Why Kelly Osbourne's Comments About Latinos Were So Offensive

Some people are asking why they should be offended by Kelly Osbourne's comments about Latinos on The View, and my question is why not?"If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?"...more
Oh wow. This is just so wrong and just so unbelievably offensive. I'm glad she apologized for ... more

How Do You Tell Your Child He Is Autistic?

How do you tell your child he has autism? Seriously, how do you do this? ...more
This made me so happy to read! I worked with children on the autism spectrum, and I felt like so ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
8 tips for managing your time better http://www.linkouture.com/2014/11/tips-manage-time-better.html more

I'm a Blogger, And Damn Proud of It!: Reflections from a #BlogHerNewbie Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous post, I left the first day of BlogHer '13 feeling both exhausted and energized, and ready to see what day two would bring....more
@Denise Thanks :-) more

Treat that Bottle of Water Like a Mysterious Lover

Plenty of health articles talk about drinking more water. And many people make it part of their yearly resolutions. But ... er ... how? I mean, I get the basic how-to: (1) pour water in a glass, (2) lift glass to lips, and (3) intake water by swallowing. But what's missing is how to get over the "don't wanna" feeling that I get sometimes when I pour myself a glass of water. ...more
I keep writing about how I need to drink more water...I've even scheduled it into my day today ... more

Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don't Own on Your Blog

One of the things I learned early on was that a post with a photo always looked nicer than one with just text. So I looked at what other people were doing for pictures.  And mostly it seemed that everyone was grabbing pics from Google Images and pasting them on their sites. Sometimes with attribution, most of the time without. And when I asked others (or looked at disclaimers on websites and Tumblrs), it seemed that everyone agreed using pics that way was okay under Fair Use standards. ...more
Yikes, definitely freaked me out a bit! When I started to get more seriously into blogging I ... more

An Experiment in Less Stuff in Time for the Holidays

It’s not about living in a small space, but about many things we have. How we let our stuff control us. Getting hooked into believing we need all these material things. Thinking those material things fill us up when all they sometimes do is make us want more, more, more. This is, after all, the American dream, right?...more
I am a huge fan of getting rid of stuff (Freecycle and Goodwill are my best friends). I am ... more

I Am My Own Dream Catcher

Today I took a risk and it scared the crap out of me. For the most part, I don’t consider myself much of a risk taker. I’m a methodical planner. I hope for the best, but  prepare for the worst. But the reality is we can be as prepared as possible, and it doesn’t mean a thing. ANYTHING can happen. There are no guarantees. There is no 100%. I used to let fear of rejection rule my destiny. I was caught in a paralyzing cycle of wanting, dreaming, and preparing, followed by never taking action, and then always wondering “what if.” It’s depressing, and nothing ever happens. ...more
I feel like this post could have been written about me! Congratulations on taking a risk and ... more