What Does Your Blogging Family Tree Look Like

During a previous Selfiebration #BlogHer14 Twitter chat, Carter Gaddis chimed in with something that made us all go, hmm. He said, "I haven't been to BlogHer yet, but if @mrdougfrench had a blogging family tree, I'd be a little twig out on the edge." Which started me off on a wonder trail: Who is part of my blogging family tree? ...more
You are one of my blogging Aunties! Along with @dtanton and @sassymonkey @tfigiliomore

No One Puts Plus Size Maternity Photos On Pinterest

While I was at Mom 2.0 at the beginning of May, I ended up in a bunch of photos. And since this is 2014, some of those photos ended up on Facebook. And because it's Facebook, I ended up tagged, which meant all my friends —from my 4th grade classmates to the girl who lived on my floor in college to my mother's second cousin who lives in Sweden—saw them. I did not like it. They were not flattering. They were candid, and that is what I look like in candid photos, but they made me sad. **insert literally 1000 words I wrote then deleted about how being fat sucks here** ...more
These pictures are just as beautiful as any other maternity pictures I've seen.  I'm childfree ...more

RIP, Ann B. Davis: What Alice on 'The Brady Bunch' Taught Me About Parenting

I swear I could faintly hear the collective "aw" of humanity as I checked my Facebook news feed and learned that Ann B. Davis, better known as Alice from The Brady Bunch, had died at 88. ...more
Wonderful words.  I will have to get the Brady Bunch box set when I have my first child! ;)more

BlogHer '14 | Attendee Roll Call - Share Your Twitter & Blog Links Here!

Do you know the way to San Jose? Before you get into town for BlogHer ’14, meet some new friends and make new connections by introducing yourself in the thread below. Share your Twitter handles, blog URLS and websites, or wherever you like to hangout online. You never know who you might meet at BlogHer!

LIVE on CBS This Morning: #BlogHerPayHer

It's not every day we get to announce the State of the BlogHer Economy on national television. This morning it was my absolute pleasure to join CBS This Morning with Norah O'Donnell and Anthony Mason. Here's what happened: ...more
I signed up for Blogher some time back, but just last night applied to be part of the publishing ...more

5 Truths About Blog Comments and Why Quality Content Is Still King

I have been blogging for over nine years now, and I've watched it grow from small groups of what felt like dear penpals to the vast, millions-strong sea of blogs we have now. What I find interesting, though, is that, despite all the changes that have happened with regard to weblogs over the last decade, certain questions about what we do come up again and again, and one of those questions is this: what is more important to you, writing well or receiving a lot of comments? ...more
This post is spot on!  And it has taken me years to understand this!  What I wouldn't give to ...more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 9: Share A Moment and Enter to Win an iPod Touch!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching July 1. ...more
My tool kit is my family and my friends, without them idk where i'd be also it is my faith in ...more

12 of My Favorite Resources for Living with Style

Has it been a year in Life Well Lived already? The other experts have shared some really great tips and links this month, and I’ve got a few to add to that list. Here are 12 lifestyle (fashion/beauty/food/DIY) resources that always keep me coming back for more. ...more
I love Pinterest too, but I also find a lot of inspiration from magazines! ...more

10 Summer Style Must-Haves

Summertime gives us free rein to wear pretty much anything we want. That’s the joy of this weather. Bright colors, patterns and skin are in! Now is the time to take all of those fashion risks that you were nervous about in February. Here are 10 of my summer must-haves:TotesBright totes hold everything, including frosty beverages, magazines and fruit. It's great to have a few on hand, as you never know what they'll come in handy for. Sandals...more
Love the bright nails! Keeps me trendy :) http://ourvintagekitchen.blogspot.com/more

Embrace Your True Colors

The seasons of pure hue bliss have arrived -- spring and summer! Everyone's wearing color, bursting into patterns and just being free with their style. When in Rome, do as the Romans do! Please don't start off with the "I don't look good in color" jabber. Here are some ways to ease your way in....more
I also tend to wear a lot of black It is almost the uniform of New York City residents! But ...more