I'm Okay with Being a Soccer Mom

Last year, we realized that if our ten-year-old was going to continue to play soccer, he would need the more focused, professional coaching that comes at the competitive club level as opposed to recreation leagues with parent coaches. In club leagues, you typically pay for a professional coach who teaches more than just the basic rules of the game and good sportsmanship - they teach individual skills, athletic conditioning, game strategy and team development. It’s a big commitment, both in money and time. ...more

Jeni - that's about the best comment I've read in a while. Snort.

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Week 1: Explore BlogHer.com and Win a BlogHer ’11 Conference Pass

In September, we introduced you to the new BlogHer.com design. We are thrilled by the enthusiastic feedback we've received. Since then, we've continued to make improvements (with more to come in 2011). We'd love for you to dig in to BlogHer.com and tell us what you think. And since it is the season to give, we also want to offer you a chance to win some great prizes after you've taken a twirl around the site. Each week until the end of the year, we’ll be offering a chance at a fabulous prize for your feedback! ...more

I do really like the new set-up. What I really like is the newsletter that comes out weekly, as ... more

Leave a Comment Now to Donate a Book to a Child in Need (Really!)

BlogHer and BookRenter, a company that rents textbooks to college students, have joined forces because we know that books makes a difference. Help us meet our goal of 1,000 books donated -- we're not there yet! ...more

My introduction to Shakespeare, at least when I started to fall in love with him, was MidSummer ... more

We Want to See Your Holiday Hot Mess

Ding, dong! Company's here! Have you hidden your dirty socks in the oven yet? We know the economy's in the tanker and nobody has money for a pre-holiday cleaning service or even an extra stainless-steel garbage can to house all that discarded wrapping paper. You know what? We love you, anyway. So throw another catalog on the fire and gather close, because it's time now to have some fun. Over the next three weeks, we invite you to photograph your house at its worst. And we mean WORST. ...more

I'm pretty sure Johnny Depp shouldn't be overshadowing the sweet little Manger scene, but ... more

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Do You Give Your Kids a Pint?

It’s probably sad that most of us associate St. Patrick’s Day with beer and not the man himself. I’m part Irish, but I admit when I think of St. Patrick’s Day, it is with wistful nostalgia for my carefree youthful drinking days, not of anticipation for adorning my daughter with a shamrock crown. Screw the shamrocks, I want some whiskey. ...more

My parents always drank their regular drinks in front of my brother and I. My dad drank a beer ... more