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

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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Rush Limbaugh & The GOP: You Can’t Take Back “Slut”

March 6, 2012

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The last two news cycles have been filled with reports of  Rush Limbaugh’s  so-called “apology” to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.  No doubt, you’ve all heard by now that Limbaugh’s faulty understanding of how the birth control pill works …

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PunditMom Must-Reads of the Week

March 4, 2012

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It’s hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind of the election cycle and the impending Super Tuesday contests.  But when I need a little break, I go looking for something to read that will get me centered …

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Democrats to Court Suburban Moms. Will the GOP Come Calling, Too?

March 1, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/Steve Debenport Women decide elections. That’s a fact that’s been proven by a variety of studies.  Yet, political parties and candidates often don’t want to engage with women in any meaningful way.  And when it comes to women …

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Teaching Tolerance with the Help of JCPenney and Ellen DeGeneres

February 15, 2012

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Image via Joanne Bamberger. All rights reserved When I hear about efforts like those of a group called “One Million Moms” trying to take down a business and a celebrity because they want to “protect” their children from “non-traditional” families, …

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Komen Foundation Underestimated the Power of Social Media Women

February 6, 2012

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Much has been written about the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood vs. breast cancer screening PR disaster.  Was the decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood a political one in the fight against abortion?  Was …

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PunditMom Reads of the Week — 2/5/12 Edition

February 5, 2012

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Yeah, my mom writes about politics. What of it? Yes, I spend a lot of time reading stories from around the web about politics, ESPECIALLY in this crazy election year!  But sometimes a girl’s got to spread out, get a …

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PunditMom Reads of the Week — 1/21/12 Edition

January 21, 2012

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I’ve always loved to collect hearts and I especially love finding them in unexpected places.  In a piece of sea glass or in part of a cactus: That’s one of the reasons I loved this post from Jessica Ashley at

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