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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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Crow After Roe: What You Should Really Know on Roe v. Wade’s 40th Anniversary

January 21, 2013

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Robin Marty and Jessica Pieklo, two of my compatriots at our group project The Broad Side, have been working long and hard on their book about what has happened to women’s reproductive rights since the Supreme Court decision …

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America, You Have an Anger Problem

January 11, 2013

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Vice President Joe Biden was meeting with representatives of the National Rifle Association as part of the discussion the White House is trying to have after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. While he was meeting with the group whose …

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Women in Politics Radio: Can Women in Social Media Really Make Change?

November 16, 2012

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If you didn’t have a chance to join in, I wanted to share the link to my discussion with Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen Executive Director/Founder & Executive Producer of Women in Politics Media. I know you might be tired of all the …

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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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Are You “Ladylike” Enough for Todd Akin?

September 28, 2012

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  U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says his Senate opponent Claire McCaskill was much more “ladylike” last time she ran for office. A Mitt Romney supporter recently told NPR that Michelle Obama isn’t a good First Lady because she’s not “ladylike” …

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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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Six Pieces of Advice for Marissa Mayer on “Having it All”

July 18, 2012

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Marissa Mayer, welcome to the 2012  “Having It All Olympics!” I’m sure you’re feeling warmly welcomed to this corner of the world now that you’ve announced your Google departure and your new gig as the CEO at floundering Yahoo

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“#Allhaving” – The New Work/Life Balance Discussion?

July 3, 2012

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The work/life “balance conundrum is always a topic that’s ripe for discussion because there will never be a day when parents in general, and mothers in particular, don’t beat themselves up for the choices we all have to make.  Finding …

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Working Mother Smackdown? Moving This “Debate” Where It Needs to Go

June 25, 2012

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Anne-Marie Slaughter meet Sheryl Sandberg. No, that’s not them in the photo, but the latest working mom discussion makes me wonder how long it’s going to be until we’re all at each other like these two lades. Not so …

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Working Mothers: Having It All vs. Wanting It All

June 22, 2012

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Is The Atlantic magazine trying to horn in on the “mommy wars?” After two articles on working mothers vs. stay-at-home moms in the last week, I’d have to say yes. Except that while one of the pieces is …

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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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