Tag Archive | "parenting"

Lessons for My Daughter from Anne Hathaway

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Every now and then there are times when parenting, feminism and sexism collide.  When they do, you know I have to write about them! By now, you may have seen Matt Lauer’s interview with Anne Hathaway on the Today Show …

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Why I Can’t be a “Sh*tty Mom”

Monday, 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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Paul Ryan for Vice President: Where’s the Sarah Palin Treatment?

Monday, August 13, 2012

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What do new GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin have in common? They’re both the parents of young, school-aged children. Ryan’s children — ages seven, eight and nine — are in that childhood sweet …

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

Friday, 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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“The Conflict” — There Isn’t Any for Most Moms

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Every few years when the media need something to boost ratings, they turn to the tried and true mommy wars. It’s not a heavy lift and does wonders for ratings and ad sales! Every two years, we get redefined for …

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PunditMom’s Weekend Picks!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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You know you’re always looking for something new to read over the weekend!  Here are some picks for you from some of the blogs I’ve been reading this week: Kristen at Rage Against the Minivan takes on the question of …

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Dear Anderson Cooper, I’m Not Lazy. I’m Just Efficient

Monday, January 9, 2012

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I’m a long time fan of Anderson Cooper‘s journalism on CNN. And, truth be told, I’m also fond of that tight black T-shirt of his! But I digress. As much as I enjoy some of the perspectives he presents …

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Parenting and Politics are Making Me Tired

Monday, November 14, 2011

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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 what I’m really tired about is the …

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Hurricane Irene Giving the East Coast a Time Out

Saturday, August 27, 2011

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I know most of us on the East Coast are busy battening down the hatches for the approaching hurricane (parenting code for “mixing the cocktails”) — but as I was glued to the Weather Channel this week watching the march …

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“Chinese” Mothering Isn’t for Me

Monday, January 17, 2011

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2011 is a tough time to be a parent in America.  Explaining to our children why a nine-year-old was shot and killed in a rampage in Arizona.   Managing the amount of pop culture exposure one’s child should have (if …

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Courageous Parents, Confident Kids Could Be Yours for Free!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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I’m counting the days until Courageous Parents, Confident Kids comes out in hard copy!  I was excited to write a chapter about mothers online finding their political mojo, if you will, as part of this project launched by Amy Tiemann

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November is Adoption Awareness Month — There Should be No ‘Give Backs’ in Adoption

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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“Give backs” are for bad holiday gifts, not for children. There are few things that truly make me lose it, but sensational media coverage of adoption is one of those things.  So bear with me as I explain my visceral …

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