Unhappy Mother's Day: My Mom Was Abusive

At a time of year when most of my writer friends are lamenting over beautiful memories with their mom, I sit here with a heavy heart. My own mother and I have had a rocky relationship. There were times when I couldn’t stand to speak to her. She probably wasn’t real crazy about me at times either. My mother was abused as a child by her own mother, GrammaDearest. Severely. And my mother in turn was abusive to us....more
I can relate on every level. And living with the guilt of feeling responsible for it can be ... more

Listening to the Women of Monsanto

Monsanto recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the company's patent on its genetically modified seed. ...more
@KarenLynnn  @Aimee Whetstine  @pdjmoo Aimee do you even know the history of Monsanto? Do you ... more

Listening to the Women of Monsanto

Monsanto recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the company's patent on its genetically modified seed. ...more
@AndChristenson You do have a choice and you should make the ethical one. You are ruining the ... more

Listening to the Women of Monsanto

Monsanto recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the company's patent on its genetically modified seed. ...more
@AlexandreaMerrell  @Aimee Whetstine  @AlaskanBelle77 Couldn't agree more. Anyone who has read ... more

Listening to the Women of Monsanto

Monsanto recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the company's patent on its genetically modified seed. ...more
@SunbonnetSmart.com  @Aimee Whetstine  @henmom  @JPlovesCOTTON  Very VERY true. This is why in ... more

Listening to the Women of Monsanto

Monsanto recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the company's patent on its genetically modified seed. ...more
@Aimee Whetstine  @KarenLynnn I'm sorry Aimee but that doesn't cut it. There are many farms out ... more

It's My Dinner and I'll Take a Photo If I Want To

Clogging your friends’ Instagram feed with food photos may only be rivaled by too many tweets about baby vomit as the most irritating act on social media. (I’m guilty of both.) But are so many people taking photos in restaurants these days that food photography should be banned from them? The New York Times reports today in “Restaurants Turn Camera Shy” that a few high-profile eateries like Momofuku Ko are prohibiting customers taking photos in their restaurants. ...more
As a chef, I think it is a great thing that people can photos. It means that we in the kitchen ... more

Announcing Martha Stewart as Featured Keynote Speaker at BlogHer '12

BlogHer '12 is shaping up to be our most exciting event yet, due in no small part to being able to announce today that the Lunch Keynote Speaker on Friday, August 3 will be none other than ... Martha Stewart!...more
Sa-weet!! I can't wait for this! Katie Couric and Martha Stewart? This is truly exciting! more

Raw Milk Rides Again!

On November 1, 2011, Moms, Dads, families, singles, Senior Citizens and babies arrived in White Oak, Maryland and peacefully demonstrated against laws that prohibit the sale of raw milk and transporting it across state lines. On Thursday, December 8, 2011, a similar group will be traveling to Chicago to get the word out. They hope to challenge the FDA to change these modern day laws controlling a safe foodstuff that is as old as humanity itself: milk drunk directly from grass fed, healthy cows. Be informed about this situation! Food freedom affects us all! ...more
We are having our own battles with this on the West Coast. In Pescadero a few dairy farms allow ... more

Announcing BlogHer '10 and BlogHer Business '10

Today BlogHer is thrilled to announce the date, location and venue for BlogHer '10 and BlogHer Business '10. Finally, after five on the West Coast and MIdwest, we are hitting the East Coast. And not just anywhere. Meet us in the Big Apple, Baby! BlogHer is hitting New York City!! And you can register now! Can I hear a w00t?! Here are the details: What: BlogHer Business '10 and BlogHer '10 Dates: BlogHer Business '10 on Thursday August 5th, 2010 BlogHer '10 on Friday and Saturday, August 6-7, 2010 Where: New York, NY ...more

Oh man, this is not fair, you're coming to my city, but I have to work those dates! Major, ... more