Zahra Aljabri Wins a $50k Prize Package in The Pitch

And we have a winner of the #BlogHer16 Pitch Competition! Congratulations to Zahra Aljabri, who ...more

Recap: Sarah Michelle Gellar Keynote #BlogHer16

Friday Morning Keynote: Sarah Michelle Gellar Speakers: Elisa Camahort Page and Sarah ...more

Get Your August Writing Prompts From BlogHer Writing Lab

The theme for August's NaBloPoMo is TALES. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in August -- or ...more

What's   HOT

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Our Broken Tax Code is a Women's Issue, Too. Here's How We Can Fix It

Today, I see our tax code through my vantage point in Congress on the House Ways and Means Committee—the legislative body tasked with writing our federal tax laws. I hear testimony from policy experts and government officials. I speak with families and businesses that are impacted by our faulty tax system and are advocating for change, and I've traveled overseas to meet with America's trading partners and grow my understanding of international tax law. ...more
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How to Make Ice Cream in a Blender

It's easy to make your own homemade ice cream, whether it's strawberry ice cream, chocolate, or plain vanilla. All you need are a few key ingredients... and a blender. I bet you're thinking, "How do you make ice cream in a blender?" Let me show you. Image: Joy via Flickr via Creative Commons license Ingredients ...more
That looks delicious and so easy!more

Vlogging & Video Storytelling: How to Play the Part

These days we are busy consuming information faster than we can blink. The amount filling our feeds is getting heavier, faster, more. The social platforms we use are expanding, and content is everywhere.As we get busier, video narratives and live-streaming have become more mainstream.Relaying your story on video can be a bit intimidating for sure, but wow, can it be rewarding as well. Every time I have put myself out there, the support, encouragement, and creation of dialogue has come back in spades....more

Food

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How to Make Ice Cream in a Blender

It's easy to make your own homemade ice cream, whether it's strawberry ice cream, chocolate, or plain vanilla. All you need are a few key ingredients... and a blender. I bet you're thinking, "How do you make ice cream in a blender?" Let me show you. Image: Joy via Flickr via Creative Commons license Ingredients ...more
That looks delicious and so easy!more

Simple Cheese-Baked Scallop

This was our first time buying scallops from anywhere at all. It was an impulsive buy, and so we decided to make it a worthwhile impulse by getting our hands on one of the most expensive breeds that was frozen immediately and shipped all the way from the deep seas of Hokkaido, Japan, to Singapore....more

The Best Cold Soup This Summer

My husband, Scott, came home the other night to find me in the kitchen with a Cheshire-Cat-type grin on my face.“What?” he said. “Nothing,” I shrugged, ” I’m trying out something new for dinner tonight, that’s all. Actually, it’s more of a starter.” He raised an eyebrow and cocked his head to the side – part curious, part “Oh, God, what am I the guinea pig for now?” He sat down and I brought out two bowls of soup — right from the refrigerator. Chilled Vidalia Onion Soup....more
natalied6579 I'm the same way, but this really doesn't need it!more

Family

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Sometimes I Regret Becoming A Mother

I feel pretty shitty about it, if I’m being honest.“Mom.”“Mommy.”“Mama.”“MOMMY.”Me: “WHAT? JESUS GOD, MAX. WHAT.”Max: “I’m awake.”Me: ...Sunday morning. 4:54 am. Public Domain Image via Pixabay There is the smallest sliver of light blinding me through the gap between our blackout curtains, the only indication that morning is coming....more
I remember mornings when I woke up and wondered why, how? Or when I had post partum depression ...more

Five Big Mistakes Parents of Autistic Kids Can Avoid

If you're the parent of an autistic kid, you probably get advice thrown at your head from every angle, all day long. You may even be all done with advice. And I hear you, because I am you. But I also have had the great good fortune to be connected with some of the most insightful autistic and autism professionals and thinkers on this planet, who have transformed my parenting approach completely, and to the benefit of my teen son, Leo, as well as myself. ...more
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Home Cooking Made Easy (Seriously!)

