Archive | May, 2009

Can Obama Take the Heat?

May 14, 2009

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It’s probably an understatement to say that the drumbeat has been building for years for another woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. And it’s not just a beat anymore — it’s become a relentless pounding of women’s fists …

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Introducing the New New Feminism

May 12, 2009

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That’s right — the new, new feminism was born on May 8 and weighed in at 9 pounds, 14 ounces. My older stepdaughter is now a mom to a daughter (and no, you may NOT call me Grandma)! While I …

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Mothers of Intention — The Girl Revolution’s Fit Girl Series: Whose Body Is It Anyway?

May 11, 2009

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Mother’s of Intention! Today, my lovely guest poster is Tracee from The Girl’s Revolution! I love Tracee’s blog because we share something in common — “tween” daughters who are facing the dreaded body …

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The Political Economics of Mother’s Day

May 10, 2009

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After reading about two new volumes out just in time for Mother’s Day, I’ve resigned myself to the notion that Mother’s Day will continue to be the hook on which some capitalize on their own insecurities, both intellectually and financially.…

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Things Move Fast in D.C.

May 9, 2009

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And I’m not just talking about politics or the Beltway (well, that NEVER moves fast!) Now I’m all dizzy! Photo by PunditMom …

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Are You More Interested In Michelle Obama’s Fashion or Her Works?

May 8, 2009

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What’s more important — whether FLOTUS Michelle Obama spends time with Congressional wives at a food bank to help feed the homeless or that she decided to break out her designer sneaks for the occasion? The media have decided the …

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Guess Who Won the 2009 Mother of the Year "Award?"

May 6, 2009

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If you’re like me, trying to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift is often a challenge (though I made it easy for Mr. PunditMom and PunditGirl this year by asking for an addition to our lawn furniture!) But MomsRising

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Speak Now for Kids!!

May 5, 2009

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The PunditMom household is lucky when it comes to health insurance. Even though we pay the “full freight” for the policy we have, the coverage is pretty good and I never have to worry about whether PunditGirl’s health care will …

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Mothers of Intention — Blog Antagonist on Fighting for our Children

May 4, 2009

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This week’s Mother of Intention is Christina from Blog Antagonist. If you don’t know her blog, you should. She is insightful and funny and irreverent, but don’t mess with her when it comes to the needs of her kids …

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Embracing My Inner Joe Biden

May 3, 2009

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Poor Joe Biden. He was on the hot seat again this week for his comments about telling his family to protect themselves from the swine flu virus by avoiding planes, subways and small, enclosed places. That seems like eminently sensible …

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Springtime in D.C. Isn’t All About Politics!

May 2, 2009

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The flowers are in bloom, the sky is clear, and the flamingos are on parade! Though it does seem a little early for plastic flamingo mating rituals! Photos by PunditMom …

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What About the Next 100 Days of Obama’s Presidency?

May 1, 2009

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Instant gratification. We are a nation of wanting the quick hit. That’s one reason why so many of us have been following the coverage all week of the 100th day of Barack Obama’s presidency. As we are marking those first …

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