Tuesday, January 22

What is Politics for Moms?

Trust me, when I say that I have resisted starting this blog with all of my heart. As much as I love blogging, I don't need another one to fill my time. But I also know that for the last 6-9 months I've felt this persistent urging to get moms more invested and interested in the upcoming presidential election.

I have always had a fascination with presidential elections and politics. I studied political science in college and walked away with a minor in the field, but I have absolutely no credentials or experience to make me an expert on the subject, just an interest and growing passion for the process.

What I have noticed, though, is that moms tend to "check out" of discussions on politics and elections because, frankly, we've got better things to do. It may not be as leader of the free world but our mounds of laundry, dirty diapers and desperate need for a good night's sleep are about all we care about in the early years of having kids.

Soon, we get a little more time on our hands and when we do show a little interest in what's going on outside our four walls, the information that is thrown at us from thousands of sources is overwhelming, confusing and, frankly, doesn't seem to really affect our daily life. As a mom, I don't have time to worry about CAFE laws and whether you voted for something before you voted against it.

So the disconnect grows and before long we are merely going to the polls to fulfill our democratic duty, but not really having a clue who we are voting for and what they stand for. This frustrates us because we know we're not one of those mindless moms; we do care, we can think for ourselves, we know we can do better than throwing caution the the wind and flipping a coin before we flip a lever...we're just not sure how to get started in this world of information overload we live in.

Politics for Moms is intended to help moms simply and quickly understand the issues and the candidates. It will be a place where moms can ask questions, hear other moms' opinions, and get the information they need to make their own informed decisions.

This site will not endorse candidates, parties or ideology. It is simply a resource for moms to use in educating themselves on the American political process and on the candidates and issues so moms can make their own decisions.

3 comments:

Thrills said...

Hallelujah! I don't know anything about the republican candidates except one is mormon and another is "evangelical". I here all kinds of things about the democratics candidates especially Hillary and Obama, but still don't know much about them either. This blog is going to be so helpful for me. Thank you!

Six in the Mix said...

You described me. My ignorance about the political process is appalling. I tend to follow the proverb, "Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent." I would love to find my voice.

The only reason that you could possibly undertake another blog is that it is a passion. I hope to feed off of it.

On Fire For Jesus said...

This is good. I need help and really don't know where to start. I read CNN everyday, several times a day, and I am thoroughly confused. So, yes!! Bring it on!!

 

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