In Work/Life Balance, Where Is the Balance Between Parents and Non-Parents?

This past February, my furnace went kaput. One day, it was a nice 68 degrees—downright tropical during the winter's Polar Vortex. The next day, I could have sworn I saw my breath. After a few moments of panic and mentally preparing myself to freeze to death in my sleep—alone, childless, forever single—I was able to do the adult thing and schedule a repair. Someone would be headed to my home the following afternoon. I paused briefly upon realizing that I'd need to be home in the middle of the workday … but this was an emergency. ...more
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Hot Topic: What To Wear To BlogHer? I'll Tell You!

It's that time of year: We are one week away from the annual BlogHer conference, and Twitter is atwitter with the all-important question: What are you wearing to BlogHer?...more
I will be sure to wear my navy Tieks. Best shoes for the airport. Hands down. more

The Government Shutdown: What's Shutting Down? Does It Affect You?

Barring a Hail Mary budget, at midnight tonight, we're going to find ourselves in the middle of a government shutdown. But what, exactly, does this mean? The last two government shutdowns came in 1995 and 1996, and we can predict a bit how this one will go based on what happened back then. ...more

The ineptitude of congress right now is ruining my love for them.
Seriously this is ... more

Why Don't More Women Run for Elected Office?

Apparently 2010 was the year of the woman. I didn’t feel that jolt I thought I’d feel upon this triumphant event. I’m not looking for an estrogen fest on Capitol Hill and let it be known that when it comes to getting women up on high, my concern isn’t which side of the aisle does this woman fall on; my concern is if she smart. Does she want smart woman to succeed? Does she want to lift up other women to follow in her footsteps? ...more

Women are harder on themselves which causes them to believe that they shouldn't run for office. ... more

Why Don't More Women Run for Elected Office?

Apparently 2010 was the year of the woman. I didn’t feel that jolt I thought I’d feel upon this triumphant event. I’m not looking for an estrogen fest on Capitol Hill and let it be known that when it comes to getting women up on high, my concern isn’t which side of the aisle does this woman fall on; my concern is if she smart. Does she want smart woman to succeed? Does she want to lift up other women to follow in her footsteps? ...more

And I probably should have made the point better that not every single woman should run for ... more

My First Gray Hairs

About a month ago during a quick vacation in Denver, I returned to my hotel with my sunglasses atop my head and when I took them down there they were: three gray hairs....more

First of all sorry for the delay in comment response. Second of all, right on! So glad that I'm ... more

The $100 Question: Tell Sweetney About Your Perfect Post

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Tracey from Sweetney.com ...more

Yes I did write a very lovely post about the President. What of ... more

Airport-Convenient Footwear and Other Things to Wear When You Travel

I'm going to be THAT girl for a second. The one who admonishes, though not to be mean but as a way of constructive criticism. I want to make your life easier. I want to make your travel experience better. So work with me here. ...more

Between you all and this post from Maggie ... more

How I Do My Hair, in Three Easy Steps

I think I've reached almost every woman's version of Nirvana. I, Heather Barmore, have found the perfect combination of hair products to make me, Heather Barmore -- she who is notoriously unhappy with everything -- fairly happy with my hair. Though first I feel like I should go back to 1994 when I had grand delusions of having long flowing blonde locks. Every time I got a relaxer and a haircut I'd end up with a case of whiplash from shaking my tresses around like I was in some Pantene commercial. Fortunately, I have since recovered from that particular phase. ...more

I probably should have added a disclaimer onto this post that this took me a) FIVE years ... more

How I Do My Hair, in Three Easy Steps

I think I've reached almost every woman's version of Nirvana. I, Heather Barmore, have found the perfect combination of hair products to make me, Heather Barmore -- she who is notoriously unhappy with everything -- fairly happy with my hair. Though first I feel like I should go back to 1994 when I had grand delusions of having long flowing blonde locks. Every time I got a relaxer and a haircut I'd end up with a case of whiplash from shaking my tresses around like I was in some Pantene commercial. Fortunately, I have since recovered from that particular phase. ...more

I'm glad that my photos of me sans makeup and with my hair looking a hot mess have helped you ... more