Announcing the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!...more

I am so honored and thrilled to be included with such a talented group of honorees. Thank you so ... more

Share Your Favorite Summer Memories

Happy Solstice, dear bloggers. Summer's arrival launches a season when fashion means sparkly flip-flops, the blender stays out and adventures pile up, right? As Section Editor for this here Life category, which includes travel, I'm making a request. Being the naturally curious and expressive people that bloggers are, we get outside eventually, right? Tell me about it. No, really. Tell me....more

I love reminiscing about things like this! Loved your memory, Heather -- the photos are ... more

On Blogging, Popularity Contests & Why I QUIT!

Last night I received an email telling me I'm up for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Mental Wellness Blogs. You'd think that would make me happy, but it didn't really. In fact, I immediately felt sad once I understood what was involved. ...more

Love, love, love this post.

Even after years of posting my work on the Internet...struggling ... more

Parenthood, Actually: Empty Nests

I know that I said these same things to my own mom. "I can't wait to get out of this town." "I'm going to BE somebody." Like Kristi, I didn't realize how those words might have -- and must have -- affected my mom until I was a mother myself. This post talks about the child-parent relationship, growing up, her son and a heartbreaking story about hummingbirds. You don't want to miss this one. ...more

So pleased to see my post featured...I hope others enjoy it and identify with it as well!

xo ... more

Do You Wear Yoga Pants -- When You're Not Doing Yoga? Is That OK?

Does this sound familiar? It's Tuesday and you don't have any plans to leave the house so you think, Eh, I'll just throw on my yoga pants today, which is fine until you realize that you need to run to the grocery/post office/coffee shop and so you do and you run into your ex/your mother-in-law/that woman from the carpool line who always looks like a supermodel. And you think, Argh, why didn't I get dressed? ...more

 

Oooh -- I. Live, In. Them! 

And I consider myself fairly obsessive ... more

Redbook Editor Stacy Morrison's Divorce Book: Survival Guide, Love Story, Must-Read (VIDEO)

Redbook Editor-in-Chief Stacy Morrison looks deceptively like any national magazine editor whose six-year-old is the center of her universe. But secretly? She's the swami of divorce, who channels her own experience to help readers cry all the tears, feel all the hurt and then grow up enough to survive with integrity and love. ...more

Thank you soooo much for posting this -- so good. I'm definitely running out to buy her ... more

Do Tell: Share Your Guilty Pleasures

Pop culture guilty pleasures. We all have them. We almost never admit them. Come on, you're at BlogHer. In the safe nest. Tell us all your secrets. ...more

Favorite Don't-Look-At-My-iPod-Display Band
Barry ... more

All that Yaz: Should We Get Rid of Birth Control Pills?

When it was introduced, Yasmin (and its sidekick, Yaz) was not just a birth control pill, but a girl's best friend. I mean, other pills have clinical names, like Necon 7/7/7 (my pill) or Lo-Ovral (my former pill) or Ortho TriCyclen (my former former pill) or Alesse (my former former former pill), so it's clear that they are just medicines. I didn't think I was going to hang out and talk about boys with Lo-Ovral, but I might with Yaz. Yaz is a person's name. It's kicky. I can trust my friend Yaz. ...more

Oy, I had a bad experience with Yasmine too. Not pretty.

I spent the better part of ... more

"Far Away Face Girl": When You Just Don't See Yourself Like Others Do

When I was 15 years old, I was a hard-core “Thespian.”  Which basically meant I was a tool who wore black and crystals, enjoyed misery, took my big freaking tome of The Complete Works of Shakespeare with me everywhere and read interpretive poetry about my pain aloud in front of mirrors back-lit by candles and set to music like “Gloomy Renaissance Nose-Flute Quartet: The Greatest Hits” in my bedroom. ...more

Absolutely loved this!!! I can totally relate on so many levels--what with being a once upon ... more

BlogHer of the Week: Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder

There are some experiences that we women share. Some things that act as the great equalizer. Eventually, if you make it far enough in life, you too will face (ominous music plays): The Mammogram! ...more

Brilliant choice for BlogHer of the week. One of the best bloggers out there...and Anna could ... more