Rumor Has It Vol 1

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It’s been too long since I’ve done anything like this, but it’s time to start again.

Rumor Has It is one of my favorite tracks by Adele (including video at bottom of the post!), and also the name of another new (but not entirely regular) feature here.Rumor Has It will list links to incredible posts/writers/bloggers that I’ve recently encountered. Sometimes I’ll simply list the blogger with links to his/her blog and Twitter handle. Other times I’ll direct you to particular posts. Rumor has it? These are the best of the best.

Please don’t feel badly if your name isn’t here. I swear there will be many more versions to come. Just know that there are so many of you out there that I look up to and admire that one post can’t possibly cover all of you.

So without further ado, in no random order:

&DidacticPirate (Seth). Read his post “Honesty,” where he comes out of the closet. Then go read “And Then We Had Hamburgers,” where he tells his mini-pirate (his daughter) that he is gay.

&Schmutzie (Elan). Read “I’m Speaking My Truth and Spreading the Word Because it Does Get Better.” THis post is about sooo much, but mainly identity, gender, integrity, and being true to herself. Pssst….Elan will be a speaker at BlogHer in August–woot!

&Tsonoda (Terri). Read “I Saw It In Their Eyes.” About unemployment, age discrimination, dusting yourself off and doing it all over again the next day.

&Jlweinberg (Jen). Read “Mama Llama Humping Papa.” Humorous, lovely, very fun writer and mom, the woman behind Kvetch Mom. Also loved her recent post about Passover with kids, “Go Down Moses.” Real, honest, and pee-in-your-pants funny.

 &AngelaAmman (Angela). Read “Molting,” only one of many delicious pieces of fiction she’s written. I met her at Blissdom ’12 and she was such fun.

&NaomiShulman (Naomi). Read “My Beautiful Cushy Tushy,” as featured in the New York Times. Beautiful piece about women and their bodies and how we should teach our young girls to love theirs. Self-acceptance. Lovely.

&JulieCGardner (Julie). Read today’s post because it speaks to me, and it’s all about books and reading, complete with a killer Stephen King quote at the end. And then you need to read “Today Call Me Gone.”  All about being a woman, taking care of yourself, and what it really means/or doesn’t, and how to teach your kids about it. Gorgeous.


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  • Ashley

    These look fantastic! Clicking over to some of these right now…

    • Erin margolin

      Thanks so much, Ashley!
      It was sooooooo good to see you over the weekend. Sorry you were “under the weather.” Oh, and your hair looks beautiful DOWN or in a ponytail. You are a gorgeous person inside and out. Don’t let a little hair loss get you down (ps I’ve been there). PS when my thyroid wasn’t behaving at first when I was pg, I took a drug called PTU. Not sure if they’ve mentioned to you or not. but perfectly safe for….you know…. (i’m sure no one is reading these comments right now)

  • Angie Kinghorn

    Love this idea, Erin! Can’t wait to check these out!

    • Erin margolin

      Thanks, Angie! I wanted to tell you I voted for “Afterbirth” for #VOTY and I can’t stop thinking about it. You are such an amazing writer. And probably one of the reasons I can’t make myself start revamping something for Precipice. Sigh. Love your style, your edge, the way you craft your words. You have talent, girlie. xoxo

  • Jana A (@jana0926)

    Great idea! Love it! Off to check them all out! 

    • Erin margolin

      Thanks, Jana! How are you? I still love the way you helped me kick off my new series. You did such a phenomenal job.

  • Terri Sonoda

    Wow, thanks for much for including me Erin. I look forward to checking out all your recommendations! Hugs!

    • Erin margolin


      That post you wrote has stuck with me over the last several weeks. I just get so mad about all kinds of discrimination issues and yours was no exception. Any updates? I know you’ve written some fiction, but I’ve been swamped on the home front and haven’t had a lot of time. Must work on that.


  • Julie

    Thanks for sharing these. Some I have seen… some not yet. Off to do some reading.

    • Erin margolin


      We are overdue for  a chat—maybe this weekend sometime? Did you have a chance to read any of these? Hope so!

  • Juliecgardner

    You. Are. The. Best.

    And I mean theverybest.

    • Erin margolin


      And you are one of my idols.
      And it’s really too bad I dropped my maiden name (Best), b/c it sure would come in handy now, wouldn’t it? But back then I never knew I’d be blogging. LOL

  • Jenni Chiu

    I love new (but not entirely regular) features.  Some fine, fine bloggers.  Shit, I love bloggers.

    • Erin margolin


      Shit, I love bloggers, too! LIKE YOU! xoxoxoxo

  • Amanda Regas

    Love this idea!  I love discovering new blogs, even better when someone sorts through all the posts and finds the best for me!

    • Erin margolin


      I know, right? I need to do this more often. Promising myself I will. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you checked out some of the links!

