Dear Keepsake Journal (KJ): Bye Bye What-If-ing

Dear KJ, Wow. It's day 14 and I'm sitting here thinkering. 13 days of writing a post each and every. single. day. (1 per day for the month of December). This is a big deal for me. Guess why? I'm not just writing these posts. I'm having to actually practice what I'm writing about while I'm writing. Go figure! The first 10 Keepsakes focused on how to #mommy_our_hearts. I've had to do that during this entire process of creating them. :)...more

the title of the post is deceiving. but possible. daily. we don't have to stay enmeshed in the ... more

Digital Life Sacrifice: Celebs Off Themselves for a Good Cause

These celebrities and more have taken a drive off the virtual cliff all in the name of raising money for charity. The "Keep a Child Alive" campaign, the brainchild of singer Alicia Keys, encouraged some of Hollywood and the music industry's top names to log off Twitter and Facebook today and NOT return. At least not until $1 million dollars is raised. ...more

wow.
i have seen the #buylife hashtag all over twitter but only learned why now ...hadn't yet ... more

"B" Is For Boobies

Katy Perry wore a corset to stroll down Sesame Street and, in an instant, a show that has a long history of fighting for justice and liberty by normalizing things like interracial relationships and international cultures - and even homosexuality - became the frontline of America’s fundamentally prudish need to demonize and control women’s bodies....more

Alyssa,
You are brilliant and bold and awesome, here especially.
Agreed with every point. And ... more

Journey to the Sandbox: My Soldier, Kevlar and Deployment

He left as a unit of one. No big send off, no banners, no parade. No family members to take pictures of us. No publicity. He just left. We cherished every sweet moment of privacy. Friends could not understand us turning into hermits. What were we thinking? Did we not want the big send off or news coverage? Certainly, those, now traditional, social events would make us feel better and would bring his leaving to reality. No amount of conversation helped them understand; we had everything we needed right there amongst the green and tan sea of items that had taken over our home. We had us. ...more

Your story touched me so much...
You paint the canvas of what I've only been able to imagine ... more

Hello, Shiny New BlogHer.com!

Don't worry, you're not seeing things, and you haven't wandered into the wrong site by accident. You are looking at the shiny, new BlogHer.com ... ...more

damn we're awesome.
lovin that we just keep strivin to do it better....
kinda like allllll ... more

A self-portrait made not entirely by myself

Four years ago, I fell in love with my partner. David and I met in August 2005 under some rather peculiar circumstances, but it wasn't until a month later that I realized that this was the person who would change my life in so many wonderful and exciting ways. ...more

i'm clinging to the post nodding and nodding and tears outpouring...
i soooo get that wrestling ... more

Leave a Comment Now to Donate a Book to a Child in Need (Really!)

BlogHer and BookRenter, a company that rents textbooks to college students, have joined forces because we know that books makes a difference. Help us meet our goal of 1,000 books donated -- we're not there yet! ...more

Ahsert was the name of a very TALL giraffe...
who stood OUT from the rest of the aNiMals in the ... more

Thank YOU Liz Strauss for helping me own my fingers

Image by jdlasica via Flickr SOBC...more

hey gal. i know wasn't it? i jotted it down on a post it note and it's now on my desk...viewable ... more

How Often Should You Blog?

Some people think you should blog daily, others think a few times a week and some don't have any rules at all. Ultimately, it depends on what your goals are and how you feel about blogging. everyone is different.

How Often Should You Blog?

Some people think you should blog daily, others think a few times a week and some don't have any rules at all. Ultimately, it depends on what your goals are and how you feel about blogging. everyone is different.