Popcorn Smackdown: Which Popcorn-Making Method Wins?

As long as you don't go smothering your popcorn with artificial butter or a sugary glaze, popcorn is the perfect, healthy snack. First and foremost, it's a whole grain. It has fiber and antioxidants. And it's low in calories when compared to other crunchy, salty snacks. The only thing we've been fighting about at BlogHer is the best way to make it. ...more
i'm with deb rox - pot on stove. can't see wasting foil either. besides, pots have handles, and ... more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more
Sorry to be missing it! more

The Man I Know

Last Wednesday night, in a debate watched by nearly 70 million people, America and the world got to see the Mitt Romney I’ve known for most of my life. The guy who is in control, the guy who knows the answers to the hard questions, the guy who cares about people and wants to help those who need it the most. That’s the Mitt I know. I couldn’t have been more proud, and I couldn’t be more confident that he will be the next President of the United States. ...more
@Mrs. Chili Exactly. more

Anti Anti-Microbials: 'No!' to Germ-Free Pencils

As if I don't have enough things in my life to be irritated about, my kid came home from school yesterday with a box of pencils. Oh, but not just any pencils, pencils impregnated with Microban. In little print, it says: "Microban protection inhibits the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria on the pencil." ...more
 @ldskatelyn Thank you! more

Anti Anti-Microbials: 'No!' to Germ-Free Pencils

As if I don't have enough things in my life to be irritated about, my kid came home from school yesterday with a box of pencils. Oh, but not just any pencils, pencils impregnated with Microban. In little print, it says: "Microban protection inhibits the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria on the pencil." ...more
 @lindsaydahl Not to mention the whole theory that anti-microbial products may lead to resistant ... more

Anti Anti-Microbials: 'No!' to Germ-Free Pencils

As if I don't have enough things in my life to be irritated about, my kid came home from school yesterday with a box of pencils. Oh, but not just any pencils, pencils impregnated with Microban. In little print, it says: "Microban protection inhibits the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria on the pencil." ...more
 @Ashley Austrew I know. This really crossed a line for me. more

The Last Jar of Grape Jam

This week I finished the last jar of grape jam. Let me explain why that is significant. Before moving to Connecticut, I lived in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. When I bought my house there, it came with a broken down, overgrown grape arbor....more
I love this. We had a neighbor who had lots of concord grapes. She made pie, jam, juice. I ... more

Missing Before: What Happens When Your Teen Is Suffering from Acute Mental Illness

Once upon a time I believed that if I loved the stuffing out of my kids and worked only part time... or stopped working entirely... or worked from home... to better afford me the time and space to pack their lunches and do their laundry and tell them to put their stuff away and remind them that I love them beyond measure, the road might be a little bumpy, but it would be okay. I would be a good mother and they would be happy and healthy. That was a good idea. What we knew, the first time Chickadee got sick, was that she seemed unable to shake off a recent strep infection. ...more
here's hoping that you get back to before. more

Bloggers Show Us What Beautiful Really Is - Part Two

Update 6/11/12: This sweepstakes has now ended. You can still read the bloggers' reviews by clicking on the links below.To read the most recent posts in this series and for another chance to win a $500 Under Armour gift card, please click here.What do you consider beautiful? Drive? Strength? Tenacity?...more
I just started a couch to 5K program, since I signed up for the BlogHer 5K in August. Oy. more