Enough With The Push Presents!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I was recently annoyed by the whole idea of the smash cake, and found some validation on your blog. Now I'm prompted to ask if you've heard the term "push present." Yuck! While I think that giving your wife a gift on the birth of a child is a lovely thing, I find the term "push present" to be very off-putting. It doesn't help that I was introduced to both of these terms by my adorable and beloved sister-in-law... but this stuff drives me nuts....more
Agreed!  I learned of this term only months ago when my brother told me he was en route to the ... more

Piles o' Shoes for Thursday: Show Us Yours!

This Thursday at BlogHer HQ, we have extra bodies in the office. When I rallied the troops, members from different BlogHer teams flocked for the weekly shoe shot at different times. To accommodate the the crowd, we took two! See if you can spot the special guest appearance of BlogHer Editor in Chief, Stacy Morrison...or CEO and fearless leader Lisa Stone...or some of the illustrious members of our Design team......more

Thursday Shoes – Spotlight on Monique Maestas-Gower!

If you’re hip to the BlogHer fashion scene, you’ll surely recognize my next interviewee, Monique Maestas-Gower.  She reigns as the first Events team member to grace the runway of our first-ever fashion show at BlogHer ’12, NY.  In case you missed it, here’s a glimpse of her rippin’ it up in a luscious Vivienne Westwood gown and Jessica Simpson heels. ...more
@Momo Fali Thanks Momo!  They are super comfy... more

The “Remote” Thursday Shoe Shot

This Thursday’s shoe shot has presented some challenges; part of the Events team is on vacation, some of us are travelling for business, and the rest are holding down the fort at BlogHer headquarters. Yup, we're separated by three time zones, but we refuse to let silly things like geography get in our way! In fact, our situation offers up the perfect opportunity not only to connect virtually via our shoe-love but also to invite new participants into the mix. Since I’m working from BlogHer’s NY office this week, I’ve asked our digital team to play along....more
Yes! Halloween week we will do this for sure! @Jane Collins more

The “Remote” Thursday Shoe Shot

This Thursday’s shoe shot has presented some challenges; part of the Events team is on vacation, some of us are travelling for business, and the rest are holding down the fort at BlogHer headquarters. Yup, we're separated by three time zones, but we refuse to let silly things like geography get in our way! In fact, our situation offers up the perfect opportunity not only to connect virtually via our shoe-love but also to invite new participants into the mix. Since I’m working from BlogHer’s NY office this week, I’ve asked our digital team to play along....more
Love it Shannon! more

Why Have There Been No Great Women Boxers?

In 1971, art historian Linda Nochlin posed the question, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”  Her scholarship focuses on the biases of patriarchal norms illustrating how women did not have access to the same financial and educational support of church patronage and art academies as their male counterparts.  The same institutions that denied opportunities for women, helped foster greatness for male artists.  As a result, the chances of a female Michelangelo appearing on the scene were pretty darn slim. ...more

I hear you, Marie. And since I only train and don't compete I can't elaborate much on the ... more

Would You Call a Teacher By Her First Name?

When I was a teacher, my students called me by my first name. There were a few teachers at the school who asked to be addressed by their last name, but it was far more common for students to use our first names. I entered this school from a conservative all-girls school, where I was scolded by the principal for asking the girls to use my first name, and the students themselves didn't know what to make of a teacher who asked to simply be called Melissa. Prior to that job, I was teaching at the university level, where my students, once again, called me by my first name at my request. ...more

I have *such* an opinion about this - mainly due to the fact that when I tell people I called my ... more

BlogHer Conferences in Pictures: BlogHer '10, Not in NYC But With You in Spirit (UPDATED PICTURES!)

Updated with more photos of those who will be with BlogHer in spirit but not in New York City -- get yours added today if you can't make it. ...more

Erin, It goes without saying that the entire BlogHer team will miss you enormously. Even with ... more

What the Amish Can Teach You About Running a Successful Business

Even though I live only a few hours from Amish Country in Lancaster, PA and regularly purchase baked goods from an Amish family that comes weekly to a farm I frequent, I never gave much thought to their successful business track record. ...more

This is so interesting! Growing up in Philly, I was always intrigued by Amish culture which ... more

Holiday! Vacationing With an Only Child

We're standing in line to check bags at the San Diego airport, surrounded by large families hoisting enough luggage to sustain the Northwest Passage. And once again, I am thankful we are a party of three. ...more

Rita, I'm just catching this post and it's really a refreshing read! I too have just one with ... more