Watch Now: The Real Katie Couric's Video Invitation to BlogHer's Community

Oh thank heavens, the real Katie Couric has finally been released into the wild. Check out the true confession buried in her video below ... see what I mean? Get ready for a barn-burner of a keynote at BlogHer '12 -- and read on for an opportunity to participate yourself: ...more
I'd love to hear Katie address the issue of what seems to be a growing divide between the ... more

Stay-at-Home-Moms vs. Working-From-Home-Moms: Who’s Telling Lies?

I recently received a pretty provocative inquiry from one of my followers, Megan, and I’m hoping you all can shed some light on this for her, because I’m unqualified to do anything other than make uninformed and judgmental speculations. Which of course I’ll do anyway.Here’s Megan’s question:...more
 @tasquia You are one of those superpower-endowed WFHM's I mention in the article! You deserve a ... more

Stay-at-Home-Moms vs. Working-From-Home-Moms: Who’s Telling Lies?

I recently received a pretty provocative inquiry from one of my followers, Megan, and I’m hoping you all can shed some light on this for her, because I’m unqualified to do anything other than make uninformed and judgmental speculations. Which of course I’ll do anyway.Here’s Megan’s question:...more
 @JennaHatfield  Jenna, I'm sorry if this was offensive - my intention was to start the dialogue ... more

Not Even James Van Der Beek Can Explain What Parenthood Feels Like to Me -- Can You?

Most new parents, when trying to capture this emotion, spout off some variation of It’s the most indescribable feeling… which is somewhat problematic for me in that they can’t seem to describe it. It evidently just has to be experienced. Or they say something like, Man, when they put that baby in your arms… and then they just shake their heads. Also not tremendously helpful. I hate the idea that there’s this wildly powerful emotion running around out there in the world that I might never catch. But is the curiosity over this feeling enough to justify the lifelong commitment, expense, blah, blah, blah, of a child? ...more
 @amountainmomma Haha - funny how the gross stuff and yelling is what sticks with those of us ... more

Not Even James Van Der Beek Can Explain What Parenthood Feels Like to Me -- Can You?

Most new parents, when trying to capture this emotion, spout off some variation of It’s the most indescribable feeling… which is somewhat problematic for me in that they can’t seem to describe it. It evidently just has to be experienced. Or they say something like, Man, when they put that baby in your arms… and then they just shake their heads. Also not tremendously helpful. I hate the idea that there’s this wildly powerful emotion running around out there in the world that I might never catch. But is the curiosity over this feeling enough to justify the lifelong commitment, expense, blah, blah, blah, of a child? ...more
 @JennaHatfield Thank you for sharing this Jenna, I'm sure it must have been so difficult to ... more

Not Even James Van Der Beek Can Explain What Parenthood Feels Like to Me -- Can You?

Most new parents, when trying to capture this emotion, spout off some variation of It’s the most indescribable feeling… which is somewhat problematic for me in that they can’t seem to describe it. It evidently just has to be experienced. Or they say something like, Man, when they put that baby in your arms… and then they just shake their heads. Also not tremendously helpful. I hate the idea that there’s this wildly powerful emotion running around out there in the world that I might never catch. But is the curiosity over this feeling enough to justify the lifelong commitment, expense, blah, blah, blah, of a child? ...more
 @creativejuicez Amazing how so much can fit into such a tiny package that's only a few minutes old! more

A Modern Day Hero Against Bad Parenting

Erin’s dad was at the Manhattan Beach Bagel Company -- one of his usual haunts -- spread out with his breakfast and the newspaper, poised to enjoy a lovely morning. Then the wrecking crew came in. A tattered, wits-end-looking couple and their two little terrors, trailing a veritable monster truck rally of plastic vehicles. Which they proceeded to race around, bumping into other patrons and causing a general ruckus. Meanwhile, the parents sat enjoying their breakfast in a dreamlike state of oblivion....more
 @AspiringChange Well of course I don't mind! Thanks so much for sharing, and I'm glad you liked it! more

Welcome the days when you're moving a little slower (introspection) as well as the days when you're on fire (self-assured). Both are needed.

Welcome the days when you're moving a little slower (introspection) as well as the days when you're on fire (self-assured). Both are needed. ...more
Ahh, I needed to hear that - thank you! more