A Cake Pop Tutorial

 This post is a follow up to the letter I wrote to Starbucks a few weeks ago. I finally managed to snag one of the Starbucks cake pops (they hide them behind the counter, BTW) and they were pretty good. I mean, they were fine. Whatever. It got me thinking: There's no reason that I can't recreate a little cake pop magic in my own home. ...more

...but I've become an expert at the balls! (I'm making 200 of them for a wedding this summer. So ... more

Think Pink for Spring!

I feel like I've been wearing waterproof boots for weeks ... and yet, I feel a slight glimmer of spring poking through the clouds. I've started getting emails from retailers highlighting floral prints and soft colors and pretty shoes and, though you may feel like it's still too cold to contemplate fluttery shifts, I've put together a few pretty pink things to make you feel closer to warm weather. ...more

Oh, Blackbird, you've done it.

With piles of snow everywhere and ice on the ground, I'm ... more

Please Let Me Name Your Baby

I'm obsessed with baby names. Freakishly obsessed. In fact, I'd like to name your baby. Ask my friends. I'm breathlessly giddy when someone asks my opinion on a combination of first and middle names with the surname or the siblings' names. My heart races just thinking about it. ...more

We have a Meredith Claire and a Harper Rose. We actually let the internet vote on Harper's ... more

HomeGoods Holiday Shopping List Sweepstakes

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I went to HomeGoods this morning with the intention of getting something for my daughter's ... more

What Are You Reading June Edition

Wow! June! At the end of the month we'll be half way through the year. (Let's not discuss those reading goals just now ok?) It's time for the June edition of what are you reading.

The $100 Question: Tell Jenny From Three Kid Circus About Your Best Teacher Gift Ideas

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

We have two "main" teachers, and at the end of each year we present them with a gift card to the ... more

Leave a Comment Now to Donate a Book to a Child in Need (Really!)

BlogHer and BookRenter, a company that rents textbooks to college students, have joined forces because we know that books makes a difference. Help us meet our goal of 1,000 books donated -- we're not there yet! ...more

It was one of the most creative books I've read. Highly inspiring. more

Beyonce's "Single Ladies": There's a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Let Kids Do Pop Music

Listen; I'm not a prude or a saint. I occasionally swear in front of my kids. I let them listen to most "popular" music and answer their questions when they want to know what something means, because I think they're better off learning it from me than from their friends. My philosophy is that it's a losing game to try to shield them from suggestive lyrics, so instead I try to listen with (and to!) them and offer explanations alongside infrequent opinions. (Because sometimes I just have to say, "You know? I think that's kind of inappropriate. I'd rather you not sing along to this one.") ...more

I believe the only appropriate thing about this is that it was put up by Yak Films. And although ... more

The $100 Question: Jeffrey from Penny Experiment Asks If Money Or Passion Is More Important For Making A Difference?

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: Jeffrey of Penny Experiment ...more

I'll always believe that passion (TRUE passion) is much more important than money when it comes ... more

Do Tell: Share Your Worst Hairstyle and Win an iPad!

There's no easy way to say this, so I'm going to have to just come right out with it. I know that this will shock some of you. You may not be able to read the entire post. There may be some tears. I have a mullet. ...more

When I was in college, I had a bit of a run in with an electric clipper thing. So, yeah. This ... more