Now that I’m back home and into my normal groove, reflecting on BlogHer feels surreal. Was I really there? I spent an amazing long weekend feeling totally B-List. And that’s a good thing (I felt neither invisible nor obligated to be the funniest person in the room). I know a solid handful of people, although […]
Holy Cow! I’m getting on an airplane tomorrow with my family for a little pre-Blogher “vacation.” I can’t help but put the word Vacation in quotes. I’d use air-quotes if that was available. My extended family has a fabulous lakeside cottage in Upstate New York that is a decent drive from where I grew up […]
Whitney and I have been friends since 1996 when our then-boyfriends were best friends with each other. We used to share adventures before there were babies on the scene: being short at concerts, snowboarding in the slow lane, dancing (but not late), crafting, clothes-swapping, London, etc. Since Julian is six months older than my rookie […]
As part of the Healthy Child Blog Carnival, on the theme of Splendor in the Grass, we submitted my post about urban chicken farming. This carnival is part of an ongoing effort by Healthy Child Healthy World to help inspire a movement to protect children from harmful chemicals. The theme of backyards drew a wide […]
Happy birthday to my five-year old rookie baby. Yes, Holden, you made me a mom, mommy, mama, mother, and even a mommyblogger. You rocked my world and changed my life. But that was then, who are you now? You are a fun-loving, outgoing, social-as-heck biking dude. You love big machines, digging in the sand, watching […]
Last month, I was very lucky to go to the BABIES documentary San Francisco premiere. I laughed; I smirked; I squirmed. And I think all parents and parents-to-be would have similar emotional reactions (but probably to different parts). You try to sit still as a naked baby is surrounded by a herd of cattle, I […]
Holy Fearless Friday, Eat. Blog. Run. starts today. I am sitting at the desk of the Country Inns & Suites in Sunnyvale awaiting the rest of my teammates, guzzling water and blogging. Several months ago — when May seemed like a really long time away — Marie from Make And Takes invited me to join […]
A local-to-us rookie mom, Jen, told us “The monthly shot (now on 2nd kid, too) with the same toy in the same chair is still going strong at now 33 months. (No, we haven’t figured out when we’ll stop. Kindergarten? When she rolls her eyes & flips us off every month?)” I asked her to […]
Round up of non-toxic living with favorite go-to websites in the areas of healthy cooking, finding safe products, saving money, and having fun.
As a mom of five children, Meagan Francis is no rookie. When she launched The Happiest Mom, I invited her to share some of her experience to inspire moms to have more fun during the first years of motherhood. She offers us some tips and reassurance that happy moms put themselves on top of the […]
Whitney reviewed a high-tech family cruiser and we are giving away a $500 Visa gift card. Your odds are still good! I explain why I love and hate the book Nurtureshock. Did you read it? Share your thoughts. I beg you.
I’m going to fail this challenge. And fail it hard. If I couldn’t/wouldn’t/didn’t do these tasks in the past (1,001) – (45) days, I’m sure as heck not going to complete them now. Oh yes, I’m awesome and I can start a blog and publish a book, but I guess I can’t just do everything […]