5 Signs That You Are an Internet Troll

As a blogger with connections to writers all over the world, I hear a lot of complaining about the trolls ruining the comment sections of articles, especially those posted on the bigger blogs such as  Huffington Post or Scary Mommy. My own work has earned the gaze of trolls along with their pithy (often misspelled and expletive-filled vitriol) explanations for why I should "just kill myself" or my personal favorite to, "get a life." ...more
alexandraRS Wait? Someone told you that YOU suck?? Who are they?? Because I for one ... more

Infertility Issues: Give a Sperm Sample In a Parking Lot?

“Let’s just do it here,” I looked around the parking lot. ...more
Roflmbo.. While we did not struggle with infertility, because apparently my husbands sperm can ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
Jenny Kanevsky I am starting all over in a new place and hoped this would be a way for me to get ... more

The Man Who Sexually Abused Me Is Dying

My childhood perpetrator is dying. He’s in his late 80s and has lived a long life of middle-class ease without being charged for his crimes against me and, very likely, other children — since there are several of us who won’t go near him. ...more
I am so angry that so many of us have lived these stories. I just posted a part of mine as part ... more

My Mother's Body Got Lost

I'm trying to plan my mother's funeral, but we have a problem. We can't find her. My mother passed away Saturday after a long illness. I had all the funeral arrangement planned months in advance, so I was prepared when the inevitable happened. After she died, I contacted the proper authorities to transport her body 100 miles to her hometown of Wendell, Idaho for the funeral and burial. ...more
When I first saw this I thought OH I would be going slap off on someone. The ending had me ... more

When Publishing a Powerful Memoir Means Your Mother Won't Speak to You

After Michelle Theall's book came out in February, her mother stopped talking to her. The story, which chronicles Michelle's childhood growing up in Texas, her struggle to come to terms with her sexuality and her tense relationship with her mother, a devoted Catholic, a hypochondriac and a constant critic, would be too painful to read, according to her mother. Instead, the book, which is now available in paperback would become a wall between them. ...more
Although I did not grow up in a Catholic area, it is probably just as bad. Welcome to the Bible ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
Happy NOvember and good luck everyone.. I am attempting to regain my footing after being gone ... more

When Sexual Fantasies Get...Complicated

On the TV show “How I Met Your Mother,” the character Marshall confesses that he can’t fantasize about another woman without first imagining his wife, Lily, dying of a terminal illness. I’m pretty much the same way. I can’t daydream about a guy without maintaining the reality that I have young children and a husband....more
yeah see I have a whole blog dedicated to my fantasies. So no I don't have to go there. But I ... more

What Does Service Mean to You?

As I've confessed, I'm not one for making life maps or vision boards. That said, I really appreciated how Kate and David Marshall's new book, My Life Map: A Journal to Help Shape Your Future, made me take a good hard look at some aspects of my life that I really had been neglecting. One of those aspects was service....more
I am a time giver. I don't have a lot of money but I will give someone the shirt off my back. My ... more

The Disability Truth

You’ve come a long way with me. You know that I’m profoundly deaf, often silly, and unfailingly clumsy. You might also know that I lipread and I speak clearly. This puts me in a rare category that many do not know how to handle.Do I just talk directly at her?Do I get a pen, a notepad?Do I raise my voice?Do I whisper and mime?...more
We had this conversation before. I agree whole heartedly. and I do believe Mr. Daddy down there ... more