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Live Life

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 03:41:52 +0000

just received a text message of the buried hill students learned that a classmate three square students away from us forever , the former Sunshine Boys on the pitch and we separated . Three years ago, and students to visit the students of the disease in the side , we already know there will always parting day , but this time it came too suddenly , looking at his beautiful wife and lovely children , our hearts silent prayer : Let the good life of peace !
only that the visit has become the last meet . Life is short , the life do not want to give up something, relatives , lovers , friends ...
Live Life , the only way to live seriously . was worthy of all the people around us .
side students all the way !
would also like to know me and do not know my people better life !

Keep the Faith

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 02:06:01 +0000

If you were given a list of available children to adopt, which one would you pick? Would you look for the cutest, youngest, happiest little boy or girl? Or would you choose an older child... say around 15 or 16 years old?


My husband and I are currently going through this right now. Last year, we were chosen...yes, I said chosen... to adopt a child (or children). We have a natural son already but realized that adopting a child would make the most sense for us.


For anyone wondering, because I get asked this question a lot... Yes. We are able to still have children. We just chose not to have anymore after we had our one and only son. And why are we adopting?? Have you ever looked at your state's website listing of foster children waiting to be adopted? Have you ever thought about what actually happens to those children you see on the television that were left at home alone with their crackhead mom after mom got stoned, burned down the house, and went to jail? Yeah, those kids that you said "I can't believe the state didn't do something" or "I'm so glad they took those kids away from those horrible parents"... those kids are all waiting for someone to step up and actually be parents to them.


You see, when the kids are taken out of those horrible places that you see in the news, they make their way into the foster care system where they are either transitioned back into their natural parent's home or shuffled to foster parent(s) who may or may not be able to adopt them when they become available. If the foster parents can't adopt them, they're put in a database where they wait... and wait.... and wait... and wait... and depending on their age when they enter the system... they wait so long that they can't wait anymore and they age out of the system at the ripe old age of 18 when they are supposed to miraculously become productive, responsible adult members of society, even though they've had no real up-bringing.


I was adopted as an infant and was raised by the most wonderful parents anyone could've asked for. But that is only a small part of my draw to adopting. I believe that we were chosen. We both believe this. And I also believe that no matter what criteria for potential adoptees we may have, the right child (or children) will choose us, not the other way around.


I don't know the reason why we've been lead down this path. But I can tell you that the more real it becomes, the more nervous and... apprehensive.... I become. I've thought about backing out and wiping my hands of the whole thing, but I can't. New situations scare me and give me ridiculous butterflies... but if I don't help at least one chilid, who will? Will you? Your neighbor?


For now, my husband and I have faith in God that everything will go the way He has planned... and what is that? Well, it's not for me to know... at least not yet. But we will keep the faith.


For Every New Facebook Fan of Big Heart Baby Clothing Co, 6 cents is donated to children’s charities.

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 21:34:16 +0000

Starting Today, October 24th, 2010 Big Heart Baby Clothing Co. will Donate 6 cents to children’s charities for every new person to “Like” Big Heart Baby on Facebook.

Go to the Big Heart Baby Facebook Page, "Like" and suggest it to friends.

The people behind Big Heart Baby are working hard to inform as many people as possible about their products, and the positive impact each purchase has on the lives of children in need.  In an effort to minimize marketing expenses in order to maximize donations, they are launching a “Spread the Word” Campaign, turning advertising dollars into donation dollars.  For every person, who “Likes” Big Heart Baby on Facebook, they will donate 6 cents, spread evenly amongst their 6 children's causes.  The more people to “Like” Big Heart Baby, the more direct donations they make. 

Please do your part and suggest it to all your friends, and tell them to suggest it to their friends, because the more the word spreads, the greater the positive impact we can make.  Along the way,  everyone can do even more, simply by purchasing Big Heart Baby quality products.  With every item purchased on their website, $5 is donated to a children’s charity of the buyers choice.  And US Shipping is always Free!

