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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 [...]

31 05, 2009

Giving Up My Non-Political Love

By | May 31st, 2009|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

I know I'll never be able to tear myself away from politics and writing about issues that are important to me and lots of other women I know, but I've taken a very difficult vow to abstain from something else I love almost as much as the talking head shows and the world of political [...]

30 05, 2009

PunditMom’s Photo Saturday

By | May 30th, 2009|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

Yup, it's summertime.

27 05, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor and Elle Woods Have a Lot in Common

By | May 27th, 2009|Moms & Politics|8 Comments

"Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see."That's what Supreme Court nominee and federal court judge Sonia Sotomayor has said in the past about how individual experience comes into play when deciding cases and looking at the law.Many conservatives are afraid of that approach and are going to try to convince America that [...]

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 [...]

22 05, 2009

The Supreme Court Needs a Mom

By | May 22nd, 2009|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

Another woman on the Supreme Court of the United States would be good, but I wonder if a woman who is a mother might be even better! No, not one to make the grilled cheese sandwiches and make sure everyone remembers to wear their warm coats. But someone who can view cases through the lenses [...]

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 [...]

16 05, 2009

PunditMom Goes to Photo School!

By | May 16th, 2009|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

It's no secret that I love to take pictures and that I'm totally in love with my camera and Eye-Fi (no, they have NOT paid me to say that, but we could talk)!So, I figured it was time to learn a little but about all the bells and whistles on this fancy-schmancy camera, so I [...]

15 05, 2009

Are Michelle Obama and Corporations on the Same Page for Working Families?

By | May 15th, 2009|Moms & Politics|8 Comments

We don't need any more studies, discussions or navel-gazing about whether things need to change for working parents, especially working moms, when it comes to sick leave, flex-time or child care. Parents are struggling to manage family obligations and keep their employers happy. But corporate America still seems to think that whether and how to [...]

14 05, 2009

Can Obama Take the Heat?

By | May 14th, 2009|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

It's probably an understatement to say that the drumbeat has been building for years for another woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. And it's not just a beat anymore -- it's become a relentless pounding of women's fists on tables across the country.Common wisdom suggests that President Barack Obama will name a woman [...]

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 [...]

9 05, 2009

Things Move Fast in D.C.

By | May 9th, 2009|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

And I'm not just talking about politics or the Beltway (well, that NEVER moves fast!)Now I'm all dizzy!Photo by PunditMom

8 05, 2009

Are You More Interested In Michelle Obama’s Fashion or Her Works?

By | May 8th, 2009|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

What's more important -- whether FLOTUS Michelle Obama spends time with Congressional wives at a food bank to help feed the homeless or that she decided to break out her designer sneaks for the occasion?The media have decided the real story was all about Michelle's pricey shoes, not that she managed to get over 100 [...]

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 [...]

3 05, 2009

Embracing My Inner Joe Biden

By | May 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Poor Joe Biden. He was on the hot seat again this week for his comments about telling his family to protect themselves from the swine flu virus by avoiding planes, subways and small, enclosed places. That seems like eminently sensible advice to me, especially if, as for most Americans, you just can't take the chance [...]

2 05, 2009

Springtime in D.C. Isn’t All About Politics!

By | May 2nd, 2009|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

The flowers are in bloom,the sky is clear,and the flamingos are on parade!Though it does seem a little early for plastic flamingo mating rituals!Photos by PunditMom

29 04, 2009

Barack Obama: America’s Newest Sex Symbol?

By | April 29th, 2009|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

I have always been fascinated by presidential politics and the personalities of presidents. It takes a mighty big ego, plus a lot more, to wake up one morning and say to yourself, "I think I want to be the leader of the free world!"In terms of how else I've wanted to think about our leaders, [...]

28 04, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Arlen Specter Leaving GOP for Democrats

By | April 28th, 2009|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has announced that he is leaving the GOP to become a Democrat, and will run as a Democrat in his upcoming re-election bid in 2010. CNN has reported that constituents who were visiting Specter on an unrelated matter in his Washington, D.C. office burst into applause when he told them about [...]

28 04, 2009

Five Reasons I Love Being a Political Mom

By | April 28th, 2009|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

My friends David at It's Not a Lecture and Catherine at Her Bad Mother are going around the world virtually with their project, The World According to Mom. They're trying to get completely around the globe (in 80 clicks!?) through mothers who blog by asking them what they love about being mothers.Sounds like an easy [...]

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 [...]

24 04, 2009

White House Communications Director Ellen Moran’s 100 Days

By | April 24th, 2009|Moms & Politics|13 Comments

White House Communications Director Ellen Moran is bidding farewell to her plum appointment before Barack Obama has officially been in office for 100 days. Moran is one of just a handful of women in Obama's official inner circle and is the only woman in his communications shop.After being a political animal all her life, why [...]

23 04, 2009

New EEOC Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination

By | April 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|2 Comments

My word of the day is "irony."I was supposed to attend the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing about updated guidance on caregiver discrimination in the workplace to live blog it for MomsRising. Then my nine-year-old daughter got sick and was home from school, so I couldn't attend. Fortunately, there are other ways to skin a [...]

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 [...]

20 04, 2009

Taking on The Burger King

By | April 20th, 2009|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

Looking for me? While I'm at the Politics Online Conference, you can find me over at NPR.Call me crazy, but I'm still thinking about "square butts!"

17 04, 2009

Hillary Clinton is a Social Media Animal! Who Knew?

By | April 17th, 2009|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been called a lot of things in her day, some of them not so complimentary. "Social media animal," however, probably isn't a term that Hillary ever thought would be attached to her name.She's everywhere -- Facebook, Twitter, and there's an ever-growing social media component at the State Department's website. [...]

16 04, 2009

Hillary Clinton & Digital Town Hall from the Dominican Republic

By | April 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feel the need for a tropical getaway but don't have the funds? Well, how about watching Hillary Clinton's Digital Town Hall in the Dominican Republic, live, right here at PunditMom? You can even submit questions ahead of time for her to answer about the summit. The live stream starts at 11: 15 a.m. Eastern time [...]

15 04, 2009

PunditMom + Political Junkie Should Make for a Good NPR Podcast!

By | April 15th, 2009|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Chatting about politics with new people is always fun for me, so I'm really excited to be participating in an NPR podcast at 2:45 p.m. Eastern time today on the Norm Coleman/Al Franken Senate race and other political news of the week!I'll get to chat with David Gura from Talk of the Nation, NPR Political [...]

14 04, 2009

As My Mother-in-Law Would Say, “Norm Coleman — Dayenu Already!”

By | April 14th, 2009|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

I experienced my first Passover kind of late in life after marrying into Mr. PunditMom's family. The seders weren't long in his parents' household, but everyone knew if it was getting too late, my mother-in-law would loudly proclaim it was time to get to the end by saying, "Dayenu already!"Time to be done and get [...]

11 04, 2009

Another Springtime Photo from PunditMom

By | April 11th, 2009|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

When there's not enough time for words, there's always time for a photo!Photo by PunditMom

10 04, 2009

Political Makeovers for Women!!

By | April 10th, 2009|Making Our Political Voices Heard|5 Comments

Women love makeovers. We can't help it. Even the most serious-minded of us like a little change now and then. Who doesn't crave a new lip gloss or yearn for an updated hair style from time to time? (Excuse me for a moment, I hear the Bobbi Brown counter calling my name!) The same thing [...]