The Great Non-Dairy Ice Cream Taste-Off

July's the Month of Ice Cream on BlogHer -- and as you know, I adore Month of Anything Food (cf. Month of Pie) and would love to play along. But my stupid tummy hates ice cream. Serve me up more than a teaspoon of frozen dairy -- ice cream, gelato, fro-yo, soft-serve, semifreddo, ice milk -- and you WILL regret it. I will, anyway. ...more
Organic Rice Divine Mud Pie is yummy. I think it's the best of the non-dairy "ice creams" out ... more

Getting Over Him

About five years ago, I wrote a book -- A Sassy Little Guide to Getting Over Him -- and, truth be told, I've done next to nothing to promote the book. Don't get me wrong; I love the book and am very proud of it. I, like most of us, suck a self-promotion and would much rather focus my time and energy on new projects...especially if it helps me avoid self-promotion. Anyway, I just took a little time and created a commercial of sorts for the book. I hope you'll enjoy it and will pass it along. Because, in case I didn't mention it, I suck at self-promotion....more

I can't get the video to embed. Blerg. This is un-fun. xo

 

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Visibility: The Key Ingredient for Lasting Love

And that’s just the thing. This couple is dining together, but they’re not really there. The man answers his phone whenever it rings. The woman doesn’t cease speaking, even when he’s on the phone. It’s as though they’ve become so used to not being acknowledged by one another that they no longer wait for a response. ...more

We are so distracted today by all our forms of "connection" that the simple act of paying ... more

Carpe Diem on a Bicycle

Two friends gave me an unexpected gift this Christmas: A Schwinn. A lovely, retro-inspired cruiser, replete with a basket and bell, in a sassy champagne color with white trim. The handles and saddle are black, and it reminds me of the Schwinn I had as a girl. My first "grown-up" bike. This was a sweet surprise of a treat. ...more

Happy upcoming birthday, Jenna! I hope you enjoy your cruiser as much as I do mine. Ride it ... more

Week 2: Explore BlogHer.com and Win an iPad!

Last week we invited you to take a look around our redesigned homepage. We love the feedback you gave us and now we'd like to share some of our features beyond the homepage. And, since we are still in a jolly giving mood, this week we want to give you a chance to win an iPad! ...more

What I love (and have always loved) about BlogHer is the community, the instant family, you can ... more

Second -- make that third -- thoughts about Sarah Palin (and news of her pregnant daughter)

My first reaction was of course, yay, someone is finally putting a woman on the ticket. My second reaction was, hang on a minute, she is conservative, pro-life, anti-environment, and maybe not so experienced, although maybe I should support her anyway (see yesterday's post). Now that Sarah Palin, after all of four days in the public eye, has dropped this bombshell that her seventeen year old unwed daughter is having a baby, I'm having a third reaction. And this one, folks, is not about Palin but about the media. ...more

Right on.  I don't know how this became such a "women's issue".  This needs to be ... more

Second -- make that third -- thoughts about Sarah Palin (and news of her pregnant daughter)

My first reaction was of course, yay, someone is finally putting a woman on the ticket. My second reaction was, hang on a minute, she is conservative, pro-life, anti-environment, and maybe not so experienced, although maybe I should support her anyway (see yesterday's post). Now that Sarah Palin, after all of four days in the public eye, has dropped this bombshell that her seventeen year old unwed daughter is having a baby, I'm having a third reaction. And this one, folks, is not about Palin but about the media. ...more

Palin's parenting isn't being brought into question because she is a woman, it's because she ... more

Second -- make that third -- thoughts about Sarah Palin (and news of her pregnant daughter)

My first reaction was of course, yay, someone is finally putting a woman on the ticket. My second reaction was, hang on a minute, she is conservative, pro-life, anti-environment, and maybe not so experienced, although maybe I should support her anyway (see yesterday's post). Now that Sarah Palin, after all of four days in the public eye, has dropped this bombshell that her seventeen year old unwed daughter is having a baby, I'm having a third reaction. And this one, folks, is not about Palin but about the media. ...more

Palin was going to bring controversy, so we shouldn't be surprised (nor should she), that ... more

Hi, I'm Melanie. I'm New Here! Where do the locals go for fun?

Hello, I'm Melanie... ...more

Welcome aboard!  You are going to love it here. Lurve, actually. ... more

Paltrow & PETA: How do vegetarians draw the line?

In the ‘She-didn't-see-this-coming?' category, Gwyneth Paltrow was recently slammed by PETA for modeling fur in ads for Tod's, an Italian maker of fashion accessories. Paltrow, a proclaimed vegetarian, is known for her green, holistic lifestyle and close friendship with staunch animal-rights designer, Stella McCartney, yet she is fronting the autumn collection of fur-lined boots and bags for Tod's. Tricky, no? As an aspiring vegetarian, I'm befuddled. Can V-Folks have it both ways? ...more

I think we are too easily labelled, whether we give them to ourselves or others place them on ... more