Parenting and Politics are Making Me Tired

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OK, I know we’re all tired.  We’re parents … being tired comes with the territory of night feedings, night terrors and nights waiting up when our kids are old enough to drive.

But what I’m really tired about is the news.  I know that’s a bit surprising coming from someone who dubbed herself “PunditMom” five-and-a-half years ago.  But I am tired.  Exhausted.  Done.  Because no matter what stories are getting covered in the news today, it seems like they are all coming back to something sordid.  When we’re talking about GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain we’re discussing sexual harassment and possible sexual assault.  When we’re having conversations about a storied college football program, part of that discussion is now focused on alleged sexual assaults against children and adults turning a blind eye.  And I’m tried of having to keep our 11-year-old from cable news because I don’t want to have to explain to her just how rotten the world can be.

Why am I talking about being tired?  You can find out at my PunditMom’s Spin Cycle column today at Babble Voices!

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