Check out all the Big Heart Baby baby, toddler, teen and adult apparel.

Trick - or - Cocktails!

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:14:10 +0000

In the spirit of the season, here are some fabulous Halloween-theme cocktails we're loving! Now....if only we can decide between sexy nurse or sexy French maid?

Halloween Candy Corn Cordials - A big kid twist on a classic treat....for recipes and more


Mommy Guilt (aka Baby Withdrawal)

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:28:46 +0000

A friend of mine, who does not have children, asked me to explain “mommy guilt”. I have to admit this is a difficult subject to discuss without a common frame of reference. But, on behalf of all the CareerMamas out there and for the benefit of those who do not have children, soon-to-be mothers, and men, I will give it my best shot.   The bond you form with your children is unlike any other bond you may form with another person. It is not stronger than the bond you form with your spouse or partner; it is just different. It begins well before you see your baby, which is an amazing experience. When your baby is born, you realize just how fragile he is and that he is completely dependent upon you for nourishment, comfort, and protection. When you and your baby see each other for the first time, when your baby is in what has been called a state of quiet alertness, you make a vow then and there to do everything in your power to support, care, and protect your child. Many of us think this means we can never let the baby out of our sight. I’ve talked to a number of moms who, desperate for some rest after delivering their baby, attempted to sleep in the hospital while trained nurses cared for their newborn baby. However, they were unable to part with them out of fear the baby would stop breathing if they were not watching them. I tried this after I delivered my son. No more than 10 minutes went by before I was out of bed and wandering around the maternity ward frantically searching for my baby boy. Three years and another baby later, I am still kicking myself for not taking advantage of the nurses at my disposal and getting the rest when I had a chance. So, did I have the nurses watch my daughter after I delivered her? No, of course not. A mother has a psychological and physical need to see and hold her baby. Therefore, the prospect of not seeing and holding her newborn for any great length of time can really frighten a new mom.   For my career, I have to do a bit of traveling. I waited until my son was 6 months old, however, before going on the road again. Even then, it was very difficult to leave him. With my daughter, I only waited 4 months before going on a business trip, which was only a day trip. On the way back home, my scheduled flight was canceled. I then discovered that some of the remaining flights were double booked (of course), that there was an eruption of an Alaskan volcano (causing the grounding of planes in that state), and that mechanical failure knocked out the remainder of potentially available planes. So, I was one of many tired and grumpy people at the airport who now had to attempt to get home by flying standby on another plane or airline. I was supposed to leave at 5:30pm, which means that I would have been home in time to give my son a good night kiss and give my daughter her last feeding. But, that ideal scenario flew out the window when I discovered that not only would I not be able make the 9pm flight, but I would be lucky to make the 10pm flight and would probably have to stay the night. What happened then can only be described as an anxiety attack. I had to do everything I could not to ball my eyes out at the prospect of not being with my 4 month old daughter that night.   My situation that night is not unique. I’m sure many CareerMamas have experienced something similar and understand the pain I went through. We sit at the airport and try to read or work or do something to take our minds off of how awful we feel. We admonish ourselves for going on a business trip this early in our baby’s life and envision our baby looking around for us and crying inconsolably for his mommy. This situation is even worse if you are breastfeeding. Just ask any breastfeeding mom what happens when she thinks about her baby. You feel as though you are going to explode or you lactate all over the place (hopefully you remembered your breast pads), or both. So, not only are you feeling guilty for not bei[...]

Why the Bad Mother trend is not good

Mon, 08 Jun 2009 15:39:55 +0000

At the risk of appearing terribly outdated and completely out of step with what the media has apparently identified as the latest trend sweeping the mom crowd, I'd like to step up and declare something publicly.

I am a good mom.

Shocking isn't it?

I don't think so either, but having been inundated these last several months by the idea that the "in" thing is to declare yourself as a bad parent, the rebel in me just wanted to be clear about how I feel.

And, for the record, I feel really very irritated.

