Big news in New York these days: disgraced politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are both running for political office again. Spitzer, who was New York’s attorney general and governor, is pursuing city comptroller. Weiner, a former New York Congressman, is making a play for mayor. As you may recall, both earned their shame honestly. As governor, Spitzer patronized … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Political Wife Are You?
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I was raised, and am raising my three kids, in Washington, DC. I visited the Carter White House routinely as a kid. My children all groan when traffic is stopped for the Vice President’s motorcade. The whole family is on a first name basis with Malia Obama’s Secret Service detail. You’d think my kids and I would talk politics all the time as a result. But mostly, the … [Read more...] about Life Lessons for Kids Learned From the Presidential Race
I was surprised to hear that former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be addressing a room full of marketing professionals in San Francisco this week. But that didn't stop me and thousands of others from descending upon Moscone Center to hear what she had to say. In her address at software company Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit, Clinton explained how … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: “You Can’t Take Criticism Personally, But You Should Take It Seriously”
At just 16, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas is the first African-American since Dominique Dawes to represent Team USA on the Olympic gymnastics team. However, in my mind, her mom, Natalie Hawkins, also deserves a medal. A lifetime achievement award of a different stripe. Natalie Hawkins has spent the past two decades working the hardest kind of mom-job, left to fend for … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Turn the Spotlight on Single Mothers
Despite the 3.5 million news stories about the Hilary Rosen/Ann Romney cataclysm, a surprising number of critical issues affecting working and stay-at-homes moms DIDN'T get covered as both Democratic and Republican political machines postured endlessly about American motherhood today. Now, like a lot of people, I have been frothing at the mouth since hearing Hilary Rosen’s … [Read more...] about Beyond the Romney/Rosen Catfight