Archive | May, 2008

PunditMom’s Moment of Zen

May 20, 2008

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Yes, I know that’s Jon Stewart’s line. But we can all use a little zen now and then! Photo by PunditMom…

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Sexism & Politics — Where Do We Go From Here?

May 19, 2008

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I’ve been perplexed and saddened at the media’s apparent disinterest in the gender issue in this campaign. So many journalists and pundits have turned a laser focus on the issue of race, but, as Marie Cocco pointed out in …

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Cartoon Rats Are More Dangerous Than I Thought

May 17, 2008

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The lunch box that PunditGirl carried in preschool and used periodically for camp over the years has finally made its way to the great recycling bin in the sky. OK, I know it’s probably underground somewhere. I’m sorry — please …

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John McCain, Crazy Like a Fox

May 16, 2008

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As you may have seen from LawyerMama’s post over at MOMocrats, the John McCain campaign is, in political parlance, “reaching out” to a variety of progressive bloggers to participate in McCain’s weekly conference calls. I even got to ask

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Go Read It: Misogyny I Won’t Miss

May 15, 2008

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Race and gender have gotten a lot of play in this presidential contest, but in different ways. Plenty of outlets have discussed the inappropriateness of taking race into consideration when choosing our next president, as well as how the candidates …

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Mothers of Intention — A Lack of Reliable Childcare May Break Our Economy, by Surrender, Dorothy

May 13, 2008

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Mothers of Intention, a forum for blogger moms, who don’t usually get all political at their places, to talk about issues that are important to them. This week, I am so excited that Rita

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What Do You Do When Your Eight-Year-Old Needs a Xanax?

May 13, 2008

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Worries. My PunditGirl has worries in her little eight-year-old head, and I don’t know how to help. Not your run-of-the-mill second-grade traumas of love/hate relationships with the boys who chase girls on the playground or not getting the latest Hannah …

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Non-Mom? Really? Are You Sure You Want to Go There?

May 12, 2008

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Since I became a mother over seven years ago, I’ve been called a lot of things related to my parental status — Forever mom. Adoptive mom. Mean mom (yeah, you know that one was from PunditGirl). I’ve always hated …

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Happy Mother’s Day, China Mom

May 11, 2008

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Here’s an essay I wanted to share that I wrote a couple of years ago. Plenty of my bloggy friends are getting ready to give birth. But some of us became mothers in a different way, though adoption. There’s another …

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Dreams for My Daughter

May 11, 2008

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This Mother’s Day, I’m not thinking so much about me, as about what life will look like when PunditGirl becomes a mother. I know she’s only in second grade, but given the political landscapes today (those with a small ‘p’ …

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Political Bloggers Get Around!

May 9, 2008

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What better time for a bunch of MOMocrats to start a radio talk show than Mother’s Day weekend?? Check out MOMocrats on BlogTalk Radio Saturday at 12N Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern time or listen later in the archives. We’ll be looking …

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Women’s Voices, Women Vote — Fraud or Innocent Mistake?

May 9, 2008

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Does it make sense that a group dedicated to registering women voters would purposely seek to disenfranchise them and keep them from the polls? That seems a bit Orwellian to me. But that’s the allegation that the group Women’s Voices,

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