I'm irritated that once again the latest in "how moms feel" has been identified as a brand-new trend, ripe for the picking by a seemingly endless parade of "parenting issues" reporters who fill ever-expanding lifestyle sections of media outlets with breathless prattle about new maternal archetypes.


There's the news that a compilation of the popular Bad Parent columns over at Babble will be made into a book, there's Ayelet Waldman's much-publicized new book, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace and today there was this story in my local paper in which the director of the Association for Research on Mothering at York University (really!) cheerily quips " "If you're not a bad mom now, then you're a bad mom."

Double blech.

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Amanda Steadman - Creating Wealth

Sun, 14 Dec 2008 22:11:21 +0000

Hello there! Everything happens for a reason! I am glad you are here. 

The reason I started Wealthbabes is that I have experienced a gap in the market for a personal service to women who want to move forward with their lives, particularly financially.

In the 2000's women are taking responsibility for all areas of their lives and they want to increase their choices. 
Wealthbabes can help make it happen. 

I am passionately committed to effecting the lives of over 1million individuals worldwide and I'd love you to be one of them. 

Amanda graduated in Business & French and German at the University of Wales in Swansea after having lived most of her life overseas. After graduating, she embarked on a solo world tour for nearly 3 years and returned to the UK to start a career in sales.
After 3 years in recruitment she moved into consultancy, training, coaching and developing people globally within franchising and headhunting. Over the next few years she trained hundreds of consultants and owners in how to be successful. This included how to hire, train and retain their people; negotiate, lead, present as well as how to create wealth through business and systems whilst keeping the motivation and focus of the teams.
This included consultancy, training and speaking engagements internationally in USA & Europe and in other languages in France, Germany, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Spain. 
After helping so many others develop successful businesses it was time for her to do something different and challenging. So she began coaching and running courses alongside her full time job, then began a joint venture consultancy in Resourcing and Training. She discovered ‘self development’ and drama school at 30 which enhanced excellent performance and presentation skills! 
She also built up an admirable property portfolio, inspired others to create wealth and take action to change their lives for the better. She is passionate about people development and ensuring that the key messages are developed in a creative, fun, way – but that you also get results! Because that is what counts – as well as the journey!


Now she is spending her time focussing on empowering individuals, teams and companies to succeed and live life in their fullest potential; by inspiring others through coaching, training, speaking, presenting and letting individuals know that ‘if I can do it, you can too. You already are everything you need to be to succeed. Just take the first step’. 
‘Be it, do it, have it’

'My mission is to affect the lives of 1 million people in a positive way in order to inspire them to be the best they can be'

m: +44 (0)7747 030 977
w:+44 0208 740 8184

INSPIRING STORIES - We are indeed Fighters!

