Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Are you wondering what to get the blogger in your life? Here is my top ten list of practical gifts that any blogger would appreciate. Stock Images Unless you are a photographer or food blogger, one thing bloggers almost universally struggle with getting great images without completely breaking the bank. A subscription to a photo […]

Good Eats with Kids: A New Food Blog (Plus a Meal Plan)

meal plan november 18

Ben and I have been cooking together since he was just a wee babe. It is something we have always enjoyed doing together, and while he is not always open to trying healthy foods, he has a terrific sense of flavors and how they should work together to taste delicious! We have been working on […]

5 Things I’ve Learned About Being Overworked

5 Things I've Learned About Being Overworked

Every once in a while I fall into a trap of overwork. Have you ever been there? If you are a freelancer, chances are you have. Heck, chances are, if you do more than sit on your butt all day you have. It starts with a fear. Fear of having no clients. Fear of having […]

Shedding the Baggage and Owning the Catwalk at BlogHer ’13

Elaine Griffin, BlogHer '13 Fashion Show

I have always thought of myself as a fat girl. I was the girl who never had a real boyfriend. Who, in spite of outward appearances, never really had a whole lot of confidence in my looks. At 34 years old, I still struggle with confidence and my appearance. So, so many of us do. […]

wReck Derby Week Two: Fresh Meat Injury


The last few days I’ve been in kind of a funk. I’m not very excited about anything and I’m just tired. Yesterday was week two of wReck derby, and I had zero energy. Zero. But I strapped on my skates in the afternoon and skated around my house. For practice and to try to get […]