"He's Not the Sun": Cristina Yang and Barbara Walters' Last Message to Women about Having it All

Sandra Oh has left Grey's Anatomy, and frankly, now that she's gone, there is no other reason to watch the show. For me, she was the show, and for the past nine years, I only tuned in to watch how her character, Cristina Yang, would break yet another stereotype, yet another normative female behavior. And she never failed me....more
JoyPageManuel Julie Howard Kieras  I can relate to both of you! I'm happy being home with my ... more

"You Have Dense Breasts": This Information May Save Your Life

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, I was told by the mammography radiologist that I had dense breasts.  This was the first time I had ever heard this, and I'd been getting mammograms for 10 years. In fact, I had never heard of dense breasts before and asked him what he meant.  He explained "Your breasts are really dense and so the mammogram isn't able to see if there are any other lumps or suspicious areas in them."  I pressed for more information and he then explained that when breast tissue is dense, it's more fibrous instead of fatty which makes it very difficult to see anything in them, even with a mammogram. ...more
I was lucky I was told a few years ago, after my mom got breast cancer for the first time. My ... more

Autism Post Roundup: Add Your Best Posts

April is Autism Awareness Month, and what better way to understand autism than through your words?  Blog posts can give readers a panoramic view of the experience since autism differs from person to person.  We've created a roundup of posts on BlogHer and personal blogs in case you missed them the first time.  They'll take you from hope to frustration and back again.  They bring in all the members of the family and the community.  And they provide a rallying cry to make this month about more than just awareness. ...more
My son dictated to me how he feels about his autism: http://marfmom.com/autism-ms-eyes/ more

Feeling Lost: A Brief Overview of Copyright, Fair Use, Creative Commons + 6 Sources for Public Domain Photos

Copyright can be a confusing and frustrating concept, but it’s something that bloggers and other writers need to be aware of.When a person creates a text, drawing or other work of art, that person owns the copyright on it. He or she does not need to complete any documentation or register the work. Copyright is automatic.Resources for helping you to understand copyright...more
Thanks for explaining! If we've put an image on our blog, it does not become public domain, ... more

'The Fault in Our Stars' Movie Trailer is Here!

In 2012 the BlogHer community fell in love with Augustus and Hazel's little infinity. John Green's best-selling novel, The Fault in Our Stars is getting ready to hit the big screen on June 6, 2014 and the trailer is finally here!...more
oh i can NOT wait!!! just finished the book a few weeks ago and it's going on my all-time ... more

Am I Not a "Mama" Too?

I am the middle child of two other sisters. The three of us are very different from one another, but very close. When we were growing up, my mom used to ask us what we wanted to be when we were older and according to her, I always replied, "A mama." Now there were phases I went through where I would say a circus performer, a fashion designer, or a zoologist, but at the core, I always wanted to be a mama. ...more
WholeHeart good luck on this cycle!!! more

(POLL) How Do You Feel About Community School Supplies?

Over the next month, kids across the country will be headed back to school (and some are even there already, including my fourth-grader). With back-to-school comes back-to-school shopping: for clothes, for shoes and for school supplies. Unlike your kids' sneakers or shirts, crayons are sometimes put into a pile and shared—a practice known as "community school supplies"—and this practice has some parents really mad. ...more
@mackenziesmomma how do you know the germs came from the supplies and not just playing around ... more

Sparkling Up a Manicure With Glitter and Rhinestones

A glamorous nail art choice can take your summer look up a beauty notch. ... This post is part of BlogHer's Revamp Your Style editorial series, sponsored by Schick Hydro Silk. ...more
How do you do the glitter? Just sprinkle it on? Dip your nail? more

My Struggle With the Boy Scouts of America's Ban on Gays (Updated)

Editor's update, May 23: The Boy Scouts of America voted today to end its ban on gay youth members. Gay adults are still not allowed to serve as scout leaders. BREAKING: Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow gay members - @petewilliamsnbc...more
@thejennyevolution  @Diane Lang is including gay leadership up for a vote now? i hope that it ... more

Flu, Colds, and RSV: Do Doctors Discriminate Based on Race?

It’s cold and flu season again, and we desperately seek to remain healthy and avoid the bug that can linger for two to three weeks.  Over the past month, there have been six daily absences in my daughter’s class, with some children confined to home with the flu for an entire week.  Our pediatrician’s office recently announced extended hours in an effort to keep up with the demand. ...more
@harleylebon I agree. Doctors know their patients best. And as you said, these recommendations ... more