Have you ever gone to a party or business function with your husband and found that everyone is talking current events and politics? And because you're a mom who is busy raising the future leaders of the world, the best you can offer to the conversation is, "Hey, did anyone know that CVS has Pampers on sale?" or "Speaking of global warming, Johnny went poo poo on the potty today."
No? Well, I have.
So my motivation for starting Politics for Moms is to help moms stay in-the-know on politics and current events. And not just so you can look like the smartest woman in the room when you can deftly lead a debate on the potential impact the superdelegates will have on the outcome of the Democratic nominee, but because moms need to stay engaged in the political process that is ultimately shaping the world we are raising our children in.
This site will keep you abreast of the latest news from the political front minus the noise and nonsense. You'll get just the facts but with a heavy dose of intelligent and thoughtful conversation and debate with other moms like you on the issues.
There's a lot to see on this blog, so let me give you a little tour:
If you want to see for yourself that it is possible to debate (and even disagree) politics without demeaning, name calling and lots of nasty, check out the comments on this post and this post. We have the most intelligent and articulate commenters and we learn a lot from each other.
We like to dig into the issues that are important to moms and learn exactly where the candidates stand. So far, we've tackled education and health care.
I also like to provide plenty of links to other respectable news sites and political blogs so you can do your own research. We call these posts Extra Credit.
Well, I think that does it. If you want to read more about my heart for this site, you can read this and this. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll add us to your list of daily reads.