My 12-Year-Old Was Blackmailed for Nude Photos Via Kik Messenger

As a mom, and a communications professional in the technology space, I’ve heard some pretty scary stories about kids use of social media. Predators lurking on Facebook, bullying happening via Twitter, and even suspicious activity occurring on Minecraft. ...more
As bloggers, we sometimes feel we are so much more au courant than our elementary and middle ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 4: Share A Moment and Enter to Win $250

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching December 23 for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!. ...more
One of the best Life Well Lived moments for me is the first snowfall. Nothing excites children ... more

Coming to Terms with Not Having Children

On a semi-regular, if not daily basis, I find myself scrolling through the checklist above in my head... as if somehow by thinking about and/or stating only the negative attributes that children bring to a couple's life eases the harsh reality that I, indeed, did not get to decide that I wanted a life without children but rather, the decision was made for me. ...more

Being childless is a choice for some but for those of us who have struggled / are struggling ... more

Is it too early to talk about Valentine's Day? Already sort of thinking about it!

Is it too early to talk about Valentine's Day? Already sort of thinking about it! ...more

Nah, never too early to talk about Valentine's Day. more

Enter to Win a Kroger Family of Stores Gift Card!

Please don't share this with my beautician but Pantene is my absolute fave P & G product. ... more

Smiles brighten mornings. Toaster Strudel brings the smiles. Tell us how you brighten your family's day for a chance to win $1,000!

Smiles brighten mornings and Pillsbury Toaster Strudel frozen pastries can help you bring the smiles! In just minutes you can make your kids smile by serving them a warm, bakery-fresh pastry that they can decorate! ...more

Anyone with more than one person in the house knows when you ask kids what they want for ... more

Week 2: Explore BlogHer.com and Win an iPad!

Last week we invited you to take a look around our redesigned homepage. We love the feedback you gave us and now we'd like to share some of our features beyond the homepage. And, since we are still in a jolly giving mood, this week we want to give you a chance to win an iPad! ...more

I love the new layout. I am so looking forward to 2011 and the new layout will make it easier ... more

Jay-Z Regrets Offensive "Big Pimpin" Lyrics, So I Rewrote Them For Him

Rappers are generally known for their soft, mild-mannered lyrics, am I right? What? I’m not? Well, apparently Jay-Z disagrees too. The rapper was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal to discuss the upcoming release of his new book Decoded, which reflects on Jay-Z's life using his song lyrics as the framework. ...more

Funny how thing like maturity change a person. I like your version better than Jay-Z's. more

My first half marathon

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Congrats on competing and finishing your first 1/2 marathon! more

How long would it take you to walk 23 miles???

How long would it take you to walk 23 miles??? ...more

Walk??? 23 miles??? It would take me a very, very long time. I'd have to stop & rest. Knowing ... more