Community School Supplies? Absolutely NOT!

And so, here we are with school about to start up again – hey, if you live in southern Indiana, many of our schools started up last week! This is the time of year I like to re-run my post about community school supplies and how they are of the devil. Yes. Satan himself thought up this concept. Here we go: =====...more
What happens to the community supply stash at the end of the school year? I doubt the teachers ... more

The Official BlogHer Olympic Team Uniform WTF Panel

Today, BlogHer convened an important editorial panel to discuss a breaking news item of extreme social media significance: Olympic team uniforms. ...more
The US speedskating uniform is BAD ASS!   Too bad you don't know anything about speed skating ... more

The Official BlogHer Olympic Team Uniform WTF Panel

Today, BlogHer convened an important editorial panel to discuss a breaking news item of extreme social media significance: Olympic team uniforms. ...more
I totally want a beaver barfing up a maple leaf scarf. more

I'm Freezing and My Husband Cares More About the Heating Bill Than Me!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,Our house is always cold in the winter and my husband refuses to turn up the heat because he's cheap. Well, that's what I think, anyway. He says 69 degrees is warm enough and that I should just put on a sweater and stop complaining. It's making me really resent him and wonder why he's not concerned about my comfort. What can I do?Signed,Frozen Schmozen ...more
We also don't know if she is cold because she wants to wear shorts or a tank top in the middle ... more

BlogHer '13: A Good Problem to Have -- Any Suggestions?

Hi everyone, As we prepare to hold our ninth annual BlogHer conference in Chicago, I wanted to bring this community up to speed on a particular challenge our event is facing this year. I've learned you all have terrific advice, and am hoping this is one of those times where you can help develop a solution. ...more
@Elisa Camahort Extremely loud music is an on going complaint during the official parties for as ... more

Need a roomie!

Hi! Anyone still looking for a roomie? I have a double room at the Sheraton from 7/24-7/28 at the conference rate.I'm happy to consider sharing even if you're not there for four nights! I blog at accordingtotrish.com if you want to find out more about me. Email me at trishsammerjohnston(at)gmail.com. Trish Sammer Johnstonaccordingtotrish.com@singlemommaTSJ

Need a roomie!

Hi! Anyone still looking for a roomie? I have a double room at the Sheraton from 7/24-7/28 at the conference rate.I'm happy to consider sharing even if you're not there for four nights! I blog at accordingtotrish.com if you want to find out more about me. Email me at trishsammerjohnston(at)gmail.com. Trish Sammer Johnstonaccordingtotrish.com@singlemommaTSJ

Holy Dowager Countess 'Downton Abbey': I Was Blind But Now I See!

So far, my best decision of 2013 was cramming to be ready for the Downton Abbey season three U.S. premiere last night. I succeeded, have been officially swept up in the cultural phenom, and suddenly, my life has new found purpose. Oh, those crazy Crawleys. Image courtesy PBS...more
Am I the only person who wants to give Sybil a cough drop every time she speaks? She sounds like ... more

The HPV Vaccine: Why My Daughter Will Get Vaccinated

I don't often post about controversial subjects, because I am of the belief that the things which set us apart are what make us unique and beautiful. As long as you are informed and rational, I don't care what you do. Your politics, your religion, your health, are all your own personal choices.But damn it, I can't sit back and be quiet about the HPV vaccine debate anymore....more
@HelenaDenley I am upset that you are engaging in victim/patient shaming when it comes to ... more

UPDATE: BlogHer '13 Registration Is Open!

Update: Earlybird pricing for BlogHer '13 ended at midnight (Pacific) on November 7.  We are currently offering a 25% discount off the current price.  Go here for more information.***************************************Hi everyone!Today we are happy to open Earlybird registration for BlogHer '13, taking place between July 25-27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois! As always, BlogHer has reserved a limited number of tickets at the lowest possible price -- a savings of $200 for bloggers -- for those of you who purchase between now and November 7th....more
I pay for my ticket with Paypal like I have in past years. The early bird rate has a Paypal ... more