Diane Lang (Momo)

I am the BlogHer Social Media Manager and a mostly stressed-out, insomniac mom... read more

The BlogHer '14 Closing Party, Brought to You by McDonald's and Featuring Rev. Run of Run-DMC!

Today, I am finally able to reveal the details behind the Closing Party for our 10th anniversary event, and it will be epic! We're thrilled that our longtime (six years running, thank you very much!) partner McDonald's is back to make the entire party possible. And they are pulling out all the stops. Photo Source: McDonald's ...more
Much thanks to all the sponsors!  Everything sounds amazing!more

We Need to Take a Deeper Look at Bullying by Teachers: How Do We Determine the Worth of a Child?

After writing this post on my blog yesterday, our family received a huge outpouring of support from the blogging community. So many people have reached out to say they have been there, or they're walking in our shoes and looking for answers. Collectively, I hope we find some. ...more
bmuserbher Trained teachers don't act like that without a reason and that is exactly my point. ...more

'The Fault in Our Stars' No-Spoiler Review or Why I Regret Staying Home Last Night

At first I thought The Godfather had been re-released in theaters. I knew I dropped my 15 year old daughter and her two friends off three hours earlier so they could see the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, but how else could I interpret this text?      "New favorite movie, indescribable." Image: Twentieth Century Fox ...more
luckylori11 Enjoy!more

Will You Still Love Me When I Have Chin Hair?

Silence. Uncomfortable sideways glances around the table. Finally, Emma broke through with the epic question, “You have chin hair?” “Of course I have chin hair! It’s one of the fun things that happens to us as we age,” I said with not a little bit of sarcasm. A small part of me was dancing inside that I eradicated it well enough for her not to have noticed, but I was determined not to let the real issue go. “Seriously, no one is going to offer?” Meanwhile, a look of horror slooooowly crosses over Emma’s face. She asked, slightly panicked, “Am I going to have chin hair when I get older?!?!?” ...more
I have said the same thing! I made a friend promise me that she would pluck my chin hair if I ...more

10 Disgusting Things Only A Mom Would Do

When you become a parent, you do so many gross things you never imagined.  It’s bad enough that you have to wipe the poop off someone’s butt for a solid two and a half years or so—but did you know you’d be wearing that poop?...more
TerriLynnMerritts Lady_Paladin suction bulbs dont work half as well as the mom or dads mouth! ...more

Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Internet Friends Are Real Life Friends

Don't tell me they're not real. I left a comment on the most random blog post I had ever come across in my many times clicking the "Random" button on LiveJournal. The blogger replied. I replied. Then the blogger's friend replied. I looked at his avatar, this friend of the original blogger, and my eyebrow raised a little bit. The back and forth conversation went on all evening, one comment after the other. Days later, AOL Instant Messenger names were exchanged. Three years later, we stood in front of our friends and family and exchanged vows. ...more
cmillerrindy PWMBlog TracyDeeWhitt I'd love that too, chica! LMK when you're in Chicago!more

Forget Every 'Mad Men' Conspiracy Theory You've Ever Read

Mad Men is just two episodes away from wrapping up this half-season, which is flying by faster than Pete Campbell's hair recedes. Fortunately Mad Men is the type of television show that stays with viewers long after they see an episode or season—giving us time to think about the characters, the overarching story of America, and our personal reactions to the themes. After all, Don Draper is nothing if not a construct that helps us look at our culture in general, our parents in context, and our own development in relationship to both. ...more
Rita Arens  I think about Peggy a lot. She looks so lonely.more

Bittersweet Birthdays

Tomorrow my baby turns ten. Like any Mom, I love watching my children grow and become these amazing little people. And like any Mom, I also just want them to stay little forever. However, unlike some (most?) Moms, I actually get sad on my son’s birthday. Birthdays for the past few years with Brian have felt bittersweet to me. ...more
OMG this is so sweet....made my sonmore

Down the Rabbit Hole Again: Finding Support Without a Diagnosis

Each year as April and Autism Awareness month rolls around, I find myself in a strange position of wanting to write something about my family’s experience of dealing with a range of developmental and learning disorders. At the same time, I feel that I don’t really have the right. All three of our children have received special education services for a range of developmental and sensory issues since they were all babies. But not one of them has ever had the official autism diagnosis. ...more
lizzieflowers  thank you so much!  So glad to hear your so id doing well, thanks for much for ...more

We Need to Take a Deeper Look at Bullying by Teachers: How Do We Determine the Worth of a Child?

After writing this post on my blog yesterday, our family received a huge outpouring of support from the blogging community. So many people have reached out to say they have been there, or they're walking in our shoes and looking for answers. Collectively, I hope we find some. ...more
bmuserbher Trained teachers don't act like that without a reason and that is exactly my point. ...more