Illegal Immigrants Are Humans Too

The Daily Beast published an article yesterday about immigrants who are held in border patrol cells in inhumane conditions. ...more
bekahlanders Thank you so much for your words! I truly appreciate it. I have not seen your ... more

How to Get Your Kids Eat Healthy (Just Kidding!)

We reached that stage when my newly one year old won't eat anything. Anything healthy, that is. I love all the advice out there about how to turn your children into little gourmets who devour arugula salad with figs, blue cheese and sherry vinaigrette, and politely chit chat about the nutritional value and the symphony of flavors, while sitting still, with endearing smiles on their innocent faces....more
Avery Lane Ah - the yogurt puffs! Both of my kids love them, plus I brought them to Europe with ... more

6 Tips for a Reader-Friendly Blog

When I started blogging nearly four years ago, I did it as a way to document what was going on in my life at the time. No more; no less. My blogs were far from perfect. I made lots of mistakes, from not adding graphics and not always writing my best to not promoting my blog. (Partly because I just saw it as a way to share with friends and family.) As time has moved forward, I believe my writing and my blog have improved. I've made several changes over the years: creating a new blog name, adding graphics, personalizing the theme, and becoming self-hosted, to name a few. ...more
jayhawkmommy Thank you so much! more

6 Tips for a Reader-Friendly Blog

When I started blogging nearly four years ago, I did it as a way to document what was going on in my life at the time. No more; no less. My blogs were far from perfect. I made lots of mistakes, from not adding graphics and not always writing my best to not promoting my blog. (Partly because I just saw it as a way to share with friends and family.) As time has moved forward, I believe my writing and my blog have improved. I've made several changes over the years: creating a new blog name, adding graphics, personalizing the theme, and becoming self-hosted, to name a few. ...more
Great tips - i am getting rid of captcha ASAP! :-) I'm considering diving into self-hosting, but ... more

I Married For Love, Not A Green Card

I took my son for a haircut last week. I hadn't met the hairdresser before. After a little bit of chit-chat, she asked me where I came from and how I ended up here. This is a question I get asked all the time; I have an accent that immediately gives me away. In the last decade, my story has changed. It is getting longer and more challenging to sum up in a few polite sentences....more
CatB478 I think it's perfectly fine to ask where people come from! I am curious as well, even if ... more

I Married For Love, Not A Green Card

I took my son for a haircut last week. I hadn't met the hairdresser before. After a little bit of chit-chat, she asked me where I came from and how I ended up here. This is a question I get asked all the time; I have an accent that immediately gives me away. In the last decade, my story has changed. It is getting longer and more challenging to sum up in a few polite sentences....more
RebeccaRaige When I came to New York as an au-pair, the very first week during the orientation I ... more

I Married For Love, Not A Green Card

I took my son for a haircut last week. I hadn't met the hairdresser before. After a little bit of chit-chat, she asked me where I came from and how I ended up here. This is a question I get asked all the time; I have an accent that immediately gives me away. In the last decade, my story has changed. It is getting longer and more challenging to sum up in a few polite sentences....more
JulieKassabYou said it - people often see it as a holy grail that was handed to us. They don't ... more

I Married For Love, Not A Green Card

I took my son for a haircut last week. I hadn't met the hairdresser before. After a little bit of chit-chat, she asked me where I came from and how I ended up here. This is a question I get asked all the time; I have an accent that immediately gives me away. In the last decade, my story has changed. It is getting longer and more challenging to sum up in a few polite sentences....more
AliciaMRodriguezBest of luck to you guys and especially lots and lots of patience. The ... more

I Married For Love, Not A Green Card

I took my son for a haircut last week. I hadn't met the hairdresser before. After a little bit of chit-chat, she asked me where I came from and how I ended up here. This is a question I get asked all the time; I have an accent that immediately gives me away. In the last decade, my story has changed. It is getting longer and more challenging to sum up in a few polite sentences....more
Thank you, ladies! I should just stick with the story my (current) husband tells people when ... more

Kate Middleton And Mummy Tummy

Kate Middleton gave birth and became an instant hero. Not for delivering the next king of the Commonwealth, or for just giving birth (which is a hell of an achievement on its own), but for showing her post baby body one day after her son was born. Per MSN News, this action delighted moms around the world. So what's wrong with this picture? ...more
@MarciaReich I completely understand the shock after giving birth (I gave  birth to a baby girl ... more