  • From Tracie

    Awesome! I have read a couple of these already, but some of them are new to me. 

    • Erin margolin


      I’m glad to hear you’ve already read some of them! Yay! Check out the new ones when you have time. I want to do this semi-regularly (i.e. pay it forward). I used to do it more, but all the linking gets time consuming and I’ve been REALLY lazy.

  • Kristin Alexander

    So much goodness here, I don’t even know where to start! I’m so behind on my blog reading after a week away on vacation. The mind boggles. 

    I do a similar feature each week in my Friday Tapas, where I share my idea of “the best of the best.” People eat it up. :) 

    • Erin margolin


      I will definitely have to stop by your Friday Tapas! And Schmutzie also has her Five Star Fridays sometimes. I just  need to do this more often…thanks for stopping by!

  • Cindy Reed

    Erin, This is so fabulous! Thanks for introducing us to so many high quality writers on the web. What a great and generous idea! 

    • Erin margolin


      I used to do this more frequently and got out of the habit. I like to “pay it forward” and this is one of the ways I enjoy doing so. Too bad I’d just missed your post on Mommy Wars/Hunger Games—but maybe I’ll save that for the next edition!!

  • Rachel Speer

    These are some fantastic writers!  So, so happy you are introducing me to new (to me) bloggers as well.  LOVE seeing Terri on the list!

    • Erin margolin


      Please excuse the late reply! We had a crazy end to last week. I’m glad you’re here and hope you enjoyed some of the posts. How are you?

  • jessica

    Love this and now? I have a lot of reading to do.

    • Erin margolin


      Thanks so much and I hope you got to peek at a few of those pieces.

  • Julia

    Love this! I can’t wait to go read! 

    • Erin margolin

      Thank you, Julia! Please let me know what you think about what you read. I know it’s a lot, but I figure even if each person clicks on one of the new people listed here, I’ll have done my job. I need to “pay it forward” more often like this…

  • Vidya Sury

    Hi! Erin, it is great to be here (via Terri’s blog). I feel as though I need to be spanked for not visiting earlier, especially since I’ve “met” you on Twitter and have seen you around on Facebook. 
    I am thrilled to see Terri in your list and yes, I’ll be visiting regularly from now on 😀 I have lots of catching up to do! 

    Oh, but I am just enjoying the look of your blog. So beautiful.

    • Erin margolin


      Your comment about spanking had me rolling, and boy did I need that! Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply, life has been a whirlwind these last few days. I appreciate your compliments on my blog design. Rest assured I had a LOT of help, and I paid some really talented people to help me get it to look the way I envisioned. It was worth it. I wanted it to be a space where I wanted to come and write, but also where people like to visit and stay awhile….

  • Kir

    you always bring the best stuff to us…thank you for giving me more things to distract me today (and for featuring Angela and Julie..tehy are awesome!!!!)

    plus I love love love Adele…she is my celebrity crush lately. I love her lyrics. :)

    • Erin margolin


      Thank you, dollface! I love Adele too and have a crush on her—I will totally fight you for her!

  • Elaine A.

    Love this, Erin!  I have a major cushy tushy so I’m off to read that one for sure! ;D

    • Erin margolin


      Let me know what you thought of that one—I really loved the message there. Spot on. I’m so nervous being a mom of now THREE girls. It seems like boys have it a little easier.

  • Casey

    Love the idea of this series- it’s so good of you to spotlight what you find that sparks something in you in the blogosphere. :) 

    Looking forward to future instalments- and will now go and read all the posts. 

    Best wishes, 


    • Erin margolin


      Thanks! I try to “pay it forward” sometimes, and I think this is a good way to do that. I hope people really do go and check out the links because I wouldn’t spotlight them if they weren’t wonderful…I’m looking forward to doing more of this in the near future! Thanks so much for reading.

  • jlweinberg

    I am so honored! Thank you so very much!!

    • Erin margolin


      It is I who’s honored—to have come across your blog and met you. And that you’re a fellow MOT. Adore you & your blog!!

  • Kimberly All Work No Play

    Oooo can’t wait to read these!

    • Erin margolin

      Thanks, sweetie! How are you doing? xoxoxo

  • Adrienne

    I can’t imagine the amount of courage it took Seth to share that “coming out” post. So brave. Also, Julie’s blog is super smart and I should read anything she tells me to. She is the English teacher. 

    • Erin margolin


      I know. Seth’s blog post is the talk of the blogosphere. I am thrilled that Empress sent me over there, although hopefully I’d have heard about it somehow by now on my own. ANd yes, Julie is super smart & fun! Stay tuned for next edition.

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  • Ado

    Rumor Has It is one of my 10-YO’s fave songs and now it’s running through my head again nonstop! Well…thanks! (-: