Archive | March, 2010

A Taste of China

March 25, 2010

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So, we made it and we are nearing the end of week one on our whirlwind tour of China!  Unfortunately, PunditGirl is a bit under the weather, so today we are missing the Giant Buddha, but we want her to …

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Ready or Not, Here We Come!

March 19, 2010

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At the Summer Palace in Beijing, there is a tourist attraction called The Long Corridor. It doesn’t seem so long at first, but it’s a hefty little stroll along Kunming Lake.  The paintings almost bring the ancient royal families to …

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Mothers of Intention: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Calls for A Step Forward in Food Safety

March 18, 2010

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I’m very excited to have a truly special guest Mother of Intention today — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).  One of the issues Senator Gillibrand has been working since her arrival in the Senate has been promoting food safety, especially …

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An Open Letter to the New York Times About Mom Bloggers, Women Writers & the Universe

March 15, 2010

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Dear New York Times (other mainstream media outlets, you should probably pay attention, too), I’m so weary of your attempts to marginalize women writers online who happen to be mothers that I almost couldn’t write this letter. But I realized …

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Some Reading for Your Weekend Pleasure!

March 12, 2010

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Yes, things have been a little quiet here lately.  I apologize for the lack of punditry!  But as I’m cranking on Chapter 3 of Mothers of Intention and trying to keep the packing anxiety at bay for China, my …

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Courageous Parents, Confident Kids Could Be Yours for Free!

March 9, 2010

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I’m counting the days until Courageous Parents, Confident Kids comes out in hard copy!  I was excited to write a chapter about mothers online finding their political mojo, if you will, as part of this project launched by Amy Tiemann

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Who Knew Financial Regulation Was So Simple?

March 7, 2010

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Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion from Will Ferrell But I still miss the late Phil Hartman as Ronald Reagan. As for financial regulation?  Do we really have to go over this again — just call Brooksley Born, Elizabeth

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Nothing is Going to Change Until We’re in the Room

March 3, 2010

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White guy, white guy, white guy, white guy, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius, white guy, white guy, white guy who looks like he just ate a sour pickle. That’s my one line description of the health care summit the …

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Dear Publishers, Sorry About My ‘X’ Chromosomes

March 2, 2010

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I’ve been wondering for a few months whether and when women’s voices will finally be taken seriously.  Apparently, my two X chromosomes have been clouding my view of the writing world. So much of our writing gets labeled as “chick …

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