Stirrup Queens

I'm the Blogging & Social Media editor as well as the Health editor at BlogHer.  Which means some days I'm talking about new ways to navigate Facebook and then turning around and discussing your heart health.

I write Stirrup Queens when I'm not reading other people's blogs, cooking, or chasing after my twins.

I'm the author of four books: Life from Scratch (Belle Books, 2010), a novel about blogging, Measure of Love (Belle Books, 2013), and the forthcoming Apart at the Seams (Belle Books, 2014).  I also wrote Navigating the Land of If (Seal Press, 2009), a non-fiction book about infertility and pregnancy loss.  You can always find information about my books on my author site.  Plus I love to talk about writing and publishing.

You can find me on Facebook and on Twitter. And you can reach me via email at melissa.ford@blogher.com.

534th Friday Blog Roundup

March’s IComLeavWe list opened this morning. I didn’t want that to get lost in the shuffle since this post pushed that one down on the screen. So sign up, making a commitment to comment more for one week....more

IComLeavWe: March 2015

Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point ....more

The Deep Future

Not to continue on the morbid streak, but Pamela Jeanne sent me an article from NPR that I’ve been thinking a lot about, too....more

Wastes of Time

I was sad to read Oliver Sack’s piece in the New York Times about his terminal cancer diagnosis....more

#MicroblogMondays 26: Repetition

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* There were a few things in the Rosie Project that hit close to home....more

Mental Sampler

Am I the only person who wishes the new Blogger captcha checkbox that says “I am not a robot” also came with an option that said “I AM a robot?”...more

533rd Friday Blog Roundup

The very end of the [mouse] tail… tale. The exterminator found a dead mouse in the attic in the trap that Josh set at the beginning of the week....more

Mother’s Day in February

The first Mother’s Day pitches arrived on February 16th....more

As Quiet as a Mouse

This is the end of the story. ******* We now know that it was a mouse. The mouse watched me work....more

Animals in the Attic

I woke up at 5:30 in the morning because of a scratching sound above my head, coming from the attic....more