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

Why I Wore My Swimsuit this Summer for the Sake of My Family

Recently I came across a blog post on Facebook were a mom wrote about putting on her swimsuit, pushing aside her insecurities, coming out from under the sun umbrella, and taking off the coverup to… get this… ENJOY playing with her children in the water! So simple, yet something many of us, myself included don't do. ...more
You are beautiful - inside and out, Teaching yourself and your kids what's important <3 Look ... more

15 "Must Have" Books For The Perfect Childhood!

The other day my 22-year old daughter attended her first baby shower for a friend. When she asked me for some gift suggestions; having absolutely no idea that a sippy cup was not something found at a college frat party, it made me realize how long it had been since I'd been to a baby shower.  It got me to thinking about my "go to" baby gifts from years ago and it made me nostalgic for my own babies. ...more
All yours, plus Blueberries for Sal, The Napping House, and any of those oversize Richard Scarry ... more

What Would Your Life Look Like Now If You Hadn't Started Blogging?

Ten years ago, I was two years out of my graduate writing program and just returning from maternity leave (I came back the week after the fourth of July holiday, come to think of it) to my product management job in corporate America. If I hadn't started blogging on maternity leave, I would not have written anything new in almost a year. ...more
I am so glad you started blogging, because otherwise I would never have known you... and THAT ... more