Is There Anything Funny about Death? 24 Writers Say Absolutely!

During the eighteen months before my mother's death, I remained at her side. We had a complicated relationship—true of so many mothers and daughters—and she didn't appreciate my daily reminders regarding her medications, her need to walk, the importance of eating. Mom was a visual artist, ardent reader, and political junkie; she didn't go in for idle chatter. As for sharing thoughts or feelings about her illness? Forget it.   ...more
I wish I'd known about this!! I wrote a humorous story about when I was a hospice social ...more

Love, Hate and the Velveteen Rabbit

 Love, Hate and the Velveteen RabbitIn the tiny village in Mexico where I live, violence recently threw a horrifying shadow over our community. The details aren't important, there's nothing that can be done to undo damage to the families who lost their loved ones.In addition to the sadness I feel for my neighbors, I'm left to evaluate and re-frame my beliefs about what it means to live here and how it feels to be faced with the ugly face of hate....more

More BlogHer '12 New Sponsor Announcements

Announcing another round of New Sponsors for BlogHer '12! We are thrilled to have these sponsors joining us for our annual conference. To see a full list of our BlogHer '12 sponsors, click here. Read on to learn a little bit about each of these awesome new sponsors....more

BlogHer Conference Update - - May 11, 2012

It's Friday, and Mother's Day weekend here in the US (maybe other places too), so to all you moms celebrating this weekend or other weekends -- have a great day! Now, on to our update...Let's start with BlogHer Food '12...The mobile app is ready for download! ...more

Conference Corner: Schedule Updates for BlogHer '12

If you ask me what the best video game ever created it, I will without hesistation tell you that TETЯIS: The Soviet Mind Game by Tengen. You can't get Tengen Tetris anymore; in fact, you couldn't a month or so after it came out. It was really a brilliant video game, even for 8 bit, and it's a big reason why I love working as Conference Programming Manager for BlogHer today. So much of what we do on the Programming Team has to do with fitting square boxes into right angled spaces and making everything flow together seamlessly....more

Something Surprising I Learned from Food Blogging

A month from today, BlogHer Food '12 will be winding down in Seattle. Can you believe it? We hardly can! There's just so much to do between now and then -- which includes registering for this amazing conference if you haven't yet done so! We're still working to bring you some interesting, bite-sized interviews from our amazing speakers every week, and this week I stepped outside of the food box and asked a thought-provoking question: What's one surprising thing you learned via food blogging? The answers are as unique as the bloggers, which is always a treat....more
I loved reading this post and I am so excited to see everyone at BlogHer Food. Food blogging has ...more

Get Your Party-Only Pass for BlogHer Food '12!

Ain't no party like a BlogHer party 'cause a BlogHer party don't stop. That's right. To keep the party going we are offering our Party-Only ticket for those who don't want to miss out on what will be another memorable BlogHer Food party. This pass will get you into the Closing Party on Saturday, June 9 from 6:30pm-7:30pm....more
@BlogHerFood Wish I could be there. Next year, fer shur.more

Sunday Lunch: Slow Roasted Suckling Pig w/ Friends: AROMA CUCINA

Sunday Lunch: Slow Roasted Suckling Pig w/ Friends: AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/IGuSPK Sundays are for sharing, and share we must! Food and friendships: what could be better? One fills the stomach, the other fills the soul; both with love.  Buon domenica tutti! ...more

The Marriage of The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Responsibility, brought to you by BlogHer Entrepreneurs Sponsor Liberty Mutual

Last month's BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12 Conference is one that's near and dear to my heart, and to Lisa and Jory's. We know that we could never have sustained building BlogHer over these last seven years without mentorship, without expanding and deepening our networks, and without taking advantage of the many resources and support systems out there for small businesses. We hope this conference helps other entrepreneurs find resources and support....more
@Helen_Jonsen Thanks Helen.more

Announcing: BlogHer '12 HealthMinder Day Programming!

Back in February, Elisa introduced HealthMinder Day, a brand-new, pre-conference add-on opportunity for BlogHer '12 attendees:  The day will focus on expert information and looking at the latest tools, services, sources, and products for taking care of yourself and your loved ones. And for sharing with your online communities. The day is a stand-alone, so you purchase a ticket separately from your BlogHer '12 registration (here).   Health and wellness -- including care of self and care of others -- are matters of huge interest to BlogHer community members....more