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 03:14:56 +0000

Women are indeed FIGHTERS!!! A Great Example is Gold medallist Kerryn McCann fighting to save self and baby. Courtesy of Kerryn McCann had given herself no room for great regret. A grounded and sunny woman, she seemed to have that perfect mix life dispenses sparsely to a few of the fortunate. In a career like hers, where success could actually be measured by a clock, it seemed this marathon runner was living two lives to her personal best -- bearing and raising kids are regularly odd bedfellows with an athlete still in forward motion. She'd slowed down for her pregnancies only temporarily and was enjoying a modest bask in the respect of her peers and the nation who cheered her to a breathtaking marathon win in Melbourne's Commonwealth Games last year. But 10 weeks ago, somebody carelessly moved the witches' hats. Two-thirds of the way through her third pregnancy, she was diagnosed with a category three breast cancer, the most aggressive type. Her child was delivered six weeks early so she could fast-track chemotherapy treatment. Since then, McCann, 40, has been pushing against a tide of demons to get out of the rough. She's winning the toughest mental fight of her life, but daily untangling the string of small regrets and guilts for things out of her control. "I know the most important thing is to get better. But it's just hard, feeling robbed at this time,'' says McCann, with a soft glance down at six-week-old Cooper. Regret at not being able to breastfeed her newborn. Feeling deprived of that spotless joy that should come with ushering in a new life. Heartache at seeing him in a snarl of feeding tubes and drips. Guilt that her well-publicised plight has drawn so much attention, when an army of other women who have endured the same has gone unnoticed. Rueful frustration that she didn't get the lump in her breast seen to months earlier when she first noticed it. Embarrassment she knew nothing about breast cancer until it hit her. And, up there with the hardest of all, the wrench at seeing Greg, her husband of 16 years, falter with her own freshly exposed mortality. But unless they had said so, you would not know the McCann house in Coledale, north of Wollongong in NSW, was experiencing anything except that cocoon-like hush that wads a family in the early weeks of a newborn's homecoming. The turmoil didn't dump on them suddenly; rather, it rose like floodwaters. McCann noticed a small lump at the lower part of her right breast early in her pregnancy but thought nothing of it. It grew a little and it seemed to be fixed inside her chest wall. Unconcerned, she didn't mention it to her doctor until the sixth month, when it was shaped like a 2.5cm-long key. "Even then, I didn't think it was serious -- I only mentioned it because I thought it was a blocked milk duct and it would affect my breastfeeding,'' McCann says. But the wave of health professionals who swept McCann from her feet in the rush to the surgeon's operating table soon convinced her of its gravity. Not initially, though. Early on, she remembers feeling annoyed at all the commotion. She isn't one for fuss. "After one test I came out feeling really angry that they should stress a pregnant woman so much over probably nothing,'' she says. "I was not in a high-risk group; there was no family history of breast cancer.'' But biopsies confirmed the unexpected worst and the couple were fearful of the future for the first time. Her three main doctors -- surgeon, obstetrician and oncologist -- embarked on a mini-debate about how things should proceed. The oncologist believed the tumour needed to be shrunk by chemotherapy before the surgeon removed it, but the obstetrician said this could harm her unborn child, so surgery went ahead without the chemo. The lump and three lymph nodes -- one node the cancer had spread to[...]

Advertising Slogans Gone Wild: Scotland,Virginia and DHL

Sun, 09 Dec 2007 14:57:18 +0000

Advertising slogans are supposed to state the main benefits of the brand. Good slogans, make that great slogans, have a distinct personality of their own and are  hard to forget. Scotland used to have such a slogan. It was,"Scotland, the Best Small Country in the World." But that slogan was created by the last party in power and the new government found the slogan offensive saying it was too downbeat and typified the "Scottish cringe." Okay, so I'm not sure I know what "Scottish cringe" is,but I'm assuming it's something to do with an inferiority complex. So much for the back story.  After six months and about $250,000 (U.S.) Scotland unveiled its new super duper slogan. It is: "Welcome to Scotland." Oh, and  each sign will also include a local factoid like " Home of Golf" and " Home of Europe's Fastest Growing Life Sciences Community." To many, its no more than the advertising equivalent of The Emperor's New Clothes. From the BBC, Responding to the new catchphrase, Labour's Jackie Baillie told BBC Scotland: "I am so stunned." "We've waited with great expectation, we were promised something creative, imaginative to replace the slogan for Scotland that used to exist and I woke up this morning to 'Welcome to Scotland'. "If this is what the creative talent can bring to us and this is what SNP government is crowing about, frankly, I am astonished." Former first minister Jack McConnell launched the first slogan Liberal Democrat tourism spokesman Liam McArthur said: "Nationalist MSPs have spent years regaling us with tales of how fantastic Scotland is. Now, when they have a chance to create a brand for Scotland they give us this bland statement." Gavin Brown, the Conservative enterprise spokesman, said: "Next, Alex Salmond will be telling us this is the best small slogan in the world." Scotland is not alone in messing up a perfectly good slogan. The State of Virginia recently tweaked its " Virginia Is For Lovers" slogan by adding the phrase "live passionately."   To bring that message home they added a hand gesture of a heart. When they discovered that the Chicago-based gang "The Disciples" have a very similar hand gesture, Virginia tourism removed the gesture from their branding. In August, I challenged Virginia on that decision. Earlier last week,when the Tourism Office thought that the hand gesture was used by a small gang in South Carolina, they still  planned to go ahead with the promotion. Only when they learned it was the Chicago Disciples that the decision to remove the heart sign was eliminated. What's the real problem here?Are they concerned that the Disciples are going to be offended? Was the Commonwealth concerned the Disciples were going to haul them into court for copyright infringement? Are they concerned that the Disciples will think this is an invitation to visit to Virginia? Instead of kowtowing to a gang in Illinois why not should start a campaign " Bring Back Our Heart."  The idea would be that people who want to have a good time in Virginia should own the hand gesture and not worry about what goes on in the streets of Chicago.  If the Disciples want to use a similar gesture fine. But the message should be they don't own it. While the Commonwealth of Virginia never intended for their brand to provide a double entendre for gang members, you have to wonder exactly what DHL was thinking when they launched their "All The Way" slogan in Asia Pacific this year. There is an online game spoofing the slogan. Very Australian humor. It's a maze to collect packages with this warning, " But makes sure you look out for the secretaries! If they catch up to you, you'll cop more than just an earful."  Oleh Petra Di offers up some Subtitles that DHL could include in their marketing. We'll still res[...]


