Indra Nooyi's Work/Life Comments & Asian American Women

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is the latest female executive to chime in to the never-ending discussion ...more

Before & After: My Experience with Frownies for Wrinkles

Have you ever heard of Frownies? They are basically facial patches made out of brown paper tape. You ...more

3 Women of Color to Lead the National Education Association

On July 4th of this year, the National Education Association (NEA), the largest U.S. labor ...more

Wait, You Mean I Can Actually Train for This Race?

I spent the last few months training for a 5k run. I've run close to half a dozen of them in recent ...more

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I Wanted To Hate Daycare But I Don't

I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, to be able to nurture my kids 24/7 from birth until school age. That was the goal. I have friends who can’t even fathom that fate. To them, it sounds like pure misery. They are great mothers and they love their children, but they love being able to split their time between work and home as well. The idea of being with their kids all day long sounds awful to them. ...more

What's Wrong With Pink LEGO? (Nothing!)

I'm going to post something a little (lot?) controversial here. I don't have a problem with LEGO Friends. I just don't. ...more
Awesome post! We have a nine year old niece in our family who adores the LEGO Friends ...more

The Best Fruit Smoothie Ever?

When I started this journey of finding the right combination of foods to make the perfect fruit smoothie, I tried many things and--yes--experienced some really bad smoothies. Yet, I'm so excited that I started this journey because I feel that I'm getting to the "perfect fruit smoothie" stage. Let’s set a basic foundation first. ...more

Food

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The Best Fruit Smoothie Ever?

When I started this journey of finding the right combination of foods to make the perfect fruit smoothie, I tried many things and--yes--experienced some really bad smoothies. Yet, I'm so excited that I started this journey because I feel that I'm getting to the "perfect fruit smoothie" stage. Let’s set a basic foundation first. ...more

Wino! DIY Coaster Made From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

How to Use a Whole Watermelon: Make Granita

What to do with a whole watermelon? ...more
That looks so good! I always crave watermelon italian ice in summer, and this is much healthier, ...more

Family

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I Wanted To Hate Daycare But I Don't

I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, to be able to nurture my kids 24/7 from birth until school age. That was the goal. I have friends who can’t even fathom that fate. To them, it sounds like pure misery. They are great mothers and they love their children, but they love being able to split their time between work and home as well. The idea of being with their kids all day long sounds awful to them. ...more

What's Wrong With Pink LEGO? (Nothing!)

I'm going to post something a little (lot?) controversial here. I don't have a problem with LEGO Friends. I just don't. ...more
Awesome post! We have a nine year old niece in our family who adores the LEGO Friends ...more

Mama Bear Moment: Your Kid Hurt My Kid

Seldom is there more anger than when a mama bear’s cub gets injured. Should a fellow kindergartner toss out a few typical teases, she’ll be forever labeled as a Mean Girl by the other mama bears, for certain. A boy who shoves another boy is a terrible bully. A child who hits must be hit at home. A kid who bites has “something wrong” with them. What is normal childhood behavior, and what is truly of concern? ...more
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Style

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Black Women, White Women, and Natural Hair

The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These are the memories I carry of the never-ending battle to hide the state of my kinky hair. It's an experience belonging to sisters all over the globe, this fight to make our hair submit to societal standards of what is acceptable and proper....more
Well said. Also, I like your hair.more

My Experience With Frownies, With Before and After Photo!

Have you ever heard of Frownies? They are basically facial patches made out of brown paper tape. You just wet them, stick them on your wrinkles, and sleep with them! Today, I'd like to share with you my experience with Frownies. ...more
BlogHer I have always wondered about those little Frownies!!more

My Hair Is a Story. I Kept the Part About the Girl with a Backbone.

