Archive | December, 2009

Best of PunditMom 2009 — Maybe Republicans Just Don’t Like Girls

December 29, 2009

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My Twitter acquaintance Leslie Sanchez wrote an interesting book this year, You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe: Sarah, Michelle, Hillary and the Shaping of the New American Woman.  While I wasn’t crazy about the frequent references to the “liberal …

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Best of PunditMom 2009 — The “Octomom” and Why We Should Regulate Fertility Treatments

December 28, 2009

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While the Punditfamily takes a little break this week, I thought I’d revisit a few posts I felt strongly about this year.  To start off, my thoughts on the “octomom” and how we view adoption vs. birth children. ********************************* I …

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If We Take Health Care for Granted, We’ll Get Thrown Under the Bus

December 26, 2009

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As someone who came of age in the 1970s, I assumed things would continue to progress for women’s rights.  I felt lucky to be living in an age where I knew I had access to birth control as I headed …

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A Locks of Love Holiday

December 22, 2009

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PunditGirl hasn’t had a real haircut since she was in first grade.  Yes, we’ve forced her to get it trimmed, so it would “grow” — .  But she has been adamant since she was old enough to wash and brush …

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Snowpocalypse 2009 (With Health Care Crisis Thrown in for Good Measure)

December 19, 2009

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One good thing about this “snow event” on the I-95 corridor this weekend — legislators are stuck here and have to keep working away on the ever evolving health care bill (not that that’s going to do us a lot …

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Too Much Work !!

December 17, 2009

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Things might get a little slow from time to time while I’m working on my book project, so in the meantime, here’s a quick political video for your “enjoyment …” …

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Mothers of Intention — Thinking Edition

December 15, 2009

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Not that I don’t try to make all the Mothers of Intention features thinking posts — be they guest essays or a round-up of great posts I’ve found on my blogosphere journeys — but there’s some really deep thinking to …

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You May Call Me a Dreamer, But I’m Not the Only One

December 14, 2009

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I’ve had this crazy idea for some time that one of the reasons women claim they’re not really “political” is because all the air has been sucked out of any space that even tries to see more than one side …

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PunditMom Video Saturday: They ARE Sarah Palin

December 12, 2009

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Is there really anything else to say?…

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Work/Life “Balance”– Changing the Conversation

December 11, 2009

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Recently, I had the pleasure of moderating an online chat with the fabulous women who created the Fem 2.0 Conference and a variety of bloggers about how we can change the conversation about families and their work/life obligations. Doesn’t it …

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Shop for Anissa Day — December 10

December 10, 2009

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One of the most fabulous things about the blogosphere is that when bloggy friends need something, we all pull together. One of the most fabulous women and mothers blogging, Anissa Mayhew, recently suffered a terrible stroke. I have known …

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Emerging Political Girls

December 9, 2009

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You may have noticed that I’m not writing her quite as much as I usually do. I’m trying to keep my nose to the grindstone on my Mothers of Intention book project and make some headway before the holidays (…

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