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

Bot Immortality

The most interesting things I’ve read in a long time is an article in the Verge about a woman who built a bot out of her friend’s old text messages....more

#Microblog Mondays 112: Frideswide Day

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* This Wednesday is St ....more

616th Friday Blog Roundup

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature....more

The Scapegoat

Leviticus 16 is the section of the Torah read every Yom Kippur....more

SuperBetter: Setting My 3:1

I really wish I had paid better attention when this thought was introduced at the beginning of SuperBetter, but the general idea is that you think up three things that you really love; things that can be experienced in quick succession....more

I Am Getting SuperBetter

I was listening to my best friend Manoush Zomorodi’s podcast (by the way — she doesn’t know she’s my best friend and that I talk to her while the podcast is running, so please don’t tell her), and she had on Jane McGonigal, a game designer and the author of SuperBetter. I decided to download […] ...more

#Microblog Mondays 111: The Crown

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* The ChickieNob and I have been waiting forever for the BBC to release The Crown, and it will finally be here at the beginning of November....more

The Forgotten Song

I was trying to remember a song this week....more

615th Friday Blog Roundup

Back in high school, a teacher gave us this question: It is time to elect a new world leader. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates: Candidate A: Associates with crooked politicians and makes decisions based on information from astrologers. He’s had two mistresses ....more

Where Have All the Gregorys Gone?

I was folded forward this morning during yoga, in the middle of eka pada rajakapotasana, when it occurred to me that there was no one in the twins’ class named Greg....more