Cross-posted last week at BlogHer I’ll admit my finger is not exactly on the pulse of Hollywood happenings. As I stated earlier this week, I have far too many things going on and enough anxiety in my life to add celebrity watching to the list. However, when there is a natural or home birth in Hollywood, the news usually crosses my path one way or another. Natural childbirth, and home birth in particular, are some of the things that are near and dear to my heart and I tend to get pretty excited when they make their way into the limelight and mainstream news. AndRead More →

Although I didn’t get to go to BlogHer in San Francisco this weekend (if you are on Twitter then you probably “heard” me repeatedly whining about it), I did get to join in the Second Life BlogHer fun and, along with 100 other women (maybe more?), listened to/watched the keynote Friday morning by Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort and Jory Des Jardins. Very cool! Then tonight at Heather‘s suggestion, I joined back in for the Second Life BlogHer dance party. I am a total newb to Second Life and was still dressed in my newbie clothes, so I decided to go looking for something a littleRead More →

Cross-posted at BlogHer You have a million and one things on your plate, are feeling overwhelmed and are reaching your breaking point. Yet when someone asks you to do one more thing, take on one more responsibility, juggle one more ball, you can’t turn them down. I mean, if you say no, they might figure out you are not *gasp* perfect. But wait a second, you aren’t perfect. I’m not perfect. None of us are perfect. So why is it that so many women, moms in particular and yours truly included, feel compelled to convince the world we can do it all, seamlessly, perfectly, withoutRead More →

A couple of weeks ago I shared my feelings regarding NBC’s reality TV show “The Baby Borrowers.” If you are unfamiliar with the premise of the show, it takes five teenage couples through a crash course in adulthood tasking them with responsibilities such as a house payment, a job, and for three days, the care of a baby (and later a toddler, pre-teen, teenager and elderly person). As I mentioned in that post, I was surprised to find out one of the moms of the borrowed children – Natalie Nichols – practiced many aspects of attachment parenting (AP). I couldn’t stop thinking about her andRead More →

Today I’m writing over at 5 Minutes for Going Green about how to stay cool this summer without using your *gasp* air conditioning! Hey, I’ve been doing it for most of my life and I haven’t melted yet. ;) If you must use your A/C, I’ve also included some tips on how to make running your air conditioner more energy- and cost-efficient. Take a look. :)Read More →

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, you probably recall that every Father’s Day since Ava was born I’ve made a DADDY storyboard for my husband. This year, although the pictures weren’t taken until a couple weeks after Father’s Day, and Julian kept throwing letters on the ground or pointing in the sky at “bearplanes,” and the storyboard hasn’t been ordered (quite yet), I happy to say I am keeping up the tradition. My imperfect, but perfect for us choice for best shot Monday is: Feel free to also check out 2007 (when Julian was eating the letters), 2006 and, theRead More →