Are the Tattooed Jesus Billboards Blasphemous?

In recent news, there is a campaign of billboards that are stirring up some controversy in Texas and now throughout the nation. An anonymous organization has set up a website devoted to the Gospel. They are the ones sponsoring these many billboards that depict a man representing Jesus covered in tattoos....more
@tori danielle Thank you, Tori! I really appreciate your encouragement :) I love how you said, ...more

Dear Mom: You Were My First Blessing

Dear Mom,If life had gone the way I'd planned, I wouldn't know much about Alzheimer's disease. I would probably be organizing a party for your 60th birthday at Pappadeaux or Chuy's instead of selling shirts and bracelets to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association in your memory. I would probably be naive and foolish, wasteful with time, and not counting every blessing God has given me....more
Thank you for this. I lost my own mom last month after taking care of her for a long time and at ...more

The Bravest Thing I've Ever Done

Working within this fear-filled framework, I have accomplished feats of which I thought myself incapable. After all, everyone knows that bravery isn’t the absence of fear but the act of proceeding in spite of it. See, I was born with a piece of me missing; the part of humans that causes them to feel things and not allow the feelings to destroy them. It was too much to bear, the feelings and the being human. They ripped me open and left me bleeding constantly. Depression from a very young age exacerbated this defect. Once I discovered alcohol, I found the solution to the feelings: kill them all. ...more
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I Really Hate Halloween

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I hate Halloween. I think it's gross, weird and needlessly scary. And seeing gravestones in my neighbors' yards always upsets me. But maybe I'm just missing the boat here, so could you please explain to me why I should change my mind and get into the fun?Signed,Halloween Hater...more
Now that my only child has turned 18, he doesn't want to celebrate ANY holidays, let alone ...more

Marriage: The First Years Are Only As Hard As You Make Them

October 8th, 2010, I married my best friend.I know, so original. But true. Paul and I were friends long before we were a couple; most people saw something with us that we either:a) ignored or b) were too blind to see...more
Loved your story! My husband and I are also BEST FRIENDS! Our relationship started out ...more

Tips for a Greener Halloween

“Green” Halloween is the hip way to celebrate our spookiest season. But what does that mean? At Big Green Purse, we focus on putting some “eco” in the EEK! See how, in the first of this two-part series on greening Halloween. ...more
DianeMacEachern Love this, Diane. Your dedication to a green lifestyle is inspiring. :) Are you ...more

I See Sexism

Sometimes I think I'm going crazy, only I know I'm not, because other women tell me they notice the same thing. It's complicated, and it's hard to keep it in focus sometimes, but it really is there. I don't see dead people, I don't hear voices -- I just see gender distinctions being made where other people see ... nothing out of the ordinary. Business as usual. The same ol' same ol'. Has this ever happened to you? ...more
I notice sexism all the time, and I make a point of sharing the "little" things to help others ...more

Is Volunteer Work Keeping Women From Leaning In to Their Careers?

The school year is well underway, which means that teachers and PTA organizers are looking for volunteers to make copies, raise money and organize harvest festivals. ...more
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50 Shades of NO: Worst Halloween Costumes, Ever

Do you really want to scare your friends and loved ones this Halloween? Freak them out by dressing up as the kind of person who would choose to wear any one of these truly horrifying costumes. We had a little fun with the worst of the worst costumes -- see for yourself! Dog With Boobs ...more
bklynstacy BlogHer WendiAarons ElisaC The dog with boobs costume was Katie Bar the Door.more

Work/Life Balance? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself … and Answer Honestly

Are you tired of working too many long hours? Do you feel occasional pangs of guilt that you “should be” spending more time with your loved ones? Or working out and staying fit? Or engaging in your hobbies and passions? Or keeping up with the stacks of unread books and magazines? Or just going out and having more fun? ...more
These are really good pointers--and they work for stay-at-home mom's too.  Women, and this is a ...more