Thu, 02 Aug 2007 06:26:36 +0000


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Elizabeth Edwards at BlogHer 07 Part 5

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 20:05:51 +0000

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In part 5, Elizabeth Edwards discusses Iraq, Rupert Murdoch, and how she reads blogs.

Elizabeth Edwards at BlogHer 07 Part 4

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:02:47 +0000

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In part 4, Elizabeth Edwards answers your questions about childcare and how to get young people involved in the political process.

Elizabeth Edwards at BlogHer 07 Part 3

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 18:40:23 +0000

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In Part 3, Elizabeth finishes her statements regarding universal health care, Hillary Clinton, and raising taxes.

Elizabeth Edwards at BlogHer 07 Part 2

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 15:55:25 +0000

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In part 2 of Lisa Stone's interview with Elizabeth Edwards, she talks about Ann Coulter and why she doesn't have a personal blog.

Interview With BlogHer Panelist Penelope Trunk

Tue, 06 Mar 2007 17:59:33 +0000

The days are ticking down to BlogHer Business in Manhattan on March 22-23. I'm honored and excited to moderate the panel "How To Do I Get It Right The First Time?" on day two. Penelope Trunk, Remi Adams and Roxanne Darling will join me in exploring issues that business blogger face. We thought it would be fun to give you a taste of the conversation through a series of mini interviews with the panelists. First up is Penelope Trunk, columnist for the Boston Globe and Yahoo! Finance. Penelope blogs at Brazen Careerist Toby: We are speaking at the BlogHer Business Conference on the panel "Should You Blog?" The panel is part of the track "How Do I Get It Right the First Time?" In the new social media world how you can build relationships with the media right the first time? Penelope: A very effective way to get my attention is to link to my blog or comment on my blog. There are a million bloggers in the world, and the first on the list of new blogs I'll look at will be those somehow connected to my own community. After a few blog-based interactions, I feel like I know you a little. Then, when you approach me and say, "Will you write about this? I want to get the word out?" I'm more likely to say yes. A pitch from a blogger is more straightforward than a pitch from a publicist. A blogger usually emails and says, " Here I am!" There is no fancy pitch. This is a fine way to approach me as a blogger. However if a random publicist approached me this way, for example, to promote a book from a mainstream publisher, I'd probably think there's something wrong with the book. I expect a different pitch from someone who is not a blogger. This is probably not fair and not rational, but at least I'm being honest. Toby: Your column in the Boston Globe focuses on career advice. Is a "brand is me" blog a good idea for someone in a job search mode? If you agree what type of content would help close the deal a little faster? If you disagree, what harm would it do? Penelope:A blog can make the difference between a mediocre career and a get-to-do-all-the-fun-stuff career. But this means thinking about blogging and job hunting with a more contemporary bent. To blog merely to get a job strikes me as disingenuous. It's similar to calling up people in your network only when you need a job. That's not really networking, that's just asking for favors. Blogging is about sharing ideas with a community. A successful blog has to be about connecting with a community. Someone who is blogging just to get a job probably will not engage people in a way that makes the blog relevant to a community. So maybe the person should write white papers instead, and publish them on a web site -- that's a way to get your ideas across without pretending to link into a community. Increasingly, job hunting is a continuous process that never ends. People are changing jobs a lot more often than they used to. Young people change jobs more than every two years. At any given time 70% of workers are looking for jobs. So instead of treating a job hunt like an event, and blogging for that moment, think about maintaining a blog as something you do always, to keep your career vibrant. A column I wrote lists all the things you can do for your career by maintaining a blog. I actually was not a blogger when I wrote this column. But this column is what made me realize I needed to start blogging in order to keep my career relevant. I also think there are career benefits to blogging periodically. But the benefits are not as big. (A postthat Penelope wrote includes more information.) Toby: What is your personal goal for attendees to take away from our BlogHer Business panel "conversation?" Penelope: I want people to [...]

