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16 11, 2012

Women in Politics Radio: Can Women in Social Media Really Make Change?

By | November 16th, 2012|2012 election, 2016 election, Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Politics, Women in Politics, Women Online|2 Comments

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 2012 hoopla, but we took the opportunity to discuss not the outcome of the race, [...]

26 10, 2012

Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America

By | October 26th, 2012|2012 election, Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers and Daughters, Mothers of Intention, Politics, Women in Politics, Women Online|0 Comments

Women are the ones candidates want. More precisely, mothers are the swing voters that presidential candidates try to woo every four years. Political wonks always come up with a clever new name for us each election cycle -- we've been soccer moms, security moms, minivan moms, and Wal-mart moms. For 2012, the favored monikers have [...]

24 09, 2012

Why I Can’t be a “Sh*tty Mom”

By | September 24th, 2012|2012 election, Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Women in Politics, Women Online|21 Comments

Sh*tty moms unite! That's the new message giving mothers a good, collective laugh these days. And I confess, I have absolutely NOTHING against so-called "sh*tty moms." I have plenty of sh*tty motherhood moments that I could regale you with and I can certainly laugh about plenty of them. But when we live in world that [...]

20 05, 2012

PunditMom Round-up!

By | May 20th, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Moms & Politics, Politics, Women in Politics, Women Online|3 Comments

So where was I this week when I wasn't here? Working away as 2012 Election Editor at iVillage iVote with posts about the biggest and best gaffes of the campaign season (so far!), President Obama's commencement speech at Barnard College where he told women grads they should fight for their seat at the head of [...]

26 12, 2011

Mothers of Intention — Ilina from Dirt and Noise: Involving Your Children in Your Political Passions

By | December 26th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

Welcome to the latest installment of BlogHer's series Why I'm Political. I know lots of people steer clear of the world of politics or anything that makes you think about one more televised candidate debate! But the political means a lot of different things to different people, especially women. I learned that as I was [...]

12 12, 2011

PunditMom’s Holiday Gift Guide!

By | December 12th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

'Tis the season for gift guides! While I don't usually put one together, my amazing friend Samantha from Garza Girls gave me the inspiration to think about what would make the perfect gift for the pundits in your household.  After all, the 2012 primary election season begins immediately after the holiday season, so why not [...]

24 11, 2011

Mothers of Intention “Why I’m Political” Series — Jaelithe Judy

By | November 24th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Women in Politics|0 Comments

Welcome to this month's edition of the Why I'm Political series. Don't run off! I know the word "politics" can be scary and conjure up images of never-ending presidential debates. But that's not what this is about. It's about thoughtful women from both sides of the political aisle sharing what motivated them to take the [...]

4 11, 2011

Mothers of Intention: “Why I’m Political” Series

By | November 4th, 2011|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|0 Comments

What are women voters thinking about for the 2012 election -- when they're not being bombarded by stories about Herman Cain's lady troubles or Rick Perry's very own Howard Dean moment?  It shouldn't come as a surprise that they're focused on other more important things.  So BlogHer asked me to talk to some impressive women [...]

1 11, 2011

Mothers of Intention: Moms are the New Activists!

By | November 1st, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|7 Comments

  If someone asked you to take a day out of your life to help mothers and children who are the poorest of the poor, who need the things we take for granted every day – enough food to feed our children, vaccines to prevent diseases, medicines to keep our families as healthy [...]

25 10, 2011

Mothers of Intention — ONE Day of Action for Mothers and Children

By | October 25th, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

I'm excited to be heading to Capitol Hill today with the ONE team and the moms who traveled to Kenya to see how families there are benfiting from U.S. aid to help treate HIV/Aids.  This video says a little something about why we're going: If you have a minute, please reach out to your lawmakers [...]

25 09, 2011

Where in the World is PunditMom?

By | September 25th, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard|0 Comments

So what have I been up to this week? Well ... I had a nice chat on Mom Talk Radio with Maria Bailey about my book, Mothers of Intention. I was over at Babble Voices trying not to stress about the new Sarah Jessica Parker movie.  Can you say Mommy Wars 3.0? I was excited [...]

10 09, 2011

PunditMom Gets Around …

By | September 10th, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

  Where have I been hanging out this week besides PunditMom? No, I wasn't in that beautiful Giverny garden in France, but I was a few other fun places .... I was honored to be selected by Working Mother Magazine as one of the most powerful mothers in social media! I'm in some amazing company.  [...]

11 08, 2011

My Book Mothers of Intention is Here!

By | August 11th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

You've probably noticed that nice promo box I've got sitting at the top right section of this site mentioning that my book Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America is for sale!  Yes!!  Finally, after two years of work, my book is really for sale!  But while I was [...]

7 08, 2011

Smurfs Love PunditMom — Who Knew?

By | August 7th, 2011|Making Our Political Voices Heard|0 Comments

If this guy like Mothers of Intention, isn't that the best book endorsement an author could ask for?

20 06, 2011

Political Word Games

By | June 20th, 2011|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I had a great time meeting and being interviewed by Kelly Wallace, iVillage's Chief Correspondent, in connection with the release of my new book, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. As a former broadcast journalist myself, I know that the grind of doing [...]

