Should You Use Typepad for Your New Blog?

When I started blogging in 2004, Blogger and Typepad were the major blogging platforms out there, and if you were really trying to prove yourself, you used custom templates on Typepad....more
You just reminded me that the reason I left Typepad was because of the lack of widgets. But I ...more

Do You Give Up Anything for Lent?

Fat Tuesday's come and gone and Mardi Gras beads may still be littering some sidewalks, but the fun is over, guys. It's time for Lent....more
onthisnewmorning I love that post! I want to give that role up, too.more

Why Should You Start a Blog in 2015? Here Are Some Very Good Reasons.

Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Instagram. LinkedIn. Tumblr. Google+. The opportunities to spread yourself out all over the Internet seem never to end in the year 2015. So why on earth would you start a blog?...more
Although I love blogging and have been doing it for years, I feel like people are just starting ...more

When the Holidays Are Over and He Didn't Propose

I knew I wanted to marry my husband long before he asked me to marry him, which presented a problem: He was taking too long to propose. To compound this problem, he also made the mistake of asking me what shape of diamond I liked nearly a year before presenting me with a ring....more
Ugh, that sucks. I'm sorry.more

Who Wore It Weirdest in the Miss Universe National Costume Category?

Are we really still having Miss Universe competitions? Apparently, we are. Thank God there aren't any demeaning costumes. I mean, well, wait. Oops. Just look....more
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The 'Christmas Jammies' Viral Video Family Is Back: Watch The Video!

Viral video sensations the Holderness family are back. Their "Christmas Jammies" video went viral in 2013 and currently has more than 15 million views on YouTube. Wait, what ... you haven't seen it? Watch! I'll wait. ...more

How to Fix Your Inbox Without Just Deleting Your Email

Every year while I'm preparing for the holiday season, I subscribe to all the things. All the deal sites, all the coupon sites, all the newsletters (hoping for gift guides), all the daily deals. All of it. I want to be in the know....more
cdrdash I didn't realize you could color-code Gmail! You may have just opened up a whole new ...more

3 Approaches for How to Organize Your Closet

It's January, and you're revved on resolutions, right? You're going to get organized and save money and be green and not buy anything off the clearance rack! I applaud you, inspired person! Let my mistakes be your helping guide....more
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2014 What-Were-They-Thinking Gift Guide

Every year, we (like you) get hundreds of product pitches. The PR machine kicks into high gear around early October, and that's when we BlogHer staffers start sending the best ones around for everyone to enjoy. And by best, I mean, WTF?...more
The bacon armor and gooey louie are the BEST!!!  To me those really deserve a standing ovation ...more

Stop! You Can't Give 'You Have to F*cking Eat' to a Parent

Certain parenting truths exist that those who cling to their hipness after childbirth are loath to reveal. Being an adult gets harder as the children grow older and begin to understand what is really in your juice glass at their birthday parties. Do you remember the day you realized you could no longer Speak-n-Spell your way through conversations about Christmas presents, flu shots and blow jobs? Yeah. That extends to reading. As in kids who know how to read and who also live in your house....more
Give parents some credit. I bought Go the F to Sleep because I needed some comic relief from my ...more