No, Noah, There's Not a Santa Claus

In the 1890s, a little girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, saying that her friends told her Santa Claus didn’t exist, seeking reassurance from the newspaper because her daddy told her that if it was in the Sun, then it was true. The editorial board famously responded with a letter titled, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” The response goes on to say that the world would be a dreary place and the light of childhood would be extinguished if Santa didn’t exist. But I don’t think this is true. I sure hope not since we plan on telling Noah from the beginning that Santa is not real....more
As long as you try to keep your little one from blowing it for everyone else. Nothing's sadder ... more

No, Noah, There's Not a Santa Claus

In the 1890s, a little girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, saying that her friends told her Santa Claus didn’t exist, seeking reassurance from the newspaper because her daddy told her that if it was in the Sun, then it was true. The editorial board famously responded with a letter titled, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” The response goes on to say that the world would be a dreary place and the light of childhood would be extinguished if Santa didn’t exist. But I don’t think this is true. I sure hope not since we plan on telling Noah from the beginning that Santa is not real....more
@Amanda_Magee well said. I still believe too. more

Me & The Egg

I spent six days in Paris and I can't stop thinking about the eggs. One egg in particular.We Americans eat eggs at breakfast. Sometimes we eat them in quiche for lunch. But we don't ever eat them for dinner. And that's a shame. A real shame....more

absolument! have you ever had one? life changing, seriously. more

How often do you try new recipes?

When I was growing up my mother made the same dishes over and over again. Of course, we were a routine meat and potatoes household by which I mean we had potatoes, a vegetable, and some form of broiled meat almost every day. My step-father did not like rice, pasta, salad or pretty much anything that wasn't meat and potatoes (fish counted as a meat in our house). I didn't even discover chips and salsa until I was in my teens and visiting one of my sisters at her apartment. (It was a revelation and I ate nachos at least twice a week when I moved into my own apartment.)

How often do you try new recipes?

When I was growing up my mother made the same dishes over and over again. Of course, we were a routine meat and potatoes household by which I mean we had potatoes, a vegetable, and some form of broiled meat almost every day. My step-father did not like rice, pasta, salad or pretty much anything that wasn't meat and potatoes (fish counted as a meat in our house). I didn't even discover chips and salsa until I was in my teens and visiting one of my sisters at her apartment. (It was a revelation and I ate nachos at least twice a week when I moved into my own apartment.)

Are you REALLY a writer?

I am new to BlogHer.  Exploring the blogs, I am struck by how many women who profile themselves as "dreaming of becoming a writer", "trying to be a writer" or "aspiring writer"....more

Thanks for this post. You are so right....we have to start somewhere don't we? And why are we so ... more

Food Blogger Favorites: Lisa of Homesick Texan's Chicken-Fried Steak

We're getting excited about BlogHer Food 10 on October 8 and 9, so we're asking for the favorite recipes of some of the food bloggers in the BlogHer network. Meet Lisa Fain of Homesick Texan: ...more

I love Lisa from Homesick Texan. Her recipes are great and her site is my go-to when I'm feeling ... more

Bobbi Brown to Young Teens: Be Who You Are, and Wear Makeup

When I was in sixth grade, I had a friend who was both the youngest and the only girl in a houseful of boys, and that meant she had a lot of things I didn't. Chief amongst her prized possessions which I coveted were two items that rendered her impossibly cool: Blue mascara, and black eyeliner. She was happy to share, and after I poked myself in the eyeballs with her makeup I went home and awaited my (non-makeup-wearing) mother's reaction. "Well that's certainly... bright," she ventured. ...more

I'm of two minds on this one.
Like you, I don't wear much makeup and I have a daughter who ... more

Women With Small Breasts Love Their Shape

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Most women with small breasts are happy with their breasts. In fact, I'd be willing to bet most of us absolutely adore our small breasts. If this New York Times article is any indication, what women with small breasts hate is not our natural shape, but the lack of sexy bras in cup sizes AA to B that aren't padded to the point of ridiculousness. If we wanted to go up a cup size we'd probably be considering implants, but the majority of women are not....more

It is so true that you can't find a bra anymore without loads of padding. I am an A cup and ... more