I’m in the baby phase. My mailbox is filled with invitations to baby showers, and my Facebook feed is one post after another of grainy ultrasound images announcing the impending birth of a friend’s baby. I am genuinely happy for everyone who shares such news. Some people have struggled to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Others became pregnant the second they thought to try for a baby. ...more
Thanks for reading! more

What I Really Want to Tell Parents-to-Be

I’ve gone through the first home, engagement, wedding phases of my social life; now I’m in the baby phase. My mailbox is filled with invitations to baby showers, and my Facebook feed is one post after another of grainy ultrasound images announcing the impending birth of a friend’s baby. I am genuinely happy for everyone who shares such news. Some people have struggled to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Others became pregnant the second they thought to try for a baby. ...more
Other than the physical parts of pregnancy, I think this also applies to dads. more

What I Really Want to Tell Parents-to-Be

I’ve gone through the first home, engagement, wedding phases of my social life; now I’m in the baby phase. My mailbox is filled with invitations to baby showers, and my Facebook feed is one post after another of grainy ultrasound images announcing the impending birth of a friend’s baby. I am genuinely happy for everyone who shares such news. Some people have struggled to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Others became pregnant the second they thought to try for a baby. ...more
SarahSideways Congratulations on your baby! There are so many great parts to parenting I don't ... more

What I Really Want to Tell Parents-to-Be

I’ve gone through the first home, engagement, wedding phases of my social life; now I’m in the baby phase. My mailbox is filled with invitations to baby showers, and my Facebook feed is one post after another of grainy ultrasound images announcing the impending birth of a friend’s baby. I am genuinely happy for everyone who shares such news. Some people have struggled to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Others became pregnant the second they thought to try for a baby. ...more
@nurturedmom BlogHer Thanks for sharing! more

Things I'm Willing to Do to Save Money

Tuesday was one of my babysitting days. My mom came over, and we were discussing my husband’s and my frugal ways. She mentioned that she didn’t think a lot of other woman would be willing to do the things I do. This really made me laugh, because I think deep down the majority of people think that my penny-pinching husband is behind most of what I do . Well, that just is not true....more
Getting rid of cable and a landline was fantastically freeing in addition to the money we're ... more

Must-Follow Monday: Military Blogs for Memorial Day

Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day in the United States—a day set aside to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country. In honor of military families and the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces, we've compiled a short list of some military family blogs you'll want to add to your blog reading list. ...more
Melissa,  thank you for including me in this fantastic list of writers! more

I Lost a Part of My Breast to Breastfeeding

I believe in breastfeeding. I’ve seen all of the stats. I’ve read all of the research. I know it’s what I’m supposed to do, if I am able. ...more
That is an amazing story and no one would have blamed you for stopping to nurse your daughter ... more

BlogHer '14: Ticket Swap

Did you just find out you can't come to BlogHer '14 in San José?  Or better, than you CAN come?  This is the place for you!Post your need for a ticket or that you have one to sell and let the ticket swap begin.  Tickets can be exchanged free of charge until June 24 and after that date there is a $25.00 processing fee.Lori Lunavp, event operations
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