I know many women who are reluctant to join any political campaigns or activist groups; however, many mothers are activists without even realizing it. With social media and blogging, stories can become viral almost instantly and moms often jump in to express their opinion or rally to support a campaign. This recently happened in regards to a product media labeled as “pink slime.” Most of you have probably heard of the product from various news sources, through social media, or reading ... Continue Reading
You can be politically active without prescribing or associating with one particular party
Many people, including myself, shy away from politics because they do not feel they can commit themselves completely to one party’s prescribed belief system or goals. I find myself on the fence in many issues. I may agree with a particular candidate on 3 out of 5 of their policy platforms but agree with another candidate on the other two. So what does that mean? Does it mean I am a hypocrite because I cannot whole-heartedly pour myself into one particular party? I believe the answer is ... Continue Reading
A primer for moms who yawn at politics – why you should get involved and how to start.
As a mom, you're busy. Entire websites, print publications and support groups evolve to support your noble mission: “Operation Bring-Up Baby.” You dote, you rock, you encourage. No matter your style, you are placing all of your energy into the people you are producing. No doubt, it’s a daunting task. When actively engaged in bringing up Bambino, you have your hands full, and when planning the next step, or challenge, your heart and mind are operating on overdrive. Is there ... Continue Reading