Archive | May, 2012

Paid Maternity Leave: This Says it All

May 31, 2012

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Think Progress and its chart says it better than words: But you know what the right will say. Only socialists go in for paying women for time off care for newborns. I wonder if Redneck Mom has an extra room …

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Michelle Obama Tells Her Girls to “Get Tough.” Should We Tell Our Kids the Same?

May 30, 2012

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Tweens are steeped in the world of slights and hurt feelings. Wear the wrong head band to school, and your day could be ruined by one small comment. Someone says they hate you, but the next day they’re all …

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Facebook’s IPO: The Latest Episode of Punk’d?

May 29, 2012

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If you gave in to the temptation to be a part of Facebook’s initial public offering, I’m guessing your original excitement has given way to the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief – (1) denial, (2) anger, (3) bargaining, (4) depression, …

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Women in Politics: The Hard Truth

May 28, 2012

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I came across this great graphic about women in politics I wanted to share — not great in the fact that so few women think about running for office, but great because this sums up pretty clearly that women are …

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PunditMom Round-up!

May 20, 2012

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So where was I this week when I wasn’t here? Working away as 2012 Election Editor at iVillage iVote with posts about the biggest and best gaffes of the campaign season (so far!), President Obama’s commencement speech at Barnard College

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Women and Social Media: The Key to Electoral Success

May 14, 2012

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I’m looking forward to this year’s Netroots Nation conference where I’ll be on a a great panel with three amazing women I know – Veronica Arreola of Viva la Feminista, Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner of MomsRising and Carol Jenkins, the …

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Happy Mother’s Day, President “Mom!”

May 13, 2012

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  The first woman elected to the White House will answer to many names — Madam President, ma’am, and, most likely, Mom. That’s something I like to think about on Mother’s Day. Given the demographics and family status of many …

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Mother’s Day: Just Another Political Opportunity for Mitt Romney

May 11, 2012

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Artwork by a very young PunditGirl     After all the hub-bub and faux hand-wringing by many Republicans and the Mitt Romney team about Romney’s wife Ann supposedly being the target of political “mommy wars,” the Romney campaign has apparently …

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President Obama Cries “Uncle” on Gay Marriage

May 10, 2012

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My short response is, “It’s about freakin’ time!” My longer, more thoughtful take on the President’s “evolution” on same sex marriage is over at iVillage iVote, where I’m trying to keep up with my duties as 2012 Election Editor!…

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I Like Hillary Clinton “au Naturale!”

May 9, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons/U.S. State Dept.   I’m glad the Republicans have nothing better to do than trying to make fun of Hillary Clinton’s appearance — AGAIN!! She’s the Secretary of State for goodness sake and she’s traveling more often …

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Is Your Emergency Room Ready for Your Child?

May 8, 2012

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If you have to take your child to an emergency room, did you know that many hospitals don’t have specialized pediatric staff to address issues specific to children? I didn’t. I’ve been lucky that so far (knock wood) we’ve never …

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Republicans! Get in My Vagina!

May 7, 2012

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You know, I thought Funny or Die was a comedy site, but it turns out they are going to a major political player this election year. Ashley Judd taking on Rick Santorum. Bringing President Bartlet back to us. And …

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