The Brouhaha Du Jour: David Letterman Under Fire For Joke Involving Sarah Palin's Daughter

I'm going to start this post with the following preamble: disagreement does not have to be agitating or wholly divisive, and I hope that at the end of this we're all still friends, still speaking, and that you'll still hug me at BlogHer in a few weeks. Because I'm going to venture a guess that I'm in the minority with regard to my opinion on what David Letterman said Tuesday night, and whether or not what he said was acceptable. ...more

I believe Letterman when he said that he intended to joke about the 18 year old daughter.  He ... more

Does the Kindle Make Sense?

I read a lot, but I don't buy a lot of books. I get books at the library. I buy magazines and newspapers, but only the occasional book. The other day I grabbed a book at the library called Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott because of this sentence on the inside flap of the cover: "The bottom line is this: if you understand the Net Generation, you will understand the future." ...more

It definitely does peak my curiousity but I'm not ready to buy one yet.  I still love ... more

Awkward Family Photos

Say "awkward family photos" and the first thing that comes to my mind is my grandmother's house, any Thanksgiving between the years of, say, 1978-2004. We were all forced to gather around one end of the table in a too-small dining room, while she tried to operate a camera that always - always - malfunctioned (Disc cameras, even, for a few of those years. Remember those? See Boing Boing's "Bad Old Days: Kodak Disc 4000 Camera" for a refresher and then give your PowerShot a big kiss. ) ...more

Loved the website.  Photos can be so entertaining.  I'm in the process of creating a family ... more

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A Sunscreen How-To

This weekend marks the official start of summer, or at least the official start of pool season. While I cannot tell you how to get your thighs in shape between now and then, I can tell you how to make sure you've got your sunscreen on properly. Because I'm willing to jiggle at the pool, but I am not willing to burn. Ready? Here's everything you need to know about sunscreen. ...more

Canada is another one of many Countries that report a lot of cases of Vitamin D deficiency. ... more

This Week's Backtalk: Summer Travel!

Summer is right around the corner and that means many blogging moms are gearing up for a vacation or two with the family. ...more

I agree with one of the speakers in the video, keeping expectations low is key.  I'm going on ... more

Birthday Parties 'R Us

If there's one thing we love to give our children, it's a good birthday party.  But that doesn't mean that we need to keep up with the Joneses or even keep up with parties past.  With reports of extravagant birthday parties costing upwards of $10,000, it's enough to make parents completely overwhelmed. ...more

I think theme parties are awesome for kids.  In my experience, theme parties were always the ... more

Blogging About Teens

If you have teenagers, you know that blogging about them can be all but impossible.  ...more

I'm still a number of years off but it is something that I've thought about before.  I've ... more

Checking In On Your Good Health-A-Thon Progress

On January 1st we began the 2009 Good Health-A-Thon, and now it's time to check in and see how everyone is doing. I'm happy to report that I've been doing pretty good...I've even lost 5 more pounds. My BMI is finally in a normal range, and I recently needed to go out and buy some smaller sized jeans. ...more

Thanks for linking my 48 day Challenge to a Better Me.  I've definitely had ups and ... more

What's your Sharing Strategy? Do you chatter/tweet/facebook/delicious/kirtsy/digg/stumble/other? Only one? Combo? Why?

This is a really simple blogpost for a really simple reason: I'm carving out a sharing strategy of content I read that I want to save and share. I'm not talking sites I want to return to time and again. Not yet anyway. I'm talking first time reads that I think "Ooh, this is good I want to share it." Maybe that's the problem. Maybe I should not just have that giddy light hearted tell all excitement. But I do. And it keeps growing. ...more

You have a lot more discipline for social networking than I do.  I tend to sometimes forget ... more