The Ferguson Shooting Has Me Scared for My Son

The Ferguson shooting and so many incidents like it scare me. ...more
@Kristi Walker How could you possibly know this won't happen to her son? Even if Michael Brown ... more

How to Build a Community Using Twitter

When I first started blogging, social media didn't even factor into my plan.  They seemed like two completely different subjects, and the latter was one I had no interest in.  And the most ridiculous, at least in my opinion, was Twitter.  In fact, my friend and I who co-wrote my first blog regularly made fun of it - "I'm getting in the shower, I'm drying off, I'm brushing my teeth..." we'd joke with one another.  Little did I know that in a few years, Twitter would be my favorite social media site, and the number-one traffic source for my blog. ...more
These are great tips! I wish I'd read this before I sent my tweet with a blog post for the day... :) more

5 Ways to Avoid Chub Rub When You Run and Race

Last year, I ran my first half-marathon. This summer, I started training for my next one in November. What does summer running bring on? Chub rub. OW OW OW OW. Whether you're training for a fall race or just trying to avoid the bra/skirt/underwear hell that is 95-degrees-and-humid, I've got some ideas to end your chub once and for all. ...more
Body Glide is the best invention ever when it comes to chub rub... and armpit rub and nipple ... more

Male CEO Steps Down Because Men Care About Their Families Too

Upon reading that Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB stepped down to "spend more time with his kids," I sent my husband a text message at work. "Question," was how I started off. You know, that one thing that men always want to hear from their female partners. "Sup," he succinctly replied. "Have you ever been asked how you manage your career as a firefighter with your family life?" I tried to imagine the look on his face, but he immediately started typing his reply. ...more
Love this post. It's really lame that dads and husbands aren't considered for the most part when ... more

What If You Found Out Your Spouse Was an Internet Troll?

Jezebel had a story today from Reddit about a woman who discovered her husband of six years was an Internet troll.  According to the poster, she discovered this accidentally on their shared computer after her husband went to work for the day.  After she realized the extent of his online activities spewing hate at strangers, she confronted him and was told that he used his trolling as an emotional release. Well. Some people eat chocolate or go running.  Others tell teenagers that they're ugly and should go kill themselves. ...more
Oh my god. That would be so horrible. I'd be so pissed at my husband (and not just because I'm a ... more

Summer of Orange: Sheer Top + Fluted Orange Skirt (on Super Sale!)

It’s the Summer of Orange, I swear. It’s all I’m wearing these days, guys. I’m sorry…? Nah, not really. I love this color, especially when it comes in neon form. Means not only do I stand out in a crowd, but I also can earn some extra cash directing street traffic. ...more
This outfit, especially those shoes, is amazing. I love the color combo! more

What Do You Mean You're "Not a Target Person"?

Go on. Get yourself together. Pour yourself a drink in that tumbler from the dollar bin. Have some Market Pantry comfort food ready. Find a Nate Berkus throw pillow in case you need something to beat in disbelief. Maybe pop an Up & Up ibuprofen. It’s about to get raw and real in here....more
Oh, Target. How I love you.  Sure, Walmart has better entertainment value, but that doesn't ... more

I Was Told I Wasn't "Pretty" On A First Date

I can honestly say that I have been on some of the worst dates in the history of the world.  And, of course, I totally checked the history of the world before I made that claim to fame.  Today, I’m going to share one of my more treasured memories with you. You may want to sit down for this one.  Scratch that.  Grab your laptop, find a friggin’ bed and lay down.  Yeah, it’s that bad....more
I will wholeheartedly admit that this situation sounds totally awkward and uncomfortable, but ... more

Has a Comment Ever Made You Want to Quit the Internet?

A few days later, I received a comment that tore me to shreds. This person accused me of writing regurgitated garbage just for the sake of luring traffic from search engines. "I bet you're not even Jewish." His evidence was that I knew nothing of Jewish culture, because I used the word "menorot" and everyone knows it's menorah. ...more
Oh man, I would have a hard time recovering from a comment like that, too. I'm glad you decided ... more

What's In a (Starbucks) Name?

Amoeba. Armenia. Ambibia. Ar-na-by...what's your name, baby? It's rare for someone to say my name correctly on the first try. It happens, but it's rare. I've been called all of those above and a few others that make less sense. And by less sense I mean less sense of a seemingly normal person who thought Amoeba could be correct. ...more
Yes!! My friends and I call it your "coffee name." I want one, but since my name is short ... more