On Thanksgiving—Pass The Gravy, Not The Politics
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On Thanksgiving—Pass The Gravy, Not The Politics

November 12, 2019 Even if you’re all on the same page politically, don’t make your precious holiday time all about what’s happening in Washington, D.C. This Thanksgiving, make a conscious decision to pass the gravy and pass on the divisive talk at the dinner table. There have been so many films made about the tension…

Politics Are About to Get Worse—Here’s What You Can Do
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Politics Are About to Get Worse—Here’s What You Can Do

July 5, 2019 The election cycle has officially begun! Hopefuls on both sides have confirmed their intention to run and the first Democratic debate for the 2020 election is already being dissected. While it’s important that we gain insight into the candidates before casting our vote, we all know how volatile and mean-spirited this time…

5 Tips For When You Are Cornered in Political Conversation
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5 Tips For When You Are Cornered in Political Conversation

July 13, 2016 This election year seems to be more volatile than any other in recent years and, unfortunately, the polarization has begun to affect people’s personal relationships. Many have chosen to keep their opinions private in order to avoid any unnecessary conflict. While that may be best, there are times when you may feel…

SocialMoms Goes to the White House for the Holidays #WHHoliday
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SocialMoms Goes to the White House for the Holidays #WHHoliday

December 23, 2013 Exhilarating. Educational. Enchanting. Enriching. These are just a few words describing my experience-of-a-lifetime as a mom lifestyle blogger invited to The White House for the holidays, as a guest representing both my blog and SocialMoms. It all happened lighting fast. Last Thursday evening, I received the official White House invitation to attend…

Yosemite National Park Closed on It’s 123rd Birthday
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Yosemite National Park Closed on It’s 123rd Birthday

October 1, 2013 Today Yosemite National Park celebrates it’s 123rd birthday. Unfortunately, park-goers won’t be able to celebrate on the premises. Today the government has shut down due to Congress’ inability to pass a new budget. Part of the governmental shut down deals with National Parks and monuments. Yosemite National Park is one of the…

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Presidential Candidate Overview: Mitt Romney

October 26, 2012 We have talked about where the 3rd party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein stand on the key isues as well as were current President of the United States, Barack Obama stands. Now we will discuss the key stance issues of the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. Here is where Republican candidate Mitt…

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Presidential Candidate Overview: Barack Obama

October 19, 2012 The Democratic presidential candidate and current President of the United States is Barack Obama. Many of you are probably already familiar with his stance on many of the issues, but may not know where he stands on some of the main platform issues. So where does President Barack Obama stand? The Economy…

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The Politics of School Lunches

September 7, 2012 Education and educational spending is always a hot button issue in political campaigns. However, one area that seems to take a back seat is the school’s lunch program. Many students’ lunches are subsidized by the federal government due to families meeting certain income guidelines. The program is designed to allow children of…

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Patents or Non-Labeling of GMO Foods: Pick One Only

August 24, 2012 I have discussed genetically modified food a number of times in regards to the outcry for labeling. Obviously people feel they have the right to know what is in their food. However, producers of these genetically modified seeds continue to say that there is nothing to label. “Corn is corn,” as they would say….

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Home Birth Rights for Women

August 10, 2012 Women’s health issues are always on the forefront of political campaigning towards women. Whether you are Pro-choice or Pro-Life supporters, women’s health always makes its way into campaign promises. However, there is one glaring area of women’s rights that is slowly being stripped from our society without much of an outcry from…

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Politics – Should You Involve Your Children?

June 22, 2012 Whether you realize it or not, your actions now can determine your child’s political motivations and participation in the future. There are a number of things you can do to foster an interest in the political world with your children now that will serve them well when they reach adulthood and tackle…

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Activism At Work: Farewell “Pink Slime”

April 27, 2012 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…

The Importance of Being Political: A Primer for Moms who Yawn at Politics
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The Importance of Being Political: A Primer for Moms who Yawn at Politics

July 7, 2011 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…