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Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America

October 26, 2012

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Women are the ones candidates want. More precisely, mothers are the swing voters that presidential candidates try to woo every four years. Political wonks always come up with a clever new name for us each election cycle — we’ve been …

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Why I Can’t be a “Sh*tty Mom”

September 24, 2012

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Sh*tty moms unite! That’s the new message giving mothers a good, collective laugh these days. And I confess, I have absolutely NOTHING against so-called “sh*tty moms.” I have plenty of sh*tty motherhood moments that I could regale you with and …

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Is “Mom-in-Chief” a Good Example for Our Daughters?

September 13, 2012

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When did women get to the point where they have to declare themselves moms above all else in order to be perceived as acceptable to the public? We heard it again and again and again at the presidential nominating conventions.…

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Mothers of Intention — Ilina from Dirt and Noise: Involving Your Children in Your Political Passions

December 26, 2011

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Welcome to the latest installment of BlogHer’s series Why I’m Political. I know lots of people steer clear of the world of politics or anything that makes you think about one more televised candidate debate! But the political means …

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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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Mothers of Intention: “Why I’m Political” Series

November 4, 2011

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What are women voters thinking about for the 2012 election — when they’re not being bombarded by stories about Herman Cain’s lady troubles or Rick Perry’s very own Howard Dean moment?  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re focused …

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Mothers of Intention: Moms are the New Activists!

November 1, 2011

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Yup, that's me there with Nancy Pelosi!   If someone asked you to take a day out of your life to help mothers and children who are the poorest of the poor, who need the things we take for granted …

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Mothers of Intention — ONE Day of Action for Mothers and Children

October 25, 2011

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I’m excited to be heading to Capitol Hill today with the ONE team and the moms who traveled to Kenya to see how families there are benfiting from U.S. aid to help treate HIV/Aids.  This video says a little something …

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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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How Are You Managing at Midlife?

May 17, 2011

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As I get ready for the release of Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my next Pundit chapter. Having a book published has …

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Mothers of Intention: To Be Tough on Crime, Do You Invest in Prisons or Preschools?

April 30, 2011

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American moms aren’t the only ones who get all fired up about politics.  With Canadian elections coming up next week, mothers up north are voicing their views on what’s happening in their country.  I’m excited to have as my guest …

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Mothers of Intention — Why Perfectionist Parenting is Anything But Perfect

April 28, 2011

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Welcome the latest installment Mothers of Intention!  Pleas welcome Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, the authors of the new book, Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood.  While I …

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