Archive | March, 2007

Back to Basics

March 30, 2007

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I discovered something about PunditGirl this week. She’s a retro kind of girl. This week was her Spring Break, and I had toyed with signing her up for a day or two of camp at school, but decided that what …

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Bye, Bye, Bunny

March 29, 2007

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The big moments of childhood sneak up on you when you’re not looking. The age of seven is supposedly the age of reason. I know for sure it is the age of scrutinization: Mom, why do I have to be

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Stop Toying With Me, Al !!

March 25, 2007

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He came so close at the Oscars. Yes, I knew before the punch line that it was a joke, but that coy rascal is still leaving the door just the teensiest bit ajar for the 2008 Presidential nomination. If Al

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Voices Carry

March 22, 2007

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With apologies to Aimee Mann and ‘Til Tuesday, that’s the thought that crossed my mind when I read a piece in the New York Times last week on a class geared specifically toward training women to write op-ed pieces

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MotherTalk Book Tour — A Running Start

March 20, 2007

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In the world of competitive parenting, I’ve come to the conclusion that we can’t help ourselves. So much of it is out there, even parents who try not to be CompetiMoms and CompetiDads can’t stop the activity treadmill for …

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Real Moms Are Political

March 19, 2007

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I was recently double-tagged by Crank Mama and Paige at The Avery Lane Experience to give the latest meme a try — a meme about real moms. Mothergoosemouse beat me to the punch on real roms and clutter (when I …

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Bye, Bye Frosty!

March 18, 2007

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Photo by PunditMom, March 2007 …

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Behold, the Thumb Condom!

March 16, 2007

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Now that I have your attention, let me explain. Perhaps it was Linda Hirshman’s revenge mojo that I fell victim to Monday night. No, she didn’t show up at my home or post something else on my blog about her …

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Why is This a Headline?

March 15, 2007

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“ADOPTING AGAIN!” (with the obligatory exclamation point, no less), is the headline of a recent issue of People magazine. With the sub-head, “Behind their decision to adopt their fourth child from Vietnam — 10 months after Shiloh’s birth.”Sure, …

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

March 14, 2007

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Why, in our self-proclaimed “family friendly” administration, should families have to campaign for job protection when they are sick? And why is the U.S. the only major country in the world that doesn’t guarantee that workers will have paid sick

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How to Make a PunditGirl Happy

March 13, 2007

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Scene opens — PunditMom and PunditGirl are in their usual positions in the PunditMobile on the way to school.PM is driving. PG is safely strapped into her denim and flowers car seat.As she is driving, PM is stirred …

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MotherTalk Book Tour –You’re Not the Boss of Me!

March 12, 2007

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What do you say about a book that slyly suggests that lap dances for moms can spice things up in the bedroom at home? You heard me right — take it from Erika Schickel, the author of You’re Not the

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