Yes, Childfree Is Normal: Why I Moved From "Can't" to "Won't" Today

I think The Atlantic is the best publication around these days, and admire its thoughtful tackling of women’s issues. Why Women Still Can't Have It All, that post by Anne-Marie Slaughter that got so many people talking? I loved it—so smart and well argued. Of course, that post wasn't about me....more
Thanks for this.  You've expressed similar sentiments to my own.  It's a little eerie, actually ... more

How to Conduct an Effective Job Search

You're searching for a new job and just don't know how to balance it all. Especially if you are holding down a job currently it can be a balancing act of epic proportions. So how do you do it well, land that job, and save your sanity in the process? Recently I sat in on a free teleseminar from Wired4Hire (brought to you by MGD Services, Inc.) where expert Gretchen Gunn walked eager job seekers through a do-able strategy. According to Gretchen a job search consists of 4 essential activities: Find leads ...more

The most useful thing I did on my job search was stay in touch with people I knew from previous ... more

What do you like to do to disconnect?

When you are under stress or having a bad day, what do you do to disconnect yourself? I normally read a book or watch a movie eating ice cream or any other guilty pleasure!

Whiskey Raisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whiskey Raisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies ...more

I think I just went into a cookie coma merely reading that - wow and yum! :) more

Why I Don't Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Where are the campaigns to figure out why, once diagnosed, black women have longer delays in getting diagnostic results than white women? TheTheologiansCafe is soliciting topless photos to raise money for free mammograms for low-income women and asking women if they would pose nude for a good cause. (I’ll pause for a moment so I can be polite.) While that’s a nice idea -- helping women get a mammogram -- the real question is how are these low-income women supposed to pay for treatment if they find out that they have breast cancer? ...more

I was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 years ago today. I was 32 years old. As you can see, I'm ... more

Do You Unfriend Someone on Facebook After They Die?

I've told TW that it's perfectly fine for her to use BlogHer Chatter, Twitter and Facebook to notify friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances about my death -- once she makes a couple of phone calls and text messages. We've talked a lot about what should happen to our blogs after we die. We somehow neglected to think really hard about what to do with Facebook after we die. Even though Paula included Facebook in her great post, Managing Your Social Media Afterlife. ...more

Only one person I friended on FB has died. I will not unfriend her, mostly because I like ... more

They make Disney World sound fun. Sort of. #blogher #todaymoms

They make Disney World sound fun. Sort of. #blogher #todaymoms ...more

Let me guess - you've only been there during school breaks, with all the heat & the crowds & the ... more

Ewww! Blech! Bug in my Gazebo, bug in my gazebo! *rushes off to brew a new, bugless pot*

Ewww! Blech! Bug in my Gazebo, bug in my gazebo! *rushes off to brew a new, bugless pot* ...more

It was horrifically traumatic, but the new pot made things all better ;) more

Get the Most Out of Flickr

Flickr is a popular website for various forms of photo-sharing, storage and inspiration. Some people assume that it is merely a place to store and share photos online. Trust me, as a long-time Flickr "lovr," I can tell you that it's so much more. ...more

My blogs are self-hosted on WordPress and mobile blogging is possible natively, but a huge PITA, ... more

Scary Week for Work: U.S. Loses Jobs, Senate Fails to Extend Unemployment Benefits

The Labor Department reported today that the U.S. economy suffered a loss of 125,000 jobs in June, mostly temporary census jobs, the first such loss this year. The department also reported that the unemployment rate declined from 9.7% to 9.5% -- but according to the New York Times, "This decline came only because the nation’s labor force shrank by 652,000 jobs," meaning fewer people were actively looking for work. ...more

Wondering if the NY Times bothered to ask - were those jobs created here in the United States, ... more