#MicroblogMondays 48: Solo Vacation

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* CNN had a great article about alone time a few months ago; its importance and the reason why we’re reluctant to take it: “The not-so-fun part comes in when you’re thinking about how others are […] ...more

Asking and Taking

Director Ava DuVernay spoke about something at BlogHer that I’ve been turning around in my mind ever since....more

555th Friday Blog Roundup

This is it....more

The Start of the Next Health Crisis

It turns out that when you get rid of vaccines, you bring back infectious diseases that otherwise wouldn’t rear their ugly heads....more

The BlogHer Conference: One Starfish at a Time

This moment defines BlogHer '15 for me. I looked down at my hand and my ring wasn't there. IT WASN'T THERE. I immediately flipped out, tossing everything out of my bag and crawling underneath the table. But here's the thing. No one sat there and watched, but only one person at the table knew me before I sat down with my plate. ...more
I cannot tell you what a pleasure it was to meet you. As I said, your blog, your story, and the ...more

Everyone Was Once a Child

I got some fantastic parenting advice from a woman who called herself not-a-parent before she delivered it....more

#MicroblogMondays 47: Treasure Island

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Mental Floss had an article about Disney’s abandoned Discovery Island....more

Back from BlogHer ’15

This moment defines BlogHer ’15 for me....more

554th Friday Blog Roundup

There is a huge sale this week for Life from Scratch. Starting July 18th (tomorrow) and running until July 24th, Life from Scratch will be on sale for 99 cents. 99 cents! ...more

6 Ways to Enjoy the Conference if You're Going Alone

Sometimes I go to the annual BlogHer conference with a group of friends, but then there are other years, like this year, when none of my close blogging friends are going. I mean, there will be people I know there, but they have their close friends there that they want to see. I'm flying solo this year, without a wingwoman, and I'm determined to have as good a time as I would have if I had schlepped 20 people with me. But... uh... if you're in the same position as I am... uh... can we stick together? This is how I get through those conferences that I've attended without friends in tow. ...more
JoyPageManuel I'm pretty sure you're married to my second cousin...we may have met years ...more