What Would Make You Call Off Your Wedding?

Like many brides, I was incredibly nervous the morning I was set to commit my life to the man I believed I loved with my whole heart. My thoughts were everywhere, my heart was racing, and I remember feeling a bit sick to my stomach, but I blamed it on being 7 months pregnant. Doesn't every bride have second thoughts?...more
Great article, Feminista! Interesting points you've made about men being rewarded for ending ... more

11 Truths I Want My Sons to Know about Love

Boys, let's be real. Love isn't always patient. It isn't always kind. It doesn't always forgive -- although that would be nice. Love isn't always steamy sex and a dozen roses. Those things are lovely, no question, but they're not the glue that holds things together when the going gets tough. Oh, you didn't know? The going always gets tough.In the not-so-distant future (despite your protests), your attentions will turn toward finding your life partners. I want you to be very clear on what romantic love is not:...more
Love this! I want to share it with my son. Not sure if he's still too young, though. He's only ... more

Tig Notaro To Host 2016 Oscars

An open letter to the people looking for a new Oscar host: Now, let me start by saying that I don't have a problem with Neil Patrick Harris. This letter is STRICTLY an attempt to procure work for myself and if that means bumping this dude out of the way next year, then so be it. And so without further ado— Here are the top 11 reasons why I am the obvious choice to host the 2016 Oscars: ...more
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Iggy Azalea Quit Twitter. Would You?

The haters gonna hate hate hate, and we may be counseled by the Taylor Swifts of the world to "shake it off," but Iggy Azalea is taking a different route to respond to nasty tweets online: take this Twitter and shove it. ...more
Wow, I don't blame her for getting off Twitter. It's unhealthy to garner that much negative ... more

Julianne, Patricia, Meryl, Oprah, Julie and the Triumph of Women and Age at the 2015 Oscars

In an industry that promotes irreparably broken standards that equate women's beauty and power with youth, a very welcome and unofficial celebration of women over 40 emerged during this year's Academy Awards ceremony. In a night full of meaningful moments, #AskHerMore was the red carpet theme, age was on everyone's mind, and grown-up women stole the show. ...more
Totally agree! Wonderful recap on a night full of older women's beauty. more

My Sexless Marriage Was a Hot Topic on Huffington Post

I had no idea my sexless marriage would be such a hot topic nor did I realize I would be crucified for it. In 2011, I published a personal article on my little blog titled "Sexual Neglect." The reason I wrote it was not to call out my ex but to bring to light a topic that rarely gets discussed. ...more
The link to my original srticle is in the first paragraph of this post. Sexual Neglect link. Hop ... more

My Sexless Marriage Was a Hot Topic on Huffington Post

I had no idea my sexless marriage would be such a hot topic nor did I realize I would be crucified for it. In 2011, I published a personal article on my little blog titled "Sexual Neglect." The reason I wrote it was not to call out my ex but to bring to light a topic that rarely gets discussed. ...more
LindsayKlein Interesting perspective, Lindsay. Sounds like you know your comfort level well. I ... more

My Sexless Marriage Was a Hot Topic on Huffington Post

I had no idea my sexless marriage would be such a hot topic nor did I realize I would be crucified for it. In 2011, I published a personal article on my little blog titled "Sexual Neglect." The reason I wrote it was not to call out my ex but to bring to light a topic that rarely gets discussed. ...more
Michele@liferedesign Thank you Michele! That means alot. You've used a key word here, ... more

My Sexless Marriage Was a Hot Topic on Huffington Post

I had no idea my sexless marriage would be such a hot topic nor did I realize I would be crucified for it. In 2011, I published a personal article on my little blog titled "Sexual Neglect." The reason I wrote it was not to call out my ex but to bring to light a topic that rarely gets discussed. ...more
lwahousk Thanks for sharing. You're right about the thick skin! more

3 Ways to Use Your Blog for Good on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is tomorrow and across the blogosphere, people are pulling out their DIY valentines tutorials or lists of foods that are aphrodisiacs. Either that or they're writing screeds against this most Hallmark of holidays. But have you considered turning your next blog post into a valentine? Akin to the ones we used to make as kids and slip into the brown paper bags we had hanging off our desks. (What? Your school didn't do that?) I'm not talking about downloading a template of Jem and the Holograms and writing, "be my valentine because you are truly outrageous!" (Though, on second thought...) Don't you remember how good you felt when you opened up all the valentines from your friends during the class party. Well, you can recreate that feeling with your blog. I'm talking about using your blog for good. ...more
Great ideas, Melissa. Love the idea of spreading a caring Heart today. more