Yes, things have been a little quiet here, but I promise, I have good reasons:

Welllll, I’ve been launching a new project I think you’ll enjoy called The Broad Side.  It’s a new online magazine that will feature the best women’s commentary from around the web. Just in time for the 2012 campaign season, but it will be about much more than politics.   Oh, and we’ll have a few cool guys contributing, as well.  I hope you’ll check it out!

I was on Capitol Hill lobbying — yes, lobbying — with the ONE Moms.  Did I mention I got to meet Nancy Pelosi?  And Congresswoman Nita Lowey?  And staff for Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Barbara Mikulski, and Ben Cardin?  I’m not sure I could do this for a living, but being a lobbyist for a day to advocate for children who need food and vaccines was a pretty good way to spend part of the week.

I was getting a little wonky over at POLITICO’s Arena talking about Eric Cantor’s apparent realization that being mean isn’t the best political asset, as well as what’s going on with Rick Perry!

And I’m working on a new, super-exciting , but still a little secret, project with Kelly Wallace over at iVillage.  Trust me — this is going to be FUN!

And I’m part of a new Babble series this week called Babble Conversations, where we’re talking about whether women really become more socially and politically active when they become moms.  Does it really take a mom to change the world?  You can probably guess where I came out on this one!  But please go by and be part of the conversation!