No, Really! Show Us Your Selfie!

We've been doing a lot of reflecting about blogging, what it means to us, where we started, where we are now, and the everything in between during our Selfiebration. But do you know what we haven't discussed? Or reflected on? Or shown each other? Our selfies. Like, literally. Your selfie. ...more
Love your selfies, Jenna!  You inspired me to post some of my own. more

Mommy Blogging Remains a Radical Act

In 2005 at the original BlogHer, Alice Bradley declared mommy blogging a radical act. By 2009, Lindsay Ferrier and others declared that ship sailed....more
Thank you!!! I'm proud to be a mommy blogger, even though I worry about what I'll write about ... more

What Do You Mean You're "Not a Target Person"?

Go on. Get yourself together. Pour yourself a drink in that tumbler from the dollar bin. Have some Market Pantry comfort food ready. Find a Nate Berkus throw pillow in case you need something to beat in disbelief. Maybe pop an Up & Up ibuprofen. It’s about to get raw and real in here....more
Target is my happy place. more

My Biggest Blogging Mistake: What, I Have to Promote This Website?

I started blogging back in 2008 with a head full of ideas about parenting Asian mixed-race kids. Coming from a journalism background, I knew I could apply the research and storytelling skills from my jobs and use them to shed light on the experiences of my family and other people like us. I bought a URL and hired graphic designer friend to build me a spiffy site. Each post was written with care, revised, re-written and accompanied with a cute photo....more
My biggest blogging mistake is letting all of the judgement get to me.  I blog about my ... more

HelloFlo's"First Moon Party" Ad Got Periods Right, Parenting Wrong

HelloFlo—a start-up that offers a starter kit of supplies and information about menstruation for young women, as well as subscriptions for monthly care packages—went viral last year with the very funny video "The Camp Gyno," about a girl who is the first to get her period while at summer camp. ...more
I'm going to watch with my teenage daughter and see what she thinks. more

What Did Your First Blog Design Look Like? How Has it Changed Over the Years?

Attend any blogging conference or read any "how to" on blogging, and you will be told that blog design is important. What is (and is not) important has changed over the years, of course. Do this, don't do that. Include this, don't include that, but include it again tomorrow. It's hard to keep up. My blog design has changed so many times over my 13 years of blogging, it's kind of funny to look back at it. ...more
I am amazed you know how to do your own coding!  I guess I'm in the minority because I just ... more

Transracial Adoption: "If Only We Were the Same Color, Everyone Would Leave Us Alone."

I’d never once in my life imagined that I would find myself, along with my husband and friends, on a beautiful, sunny day in Mexico City, surrounded on all sides by “Federales” (Mexico City police) holding machine guns....more
We are white parents with a brown (Hispanic) daughter adopted from the foster care system when ... more

Veronica Mars Makes Kristen Bell Hollywood's New Power Player

Maybe, like me, you've found yourself slightly obsessed with Kristen Bell as of late. Or maybe you should be. Veronica Mars is opening this week, a year after the massively successful Kickstarter campaign, and Kristen is front-and-center with executive producer credit, starring role and a full load as promoter. She's claiming her power in Hollywood by disrupting creation, distribution and promotion models, and watching Kristen take control of her career and her life as a famous mother is a fascinating. ...more
rachaelmoshman  Oops FUNDED not founded.  Duh.  Logan on my brain. more

Veronica Mars Makes Kristen Bell Hollywood's New Power Player

Maybe, like me, you've found yourself slightly obsessed with Kristen Bell as of late. Or maybe you should be. Veronica Mars is opening this week, a year after the massively successful Kickstarter campaign, and Kristen is front-and-center with executive producer credit, starring role and a full load as promoter. She's claiming her power in Hollywood by disrupting creation, distribution and promotion models, and watching Kristen take control of her career and her life as a famous mother is a fascinating. ...more
I founded the KickStarter campaign and just received my digital download as a thanks.  About to ... 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!