Sex and the Southern Belle

"Ooooh, maybe she’ll give me some breakfast." - Andre 3000G.R.I.T.S. or "Girls Raised In The South". When the topic of southern women arises, opinions run the gamut.  We’re classified as everything from dim and uneducated to shrewd and calculating.  Most people will agree with one simple fact, though:  There’s no love out there like the love of a southern woman.  As stereotypical as that may sound, it’s mostly accurate....more
"You want a southern woman because she’s kind, giving and will wash your boxers?  Fine.  What do ... more

Becoming a Different Type of Blogger: Why I'm Not Going to be a Food Blogger Anymore

Things got a little quiet around here last week. With holiday gift lists, party recipes, and general internet buzz in full swing, I’m sure a missed post or two didn’t ring any alarms out in the rest of the world. But after nearly a full year (!) of sharing twice-weekly articles on this domain, it felt pretty bizarre not queuing something up this past Thursday—and missing my usual Tuesday post time yesterday morning. It’s all been for good reason, though. ...more
CaminePappas You are so, so welcome--thank you, in return, for reading and reflecting your own ... more

Becoming a Different Type of Blogger: Why I'm Not Going to be a Food Blogger Anymore

Things got a little quiet around here last week. With holiday gift lists, party recipes, and general internet buzz in full swing, I’m sure a missed post or two didn’t ring any alarms out in the rest of the world. But after nearly a full year (!) of sharing twice-weekly articles on this domain, it felt pretty bizarre not queuing something up this past Thursday—and missing my usual Tuesday post time yesterday morning. It’s all been for good reason, though. ...more
katt.tewksbury Huge high five right back. It means so much that you took the time to ... more

Becoming a Different Type of Blogger: Why I'm Not Going to be a Food Blogger Anymore

Things got a little quiet around here last week. With holiday gift lists, party recipes, and general internet buzz in full swing, I’m sure a missed post or two didn’t ring any alarms out in the rest of the world. But after nearly a full year (!) of sharing twice-weekly articles on this domain, it felt pretty bizarre not queuing something up this past Thursday—and missing my usual Tuesday post time yesterday morning. It’s all been for good reason, though. ...more
@MiniMotherDuck Thanks for the virtual high five! Hopefully this is a step toward the "tribe" ... more

Becoming a Different Type of Blogger: Why I'm Not Going to be a Food Blogger Anymore

Things got a little quiet around here last week. With holiday gift lists, party recipes, and general internet buzz in full swing, I’m sure a missed post or two didn’t ring any alarms out in the rest of the world. But after nearly a full year (!) of sharing twice-weekly articles on this domain, it felt pretty bizarre not queuing something up this past Thursday—and missing my usual Tuesday post time yesterday morning. It’s all been for good reason, though. ...more
@ToscaSac Hi there, please know that I mean no offense to you or any reader through the above ... more

My Mother Has Cancer and I Don't Know How to Feel

In the middle of March of this year, I got a Facetime phone call from my mother. I had a feeling it was going to bad news for two reasons: 1. It was late in the evening in California, which meant it was very late in Eastern Canada, where she was calling from. 2. I hadn't spoken to her for a little over a year....more
There's no way I can offer advice concerning the context of your relationship with your mother, ... more

Announcing BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta): What Do You Think?

For a little more than a year now, BlogHer has published the #3 largest food network in the U.S. (comScore), syndicating headlines from and advertising to 600 of the best food blogs in the world. To celebrate these amazing bloggers and serve our mission to create more exposure for their work, we've taken an important step forward with this new service: Throughout the day, we will update BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta) with beautiful, highly clickable excerpts from the latest posts from all 600 blogs in BlogHer’s Publishing Network for food blogs. ...more
Very pretty! But it would be nice if pages would open in a *new* tab once clicked, rather than ... more

4 Foods That'll Help You Survive the Hospital

Any time spent in a hospital sucks for many reasons, but one largely unmentioned part of the suckage is the food. OMG, guys. Why, in an establishment supposedly dedicated to speedy recovery and optimal health, can patients only find fake syrup, fake peanut butter, fake jelly, white bread and iceberg lettuce? Everything was empty calories, artificial ingredients and minimal nutrition. Awful. ...more
@ItsAllRelative Good for you! How crazy counterintuitive is it that they'd feed someone who's ... more

Three Big Myths About Dating Plus-Sized Women

Editor's Note: I've been plus-size my entire adult life. I've been as large as 406lbs and as "small" as my current 220. I have experienced the gamut of plus-size dating trials and successes. The assumptions about larger women are moslty made because society has yet to embrace the beauty of ALL women. Guess what? There's more to us than the myths.-- Feminista Jones ...more
Fantastic post. Your confidence and self-love shines, and that's WAY sexier than anything that ... more