24 Challenges to Give You a Mind-Refreshing Day

I try to think that every day is a new opportunity to start fresh. A day sometimes seems to run by at jet speed, but other times it walks slower than a slug. It is quite unpredictable, if you may....more

The Word 'Expert' Doesn't Mean 'I Think I'm Better Than You'

See if you can finish this sentence, filling in the blanks: “My name is ________ and I’m an expert in ________.” ...more
I agree with the point you're making - that we should be happy to own what we're good at, to ...more

What to Do When Your Tween Wakes Up Grumpy

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My pre-teen daughter wakes up so grumpy every morning....more
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Lessons Learned From A Year of Not Spending

"We should do this," I said to him. I was reading an article about a woman who'd gone a whole year without spending money. I mean, she ate and she had a home, but any extraneous spending went out the window. No gifts, trips, new clothes, anything. ...more
For many people, your year of no spending is a way of life. There is no money for frills. I must ...more

Puppies Are Jerks. Adopt an Older Dog!

Since I was a child, I've always had a dog. So when my childhood dog passed away, I have always wanted another companion to keep me company. Having a dog is a true commitment, both financially and time-wise. ...more

What #BlogHer15's 'Experts Among Us' Really Means for You

This year, at our annual conference celebrating women in social media, we are dramatically expanding our mission now that BlogHer is part of the larger SheKnows Media family. This transformation starts with our name and our theme: #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. In 2015, we're dedicating the BlogHer conference to the incredible expertise and inspiration women are delivering to each other every day via social media. ...more
I loved the exercise of identifying expertise for our email signatures! Although I had a head ...more

Texting While Driving: Distracted Driving Is the New DUI

Texting and driving is unsafe and deadly. No one knows this better than Donna Holdiness. In 2004, her son caused a fatal car accident when he was texting and driving. He survived, but two others died. Eight years later, texting and driving claimed the life of her husband, Dr. Gary Holdiness, a cyclist whom a 17-year-old driver plowed into during a lengthy text conversation with his girlfriend. ...more
It is absolutely FRIGHTENING to see people texting and otherwise using their phones while driving.more

4 Ways to Get Better Work/Life Balance

Do you have this discussion? The debate about how much time is spent at work versus spent at home? ...more
briannarbell So glad you found it helpful! It doesn't have to be difficult.more

8 Steps to Becoming a Crazy Bird Lady

The sun is shining on a chilly spring day. A breeze cuts through tall grasses as 15-year-old me tromps through the wetlands on a school field trip. I am utterly miserable....more
HennaByKelly Yes! Such a simple joy. :)more

What Transgender Allies Can Learn From the Bruce Jenner Interview

I have a confession: Reality TV isn’t really my thing. I tried to watch Bruce Jenner and the clan in a few episodes of “Keeping up With the Kardashians” and definitely couldn’t keep up....more
Dear Maven, I truly love this post; your words echoed my sentiments, and I had thought about ...more