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.)

Quick and Easy School Lunch Hacks

I'm excited to pass lunch-making over to my boys this year. So I decided to create a few school lunch hacks to make the learning process easier.The …

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 …

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 …

My Kid's At Camp, That's All I Know - Mom 2.0 | Moms + Marketers + Media

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 …

Parenting

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 Great Subscription Boxes to Get For Yourself

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 …

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 …

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 …

Crafting

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 …

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 …

Pregnancy

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A Personal Finance Blog on How to Make & Save Money

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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 …

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 …

A birthday letter to my son - Advice from a mother's heart

A birthday letter to my son on his 9th birthday.We first met 9 years ago today. I held your little, wrinkled hand in mine, looked into your beautiful …

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 …

Advertising Industry

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 …