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 the table, whether Mitt Romney’s days as a high school bully should matter in an election decades later, and how much President Obama’s decision to finally “come out” with his endorsement of gay marriage will impact the results in November.

I put my wonky pundit hat on this week at Politico’s Arena to weigh in on what Mitt Romney should consider when he chooses his running mate.

On a lighter note, it turns out that you might be able to tell something about people’s political leanings by what they choose to name their children.  I explored that over at my weekly column on Babble Voices.

And I had fun taping an interview for the new MomsRising radio show on ditching the old “soccer mom” moniker for something a little more apt — “networked moms!” (Hm, fits pretty nicely with the theme of my book, Mothers of Intention!)

WHEW!  It was a busy week!  But I hope you enjoy!

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