Archive | August, 2011

Hurricane Irene Giving the East Coast a Time Out

August 27, 2011

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I know most of us on the East Coast are busy battening down the hatches for the approaching hurricane (parenting code for “mixing the cocktails”) — but as I was glued to the Weather Channel this week watching the march …

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Don’t Know What to Tell My Daughters on Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2011

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  I sometimes use my experiences as PunditGirl’s mother as a lens through which to view issues that are important to me.  But PunditGirl isn’t the only daughter in my life.  I also have two adult step-daughters.  They don’t need …

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Where in the World is PunditMom?

August 25, 2011

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Well, fortunately we made it back from a few lovely and restful days in the Outer Banks before Hurricane Irene sent everyone scurrying, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we don’t lose power as she heads our way this …

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East Coast Earthquake is a Terrorism Wake-Up Call

August 23, 2011

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We don’t want to admit it, but we’ve become complacent in the decade since the September 11 terrorists attacked us. We all did a great job of maintaining a sense of hyper-vigilance for a few months, with extra airport precautions, …

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The Debt Super Committee Has a Woman Problem

August 16, 2011

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Take a nice long look at this composite photo of the members of the Senate “Super Committee” on our country’s debt.  See anything unusual about this crew that’s been tasked with saving us another $1.5 trillion over the next decade?  …

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Women + Social Media = Political Empowerment

August 14, 2011

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The theme running through my new book, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America, is empowerment.  It’s tough to get any traction for the voices of anyone other than guys when guys are the …

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My Book Mothers of Intention is Here!

August 11, 2011

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You’ve probably noticed that nice promo box I’ve got sitting at the top right section of this site mentioning that my book Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America is for sale!  Yes!!  Finally, …

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Michele Bachmann and Newsweek

August 10, 2011

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Many political observers thought that when Hillary Clinton gave us those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, that finally, FINALLY, women were going to be taken seriously as leaders.  Unfortunately, those in the media who are more concerned with …

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ONE Moms in Kenya: A Trip of a Lifetime

August 8, 2011

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Remember I told you last week about ten amazing women — including some of my very good friends — who were invited to go to Kenya by ONE to see firsthand the health and hunger issues in Kenya, especially for …

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Smurfs Love PunditMom — Who Knew?

August 7, 2011

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If this guy like Mothers of Intention, isn’t that the best book endorsement an author could ask for?…

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A Brief Respite

August 5, 2011

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Tired of the debt ceiling fight, Washington, D.C. quibbling and right versus left politics?   Yeah, me too. So while I’m trying to sell books at BlogHer ’11, enjoy a small gift of restful images from my personal stash! Ahhh.  …

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ONE Campaign Takes Some of My Favorite Women to Kenya

August 3, 2011

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There’s poverty in the United States.  No doubt about that.  And there are millions of children who go to bed hungry at night in America.  But there is a totally different kind of poverty all across the world that gets …

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