Chicago Pre-BlogHer '10 Meetup!

It's almost that time again!Some of us area headed to that "other" city, some of us aren't, but however this works out for you, let's get together right here in Chicago before the main event. I definitely hope you'll join me and other Chicago-area BlogHers for a meet and greet!

Chicago Pre-BlogHer '10 Meetup!

It's almost that time again!Some of us area headed to that "other" city, some of us aren't, but however this works out for you, let's get together right here in Chicago before the main event. I definitely hope you'll join me and other Chicago-area BlogHers for a meet and greet!

How to Get a Happier Wedding: Back Off My Bride Budget

They all seem to be saying one thing: If you're spending $30,000 (the average) on a wedding, you're a spendthrift idiot who has no concept of reality. It's like “slut-shaming:” cutting down other women by attacking their individual choices. Wedding-shaming. ...more

one of my biggest concerns. For my bridesmaids, I found a really inexpensive dress (helps if you ... more

How to Get a Happier Wedding: Back Off My Bride Budget

They all seem to be saying one thing: If you're spending $30,000 (the average) on a wedding, you're a spendthrift idiot who has no concept of reality. It's like “slut-shaming:” cutting down other women by attacking their individual choices. Wedding-shaming. ...more

to the obnoxious comments by family members. I am a designer and while I didn't have time to DIY ... more

Chicago Pre-BlogHer '10 Meetup!

It's almost that time again!Some of us area headed to that "other" city, some of us aren't, but however this works out for you, let's get together right here in Chicago before the main event. I definitely hope you'll join me and other Chicago-area BlogHers for a meet and greet!

Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, Sarah Palin: Is It Fair to Go for the Looks in Politics?

There's been a rash of cattiness going around. I'm not talking about what I've said lately about Lindsey Lohan (for example, do prison jumpsuits have leggings?), I'm talking about the recent treatment of female conservative political leaders. Lately, it's gotten personal, because people are starting to connect people's looks to people's ability to govern effectively. It is, quite honestly, a bi-partisan thing. ...more

a mix of issues in what you bring up. First off, calling someone a "girl" is like calling ... more

Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, Sarah Palin: Is It Fair to Go for the Looks in Politics?

There's been a rash of cattiness going around. I'm not talking about what I've said lately about Lindsey Lohan (for example, do prison jumpsuits have leggings?), I'm talking about the recent treatment of female conservative political leaders. Lately, it's gotten personal, because people are starting to connect people's looks to people's ability to govern effectively. It is, quite honestly, a bi-partisan thing. ...more

I would love to see the results. :) more

Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, Sarah Palin: Is It Fair to Go for the Looks in Politics?

There's been a rash of cattiness going around. I'm not talking about what I've said lately about Lindsey Lohan (for example, do prison jumpsuits have leggings?), I'm talking about the recent treatment of female conservative political leaders. Lately, it's gotten personal, because people are starting to connect people's looks to people's ability to govern effectively. It is, quite honestly, a bi-partisan thing. ...more

that contest had a Hottest Man component judged by the women who won the first contest. :)

I ... more

Ask HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Your Healthcare Reform Questions Now

Love it or hate it, health care reform affects us all. That’s why BlogHer has worked so hard in 2009 on its community journalism initiative directly connecting women bloggers with legislators to ask their own questions. Now, we're giving you the chance to take it to the White House: This Monday, December 21, I'm asking your healthcare questions to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in a live interview. ...more

Morra, this is soooo cool! Awesome and good luck!

As the resident contrarian ... more

Ask Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the future of health care: Thursday, Oct. 15 @BlogHer

You're invited to join Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) in a telephone conference call about health care reform legislation at 8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 15. The first 20 BlogHers who sign up in the comments below will be sent call-in information. More details below.It's a big week for this controversial legislation. Five health care reform bills are moving through Congress and today the Senate Finance Committee meets to take a final vote on their version, the most conservative of the bunch according to OpenCongress.org.Speaker Pelosi herself sent three versions of H.R. 3200 to the Congressional Budget Office for analysis last week, stating as she did that "it's very clear from our conversations with the members that the votes are there for a public option." (Source: Capitol Briefing.)The public option has been the speaker's rallying cry since July, when she said,"The glory days are coming to an end for the health insurance industry in our country. I have said that their profits are obscene, they have increased enormously over the past few years at the expense of America's consumers. And that's why what's in it for the consumers in our bill is that no longer will an insurance company be able to withhold insurance because you have a pre-existing medical condition. No longer can they pull back or rescind your insurance if you get more ill. No longer will you lose your health ins if you lose your job, change jobs, start a business, be self-employed. You will still have health insurance and think of what that means for the vitality of our economy, so we can encourage entrepreneurship while people have the confidence that they will have health insurance and can take more risks."This quote begins at one minute, twenty-nine seconds (01:29) into this YouTube video:You're invited to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis to join us when BlogHer moderates a telephone conference call with Speaker Pelosi at 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 8:30 a.m. Pacific on Thursday, Oct. 15. Please add your name below and any blog URL if you have one (that's not required :). We'll be back in touch with the phone number and logistics. We have room for a group of 20 bloggers, who will join BlogHer's contributing editors from both sides of the aisle. If you're unable to attend, no worries -- please leave your question in the comments below and we will try to ask for you. This call is the fourth of BlogHer's bi-partisan series of telephone conference discussions to connect women bloggers directly with legislators, in partnership with the Sunlight Foundation and OpenCongress.org. You can hear audio and read transcripts of our discussions at the links below: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash)Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) Rep. George Miller (D-Ca)We hope you join us! Best, Lisa for Elisa, Jory and Lisa BlogHer Co-founders ...more

For the WORLD.

I'll be there.

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