Archive | February, 2009

Every Mom Can be a Mom-in-Chief

February 28, 2009

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Michelle Obama has proudly proclaimed that during her husband’s tenure as President, she is going to be “Mom-in-Chief.” Now, with a little help from author Jamie Woolf, we can all figure out how to be the Mom-in-Chief of our own …

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Maternal Health Around the World Needs a Shot in the Arm

February 27, 2009

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Childbirth is the leading cause of death for women around the world. About one woman every minute will die as a result of a pregnancy-related complication. Pretty scary, huh? But I bet I got your attention. Which is good, because …

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Punditry & the Flu Go Together Like … ???

February 26, 2009

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OK, I’m too sick to put together the rest of the analogy, but even when I’m feeling all head-achey and chilled, actually lying on the sofa with the afghan keeping me as warm as possible, it’s hard to let go …

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Did John Boehner Just Eat a Sour Pickle or is He Just Plotting his Revenge?

February 26, 2009

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This picture of John Boehner and Eric Cantor during President Obama’s speech to Congress really sums it up about the GOP — sour pickle man and his note taker plotting the demise of economic recovery. Seriously, why is it impossible …

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So What Did a Political Mom Learn at Mom 2.0?

February 25, 2009

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I’m not the typical “mommyblogger.” But then you probably already knew that. Actually, I get a little uncomfortable when people use that phrase to refer to what I do. Yes, I made a conscious decision to put the word “mom” …

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Time for PunditMom 2.0?

February 24, 2009

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I’ve been getting my “2.0″ on lately — I got to speak at Fem 2.0 and traveled to Mom 2.0. In a couple of months I’ll be able to say my work appears in a published book and I’m …

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There’s More to Influence on Twitter Than Being Famous

February 23, 2009

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Who are the ten most influential people on Twitter — the social media/micro-blogging service — in Washington, D.C.? Top ten lists are always fun, but they’re not always accurate. D.C.’s wonky newspaper Politico announced its list of top ten “twitterers” …

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Do We Really Need a Presidential Commission on Women?

February 19, 2009

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So far American women are doing pretty well since President Barack Obama took office. He’s only been President for a month, and already he’s signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which will hopefully go a long way toward getting …

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Obama’s Mortgage Plan is Nice. Now How do We Convince the Banks?

February 18, 2009

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President Barack Obama has announced his mortgage plan that is supposed to save people’s homes.Mortgage modification help is supposedly now on the way, he says. But the bad thing is that we’ve already seen that those getting taxpayer money …

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Suleman Octuplets Good Reason to Look at Fertility Regulation

February 17, 2009

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I am weary of the Nadya Suleman coverage. The tiny octuplets. 14 kids altogether. Unemployed mom. Not to mention that whole sort of looking like Angelina Jolie thing. But one aspect of this baby circus is worth talking …

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BlogTalk Radio –PunditMom & The Girl Revolution!

February 16, 2009

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Tuesday at noon Eastern time, I’m excited that my BlogTalk Radio guest will be Tracee Sioux. We’ll be talking about her new project, The Girl Revolution! Raising powerful daughters is the goal of Tracee’s new blog and e-zine. And in …

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If Helen Thomas is a Witch, What Does That Make Bill O’Reilly?

February 13, 2009

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It’s always easy to tell when you’ve hit a nerve with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly because he loses that condescending laugh of his and goes on the uber-attack. It’s clear that he’s currently on the feminist warpath after being called …

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