I Couldn't Write on My Blog Once I Stopped Being Anonymous

It seemed like a good idea. A great one, even. For years I had been blogging under a pen name regularly about infertility and our journey to build our family, but I felt that the time had come for a change. I was feeling constrained by the subject matter and felt my anonymity made it tough to grow my readership. ...more
I couldn't write under my own name but, at my daughter's suggestion, the pseudonym I'd used from ... more

Why We Should Challenge Politicians' Thoughts And Prayers After The San Bernadino Shooting

In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Southern California Wednesday, politicians took to Twitter to let their constituents know the victims and survivors weren't far from their thoughts. It's the normal, decent thing to do when something as terrible as this happens. As the nation mourns, we should see that our elected leaders have their hearts in the right place. ...more
the_stylish_mommy I was shot at Gabby Giffords' event in Tucson, and I am still recovering from ... more

Mayim Bialik of 'The Big Bang Theory' to Keynote at #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us

Welcome to our very first keynote speaker announcement for #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us, this August 4-6 in Los Angeles: Actress, author, advocate, web publisher, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik....more
I'd love her to qualify her stance on vaccination. In a Facebook post she says she "Is not ... more

I Kissed a Murderer

This time last year, I learned a high school crush of mine murdered his neighbor by partially scalping and stabbing him with a samurai sword. ...more
You are so right!  It's a public safety issue, as I know all too well.  The crime is still the ... more

6 Books Every Woman Should Read for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

The New York Public Library recently published a list of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Picks for Adults, and I was dismayed to find geishas and shoguns but so few titles that actually help raise awareness of the lived experiences of Asians in the United States, which is the goal of this designated month Some books were written by Asian authors, but not really about the context of being in America. And yet others were just problematic. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, really?...more
LOVED American Housewife; am putting the rest on my library reserve list!  Lisa See's China ... more

Who Can Convince Me That Working Out Is Fun?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I need to start exercising. It’s pathetic....more
GOOD FOR YOU!  You've taken the first step - you've said it out loud.  That makes it real. ... more

What #BlogHer15's 'Experts Among Us' Really Means for You

This year, at our annual conference celebrating women in social media, we are dramatically expanding our mission now that BlogHer is part of the larger SheKnows Media family. This transformation starts with our name and our theme: #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. In 2015, we're dedicating the BlogHer conference to the incredible expertise and inspiration women are delivering to each other every day via social media. ...more
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VIDEO: Watch the #ObamaTownHall Meeting with Lisa Stone and President Obama Now

A couple of days ago, BlogHer co-founder and SheKnows Chief Community Officer Lisa Stone broke the news: The President wanted to hear from women about their experiences with money, jobs, and the struggle to get ahead. And the White House wanted Lisa to moderate that conversation, in a Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte, NC. ...more
Nicely done, Lisa!  BlogHer and the President... it doesn't get better than that <3 a/b more

When Did Being a Good Mom Turn Bad?

I remember the moment well. About four years ago I invited a little girl over to play with my kids. Her mom dropped her off and we chatted while the kids played. Then she told me she'd be back in an hour. About seven minutes later, apparently our basement full of toys became completely uninteresting, and three little people carrying a science experiment book confronted me. "Pleassssssse can we do something in this book? We won't make a mess," they begged. ...more
We need to stop judging one another..... Can I come over for cookies? a/b more

Have You Seen Kim Kardashian's Golden Globes?

I did not realize Kim Kardashian's butt broke the Internet. Late to the party, that's me. ...more
I was later than you... and it's only because YOU were writing about it that I looked at all... ... more