Listserving the Deeply Geeky

Fri, 22 Sep 2006 16:32:27 +0000

It grew out of a session at the BlogHer Conference: One of the most gratifying things coming out of this session was that here we were, all sharing a general sense that we had to do something -- and someone suggested we start right there, in the room, by gathering everyone's contacts into one meta-group, networking and mentoring each other and just staying connected. That made total sense! As a self-taught geek who's too much the dork to be any good at networking, this was music to my ears. I mean, this room was its own estroswarm of geek power in this corner of the 'net industry. So I pulled my notepad out of my bag and started passing it around the room, and it seems like everyone add [sic] their name and email.... Those of you who were there know that the session itself had been intense at times. Women stood up, took the mic, and took issue with what others said. It wasn't nasty or contrarian, but spirited. The whole room was in on the conversation. Some women stood up and laid their hearts out, sharing their passion for what they do, often with tears -- not of victimhood, but of joy, of determination, of speaking from the core of their beings. (Yeah, it sounds corny to read it, but I swear it's true.) We as the ostensible "panelists" mostly sat in the background. From the very start, we panelists -- Melanie Swan, mir verberg, Nancy White and myself -- wanted our "panel discussion" to really be an un-panel. Who were we to speak for everyone? I certainly did not want to be part of a pontification session. No, we wanted to engage the "audience" and make them be participants. As a result, 97% (or so it seemed; maybe a geek will add up the minutes when the podcast goes live) of the hour and a half was filled with women standing up, taking the mic, and opening their hearts. We wanted to carry that momentum out of the session and back into our lives. Hence the list here. Or maybe we should think of this as the "un-list"? After all, lists are exclusive -- "Excuse me. Are you on The List?" Lists convey some sort of hierarchy where none necessarily exists -- "I'm on the Technorocketdiggalexsterecosystem100!" Lists lead to silly questions like "Where are all the women bloggers?" and assumptions that, well, if you're not on the list, then something is wrong with you. Some of the questions that came up: "How many of you consider yourselves geeks?".... "How many of you are self-taught?" .... "How many of you were mentored?".... "Are women victims of chauvinism?"... "Is it worse in tech than other fields?".... "Why are women uncomfortable assessing their own ability?" "Why don't women get hired into management?" "Why are women so often assumed to be incompetent technically?" "Why are so many women entrepreneurs, yet so few are CEOs of larger concerns?" "How do you deal with the jerks?" "What can women do to change this?" Fight. Do better. Network better. Be more assertive. Change the culture. Estroswarm (a hiliarious word tossed out by Liza Sabater). Anyway.... Now we have it: The Deeply Geeky email (un?)-list, hosted by BlogHer -- a place to continue the discussion, and share, and mentor, and network, and.... The "rules" for participation (so far) are pretty simple: This email listserv was born out of the Deeply Geeky session at the BlogHer Conference '06. The purpose of this list is to share thoughts, information, job leads, mentoring advice, coordinate Estro-Swarms to support women's endeavors, and other things related to being a woman working in technology. Please respect the privacy of others here. This is not a spam list. No sales pitches. No blogwhoring. (Spammers will be unceremoniously banned from the list.) The l[...]

