Lori Luna

I am a native Californian, namely Los Angeles (suburbs).  I moved to... read more

BlogHer '14: Ticket Swap

Did you just find out you can't come to BlogHer '14 in San José?  Or better, than you CAN come?  This is the place for you!Post your need for a ticket or that you have one to sell and let the ticket swap begin.  Tickets can be exchanged free of charge until June 24 and after that date there is a $25.00 processing fee.Lori Lunavp, event operations

We Need to Take a Deeper Look at Bullying by Teachers: How Do We Determine the Worth of a Child?

After writing this post on my blog yesterday, our family received a huge outpouring of support from the blogging community. So many people have reached out to say they have been there, or they're walking in our shoes and looking for answers. Collectively, I hope we find some. ...more
bmuserbher Trained teachers don't act like that without a reason and that is exactly my point. ...more

Can We Talk About 'The Good Wife' Yet?

Please note, this post will contain spoilers. Big spoilers. Spoil. Alert. Further, it will talk about spoiler alerts and about participating on social media during television viewing. So this post contains a lot of spoiling. And alerting.  ...more
OK, all of the stuff about spoilers and the show aside, this article was hilarious.more

Meatless Monday: Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers

There's something so satisfying about a bubbling hot casserole on the dinner table. I grew up eating my mom's rotation of casseroles, usually with rice or pasta and ground beef, but for a few years now I've been infatuated with the idea of meatless casseroles. When I spotted this Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers at Pinch of Yum, I immediately thought of what a perfect Meatless Monday dinner this would make. The casserole has corn tortillas layered with refried beans, roasted red peppers, corn, enchilada sauce and cheese. ...more
SaraAleeceBinde You have to look at the recipe as a whole.  There are lots of healthy ...more

How BlogHer '14 Will Be Different for Me This Year

I'm going to the BlogHer conference this year in San Jose, CA. There are a couple reasons. Okay, more than two reasons. And I think they are good reasons. ...more
I commented a few months ago --I share your sentiments after returning home. Did it pan out for ...more

BlogHer '14: Call for Volunteers!

In 2005 we launched our first BlogHer conference, and we did it with the help of our community. Since that time, volunteers have been a staple in our conference planning, and once again the time has come... time to volunteer for BlogHer '14 in San Jose! We call these volunteer positions BlogHerships. ...more
Just curious if any decisions have been made. I'd like take advantage of the early bird ...more

BlogHer '14: Call for Parties!

UPDATE: Our Call for Parties has closed - thank you to all of you who submitted a new party idea. *********************************** On July 24-26 in San José, BlogHer will host our tenth annual "conference the community built." We've always found that the best ideas -- for speakers, for sessions -- come from our community. And we've always had a commitment to featuring new voices. ...more
All great ideas!  If you haven't already formally submitted please do so :-)more

My Autistic Son's Best Holiday Break Ever

Let's be honest: The winter holiday season can really suck for Autistic people like my son Leo. Leo does not appreciate it when weekly school routines suddenly disappear, and are replaced by random social occasions with loud music, flashing lights, and people who don't even try to understand autism. When the holidays arrive, Leo generally shifts to coping rather than functioning mode, and holiday meltdowns are not uncommon -- not just for my son, but for Autistic people of all ages. ...more
annmerryafter thinking a bit more: If your takeaway is that I think refocusing can only be done ...more

My Autistic Son's Best Holiday Break Ever

Let's be honest: The winter holiday season can really suck for Autistic people like my son Leo. Leo does not appreciate it when weekly school routines suddenly disappear, and are replaced by random social occasions with loud music, flashing lights, and people who don't even try to understand autism. When the holidays arrive, Leo generally shifts to coping rather than functioning mode, and holiday meltdowns are not uncommon -- not just for my son, but for Autistic people of all ages. ...more
annmerryafter thinking a bit more: If your takeaway is that I think refocusing can only be done ...more

BlogHer '14 Hotels: A Video Tour to Help You Pick Your Hotel!

Hi, I'm a dork. I'm SO excited that BlogHer '14 is coming back to the Bay Area, where it all began! I bought my pass right away when it was announced, and then they shared the hotels a couple of weeks later. Wait. HotelS? With an S? Yup. There are four official hotels for BlogHer '14! ...more
that was so awesome. thank you for doing this. i'm local too (sf resident, grew up in east bay) ...more