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Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: “Lean In” and Get Your Butt to the Office!

February 25, 2013

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Lean in! Take charge! No fear! Out with flex-time! In with face time! These are the messages two of the highest profile working mothers in America are sending to the rest of us. If  Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, …

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You Say “Fiscal Cliff.” I Say There’s No Such Thing

November 26, 2012

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Mayday! Mayday! Watch out! There is a “fiscal cliff!” We’re headed straight for it! It will be the ruin of all America! Just as soon as the 2012 presidential election was over, media outlets had a huge vacuum to fill …

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3 Reasons You Should Care About the LIBOR Scandal

July 23, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/Yong Hian Lim   Have you heard about LIBOR? If so, you might be thinking it’s: (a) The name of the new Spiderman movie villain, (b) The second cousin to Lex Luthor, or (c) A baby name option …

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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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Ann Romney Can Lose the Victim Card

April 19, 2012

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We’re probably almost done with the life cycle of the Ann Romney vs. Hilary Rosen episode of Mommy Wars 2012. Most major news outlets have pulled in just about as many experts as possible to parse how the presidential campaign …

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Democratic Women Don’t Hate Moms & Valuing Women’s Work

April 16, 2012

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It was a super big week for me last week thank to Hilary Rosen and her one crazy comment about Ann Romney and motherhood. After her slip of the tongue about whether Ann Romney had every been a working mom, …

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More Political Mommy Wars? Here We Go Again!

April 12, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life. Ouch. I’m counting the seconds until CNN commentator Hilary Rosen, who also is a DNC adviser, gets the boot from DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Not …

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Rick Warren & His Let Them Eat Cake Social Policy

April 10, 2012

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Rick Warren is one of the most high-profile religious leaders in America. If you’re not familiar, he’s the head of the Saddleback mega-church in California and an author who apparently is on somewhat friendly terms with President Obama.  But …

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Mothers of Intention “Why I’m Political” Series — Jaelithe Judy

November 24, 2011

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Why I’m Political series. Don’t run off! I know the word “politics” can be scary and conjure up images of never-ending presidential debates. But that’s not what this is about. It’s about thoughtful …

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Dear Super Committee: Here’s a Little Advice

November 21, 2011

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Compromise is not a word that a lot of people on Capitol Hill understand these days.  That’s particularly true when those who are entrenched in their own view of things can’t climb out of those trenches without a 12-foot ladder.…

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Parenting and Politics are Making Me Tired

November 14, 2011

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Image via Joanne Bamberger. All rights reserved 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 …

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Flat Tax Policy: The New New Thing for 2012

October 24, 2011

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via iStock Photo/Thomas Dickson Have you noticed that tax policy is the new new thing for the GOP presidential candidates? Not thoughtful, analytical or well-reasoned tax policy, mind you.  But some of the Republican presidential wannabes are embracing the idea …

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