How One LGBT Family Decided Whether or Not to Boycott the Sochi Olympics

My family and I are all abuzz about the Olympics this week! The kids are most pleased that they will be allowed to watch more television than usual, and we grownups are looking forward to watching athletes at the top of their game represent their countries with pride. There is a part of us that hopes to witness a significant amount of protest, as well. I came to my decision to watch the games after a lot of thought. ...more
KellyMOSullivan  Thank you for that! I'm definitely all about the learning. My imperfect, glass ... more

How One LGBT Family Decided Whether or Not to Boycott the Sochi Olympics

My family and I are all abuzz about the Olympics this week! The kids are most pleased that they will be allowed to watch more television than usual, and we grownups are looking forward to watching athletes at the top of their game represent their countries with pride. There is a part of us that hopes to witness a significant amount of protest, as well. I came to my decision to watch the games after a lot of thought. ...more
SarahKimmel  So we'll be watching together?? I feel so close to you now, Sarah! more

How One LGBT Family Decided Whether or Not to Boycott the Sochi Olympics

My family and I are all abuzz about the Olympics this week! The kids are most pleased that they will be allowed to watch more television than usual, and we grownups are looking forward to watching athletes at the top of their game represent their countries with pride. There is a part of us that hopes to witness a significant amount of protest, as well. I came to my decision to watch the games after a lot of thought. ...more
sellabitmum   Thanks so much! Lots of thinking behind it. Luckily, I like thinking. Clearly, you ... more

Announcing the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

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

Paying it forward was a torturous honor as there were so many fantastic entries! ... more

BlogHer '11 Blog Bling!

Update 3/15/11 - I'm so excited I might burst!  Check out the new BlogHer '11 blog badges with the new look and feel - don't worry, your website should update automatically if you have already posted to your blog! ******************************* Update 1/28/11 - We've just added new bling!!  Keep the ideas coming :)) ******************************* Welcome to BlogHer '11 blog bling -- here you can grab some bling and add some sparkle to your blog!  Leave YOUR ideas below and we'll add more as we go along! ...more

How about an "I'll be wearing sensible shoes at BlogHer 11"? I'll take one of those, please. more

Shabbat: I Like Your Love

We started doing Friday night Shabbat dinners a while ago around here. Michael, my five year old, came home from his first year in Jewish Sunday school asking me why we don't celebrate Shabbat, and since I didn't have an answer, we do now.  Michael also insits most Fridays that we invite someone, "because Shabbat should be shared Mommy.  My teacher said so."  (Remind me to investigate exactly what is being taught at the synagogue we belong to.)  I'm through my Jewish friends and am going to move on to my non-Jewish friends soon.   ...more

We make the effort every week, and now everyone looks forward to our weekly Shabbat dinner. It ... more

Lentil Nachos

Friday morning I had the brilliant idea to make dinner at 7:30 a.m.— so that I could quickly reheat and eat after work.  I got some brown rice going in the rice cooker and pulled out the pressure cooker to make some lentils. ...more

You make every recipe sound and look amazing! This one hits the spot. I'm a sucker for ... more

National Coming Out Day: My Challenge to You

Twenty years ago, I went to an off-campus party to hang out with some friends. We played music and had a few beers and then, as the night wound down, one of my friends leaned over and kissed another woman with tongue. This weird feeling came over me and I packed up my guitar and stumbled out the door. As I walked across campus, I tried to figure out what I was feeling and my internal dialogue went something like this: ...more

I thought we'd go the entire day without a word about National Coming Out Day! What a shanda ... more

Updated With Links: Announcing the 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year! ...more

Humbled does not even come close. More like humbled, thrilled and completely terrified. ... more

The $100 Question: Do You Like Your Name?

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: Melissa from Stirrup Queens ...more

Deborah Goldstein. So not sexy. Clearly, my parents assumed I'd be an accountant or a lawyer ... more