Dear God, 11 Years Old Is Too Young to Be Pregnant

Dear God; I am writing this and I still can't believe I'm writing this. No, wait. Yes, I can, and that's what makes it even sadder. My daughter and her friends were all abuzz yesterday when I came home from work. I was hoping they were all wildly misinformed, but Moms talk and other kids talk and I guess it's true. One of my daughter's schoolmates is pregnant. God, one of my eleven-year-old daughter's schoolmates is pregnant. And keeping the baby....more
When I was 9 or 10 my aunt, a pediatrician, relayed to my mother a story of an 11 year old girl ... more

Why Yahoo Just Became Obsolete: CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home

Unless you've been living under a rock, if you're a parent you've probably heard the newest decree from Marissa Mayer -- the young CEO of Yahoo, who was hired when she was five months pregnant and notably took only a two-week maternity leave after popping out her baby, undoubtedly while being fanned by a her doula, a waiting nanny in tow. Her decree, uttered with all the certainty that an empress can have from her ivory citadel, was that no longer could Yahoo employees work remotely (aka from home, or anywhere else that's not the office) anymore....more
@snapmartha  @William I hear a discussion about this policy on NPR this morning and the (female) ... more

When Your Child Wants You To Pray

Many parents have said that they'll be fine if their child grows up and has a different religious, political or general belief than what they were raised "believing." I don't think many of us expect our children to test that "different is okay" thought process when our kids are still toddlers though. Amy at Baby Baby Lemon is fielding these issues with her son who is attending a church affiliated preschool -- while they aren't religious as a family. It already has her on her toes. ...more
I liked my religious upbringing - Sunday school, VBS, church camp - and would like the same for ... more

California Raisins Hosts Afternoon Poolside Getaway

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Arg, as usually I forgot my own name. Hazard of replying from my phone while nursing a ... more

California Raisins Hosts Afternoon Poolside Getaway

Reserve Your Spot Now – Space is Limited!...more

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How to Infuse More Fun Into Your Blog!

Hosted by Playskool with special guests from Sesame Street Elmo, Cookie Monster & Abby Cadabby • Looking to add a little whimsy to your blog? ...more

What a super fun idea! I get such a kick out of Cookie Monster.

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How To Get Stolen Content Removed

One innocent day, I was looking around the "behind the scenes" of my site Bringing Up Bronwyn. If you aren't a blogger, there is a dashboard where you post from and you can add nifty tools and much, much more. Since I use wordpress as a platform, there is a spam blocker called Aksimet. It catches all the yucky comments like the stupid stuff that ends up in your email inbox. Occasionally Akismet will catch real comments by mistake. So I check in there on a semi-regular basis for real comments. I was surprised by what I found. ...more

Finding my content - especially pictures - on a scraping site is one of my biggest blogging ... more

Goat Cheese, Strawberries & Chocolate, Oh My!

I have been a little obsessed with strawberries and goat cheese lately. We were eating this salad the other day and I realized that I was searching out strawberries and goat cheese to eat together from among the other salad fixings to put together on my fork. Then after we were finished and were just eating sliced strawberries and hubs suggested that we have a little more goat cheese, the combination was almost like cheesecake. Then he made the mix it with chocolate suggestion and the idea for these little confections was born. And trust me, these are fantastic....more

GET IN MY MOUTH. I'm going to track down some dark chocolate for mine, to keep the toddlers and ... more

Enter to win gifts for your new baby with Macy's First Impressions!

Maybe it was falling even more in love with this little being you carried inside of you for nine months. Maybe it was the sleepless nights. No matter what the biggest change in your life has been since becoming a mom, we want to hear about it. A few stories from our friends:...more

I think the biggest change since I became a mom is how incredibly important OTHER MOMS have ... more

Leave a Comment Now to Donate a Book to a Child in Need (Really!)

BlogHer and BookRenter, a company that rents textbooks to college students, have joined forces because we know that books makes a difference. Help us meet our goal of 1,000 books donated -- we're not there yet! ...more

My mom just gave me the very last box of books left over from my childhood and I was beyond ... more