Great Blog Posts

By Jessica Rosenberg | This is a collection of great blog posts I come across while surfing the blogosphere. I love to read blogs and sometimes a post just needs to be saved for posterity's sake. (Full disclaimer? Some of these posts are ones I wrote myself.)

School Lunch Hacks for Quick and Easy Packing

Shares 0<p><i>This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RITZFilledBackToSchool</i> …

Two views in Love

There are millions of unique people in this planet, however out of all of them, I decided to marry a very special young man named Sheldon. It was …

If yoga is a cult, consider me brainwashed

For the past couple of years, my exercise game has been overthrown by the preference of sitting about and eating everything. However, as part of my …

Defending My Kindle

My name is Lindsay Ferrier and I like to read my books on a screen. Deal with it.If you haven’t already noticed, I love books. I’ve loved them since …

Kindle

An Open Letter to the Female Hat-Wearing Dog From “Go Dog, Go”

Dear female hat-wearing dog,<p>I bought your book to help my son learn prepositions and adjectives and was, from the first read, inexorably drawn in by …

I’m Quitting Online Mommy Groups

Let me start by saying that over the last 10-15 years I’ve made several long-lasting friendships in online spaces. I won’t pretend that everything …

Social Justice

My Kid's At Camp, That's All I Know

Yesterday I put my son on bus for sleepaway camp. Today I have absolutely no idea if he is alive. I don’t know if he’s eating or homesick or …

I am their mother. This is my job. - It's my life...

When my children were little, the urge to guide them, protect them, shield them from the world was something I felt deeply in my bones. Even as I …

5 Gift Ideas for the most important person: You

So, the holidays have passed and now, finally, so has Valentine’s Day, which means that, unless your birthday is conveniently located in the dead of …

Shopping

How to Start a Travel Blog and Make Money

<i>In this article, you’ll learn with a few simple steps how to start a travel blog.</i><p>“So, you travel and blog about it, right?” or “Awesome! You write a …

Web Design

Perfect Fall Craft for Kids - Hand Painted Family Tree

When my oldest was in preschool, he brought home what has become one of my favorite fall decorations: a painted family tree. Since then, I have taken …

ABC Family | Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

ABC Family | Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Schedule<p>This is truly my favorite time of the year. I get so excited when I see the ABC Family 25 Days of …

15 Books for K-2nd grade: Gift Guide

As the parents of boys in kindergarten and 2nd grade, it seems like we are hitting the sweet spot for reading. They have reached the point where they …

Harry Potter

11 Ideas for Great Halloween Cupcakes - It's my life...

So, our school is one of those schools that kindly ask that you refrain from baking class treats.<p>Let’s be clear, I’m not particularly a huge baker, …

Helping a friend through a miscarriage

It seems almost surreal to me to think that my first miscarriage was ten years ago. That time period was filled with so much pain and emotional …

How to Teach Your Kid to Become a Millionaire

When I hit 7th grade, we were required to take a career assessment. I was trying to rig my answers so that it would confirm my primary career …

Kids

Things Hillary Clinton Could Do During The Debate To Lose My Vote To Donald Trump: A Very Important List

I will not be watching the debate tonight.I mean, really, what’s the point? I’m already an informed citizen. I know the candidates well.I know one is …

Elections

For 7 Years, A Daughter Documented Her Mother's Bipolar Disorder In Photos

“I hope that I show an honest record of my personal situation with a mentally ill, substance-abusing parent,” photographer Melissa Spitz explains.<p>When Melissa Spitz was 6 years old, her mother Deborah was institutionalized by the state of Washington as a result of her bipolar disorder. “Her life …

Mental Disorders

Dear Mr. Trump, What Books Will We Read To Our Students If You Become President?

Required reading for 2017: "Where the Winners Are."<p>Dear Mr. Trump,<p>I’m a teacher and it’s August ― you know what that means! (Nope, not time to sign up for the back to school NRA training course.) It’s time to set up shop for the coming school year. Teachers are gathering supplies, planning …

Polar Bears

Dear boys heading to college

insta-art: be kind

hello lovelies and a very happy wednesday to you, wherever you may be. today i am sharing another gorgeous piece of angelic art with you – it’s time …

The Exact Steps for How I Made $427 in Two Days Driving for Uber

Let's cut to the chase: If you want to <b>make extra money quickly</b>, driving for Uber is a <i>great</i> choice.<p>I know what you're probably thinking… <i>why in the</i> …

Your Body is Not Your Masterpiece

Your body is not your masterpiece — your <i>life</i> is.<p>It is suggested to us a million times a day that our BODIES are PROJECTS. They aren’t. Our lives are. …

Good Guys & Bad Guys

With two boys, I hear a lot about good guys and bad guys. As the self-proclaimed “good guys”, my boys have a deep inner need to protect. The stories …

Parenting

Mamas Making a Difference: August

Mamas Making a Difference: After months of planning, I’m proud to announce…..Mamas Making a Difference is HERE! We are teaming up with three amazing …

Cute

Fig Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Gather your ingredients. If possible, also use a manual juicer and a cocktail shaker.<p>Create your fig brown sugar simple syrup by combining hot water, …

How One Birthday Invitation Slapped Me in the Face

Learn how one birthday invitation hit me like a ton of bricks. Say goodbye to cheap goodie bags & bouncy houses, say hi to friendship & time well …

This GoPro User Created an Oddly Intimate Video From the Bits That Usually Get Edited Out

If you've ever recorded yourself, you know that there are few things more awkward and vulnerable than those first and last moments.<p>Even if you're …

An Open Letter To Magazine Editors Who Woke Up Without A Job This Morning

First of all, I’m sorry for your loss.<p>I don’t write that in a flippant or metaphorical way. When you lose a job that you spent your entire life …