Leading a Double Life Online and Offline

I recently made a new friend, and one of my thoughts was "when do I tell her about my blog?" It's not a secret, but it also isn't something I necessarily lead with. Still it can make me feel sometimes as if I treat my presence in the online world as I would a spy cover. ...more
I just "came out" to..... everyone in our Christmas letter. Scary and weird and actually? ... more

I Am the Woman of This Household

Yesterday, I felt sorry for myself. Almost all day, really. I moped and whined. I felt insignificant, unwanted, and without purpose. I felt as though I had become a mere fixture in our household to keep it running, to wipe noises, and to clean pizza off floors. I was tired, on the verge of a cold, and worn down. Hormones surged through my body as I adjusted to weaning. I was pathetic and self-indulgent and annoying. And maybe I deserved to be for once, as I try my damnedest to be a good, strong woman for the men of my house. But it wasn’t helpful, and it wasn’t healthy, and it wasn’t productive....more
Oh my gosh. This is stunningly beautiful and just what I needed today! more

BlogHer at Home Giveaway #1: The BlogHer ’12 Swag Bags!

It's been two weeks since BlogHer at Home for BlogHer 2012 kicked off, and things are going great. There are hundreds more followers, some fun chatter already, and excitement about sharing in the fun of the BlogHer Conference experience from wherever you happen to live. We know though, that while this Twitter community will be something special, there's nothing quite like being at a BlogHer Conference. So along with connecting and sharing from the comfort of our laptops or on the go on your smartphone, we thought it would be nice to bring a little bit of the 3-D conference experience to you. This means we have some prizes, by the way. We hear you might like those....more

BlogHer at Home Giveaway #1: The BlogHer ’12 Swag Bags!

It's been two weeks since BlogHer at Home for BlogHer 2012 kicked off, and things are going great. There are hundreds more followers, some fun chatter already, and excitement about sharing in the fun of the BlogHer Conference experience from wherever you happen to live. We know though, that while this Twitter community will be something special, there's nothing quite like being at a BlogHer Conference. So along with connecting and sharing from the comfort of our laptops or on the go on your smartphone, we thought it would be nice to bring a little bit of the 3-D conference experience to you. This means we have some prizes, by the way. We hear you might like those....more
This may sound lame but the conference bags are one of my favorite thing about going. So, since ... more

NFL Spotlight: Tim Freakin' Tebow

Even if you’re not a huge football fan, it’s hard to avoid Tim Tebow, who has practically become a household name. A devout and outspoken Christian, the college-superstar-turned-Denver Broncos quarterback has emerged as one of the most polarizing players in sports history.  Both taunted and supported for his beliefs he is at once a media darling and whipping boy....more
"It will be interesting to see if the same fans that have embraced Tebow will feel the same way ... more

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TWO BOYS! Yikes! Now that it's baseball season my boys rooms smell awful! Noticables would be ... more

Why I Made A Kid-Free List On Twitter (And What Happened When I Did)

Creating my kid-free list seemed innocent enough to me at the time. I tend to swim in a sea that seems primarily comprised of mommybloggers and daddybloggers, and I was suddenly possessed of the urge to find and collect those out there who fit my particular demographic: people over 30 who do not have children. I intended nothing political by or pre-supposing about it. I simply had the very human desire to see myself reflected out in the world. ...more

It continually boggles my mind how people take things personally that are never intentioned as ... more

Low-Income Soccer Snacks

I knew what he was thinking. I knew he couldn’t believe I was spending food stamps on soccer snacks. Believe me, I could think of so many better ways to spend those precious food stamps. Milk. Eggs. Bread. Cereal. Not Gatorade and cookies and little packages of Wheat Thins. It killed me to spend that much of my family’s food money for the month on an entire soccer team. And how would the team feel if they knew that the food their kids would be eating was bought with state money? Would they treat it as if the food were tainted, as if I were poisoning their kids with poor people food? ...more

difficult time that must have been for you.

Please understand, though, as one of the (very) ... more

I'm Not Married and It's All My Fault

When other women join the hate machine that tells women like me that we're unmarried because we are terrible people with broken mechanisms for maintaining relationships, my first impulse at this point is to ignore it. So I really wanted to ignore Tracy McMillan, who wants spinsters to know that we're not good enough, except when we are, and also that we're shallow and selfish bitches, sluts and liars. I tried to ignore her all week, what with the Valentine's Day candy for eating and a not-insignificant amount of college basketball to watch. Clearly, I failed. ...more

Good for you, Laurie for calling the author out on this. I hate it when I see women telling ... more

In Which I Have a Dilemma

God I’m in a terrible mood because once again, I find myself in the middle of a moral and ethical dilemma.  Part of me wonders why this keeps happening to me but truly, I know why.  It keeps happening because I can’t just stand there on the sidelines and watch a train wreck, especially if I know that it’s happening in slow motion and that maybe, just maybe, I could have affected the outcome.  ...more

That's a hard one, but ultimately I'm with you. I'd rather say something and nothing happen, ... more