UPDATED: More BlogHer Audio: Interviews

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 16:02:27 +0000

One of our '06 Technology partners, ListenShare, conducted a bunch of interviews at BlogHer '06 and has posted them to a variety of places:

-Download from the ListenShare site.
-Subscribe or download via Odeo.
-Subscribe or download from iTunes Music Store.

So far they've posted interviews with Arianna Huffington, Mena Trott, Guy Kawasaki and Lisa Stone, with more coming. Enjoy!

UPDATED: Now posted on more of your favorite podcast directories:

BlogHer at Podcast
BlogHer at Podcast Alley
BlogHer at

Listen to BlogHer '06: Edublogging, DIY, Identity and Mommyblogging session audio

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 00:39:53 +0000

Here are the first batch of BlogHer breakout session audio recordings.

The sessions from Day Two, Session #1 can be found after the jump.

MommyBlogging is a Radical Act!
Original session description
Session recording (73.6 MB)

Recording Team: Devra, Jennifer, Michelle

Is the Next Martha Stewart a Blogger?
Original session description
Session recording (75.4 MB)

Recording Team: Elspeth, Kat

Identity & Obligation
Original session description
Session recording (68.4 MB)

Recording Team: Kirk, Lauren

Original session description
Session recording (68.8 MB)

Recording Team: Elisabeth, Laurie

That's the good news. Here's some bad news:

Somehow the audio recording for the Get Deeply Geeky session, which engendered (no pun intended) some passionate responses, got irretrievably messed up. We do not, I repeat, do not have an official session recording for this session.

If anyone out there in BlogHerLand did record this session and wouldn't mind sharing it, we would love to host it.


BlogHer '06 Keynote Recordings Now Available!

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 00:36:59 +0000

I'm excited to publish the first of many recordings from the BlogHer Conference '06 sessions.

Each of BlogHer's sessions were lovingly recorded by our crack volunteer audio team!!

Day One Lunch Keynote Recording (44.9MB)
Day Two Closing Keynote Recording (66.8MB)

See descriptions after the jump.

Day One Lunch Keynote Recording (44.9MB)

What's Next on Day One, featuring moderator Marnie Webb sitting down with Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake and PyraLabs co-founder Meg Hourihan to discuss their role in developing two ubiquitous blog-related programs, and to discuss what's next.

Recording Team: Kirk, Elspeth, Jennifer, Nancy

Day Two Closing Keynote Recording (66.8MB)

Creating Your Own Platform on Day Two, featuring moderator Chris Nolan sitting down with Hurricane Katrina Direct Relief founder and professional blogger Grace Davis, Huffington Post founder and author Arianna Huffington, Interactive CEO and Publisher Caroline Little and SixApart founder and President Mena Trott.

You may have read Lisa Stone's recap, now listen to it for yourself.

Recording Team: Kat, Laurie, Lauren

How Cool Are Food Blogs? Very Cool, Says TIME

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:31:43 +0000

[img_assist|fid=1396|thumb=1|alt=TIME Coolest Websites graphic ] Congratulations to two long-time and ever-inspiring food bloggers for inclusion in TIME's 50 Coolest Websites! Munich-based Delicous Days made the Top 50 list. California-based Simply Recipes got a mention too, in the cooking section. (Does the name Elise Bauer ring a bell? She's a contributing editor here at Blogher, too! She recently wrote about How to Increase Blog Traffic. Do you suppose she'll be adding, "Get mentioned by TIME magazine" to the list?)

By complete coincidence, today three food bloggers are sharing a little Elise Bauer & Simply Recipes Love starting at A Veggie Venture too.