Archive | November, 2012

The “Morning After” Pill: Coming Soon to a Teen Near You?

November 28, 2012

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The Plan B contraceptive pill should be made available to teen girls under 17. That’s the new advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics and I agree wholeheartedly.   As far as I’m concerned, Plan B, otherwise known as “the morning …

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You Say “Fiscal Cliff.” I Say There’s No Such Thing

November 26, 2012

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Mayday! Mayday! Watch out! There is a “fiscal cliff!” We’re headed straight for it! It will be the ruin of all America! Just as soon as the 2012 presidential election was over, media outlets had a huge vacuum to fill …

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Mom Guilt 3.0: Just in Time for the Holidays!

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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Adoption Through Craigslist: It’s Not Really So Sensational

November 25, 2012

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As a mother by adoption, nothing gets my ire up more than sensational and judgmental stories about families formed by adoption. When it comes to having children, our society — mostly goaded on by many in the media — …

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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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Nancy Pelosi Smack Down!

November 14, 2012

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A good photo opp is worth a thousand words.  And that’s what we got as Nancy Pelosi announced she will stay in her leadership role in the Democratic Party, after speculation that she might step aside once President Obama …

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“Poopy Heads” Decide Elections: Sore Losers 2012 Style

November 14, 2012

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There are always hurt feelings after big elections.  People on both sides are invested in their views and candidates, especially in our world of 24/7 media that whips us all into a frenzy so that we can hardly see straight …

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Election Pins and Needles: What’s Been Keeping You Awake?

November 6, 2012

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I’m too distracted to write anything coherent or pithy, but so many thoughts are running around in my head about the outcome of today’s election, so I thought I’d share: 1. My parents live in Pennsylvania — one of  the …

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High Anxiety on the Election Front

November 5, 2012

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Predictions are always a dangerous thing, especially in an election that has been as contentious as the one between President Obama and Mitt Romney. While there is a feeling in the air that we are in a “perfect storm” set-up …

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