11 06, 2011

Mothers of Intention: The Road Show Has Begun!

By | June 11th, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|4 Comments

It was pretty hard to contain my excitement when I saw my book, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. The book actually didn't come to me -- I went to it when I attended Book Expo America in New York City a couple of weeks ago.  The distributor [...]

27 05, 2011

Mothers of Intention Has Arrived!!

By | May 27th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|4 Comments

Sorry things have been so quiet here -- I've been working my tail off to get ready for the launch (TA-DA!) of Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America!! I saw the actual book this week when I had my first signing at Book Expo America, thanks to the [...]

14 05, 2011

I Don’t Think Mommy Liberty is Packing Heat

By | May 14th, 2011|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics|2 Comments

I don't know about you, but I like this "Mommy Liberty:" ... better than the one another "political mom" who shall not be named is invoking in the name of a political motherhood movement: Even the creator of this image has taken it off her original Cafe Press page because she was tired of having [...]

5 01, 2011

Mothers of Intention — Another Change We Need in Health Care is Insurance Coverage for Lymphedema Sleeves

By | January 5th, 2011|Changing the World, Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

This is cross-posted from Toddler Planet where my amazing friend Susan Niebur, a breast cancer patient herself and a true Mother of Intention, is trying to make it possible for other breast cancer patients to obtain lymphedema sleeves and other services to manage their disease that aren't usually covered by health insurance.  Please read on [...]

4 01, 2011

Where to Start in the New Year?

By | January 4th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|2 Comments

The holidays have come and gone.  School is back in session.  We're all back at our work desks, ready to dig into whatever 2011 is going to bring, right? I know that's how I should be feeling, but I can't seem to stop my brain from multi-tasking long enough to focus on any one topic [...]

24 11, 2010

Political Thanksgiving

By | November 24th, 2010|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|0 Comments

Things a pundit can be thankful for this holiday season: 1. Sarah Palin. She's the politico's gift that keeps on giving. 2. The fact that women rule the blogosphere and the online world of social media.  This is going to make world domination a lot easier than I thought. 3. Knowing that there are spaces [...]

1 11, 2010

Five Things for Politicians to Remember About Women Voters on Election Day

By | November 1st, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

For the last year and a half, I've been working on a book about the increasing involvement of mothers in the world of politics as a result of our new social media world.  When I submitted my manuscript (what feels like a decade ago!), few were really writing about or analyzing the idea of motherhood [...]

25 10, 2010

Motherhood: The Definitive Political Qualification?

By | October 25th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|7 Comments

Women with children bring a unique perspective to the political process.  It's no big secret I believe that and I'd like to think at this stage of the political game, it shouldn't be a surprise to other politicos. But one of the candidates for governor in Oklahoma has taken that idea beyond its logical conclusion. [...]

13 09, 2010

Want Change? Vote for a Mom

By | September 13th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|3 Comments

For many, tomorrow is Election Day.  It's hard to imagine that we've arrived at another primary voting season, but there you have it.  If you have a chance, I'd like to ask you to vote for one of my favorite Mothers of Intention.  I'm not going to call them "mama grizzlies" because, well, I'm not [...]

5 09, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Labor Day Weekend Edition

By | September 5th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Women in Politics|1 Comment

Soon it will be back to nose to the grindstone on PunditMom posts, finishing up the Mothers of Intention manuscript (fingers crossed for a January 1 launch date) and panel prep for the Activism + Media + Politics Summit in Washington, D.C. in a few weeks.  In the meantime, here are some Mothers of Intention [...]

24 08, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Summer Camp is Over Edition

By | August 24th, 2010|Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

We all know this end of summer/back to school time of year is a hectic one.  So while we're all trying to manage (myself included), here's some good reading from some of my favorite Mothers of Intention: Aimee Giese aka Greeblemonkey met with the First Lady of Panama to talk about Project C.U.R.E.  Read more [...]

11 05, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Mother’s Day Edition

By | May 11th, 2010|Changing the World, Mothers of Intention|0 Comments

Just because our official once a year Mother's Day celebration is over, doesn't mean we should forget about what mothers are thinking about.  So, I thought a special Mother's Day edition of Mother's of Intention was in order.  So, here is some excellent reading from some moms I like, and they're not just thinking about [...]

24 04, 2010

Down to the Wire Weekend

By | April 24th, 2010|Equal Pay, Feminism, Moms & Politics|0 Comments

Where can you find me this weekend while I'm trying to crank out the last chapter of Mothers of Intention? Check out my weekly column Speaker of the House at The Stir -- this week, I wonder how far we've really come since some brave women sued Newsweek for gender discrimination 40 year ago. See [...]

24 02, 2010

Now That’s What I Call Political Humor Out on a Ledge

By | February 24th, 2010|Making Our Political Voices Heard|0 Comments

As I hit crunch time with working on the Mothers of Intention book, I hope you'll forgive me for some "quick" posts! I was looking for a little political humor today and came across this snippet from Ricky Gervais -- only he can take Hitler and Nietzsche and turn it into any sort of laughter.  [...]

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 [...]