What Was Your Best Tweet in 2014?

I once went to a party where the photographer was streaming images directly to a screen as she took them. So people paused in the middle of dancing to admire themselves dancing. Or paused from eating to watch themselves taking a bite a few minutes earlier. And we got to relive the whole party as we lived the party. That's sort of what Twitter's Year in Review feels like. ...more
My favorite tweets are the everyday, snapshots of our lives; so this one wins because I never ... more

20 Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy

I will preface this tale with a small disclaimer: If you had an easy pregnancy, you are one lucky bitch.This is not normal. Should you feel compelled to discount the torturous experiences that many of us have had, please save it for the baby book. Also, congratulations. I am jealous. Pregnancy. There are those who have been there, those who are there right now, and those who are trying to get there. We who have been there have much to tell, but what will you disclose? Will you tell your deepest vagina dramas to your pregnant friends, or take them to the grave? ...more
I wish I had known about the apple cider vinegar when I was pregnant for my 2nd. I had RAGING ... more

The Best Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

I remember when I was about 10 or so and I received a very grown-up coloring book and a brand new set of colored pencils. I was thrilled by both as coloring pencils were not something I had very often and the coloring book was extra cool because it only had an image on one side. To me, that was a sign of a grown-up coloring book and it was awesome. If you have a similar memory from your childhood, then this post is for you. Or, if you still love the smell of a brand new box of 64 Crayola Crayons. Or, if you love nothing better than a gorgeous box of brand new colored pencils or markers....more
LOVE! I can't tell you what stress reliever coloring has been for me! more

How to Write a Funny Post

Stuck on how to make your posts funnier? Here, let me help....more
You obviously haven't see my twerks. more

4 Things You Need to Know About Pinterest's New Smart Feed

While you were busy cooking up the latest recipe or crafting a hot, new DIY project you found on Pinterest, the engineers of that platform were cooking up and crafting something of their own. And, unless you only follow a handful of pinboards, we bet you didn't even notice. If you have become familiar with the Facebook Newsfeed that only shows you select content from a select few friends, you will already understand Pinterest's Smart Feed; a new algorithm that decides what you see. You no longer get pins in chronological order, and you might not see what someone has pinned at all. Some pins are still shown to you based on who you follow, but Pinterest now determines the value of a pin and assigns a score based upon it. The higher the score, the more people will see your content. ...more
TheKitchenSnob I agree! They should give us a choice. Hmph! more

4 Things You Need to Know About Pinterest's New Smart Feed

While you were busy cooking up the latest recipe or crafting a hot, new DIY project you found on Pinterest, the engineers of that platform were cooking up and crafting something of their own. And, unless you only follow a handful of pinboards, we bet you didn't even notice. If you have become familiar with the Facebook Newsfeed that only shows you select content from a select few friends, you will already understand Pinterest's Smart Feed; a new algorithm that decides what you see. You no longer get pins in chronological order, and you might not see what someone has pinned at all. Some pins are still shown to you based on who you follow, but Pinterest now determines the value of a pin and assigns a score based upon it. The higher the score, the more people will see your content. ...more
amommystory I wish they would let us choose whether we want the Smart Feed, but no. Sigh. I feel ... more

4 Things You Need to Know About Pinterest's New Smart Feed

While you were busy cooking up the latest recipe or crafting a hot, new DIY project you found on Pinterest, the engineers of that platform were cooking up and crafting something of their own. And, unless you only follow a handful of pinboards, we bet you didn't even notice. If you have become familiar with the Facebook Newsfeed that only shows you select content from a select few friends, you will already understand Pinterest's Smart Feed; a new algorithm that decides what you see. You no longer get pins in chronological order, and you might not see what someone has pinned at all. Some pins are still shown to you based on who you follow, but Pinterest now determines the value of a pin and assigns a score based upon it. The higher the score, the more people will see your content. ...more
paulaink You're welcome! more

A Eulogy: The Light of My Sister's Son Shines On

Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.      - Dylan Thomas ...more
Oh, my heart.  I'm so sorry for the loss of Ethan and the empty space in your lives. I hope it ... more

10 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Your Business

Social media sites offer a way for people to communicate online and interact with their favorite businesses. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are among the most popular and most visited on the Web, and many of their users check their accounts every day. Here are 10 ways you can use social media to better connect with your fans and boost your business. ...more
Great tips! more

Please Stop Panicking About Ebola

Earlier this week, the Kansas City local news teased to a potential Ebola case in the metro. Oops, no, maybe it was typhoid. Everyone freaked out, anyway. It is as though there has never been a contagious disease outbreak in the history of humanity. Listen, we have to stop the madness....more
I was doing fairly well until it touched Cleveland today. I have sisters and nephews there and ... more