Somewhere around 2009, I decided to grow my hair out. To be 100% honest, as I always am on this blog, I decided to grow my hair because I thought I would be getting married in the next few years. Boy, did I miss the mark on that one (but found my Mark three years later ... wow, that was a cheesy pun)....more
Just a week ago I cut about 18 inches off my hair, going from long blonde to short red. Some of ...more

Love & Sex

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The Strip Club Wasn't What I Expected It To Be

Every time I passed the sleazy strip club with the neon “Girls Girls Girls” sign, I wanted to go in. I don’t really know why. I’m heterosexual (other than my small thing for Megan Fox). And I know it’s not politically correct to go to the strip club (I was raised with that “Free to be You and Me” album just like you were). And yet? Something was compelling me. I guess I just wanted to see me some titties, OK? ...more

We've Had Five Years of Wedded Bliss!

How do five years fly by quickly?When you have a partner in life who loves you completely, that you love as much in return.When you have someone beside you giving you support when the rough times happen....more
jayhawkmommy Of course! It really touched me and your love for your family and your husband was ...more

The Perfect Safe Sex Care Package for College Students

In 2012, 30.4 percent of Americans over 25 had at least a bachelor's degree and 10.9 percent had a graduate degree. That's a big chunk of the country, but you wouldn't know so many of us have been to university given the sort of suggestions floating around the internet about what to put into a care package for our recent high school grads who are heading off to get their degrees. My version of a good care package is one that equips a young adult to make the right decision as often as possible....more
Wow! I had no idea all that stuff was out there. Where have I been? Oh, yeah, married for the ...more

DIY

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Wino! DIY Coaster Made From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

Make Your Own Cooling Towels for Workouts

Need a way to cool down while exercising or doing yard work on 90-degree days? ...more
BlogHerHealth Thanks for posting my post. It's 96 degrees here today and the cooling towels feel ...more

How to Make Instagram Photostrips

I am obsessed with Instagram. I just can't get enough of the iPhone app. It's so much fun to take pictures and add fun little filters and effects. I like how it's also a mini-social network. Well, I love the app so much that I didn't want my favorite pictures trapped inside my iPhone for the rest of eternity. Don't they deserve to see the light of day, too?...more
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Blogging & Social Media

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What Does Your Blogging Family Tree Look Like

During a previous Selfiebration #BlogHer14 Twitter chat, Carter Gaddis chimed in with something that made us all go, hmm. He said, "I haven't been to BlogHer yet, but if @mrdougfrench had a blogging family tree, I'd be a little twig out on the edge." Which started me off on a wonder trail: Who is part of my blogging family tree? ...more
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I Get Cranky When People Call Me a Writer

When I chose to start a blog, I didn't do so because I saw myself as a writer, or that I could impress people with my way with words. Because I am not a writer. I'm a rambler. I write the same way I talk, which is usually fast and all over the place. I open an empty post box and it's like spitfire. ...more

I'm Not That Kind of Blogger

I've been blogging again for three weeks and feel like my space has been growing a lot in that short span. Not because I'm that awesome or anything. Mostly because I've been aggressively targeting people to stalk, sponsor, and write for me this summer. But still, new readers. Cool. So let's talk about the things you probably won't ever find here. AKA "Why I'll Never Be Popular" or "Reasons Why Pinterest is Not for Me." ...more
@BirchJuiceBlog Thanks! I'll have to check out your blog more :)more

News & Politics

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Black Women, White Women, and Natural Hair

The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These are the memories I carry of the never-ending battle to hide the state of my kinky hair. It's an experience belonging to sisters all over the globe, this fight to make our hair submit to societal standards of what is acceptable and proper....more
Well said. Also, I like your hair.more

Why Indra Nooyi’s Work-Life Comments Are Important to Asian American Women

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is the latest female executive to chime in to the never-ending discussion about balancing work and life. ...more
Well, this is interesting to read another view on the interview. We just wrote ours ...more

3 Women of Color to Lead the NEA, the Largest U.S. Labor Organization

On July 4th of this year, the National Education Association (NEA), the largest U.S. labor organization, made history: its membership elected three women of color as its leaders, and its first female head in 25 years....more
They've got my attention! As I was researching the article, I realized that I've known of Al ...more