Lyz Lenz

I'm a writer. HuffPost, MSNBC, Babble, Mommyish and of course, LyzLenz.com. I... read more

McDonald’s Wants To Hear From You: Enter the McDonald’s Listening Tour Session Sweepstakes

 You are invited to enter for the chance to attend an exclusive session to share your thoughts, opinions and ideas with the head of McDonald’s USA and the company’sSenior Director of Nutrition Dr. Cindy Goody. Recognized as one of the most influential women in business, Jan Fields has spent her entire career as a working mom. Like you, she wants the best for her kids....more
@McDonalds is a treat for our family, just like it was when I was a kid. Sometimes I treat ...more

Balancing Blog, Book, and a Budding Writing Career

The past six months have been an excitingly exhausting time for me. I have been writing my entire life, but only the past two or so years have I really put myself out there to be read. After a lifetime of collecting stories, observing, reading, thinking, and talking, I’m finally channeling my need to write into a path towards a career as a writer....more
Although I have not yet been able to make the leap to full time get paid to write things. (Ok, ...more

Dear Anonymous, This is Why Blogging Matters

To the anonymous commenter - it was just a little comment that you left on my Dear Overwhelmed Mom post - that post where I wrote about my overwhelming day and then share what I did during those moments of overwhelm. You left a comment that I felt did little to edify, encourage, understand, or even open discussion. "But I see you found time to blog." The nature of your comment undermines blogging. ...more
Well said! And thank you for saying so from the rest of us that feel the same way that you do!more

We Need to Talk about Piracy (But We Must Stop SOPA First)

Much to my happiness, the internets are in a frenzy about the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (aka SOPA) and a similar bill: "PROTECT IP Act." There's a lot to these bills - and the surrounding furor - and I'm not going to go into it, but I recommend reading the actual bill and Open Congress info, the Wikipedia article, EFF's blog, and the various links at Stop American Censorship...more
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ is one petition going around. Also, worth checking ...more

McDonald’s Wants To Hear From You: Enter the McDonald’s Listening Tour Luncheon Sweepstakes

You are invited to enter for the chance to attend an exclusive luncheon to share your thoughts, opinions and ideas with the head of McDonald’s USA. Recognized as one of the most influential women in business, Jan Fields has spent her entire career as a working mom. Like you, she wants the best for her kids and is setting off across the country on a listening tour to learn from customers, especially moms....more
I'd really like to participate in this conversation. I had an interesting time talking to the ...more

How To Write About the Love of Your Life Without Ruining It

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Skills 2: The Write Brain About You Name:  Lyz Lenz URL:  http://YourTango.com Your best stories are often the ones that are the most private and reveal you AND your partner at your most vulnerable. So, how do you write about the love of your life without ruining it? Lyz Lenz an editor and community manager for YourTango.com will lead a discussion on how to write about fights, sex, marriage, divorce, heartbreak, and sex, without wrecking your relationship....more

I love this topic. As an editor, I can see that it takes a practiced writer to navigate the ...more