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18 07, 2012

Six Pieces of Advice for Marissa Mayer on “Having it All”

By | July 18th, 2012|Changing the World, Feminism, Women Online|6 Comments

Marissa Mayer, welcome to the 2012  "Having It All Olympics!" I'm sure you're feeling warmly welcomed to this corner of the world now that you've announced your Google departure and your new gig as the CEO at floundering Yahoo! And you shared more good news by letting the world know via Twitter that you're having [...]

3 07, 2012

“#Allhaving” – The New Work/Life Balance Discussion?

By | July 3rd, 2012|Changing the World, Feminism, Mothers and Daughters, Women Online|6 Comments

The work/life "balance conundrum is always a topic that's ripe for discussion because there will never be a day when parents in general, and mothers in particular, don't beat themselves up for the choices we all have to make.  Finding a new way to talk about that, especially after the recent Atlantic article about whether [...]

25 06, 2012

Working Mother Smackdown? Moving This “Debate” Where It Needs to Go

By | June 25th, 2012|Changing the World, Feminism, Women Online|4 Comments

Anne-Marie Slaughter meet Sheryl Sandberg. No, that's not them in the photo, but the latest working mom discussion makes me wonder how long it's going to be until we're all at each other like these two lades. Not so long ago, Facebook exec Sandberg announced to all working mothers in America than if she can [...]

24 06, 2012

Women “Having it All?”: Our Culture of Exhaustion

By | June 24th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|8 Comments

We haven't had a guest "mother of intention" for a while, but my wonderful friend Carol Schiller was sharing some amazing thoughts about the recent "debate" about whether women can have it all.  So I persuaded her to share her thoughts with us, and she's probably going to be sorry, because after this, I'm going [...]

29 09, 2011

What if We Were Really Honest?

By | September 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

What would the never-ending debate about what it's like to be a stay-at-home mom vs. a work-at-home mom vs. a work in an office mom look like if we all talked honestly about our experiences?  No worn-out cliches about pretending we love everything about whatever choice we've made?  No acting like our lives are perfect [...]

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 [...]

28 04, 2011

Mothers of Intention — Why Perfectionist Parenting is Anything But Perfect

By | April 28th, 2011|Equal Pay, Feminism, Mothers of Intention|4 Comments

Welcome the latest installment Mothers of Intention!  Pleas welcome Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, the authors of the new book, Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood.  While I haven't had a chance to dig into this book yet, I'm looking forward to it because I've been [...]

1 02, 2010

Work/Life Policies Can Enhance the Bottom Line — Fem 2.0 Wake Up! Campaign

By | February 1st, 2010|Democrats, Economy, Republicans|4 Comments

I think we've all pretty much figured out by now there is no such thing as work/life "balance."  It would really be nice, but with the pressures of work, and trying to make sure we keep our jobs in this difficult economy, and the ever-increasing demands of our families, balance is elusive at best and [...]

11 12, 2009

Work/Life "Balance"– Changing the Conversation

By | December 11th, 2009|Changing the World, Economy|16 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of moderating an online chat with the fabulous women who created the Fem 2.0 Conference and a variety of bloggers about how we can change the conversation about families and their work/life obligations. Doesn't it feel like we all talk in circles sometimes on this?  We need balance, whatever that [...]

20 10, 2009

Maria Shriver Says It's a Woman's Nation. Do You?

By | October 20th, 2009|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|22 Comments

California First Lady Maria Shriver says we're now living in a Woman's Nation -- women make up half the work force, the majority of mothers are the main breadwinners or co-breadwinners of their families and women are in charge of 80% of the high ticket item household spending.  That, says Shriver, is some power we [...]

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 [...]

22 01, 2009

Spin Cycle Thursday — Caroline Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Katie Couric Walk Into a Bar

By | January 22nd, 2009|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

OK, not really, but those names just seem to suggest that there would be a good story if those three power women did get together.As for Caroline Kennedy, she's officially withdrawn her name from consideration for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, citing "personal reasons." Whatever they are, I hope the media doesn't turn her withdrawl into [...]

26 11, 2008

PunditMom’s Pre-Turkey Day Quick Hits!

By | November 26th, 2008|Adoption|0 Comments

Did you buy the turkey? Are you on your way to Grandma's house for the big meal? Or are you just hanging out, enjoying a bit of a breather?There are a lot of things that have been making people wonder if we have much to be thankful for this year. But there are a few [...]

12 10, 2007

Do You Lie?

By | October 12th, 2007|Moms & Politics|12 Comments

The scenario most working mothers fear happens when they least expect it.You've managed to transform your home into a well-oiled machine -- the nanny or sitter arrives in time for you to head out to the office, deal with rush hour traffic, grab a cappuccino and be at your desk milliseconds before your boss walks [...]

6 08, 2007

Do Caretakers Receive Disparate Treatment?

By | August 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|21 Comments

Hello, folks, I'm Lawyer Mama, pinch hitting for Pundit Mom today.Last weekend at BlogHer, I had the privilege of meeting PM and at breakfast one morning we had a fascinating discussion about the law, law firms, and balancing work and motherhood. (As you may know, PM is a recovering attorney, having wisely abandoned the law [...]

24 07, 2007

I Heart Brits

By | July 24th, 2007|Moms & Politics|13 Comments

PunditGirl attends a school with many international families, including quite a few Brits in her class alone.I was discussing vacation plans with one of the British moms. We swapped stories -- me excitedly explaining that the PunditMom family would be away for about ten days in August.She was appalled. Why?Because her family is leaving tomorrow [...]

12 07, 2007

Missing the Point

By | July 12th, 2007|Moms & Politics|16 Comments

I hate it when the Washington Post misses the point.One of today's front-page headlines is, "Part-Time Looks Fine to Working Mothers."Claiming that working mothers think that being in the office fewer hours a week is a better option, I think this poll fails to look at the real elephant in the room -- the failure [...]

5 07, 2007

Something They Don't Want Us to Know

By | July 5th, 2007|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

Think you're getting shut out of prime work assignments because you have to do school pick-up?Have a feeling the "boys" are getting more parenting-credit at the office for going to a soccer game than you are for pediatrician's appointments?If so, you may be able to hold your bosses legally accountable.There's been increased attention in recent [...]