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Newtown Massacre: When are Our Kids Really Safe?

December 14, 2012

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How do I keep my daughter safe? It’s a question I ponder a lot, and now I find myself thinking about it again with the unthinkable Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shootings that have left at least 26 people dead, most …

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Binders Full of Women: More Than a Meme

October 17, 2012

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The blogosphere loves a good meme. Who doesn’t like a little Ryan “Hey Girl” Gosling (especially that feminist Ryan Gosling!) or some bad-ass Texts from Hillary. They’re good fun with a grain a truth — women’s collective …

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The Aurora Shooting: Maybe It’s OK to be a Helicopter Parent

July 20, 2012

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The shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colorado has parents like me thinking a lot about sending our kids to the movies. What we might have done yesterday probably won’t be what we will do tomorrow. I let our 12-year-old daughter go …

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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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Slut or Snob: Which is the Bigger Political Badge of Honor?

March 15, 2012

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Did anyone seriously think that in 2012 we’d be calling people “snobs” for suggesting that every American child should have the opportunity to go to college?  Or that women taking responsibility for their “ladies’ health” issues would be …

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Happy Holidays from the “Pundit Family!”

December 25, 2011

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Happy Holidays from the “Pundit Family!” …

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Newt Gingrich Has Got Scrooge & the Grinch Beat!

December 6, 2011

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What do you get if you cross Ebeneezer Scrooge and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?  Why, Newt Gingrich, of course! Well, at least in demeanor, if not in actual appearance.  You may recall that old Ebeneezer was a man who …

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What I’m Reading Today

October 20, 2011

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As I’m getting ready for this weekend’s Blogalicious conference and the panel I’m on to talk about philanthropy in the digital age, I’m trying to catch up on a little reading, too.  Here are some articles I thought you’d enjoy, …

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What if We Were Really Honest?

September 29, 2011

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What would the never-ending debate about what it’s like to be a stay-at-home mom vs. a work-at-home mom vs. a work in an office mom look like if we all talked honestly about our experiences?  No worn-out cliches about pretending …

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Osama bin Laden is Dead: Time to Re-stock the 9/11 Emergency Kit

May 2, 2011

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Osama bin Laden is dead. Do you know where your duct tape and canned foods are? The man we’ve been tracking for a decade, and the reason so many American lives have been lost in Afghanistan and Iraq, has finally …

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The GOP Will Blame a Government Shutdown on Women

April 8, 2011

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Women are the scapegoats of the GOP’s push for a government shutdown. You heard me.  If the federal government closes because lawmakers can’t agree on whether women should be allowed to get annual physical exams, contraceptives or cervical cancer screenings

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Calling All Moms for Clean Air

March 23, 2011

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When The Clean Air Act was signed into law back in the peace, love and flower-child days of the 1970s, I’m sure there were plenty of  parents who believed their children and grandchildren would be able to inhale a little …

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