Let's start with a quick disclaimer: I've known food writer and award-winning blogger Stacie Billis, a.k.a. One Hungry Mama, for a couple of years now, and definitely consider her a friend. We met online through our mutual passion for blogging about family and parenthood then soon realized we had a few IRL friends in common. And then we both ended up working with Kristen + Liz, the fab duo behind the Cool Mom Picks empire. Plus, there's the love of bread and good butter. (You ain't the only one, Oprah!) ...more
Ahh I totally need this book. I love to cook but I definitely get overwhelmed very easily so I'm ...more

Style

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Don’t Mule It Over! 20 Mules to Wear Now

Mules have turned out to be the stealth trend of the season. Here’s a roundup for every budget. -PJ Gach...more
So many fabulous shoes! Loving the Fendi Embroidered Waves mules :)more

Making Me Stylish: From Housewife to Modern Chic Mom

After having my third child, I realized I was swimming in the deep murky waters of being a haggard overweight housewife with little to zero confidence around my body image. My post-pregnancy body and the way I dressed in the house very much impacted how I felt about myself, and I pushed myself into negative thoughts and feelings, with the lack of sleep and baby blues on top of it. I had to do something if I wanted my family to have a normal mother and wife, and so I made a plan for a complete makeover. Here are some things that I changed that made all the difference....more

Why I Stopped Coloring My Grey Hair

I started coloring my hair almost 15 years ago, in my 20's, because grey hair began popping up. I blame genetics (my dad was totally silver in his 30's - awesome on him, not so good on a twenty something me) and maybe stress (sleep deprivation from babies every couple of years, divorce and other stress)....more
I stopped coloring a few years ago and love every one of those silver stands of glorious tinsel!more

Love & Sex

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Online Dating: Are There Really Plenty of Fish Out There?

I met someone special a week ago.Have you ever dated online? I haven’t, at least until a week ago. I’ve seen way too many people getting duped because of online dating. I was telling my friend about how hard it is to find someone nice, someone… normal....more
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7 Non-Intimidating First Date Ideas

 Every love story always starts off when the boy meets the girl right? The romance can either bloom or dwindle based on the connection on the first few dates. However, now we’re in the age of technology where it’s easy to skip the first date and go right into Netflix and chill. Have we lost the spark of romance as we advance in technology? Or did we forget the excitement of first dates?...more
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Chemistry Ignites the Fire, But It's Not Enough

1. Tune in to each other.Like a radio station, the frequency of your marriage should have a good, strong signal. The connection must be clear and transparent. Keep communicating with each other unambiguously. Be interested in what is going on in each-other’s lives, ask for advice and share experiences.2. Have your own life....more

DIY

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Minion Mania- DIY Birthday Party

For my daughter's first birthday we kept it pretty low key. Just a small cake and immediate family invited to help blow out the candles. But over the past year she has made some really great friends and had some fun times with each of them separately, so I thought her birthday party would be a great moment for them all to have fun together....more
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How Many Girls Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

I have worked in a hardware store that I won't name—because I like being paid money every month—for nearly three years. In that time, I have encountered sexism more times that I can even try to remember or count, because I deal with sexist attitudes at least twice a day. Image: Kreg Steppe, via Flickr...more
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How To Make A Photo Collage For Less Than $10

Wondering what to do with all the epic photos you've taken? Why not make this quick and easy photo collage?! It's simple to design, costs less than $10, and looks incredible. I've kept the ones I've made, but this would make a great gift for someone special because it's a creative, yet inexpensive way to show you care, and it's a present that will last. ...more
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Blogging & Social Media

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Vlogging & Video Storytelling: How to Play the Part

These days we are busy consuming information faster than we can blink. The amount filling our feeds is getting heavier, faster, more. The social platforms we use are expanding, and content is everywhere.As we get busier, video narratives and live-streaming have become more mainstream.Relaying your story on video can be a bit intimidating for sure, but wow, can it be rewarding as well. Every time I have put myself out there, the support, encouragement, and creation of dialogue has come back in spades....more

Advice on Writing Personal Essays for SheKnows.com

At #BlogHer16, Julie Ross Godar and Susan Kaplow announced what's coming next for SheKnows Media: the community section of SheKnows.com. SheKnows.com offers bloggers and writers an even bigger platform for your writing and an opportunity to branch out....more
Great points! I'm looking forward to reading the new section on SheKnows :)more

A Ghost of a Scent

Editor's Note: Each week this month, we're featuring a response to one of the BlogHer Writing Lab prompts. Want to be inspired by writing prompts? They're posted at the beginning of every month in the Writing Lab. Want to be the next featured writer? Join the Writing Lab's Facebook group and look for the Pitch Please call for posts. --Mel Today's Prompt: Do you like ghost stories? Can you tell us a good one? ...more
The Ghost of Christmas Future The calls with the withheld-number continued, and my migraines ...more

News & Politics

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Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop is now live! Come link up!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts ....more

How to Make Your Grownup Friendships Better

We take for granted how easy it is to make friends when you’re a kid. Think about where your childhood best friends came from: the bus stop. Social studies class ....more

Review: THE CITY OF MIRRORS, by Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors, by Justin Cronin. Published 2016 by Random House. Literary Fiction, Science Fiction.So, I finally ate the whole thing ....more
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