Racy, Saucy, Sexy: Call for Submissions for BlogHer's E-Book ... on SEX

We're so excited, and we just can't hide it, to announce the call for submissions for BlogHer's upcoming e-book: Racy, Sexy, Saucy: Women Write Desire. We invite you to submit your post for publication now! Don’t wait: Submissions close on Oct. 29, 2012....more
My book, Glitter; Real Stories of Sex and Desires from Real Women is now out on Amazon and ...more

How Hiring A Cleaning Lady Helped Our Marriage

Maybe I’m being overly dramatic, but let me tell you, I’ve been more infatuated with my husband these past several weeks of hiring our cleaning lady than in this past year ....more

Halloween costumes that will only work in 2012

Ted's annual Hanging Chad costume from How I Met Your Mother. Do you remember the episode of How I Met Your Mother where Ted explains why he keeps wearing his "Hanging Chad" costume well after anyone remembers that whole oddly boring scandal? It was because he met a girl that night and thinks she won't recognize him if he's not dressed the same. This is a great example of how so many Halloween costumes are ephemeral, and is one ...more

House Projects: Back of House

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!This house project started out as one thing and then ended as something else. Originally we planned to have the small (old style) pantry at the back of our house removed, but after consultation with our builders went with having it updated instead. It’s hard to explain but the different levels of the house, garden and parking spaces – we have hard parking for ...more

is my parents’ advice destroying my job search?

A reader writes: Since I came home from my first year of college in May, I’ve been looking for a new job to no success. I haven’t even gotten so far as to be interviewed, despite having been on a job hunt since May. Finally, in mid-July, I’m getting a glimmer of hope! The bakery department at the supermarket where I’ve been a part-time cashier/bagger for over two years now is seeking help. Not only would I enjoy working at the bakery, ...more

Even with more money, women aren’t pursuing STEM careers | Women's Interviews - The Daily Femme

Contributed by Cristen Adding yet another layer to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) conundrum comes a new study from the Commerce Department. Despite a narrowing STEM wage gap between male and female employees, women still aren’t pursuing science-y careers. The STEM wage gap is around 14 percent — 7 percent lower than the overall wage gap. Also, while women comprise over half of the higher education population, only 2.5 million women had a STEM degree in 2009, ...more

when a job ad doesn’t list the true qualifications the employer is seeking

A reader writes: I’ve been working for the same company for over 7 years, and recently I applied for a position posted on the company website. It was a training position and I met the qualifications that were listed and it seemed to me I would be a good fit for the job. However, the HR rep emailed me back a week after I applied to inform me that I didn’t meet the qualifications. She listed four qualifications that ...more

Moms Blog About Motherhood Before AND After Delivery

Huggies and BlogHer invited ten bloggers to share their experiences of motherhood - from before and after delivery to baby products to body changes to maternity clothing to baby development.Click on the links below to read their posts and come back often - new posts will be available throughout each month! Baby Development/Due DateJoyful Abode – As Due Date Approaches…The SHU Box – The Past [3]9 Months: As Days Go ByBlue-Eyed Bride – No ExpectationsFinding Out I Was PregnantKelly's Korner - ...more