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3 05, 2012

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

By | May 3rd, 2012|Feminism, Women Online|3 Comments

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 the latest election cycle -- soccer moms, security moms, minivan moms. Retailers grab onto labels [...]

4 03, 2012

PunditMom Must-Reads of the Week

By | March 4th, 2012|2012 election, Adoption, Feminism, Politics, Women Online|0 Comments

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 again, and not so focused on politics.  Here are a few of my must-reads this week: [...]

1 03, 2012

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

By | March 1st, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mom Vote 2012, Moms & Politics, Politics, Women in Politics, Women Online|2 Comments

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 voters who happen to be moms, well, it's just been easier for so-called political masterminds to put [...]

15 02, 2012

Teaching Tolerance with the Help of JCPenney and Ellen DeGeneres

By | February 15th, 2012|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women Online|0 Comments

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, the first thing I think is, “Isn’t life hard enough without hating families that don’t look like yours?” One Million [...]

6 02, 2012

Komen Foundation Underestimated the Power of Social Media Women

By | February 6th, 2012|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women Online|4 Comments

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 Komen just trying to protect its brand and the money of so many women who [...]

21 01, 2012

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

By | January 21st, 2012|Women Online|0 Comments

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 Sassafras.  I usually find these coincidences of nature when I'm not looking for them, so [...]

14 12, 2011

Number 60 with a Bullet?

By | December 14th, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard|1 Comment

Lists are always a touchy subject, especially in the blogosphere.  Who was included?  Who wasn't?  Are they really important?  Are they a fair representation of  "the best?" But it is nice when your peers get together and decide that what you've been doing is worthy of being mentioned.  So I was honored to be included [...]