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Mom Guilt 3.0: Just in Time for the Holidays!

November 26, 2012

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As our seventh-grade daughter is on the verge of becoming an official teenager, I have learned that: (1) I am the bane of her existence, (2) I am irrelevant (unless there is a request for a sleepover or a …

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Adoption Through Craigslist: It’s Not Really So Sensational

November 25, 2012

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As a mother by adoption, nothing gets my ire up more than sensational and judgmental stories about families formed by adoption. When it comes to having children, our society — mostly goaded on by many in the media — …

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Going to Charlotte!

August 27, 2012

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  Guess who’s going to the Democratic National Convention? Yup! I’m super-excited that I’m going to be headed to Charlotte to experience my second presidential convention and my first one with the Democrats. (I covered a Republican Convention back in …

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PunditMom’s Weekend Picks!

April 21, 2012

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You know you’re always looking for something new to read over the weekend!  Here are some picks for you from some of the blogs I’ve been reading this week: Kristen at Rage Against the Minivan takes on the question of …

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PunditMom Must-Reads of the Week

March 4, 2012

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It’s hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind of the election cycle and the impending Super Tuesday contests.  But when I need a little break, I go looking for something to read that will get me centered …

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Hey Ron Paul Fans: Leave Huntsman’s Daughters Out of This!

January 6, 2012

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Image via Joanne Bamberger/All rights reserved Last time I checked I thought that using candidates’ children as targets of attack was pretty much off limits, especially after the 2000 presidential campaign when supporters of George W. Bush engaged in “push …

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Five Things This Feminist Mom is Grateful for on Mother’s Day — A Reprise

May 8, 2011

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This one was one of my favorites from last year.  So I figured — if it was good enough for Mother’s Day 2010, it should still be good for 2011! Sure, I get to leave the dishes in the sink …

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Our Air Just Looks Cleaner Than China’s

May 6, 2011

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When Mr. PunditMom and I traveled to China to bring home our daughter, the amazing PunditGirl, we knew that the air quality in Chinese cities was, shall we say, not so fine.  No need for statistics or studies — …

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One Way Adoption Isn’t Like Having a Biological Child

April 22, 2010

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“This is where I was found.” That’s what PunditGirl told her class when we presented a slide show of photos from our recent trip of a lifetime — one that will result in the first memories our daughter has of

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The Media’s Slant on Russian Adoptee Story is Getting on My Last Nerve

April 13, 2010

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Several months ago, I weighed in on another adoption “give back” story, so I’m not going to rehash that all again — you can  read my feelings about that at my post called There Should be No Give Backs in

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Mothers of Intention: Getting Over My Jet Lag Edition!

April 5, 2010

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Yes, the PunditMom family is back from our amazing tour of China, and I’m trying to decide what I want to share about things other than the tourist stops — our visit to PunditGirl’s orphanage and the events of …

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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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