Calories: Please Don't Talk About Them When You're Seven

I've written before about how we tend to keep our kidlets a little sheltered.  They are five and seven and there's plenty of time for growing up. J. has been finding random videos of the girls when they were littler and they are so sweet and tiny, so precious and innocent, that they make me cry every time I watch them. He thinks it's weird that they make me cry, but they do. Almost to the point where it hurts to watch them....more

Ugh...same darn thing over here...'cept it started last year, in FIRST grade. First ...more

Going to BlogHer Food? Check out CityMama's "Off the Beaten Track" San Francisco Food Guides!

In just a few days, food BlogHers from all over the world will be descending on San Francisco for the first annual BlogHer Food Conference. Held at the St. Regis hotel, the conference will feature three tracks: Visual, Vocational, and Values, and a veritable Who's-Who of food bloggers will be leading the sessions. ...more

Can't wait to see the restaurant recommendations too.  Hope you will come back and add ...more

Thank you, Steve Jobs

My mom emailed me a couple of days ago with a request. Blog about "how much we love Steve Jobs and what he did for us," she wrote. "Do it before he leaves us." ...more

Question of the Week: Holiday Shopping: Are you a grasshopper or an ant?

I suggested to my mom this year (who is feeling very mole-ish) that my family and I go online to ...more

300: A Bunch of Actors No One Knows Hacking Each Other Up with Swords

[img_assist|fid=3337|thumb=1|alt=a300] Tonight, the hubs and I went to see 300, the movie adaptation of the graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City). The title refers to 300 Spartans led into battle against a much more formidable Persian army (The Battle of Thermopylae, 480 B.C.) by King Leonidas of Sparta. ...more

Interestingly, I just read that the director decided to amp up Queen Gorgo's part. In the book, ...more

In case you missed it: It's the Oscars! Live!!!

[img_assist|fid=3176|thumb=1|alt=arachel] Join me tonight as I "live blog" the 79th Annual Academy Awards. I've settled in on the couch with a glass of red wine and a pile of crudité and I'm watching the "pre-game show" on E! Pull up a seat, won't you! (All times PST) Leading up to the awards, it's all about "Who are you wearing?" ...more

I missed Daniel Craig!

You're right.. Eeww on Tom Cruise. Did he sound a bit too ...more

Live Blogging the Oscars!

[img_assist|fid=2072|thumb=1|alt=A Mark Wahlberg] Please join me on Sunday, February 25, beginning at 5PM PST as I live-blog the Oscar goings-on right here on BlogHer. Sure, I'll be covering who wins the awards, but that will be interspersed with lots of talk about who looks good and who should fire their stylist. ...more

Music and Lyrics: Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant Make Beautiful Music Together

[img_assist|fid=3071|thumb=1|alt=adrewbarrymore|caption=drew barrymore hugh grant] Right off the bat let me say that I am an unapologetic Hugh Grant fan. Ditto for Drew Barrymore. So when I first read that the "King and Queen of the Romantic Comedy" were going to be in a movie together, I knew I'd see it. Even if, on paper, it didn't seem like they'd have any chemistry together. Isn't he too old? Isn't she too young? What could funky, quirky Drew have in common with droll, interminably uncomfortable Hugh? Turns out lots. ...more

I never saw these two as singing artists. For me they are simply actors. Who knew they had such ...more

Friday Film Fun: Who do you think should have received an Oscar nomination?

[img_assist|fid=2880|thumb=1|alt=Amirren] The Oscar nominations have been out for a while now, and the buzz is now focused on who will take home the gold statue. But was your favorite actor, actress, or film overlooked? Now is your chance to share your thoughts in the comments below. ...more

Funny, I've been wanting to vent about this with someone who might care!

I find it shocking ...more

And the Free Pass to the BlogHer Conference Goes to...

Okay, BlogHer-istas, it's time to stop performing into your hairbrush and get serious. BlogHer wants you to write a fabulous Academy Awards acceptance speech and you'll be automatically entered to win a FREE pass to either BlogHer Business '07 in New York or BlogHer '07 in Chicago. That's right, it's a contest, and the prize is so much better than a gold statue of a naked guy named Oscar! ...more

There have been people who use it at a political forum, people who say funny things, people who ...more