She’sWrite is on the #NetFlix Stream Team

I’m excited to announce that She’sWrite has joined the Netflix Stream Team! It’s a blogger network where we write about various parenting-friendly topics including what we’re watching on Netflix.

Netflix_StreamTeam_BadgeWe are certainly a Netflix family. It’s on all our phones, our three tablets and our SmartTV. I’m sure if our refrigerator could have streaming capabilities, it would be on there too. When Netflix reached out to me, I thought what a perfect match.

I like Netflix and writing and for writing about my experiences with … Read more ...

Reducing my carbon footprint in one of America’s greenest cities

Portland has well-earned its reputation for being one of the greenest cities in the U.S.  Since moving here, I’m impressed by how pervasive all of the recycling efforts, not to mention an abundance of electric cars and creative ways of reusing items.

In Portland a trash bin rarely stands alone. It's usually accompanied by a recycling bin, or like here, a compost bin.

In Portland a trash bin rarely stands alone. It’s usually accompanied by a recycling bin, or like here, a compost bin.

We’ve stepped up our recycling efforts here and I do a much better job at remembering to take my reusable grocery bags … Read more ...

A New Gig With The Queen Latifah Show

I’ve got exciting news. My lovely subscribers already got the scoop, but I wanted the rest of you to know that I’ve got a new blogging gig and it’s for The Queen Latifah Show.

My first piece is in line with my hard-news/social commentary background: This year’s top costumes for kids and adults this Halloween. Ha.

But seriously, it’s a fun post that’s now up on her site. You can check it out here:

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Queen Latifah launches her new TV talk show

What do Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and I have in common?

No, I’m not about to make an appearance in a Set It Off sequel. (I don’t even know that there is one.) It’s that we’re all excited for today because it’s the start of Queen Latifah’s new talk show.

“My show is going to be an entertaining and eclectic mix of interviews with real people as well as celebrities — people who are fun and fascinating,” Latifah said in a statement. “It will … Read more ...

The YouTube video of my #VOTY13 reading at BlogHer

Have you ever heard a recording of yourself talking and then cringed? Wondering, do I really *sound* like that?

I think watching yourself on TV is kinda like that. You all know how I was chosen as one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year honorees, well I’m now sharing with you the video of me reading my piece at the conference in Chicago.

I’ve only watched it once, and it was with Hubby and my lovely mother-in-law. While watching it I kept thinking, do … Read more ...