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13 01, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Mothers Aren’t Political? Think Again.

By | January 13th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Women in Politics|6 Comments

Over the last year, I have been collecting essays and doing research for a book that I feel strongly and passionately  needs to be written -- about the fact that mothers are becoming more political every day and are the biggest political force that needs to be focused on. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, I [...]

6 01, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Momma Zen Takes Tiger Woods & Brit Hume to the Woodshed

By | January 6th, 2010|Mothers of Intention|14 Comments

It's hard for me to keep quiet when people who call themselves journalists veer into the realm of overly judgmental commentary.  So I've been stewing over the comments Brit Hume recently made about Tiger Woods and Buddhism, looking for a way to write about it that wasn't just a rant.  Even my friend Jodifur was [...]

15 12, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Thinking Edition

By | December 15th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

Not that I don't try to make all the Mothers of Intention features thinking posts -- be they guest essays or a round-up of great posts I've found on my blogosphere journeys -- but there's some really deep thinking to be had with the selection I've got this week: -- Crunchy Domestic Goddess takes on [...]

4 12, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Long Weekend Edition!

By | December 4th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|4 Comments

The stars have become perfectly aligned this weekend for some down time from the blogosphere.  But I wanted to leave you with some good reading material, so here are some links to some interesting Mothers of Intention: My friend Christina from A Mommy Story wrote I'm Going to War Against Artificial Food. Another friend Jodi [...]

9 11, 2009

Mothers of Intention — I'm Just Not That Into Politics, by No Time for Flashcards

By | November 9th, 2009|Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|8 Comments

I met some fabulous women at the Type-A Mom conference in September.  Some were women I had admired in the blogosphere and met for the first time in real life, and others had blogs I hadn't yet discovered, but am glad I did.  One of those great women is Allison from Everything Mom and  No [...]

10 10, 2009

PunditMom Video Saturday — A Woman's Place

By | October 10th, 2009|Democrats, Feminism, Mothers of Intention, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

Usually I take a little break from politics on Saturdays to give myself some space for one of my other loves -- photography. But this week, I have a short video that is SOoo delicious I had to share withe one of the best political comeback lines I've heard in a long time. The Republicans [...]

30 09, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Abortion, Miscarriages and “Death Panels”

By | September 30th, 2009|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|4 Comments

Many dismiss women in the "momosphere" because they think we're out here talking about (and reviewing) nothing but diapers and juice boxes all day long.  Nothing serious going on here, right? Heh.  I've got a few great posts to point you to this week that should dispel that notion pretty quickly. My friend Stephanie at [...]

21 09, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Still Thinking about Obama’s Education Speech

By | September 21st, 2009|Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|3 Comments

I may be a glutton for punishment, but I'm revisiting the Barack Obama school speech for this week's Mothers of Intention. I was FLOORED with the response my post about the speech got.   Some conservatives have claimed  it was the elusive first draft of the "stay in school/work hard/get good grades"speech they objected to, but [...]

15 09, 2009

Mothers (and Fathers) of Intention — They’re Everywhere!

By | September 15th, 2009|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Women in Politics|0 Comments

There are so many people getting political these days, it's hard to keep up with all of them.  So here's a quick round-up of some great writing -- and an inspiration -- for this week's Mothers of Intention post! Elisa from MotherTalkers (and my new acquaintance from Netroots Nation!) was extremely active in trying to [...]

2 09, 2009

So Many Mothers of Intention, So Little Time!

By | September 2nd, 2009|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|3 Comments

There are so many Mothers of Intention out there in the blogosphere these days, that I wanted to highlight a few recent, amazing posts that are must-reads.  I am proud to call these three women friends, even though I don't get to see them in person all that much!  But they have three different issues [...]

24 08, 2009

Mothers of Intention — What is the Future of Journalism?

By | August 24th, 2009|Changing the World, Mothers of Intention|3 Comments

This week I'm honored to have as my guest Mother of Intention, Gina Chen. Gina has 20 years experience as a print journalist and is starting a Ph.D. program this fall at Syracuse University. She blogged about parenting for two years at the Family Life blog and now she blogs about journalism at Save the [...]

3 08, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Rebekah Spicuglia & NonCustodial Parenting Blog

By | August 3rd, 2009|Changing the World, Mothers of Intention|6 Comments

I’m honored to know Rebekah Spicuglia.  We met when she was trying to help PunditMom become more media savvy! Since then, she’s become a friend and still someone I turn to for advice on walking that line between shameless self-promotion and expert use of the media! But she also has another role — non-custodial mom to her 11-year-old son.  She is the founder of the blog NonCustodial Parent Community and recently was featured in Marie Claire magazine and on the Today Show, helping others to shift their thinking when it comes to non-custodial mothers. […]

6 07, 2009

Mothers of Intention Summer Reading List

By | July 6th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|4 Comments

Well, the Fourth of July fireworks are over and summer is in full swing! So it's time for this year's Mothers of Intention summer reading list! While we often think about something a little lighter for those days by the pool or at the beach, here are a few suggestions I'd like to make to [...]

15 06, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Jen of one plus two, If You Build It They Will Come

By | June 15th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

Welcome to this week's installment of Mothers of Intention. This week, my special guest is one of my fellow MOMocrats and world adventurer Jen from one plus two. Jen and her family moved to the jungle recently to pursue their dream of sustainable living. Jen and her family haven't been there long, but they've already [...]

1 06, 2009

Mothers of Intention — More Magazine Editor-in-Chief Lesley Jane Seymour on Global Poverty

By | June 1st, 2009|Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

Welcome to this week's edition of Mother's of Intention! Instead of having a guest post, my guest Mother of Intention is someone I interviewed recently about the fight against global poverty.So many of us are trying to find ways to make a difference in our communities, sometimes politically and other times for social issues. We [...]

