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9 01, 2013

“Whose Child Has to Die Next?”: Gun Control in America

By | January 9th, 2013|Changing the World, Moms & Politics, Mothers and Daughters, Politics|1 Comment

Roxanna Green's daughter, Christina, died in the shooting rampage that wounded Congresswoman Gabby Giffords two years ago at a town hall style event in Tucson, Arizona. While Green wrote a book about her daughter, she tried to stay out of the national gun debate. But after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, and on the second [...]

28 11, 2012

The “Morning After” Pill: Coming Soon to a Teen Near You?

By | November 28th, 2012|Feminism, Moms & Politics, Mothers and Daughters|0 Comments

The Plan B contraceptive pill should be made available to teen girls under 17. That’s the new advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics and I agree wholeheartedly.   As far as I’m concerned, Plan B, otherwise known as “the morning after” pill, is one of the best pregnancy prevention inventions for women ever. We live [...]

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 10, 2012

Dating Violence: Apparently It’s Not Too Early to Have That Talk

By | October 24th, 2012|Feminism, Mothers and Daughters|4 Comments

Did anyone have a dating "talk" with you when you were a kid? I don't mean "THE" talk; I mean a chat about things like how you should expect to be treated on a date -- what is and isn't OK for a person to say to you or do to you that have nothing [...]

28 08, 2012

Delegate Moms: Where’s the Child Care?

By | August 28th, 2012|2012 election, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Mothers and Daughters, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|2 Comments

  As increasing numbers of women who have young children become involved in the political process, the issue of child care gets more attention. That's good as far as it goes. But with the GOP Convention going on in Tampa and the Democrats getting ready to nominate Barack Obama for a second term, I've been [...]

27 08, 2012

Going to Charlotte!

By | August 27th, 2012|2012 election, Adoption, Democrats, Mothers and Daughters, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

  Guess who's going to the Democratic National Convention? Yup! I'm super-excited that I'm going to be headed to Charlotte to experience my second presidential convention and my first one with the Democrats. (I covered a Republican Convention back in my broadcast journalism days, but I won't tell you which one, as it would totally [...]

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 [...]

26 06, 2012

Pixar’s “Brave”: Why are We Forgetting Mulan?

By | June 26th, 2012|Feminism, Mothers and Daughters|9 Comments

Princess Merida in Disney/Pixar's new movie Brave is a strong girl. She has brains. She's headstrong. She knows her own mind. She is physically strong. She's an accomplished equestrian. She doesn't want an arranged marriage. She's smarter than the guys (except for when it comes to dealing with a magical witch). The media buzz about [...]