Hiding Behind the Suburban American Dream

When I was young I spent a lot of my time thinking and worrying about what came next. I was always in a hurry – pushing myself to get that next thing – whether it was a bigger home, a pay increase or another child. I felt like I was supposed to push forward this invisible agenda in order to be seen as “accomplished.” ...more
MommyKerrie  You are so right. There is no rush. Life is so beautiful if you actually take the ... more

Hiding Behind the Suburban American Dream

When I was young I spent a lot of my time thinking and worrying about what came next. I was always in a hurry – pushing myself to get that next thing – whether it was a bigger home, a pay increase or another child. I felt like I was supposed to push forward this invisible agenda in order to be seen as “accomplished.” ...more
Rita Arens  I think it is important to explain to our children that life is about more than work ... more

Trusting Your Inner Mama Bear: I Let a Predator Into My Kids' Lives

I am a fiercely protective Mama bear. I insist on holding my children’s hands when we cross the street. I keep my eyes on my children at all times in public places. I do not like them to play in the front yard without an adult present and my younger children have never had a sleepover at a friend’s house without me present. Yet, I unknowingly allowed a child predator into my life....more
@itssarahmartin You are exactly right. The fear of being perceived as impolite should never ... more

It's my 1yr blogiversary today. So happy I made it this long. Readership is growing. I want to keep expanding. Advice?

It's my 1yr blogiversary today. So happy I made it this long. Readership is growing. I want to keep expanding. Advice? ...more
@Darcie Thanks for the advice. I have a really strong local area network of bloggers that I lean ... more

Do people copy and paste their posts from their personal sites and just re-run them here? I didn't think u could do that.

Do people copy and paste their posts from their personal sites and just re-run them here? I didn't think u could do that. ...more
@Darcie Thanks so much. Wow. I wish I had fully understood this. I'm going to start doing this. 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
I tweeted about the BlogHer swag bag contest and here is my blog post! ... 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
I've been blogging since March 2012 and I am loving every moment! I wish I was going to BlogHer ... more

UPDATE! BlogHer Conference And When Did I Lose Faith in Myself?

Update!  I am going to BlogHer!Ummm...you should probably read my story here I wrote this morning to "caution" BlogHer attendees.Ellie Mae Clampett Takes On BlogHer and NYC...more
I've been thinking of going up at least for Saturday, since I am within driving distance, but ... more

BlogHer is not increasing my web traffic at all. Am I wasting my time here?

BlogHer is not increasing my web traffic at all. Am I wasting my time here? ...more
I'm new to @blogher, so I can't tell you exactly what it will do for your web traffic, but ... more
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