Archive | May, 2006

Why we should care about Katie

May 31, 2006

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Of course, everyone is writing and blogging about Katie Couric today, as she had her farewell to the Today Show and heads off on her new adventure at CBS. After doing a bit of cruising around the blogs to …

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PunditMom is ready!

May 30, 2006

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Eric Alterman of The Nation wonders where the liberal commentators have gone at Time Magazine. In his online posting today, Alterman points out that Time is leaning pretty far to the right these days, with the likes of Joe

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Talented & smart … so why do we need the navel?

May 28, 2006

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No, I’m not referring to the scores of live pre-teen sensations like Hilary Duff or Hannah Montana. The navel-baring role model I’d like to see revamped is Kim Possible. For the uninitiated, Kim is an animated high school cheerleader/straight-A …

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Je suis une femme francaise

May 26, 2006

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I didn’t realize it until yesterday, but apparently I am a French woman. Not, not the Marie Antionette/Catherine Deneuve kind, but apparently the new au naturale type. Who knew that the gals you see walking down the Boulevard St. Germain

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What can I do?

May 25, 2006

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“What can I do to help?” It’s a question I’m sure we’ve all asked many times when we hear of bad news, such as an illness, a hospital stay or a death in someone’s family. Can I bring over some …

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Ahead of Malcolm Gladwell

May 24, 2006

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Malcolm Gladwell, of the New Yorker and The Tipping Point fame, is our generation’s guru of cultural phenomena. He has an amazing knack for picking up on and writing about trends before we even see them in pop culture. …

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Kindergarten racism

May 24, 2006

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Do children inherently know that they can play the race card to hurt other people’s feelings? I’m sure the boys in my daughter’s kindergarten class weren’t thinking of it in those terms when they started calling out to her on …

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I saw this one coming

May 22, 2006

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As we descend further into the Orwellian adventures of the Bush administration, I knew it would only be a matter of time before we heard an official announcement that reporters are fair game to be prosecuted for “leaking” certain information …

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Party Time!

May 21, 2006

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Children’s birthday parties can be the bane of many parents’ existence. But now that our daughter is six and she has entered the world of ‘drop off’ birthday parties, we have entered a new era of parental joy. Gone are …

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Drop my baby one more time

May 20, 2006

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OK, I’m no Britney Spears fan. And there’s no doubt that she needs to spend a little more time reading that infant car seat manual. But I just thank God that when I became a mother, there were no momma-razzis …

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Grassroots Moms

May 19, 2006

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What would happen if all the moms in the country stopped bickering about whether stay-at-home mothers or “working” mothers made more of a contribution and, to paraphrase an old Steve Martin Saturday Night Live routine, we “all joined hands to …

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Where are my manners?

May 16, 2006

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I don’t like them, but I’ve gotten used to our era of E-mail party invitations and even some E-mail birthday cards. But today, my daughter and I got our first ever E-mail thank you note following a recent birthday party …

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