Leaving for America

I could never have imagined it without a little help. In my child’s mind, I pictured a mound of sand, a palm tree (with coconuts!) and my grandparents clinging to it to survive. I spent weeks fretting about how we would swim there and alternatively about how we would all fit! ...more

I loved reading this!!
Such a fantastic story! Is there a part 2? And, 3? 4? 5?

Jill ... more

Updated With Links: Announcing the 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year! ...more

And honored and nervous. But, mostly excited. I think. :)

An honest mommy ... more

Dear Abby 2.0: Giving Advice in the Blogosphere

Track:  writing-lab Advice blogs are starting to pop up everywhere online. Find out how to create your own successful advice site. Four popular bloggers of The Mouthy Housewives and Mommy Wants Vodka talk about how to handle every question out there from broken zippers to broken marriages with sensitivity and humor. They'll discuss how to draw traffic and make money off the business of giving advice....more

I wouldn't miss it!!



Kate Moss, Shut Up. I'm Trying to Raise a Daughter Here.

Recently Kate Moss told interviewer Brid Costello that one of her mottos is "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." My first reaction was to recite that to myself 800 times a day and see if it worked. I've been having a lot of trouble getting motivated to lose weight in the last couple of years. ...more

Thai food,


and Thanksgiving to the list.

Actually, pretty much ... more

BlogHer Goes To Washington

In 2007, BlogHer Co-founder and CEO Lisa Stone gave me a task. It was simple and direct. My job was to not only make sure BlogHer's political coverage was omni-partisan, but that the BlogHer community's influence and voice was heard from the Bay Area all the way to D.C., and everywhere in between. ...more

It's not often enough that I feel proud to be a blogger. But, tonight, I ... more

BlogHer mom NieNie from the NieNie Dialogues discusses children's identities in this weeks Duplo Mom Expert Q&A.

BlogHer moms know how important it is to stimulate creativity and intellectual development. That's why we've partnered with LEGO® DUPLO® to bring you a place to share your ideas with other moms and find new ways to teach your kids in a fun and entertaining way!

Some Of The Scariest Words In The World: Sudden. Infant. Death.

When my daughter was an infant, I was terrified to leave her alone to sleep. I'd heard the stories, seen the warnings, read all the statistics: young babies sometimes die. In their sleep. Inexplicably. And no known means of prevention....more

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