Zucchini and Feta Fritters That the Whole Family Will Gobble Up

We're rapidly approaching the time of year when people with gardens are desperately looking for new ways to use zucchini, so as a public service announcement for gardeners everywhere, I'm sharing these amazing sounding Zucchini and Feta Fritters that I spotted at All Day I Dream About Food. Not only are Carolyn's zucchini fritters a great Meatless Monday option, but they're also low-carb and gluten-free as well. And seriously, shredded zucchini plus feta, perfectly seasoned, made into fritters, and fried. I'm guessing the entire family will gobble these up. ...more
I love recipes like this! more

An All-New BlogHer.com!

After beta-testing a new Food section for the past month with the help of this community, we are launching an all-new BlogHer! Now we can showcase an even larger number of posts each day, by sharing all new posts created by the 3,000 BlogHer Publishing network bloggers. And, as always, all of the BlogHer.com community is invited—and encouraged!—to share your words and your work on BlogHer.com. Join us! ...more
Well done with the new design! It's clean and easy to use. I love it! more

Announcing BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta): What Do You Think?

For a little more than a year now, BlogHer has published the #3 largest food network in the U.S. (comScore), syndicating headlines from and advertising to 600 of the best food blogs in the world. To celebrate these amazing bloggers and serve our mission to create more exposure for their work, we've taken an important step forward with this new service: Throughout the day, we will update BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta) with beautiful, highly clickable excerpts from the latest posts from all 600 blogs in BlogHer’s Publishing Network for food blogs. ...more
It looks great! more

The Lifecycle of a Blogger

1. Why not become a blogger, right? Why not?! I have stories to tell. I have opinions. I have important things to tell the world. I know I’m not going to become the next Dooce or anything (but maybe I’ll be the next Amalah?). This is going to be good. I’ll start with a 2500-word introduction to my life story, just the self-involved parts. ...more
This is brilliant! more

Why I Hate The Elf On The Shelf

I'm not happy about this post. I love mocking ridiculous things, but I feel most comfortable poking fun at stuff I like. Things like my college football team, my kids' quirks, my brother's ability to get free stuff from anyone he meets, and how my mom identifies herself by name when she leaves me a message. "Oh, hi Amy. This is your mom. Susan." My favorite target is myself. But today I turn my disdain outward, to a society that complains about consumerism and too many commitments, but spends $30 dollars for the privilege of managing the "magic" of a cheaply made stuffed elf during the busiest month of the year....more
How weird! I have never even heard of this! more

Blogging Boundaries: This Part of My Life is Now Off-Limits

Heather and Jon Armstrong made a divorce announcement yesterday on the heels of their separation announcement last spring. The identical posts on their blogs, Dooce and Blurbomat, both had comments closed, and both clearly outlined how they hoped their news would be treated by their readers. ...more
I have to say, why do others care what goes on in her private life? Even if she was open about ... more

Yes, Childfree Is Normal: Why I Moved From "Can't" to "Won't" Today

When I saw the headline, Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal—the number-one post on The Atlantic today—I clicked right away. It's not every day that mainstream media publishes a positive story about being childfree. The first paragraphs put me off with horrible tales of child abandonment and comments by unhappy moms. But I kept reading... and soon came a statement I really loved:...more
I am childless by choice as well, and even though I'm now 43, I still have people telling me ... more

A question about France that I had to answer: http://chezlouloufrance.blogspot.com/2011/05/why-are-french-so-rude.html

A question about France that I had to answer: http://chezlouloufrance.blogspot.com/2011/05/why-are-french-so-rude.html ...more

sassymonkey - My point exactly! :) Glad you had a good time in France. more

Stone Soup Mondays: Your Favourite Blog Posts of the Week

The reality is that we all read these great posts during the week. We Stumble them, we Tweet about them, we even write a blog post in our own space responding to the ideas we read. I'd like to take a moment each week to gather up the best reads of the week -- from last Sunday to this Monday. In other words, this ongoing, weekly thread is a receptacle for all those great posts you read on the Internet and want others to read too. ...more

Thanks for this great idea!

I spent some time in Paris in December after I'd been hired at my ... more

Epilogue to "My Son Is Gay" Post: Adult Bullying Within My Church

Let me be very clear, this is not a manifesto against organized religion, church, Christianity, its various denominations, etc. This is about a singular event, the repercussions it has had on me and my family, and the fact that bullying can come from just about anywhere. If you are unfamiliar with this blog or need a refresher, I encourage you to go back and read this post, My Son Is Gay. ...more

...and your kids have an amazing mom!

So very sorry to hear about these thoughtless, ... more