26 05, 2009

Mothers of Intention — The Meaning of Hope, by Jen Lemen

By | May 26th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

Welcome to this week's Mothers of Intention post-Memorial Day edition! There are so many different ways mothers are trying to change the world and I'm honored that Jen Lemen, who is about to set off on an amazing photographic world journey, Picture Hope, has allowed me to cross-post her essay The Meaning of Hope. Whenever [...]

19 05, 2009

Katie Couric and Children of the Recession

By | May 19th, 2009|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mothers of Intention|3 Comments

There's been plenty written about the banks, mortgages, Tim Geithner, AIG and other esoteric aspects of why our world economy is in the tank. So you might be a little recession-fatigued when it comes to news coverage. But bear with me. There are some stories you should see that might actually make a difference for [...]

18 05, 2009

Mothers of Intention — The Unhealthy Truth by Alpha Mom’s Isabel Kallman

By | May 18th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|4 Comments

It's Monday, so that means it's time for this week's Mothers of Intention post. I'm so excited that a blogger I truly admire, Isabel Kallman of Alpha Mom fame, is allowing me to cross-post today's installment about a new book called The Unhealthy Truth, by Robyn O'Brien. After reading O'Brien's book, Isabel gave voice to [...]

11 05, 2009

Mothers of Intention — The Girl Revolution’s Fit Girl Series: Whose Body Is It Anyway?

By | May 11th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

Welcome to this week's edition of Mother's of Intention! Today, my lovely guest poster is Tracee from The Girl's Revolution! I love Tracee's blog because we share something in common -- "tween" daughters who are facing the dreaded body image issues and we agree that sometimes (OK, more than sometimes) the media crosses a line [...]

4 05, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Blog Antagonist on Fighting for our Children

By | May 4th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

This week's Mother of Intention is Christina from Blog Antagonist. If you don't know her blog, you should. She is insightful and funny and irreverent, but don't mess with her when it comes to the needs of her kids in the school system. This post, cross-posted from her place, is one part of her family's [...]

27 04, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Bea Arthur Was Much More Than Maude

By | April 27th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

Welcome to this week's edition of Mothers of Intention, PunditMom's weekly feature on what other political moms are writing about around the blogosphere. This week, my friend Gloria Feldt has given me permission to cross-post her wonderful essay on the death of actress Bea Arthur, from her blog Powered Women. I loved this post because [...]

21 04, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Has Dooce Become the Modern Day June Cleaver?

By | April 21st, 2009|Mothers of Intention|28 Comments

It's time to resurrect my weekly feature Mothers of Intention. Many bloggers who are moms (notice I didn't use the term mommyblogger) wrote about politics and the presidential campaign here at Mothers of Intention in 2008. In trying to decide how to carry this feature forward, I decided it would be fun to feature posts [...]

7 04, 2009

10 Reasons Mothers are More Political in 2009

By | April 7th, 2009|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mothers of Intention|8 Comments

As I discovered last year by reading a lot of blogs, and from the wonderful essays all my Mothers of Intention contributors wrote, moms are a lot more political than the we get credit for. Politicians think they know us and give us labels that make it easier for them to find pat stump speeches [...]

26 03, 2009

Mothers of Intention — Moms Inspired to Change History

By | March 26th, 2009|Mothers of Intention|0 Comments

Well, spring break is upon us here at Chez PunditMom, so it's a bit tough juggling the parenting and punditry duties!But that doesn't mean I'm slacking off! You can find me over at MSN today with interviews of eight amazing women who were inspired to change history, including a couple of fabulous women I know [...]

16 10, 2008

Mothers of Intention — Pre-existing Conditions, by Susan of Toddler Planet

By | October 16th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

With the last presidential debate behind us, it's not time for all of us to make the decision -- who are we going to case our ballots for in three weeks? Today's guest Mother of Intention, Susan from Toddler Planet, (who is also a fellow DC Metro Mom!) has a few things to say about [...]

7 10, 2008

Mothers of Intention — Think Global, Mother Local, by Mayberry Mom

By | October 7th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|6 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Mothers of Intention! While there are lots of people talking about the second Presidential debate, there are other things going on in politics and Cathy of Mayberry Mom has something to say about that!I confess to being largely a party-line voter. Luckily for me, my political views tend to [...]

2 10, 2008

Mothers of Intention: Sarah Palin, the Economy and Just Getting Along

By | October 2nd, 2008|Mothers of Intention|10 Comments

I am steeling myself for the debate between vice-presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. I feel like a kid who knows there's a really exciting surprise waiting for her at the end of the day, and the expectation of just how big it will be is almost too much to bear!While my fellow MOMocrats [...]

17 09, 2008

So Many Mothers of Intention, So Little Time!

By | September 17th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

It's T minus 48 days and counting to Presidential election 2008. And the closer we get to November 4, it seems like more and more mothers are making their political voices heard online. So this week, for PunditMom's Mothers of Intention post, I bring you some amazing women who have taken up the political at [...]

10 09, 2008

Mothers of Intention — The Three R's with Purple Politics at Our House?

By | September 10th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|5 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Mother's of Intention! This week, I'm so lucky to have Florinda from The Three R's: Reading, 'Riting & Randomness. Things are looking a little bit purple at her house!As I began drafting this post, my fourteen-year-old stepdaughter was taking a simple online quiz to determine whether she should vote for [...]

8 09, 2008

Mothers of Intention Special Edition: Diana from Of The Princess & The Pea

By | September 8th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|8 Comments

Mothers of Intention is usually a Wednesday feature here at PunditMom, but with all these world domination, I mean, PTA responsibilities at the beginning of the school year, I've asked Diana from Of The Princess and The Pea if I could "borrow" one of the posts from her blog about her daughter and a recent [...]