Tag Archive | "mothers and politics"

Mom Guilt 3.0: Just in Time for the Holidays!

Monday, 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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Political Mothers: The Key to Winning the White House

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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  I’ve gotten used to being scoffed at when it comes to my political bona fides. Because the word “mom” is in the name of my site, I’m often dismissed as someone who isn’t focused on current events, our political …

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

Thursday, 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: Moms are the New Activists!

Tuesday, 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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Where the Heck Was PunditMom This Week?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Yes, things have been a little quiet here, but I promise, I have good reasons: Welllll, I’ve been launching a new project I think you’ll enjoy called The Broad Side.  It’s a new online magazine that will feature …

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PunditMom Gets Around …

Saturday, September 10, 2011

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  Where have I been hanging out this week besides PunditMom? No, I wasn’t in that beautiful Giverny garden in France, but I was a few other fun places …. I was honored to be selected by Working Mother Magazine …

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Mothers of Intention: The Road Show Has Begun!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

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It was pretty hard to contain my excitement when I saw my book, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. The book actually didn’t come to me — I went to it when I …

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Breastfeeding Moms Equal Capitol Hill Bipartisanship

Thursday, January 6, 2011

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Networking in non-traditional settings is nothing new for women. When our husbands think we’re just hanging out with the girls or managing the soccer game and birthday party schedules for our kids, we know that those relationships can be, and …

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Motherhood: The Definitive Political Qualification?

Monday, October 25, 2010

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Women with children bring a unique perspective to the political process.  It’s no big secret I believe that and I’d like to think at this stage of the political game, it shouldn’t be a surprise to other politicos. But …

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Sarah Palin’s “Mama Grizzlies” Are Really Polar Bears

Monday, July 19, 2010

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Last summer on our family vacation to Yellowstone National Park, we actually got to see a grizzly bear.  Fortunately for safety’s sake, it was from a very far distance while we were on a rafting trip, but I was surprised …

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Mothers of Intention — Mother’s Day Edition

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Just because our official once a year Mother’s Day celebration is over, doesn’t mean we should forget about what mothers are thinking about.  So, I thought a special Mother’s Day edition of Mother’s of Intention was in order.  So, here …

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The Political Economics of Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 10, 2009

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After reading about two new volumes out just in time for Mother’s Day, I’ve resigned myself to the notion that Mother’s Day will continue to be the hook on which some capitalize on their own insecurities, both intellectually and financially.…

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