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The Work/Mothering Cohesiveness of Sarah Palin

I just finished Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate. I'm going out on a limb and asking readers to put aside their political venom to discuss the merging…
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Regrets & Choices

There's this one chapter in Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert about the modern-day difficulty of girls having so many choices. In prior generations a woman might have regretted not having a career, but hey…
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America's Next Great Pundit, PunditMom

This post originally appeared on PunditMom, printed with permission. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed that I didn’t make the cut for finalists in the Washington Post’s “Next Great Pundit” contest. I’m not quite sure why the…
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The Washington Post Better Pick a Girl!

The Washington Post ran an America's Next Best Pundit Contest. I entered. I received an email notifying me that I am not in the 10 finalists. That would have been fun. According to The Op-Ed Project , which is tracking by-lines in major…
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Know Your Power - Book Review

I picked up a copy of Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters by Nancy Pelosi on a flight from Salt Lake City to Dallas. This book gives insight into how a housewife with five children became the first female Speaker of the House…
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A Girl Is Watching: Sotomayer, Palin & Clinton

Marie Wilson of The White House Project is wondering about the children who are watching the way we treat the women who dare stand up and lead. It's day three for Sonia Sotomayor (female Hispanic Supreme Court nominee) on the Capitol, and…

National Healing

My daughter is as thrilled to wake to a world of Barack Obama even though her friends' parents tell them that "Obama is a baby-killing Muslim and will likely be killed because he's black." "Abraham Lincoln was killed, John Kennedy was killed,…

What Are You Doing Here?

What are you doing here? GO VOTE! Vote With Your Daughter! Our kids will be up all night with us at the Democratic Headquarters Party. We'll be munching Pizza, drinking champagne and watching election results.