Rachel Campos-Duffy is what many would consider an unlikely conservative woman. In her early days in the spotlight she was a cast member on the MTV show The Real World, not the most likely start for a conservative woman, but it was an even more unlikely place to meet her conservative husband, and future United States Congressman, Sean Duffy.
After leaving reality television, Rachel devoted her life to being a mom, but she never completely left the spotlight. She instead decided to use her voice and celebrity to spread her conservative message and fight the culture war through many outlets.
Besides her most important job of being a mom to 6 children, she is also a television host, author, blogger, and speaker. She has been featured as a guest host on The View, she is the author of Stay Home Stay Happy: 10 Secrets to Loving At-Home Motherhood, and she is a blogger for AOL's ParentDish.com, Anderson Cooper 360, and TheAmericano.com - just to name a few. In short, Rachel Campos-Duffy embodies all that is great about conservative women today - she is strong, intelligent, and not afraid to make her voice heard while at the same time never losing sight of what really matters.
William Ross Wallace once wrote "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."
Honestly, I never understood the phrase all that well until I became a mother, and then I realized full well that all that I am, or ever hope to be, began with my heart's first home: my mother.
As passionate conservative women who consider it our calling to fight for liberty, it's sometimes tough to picture those women to whom we look for leadership as anything but that. Michelle Malkin is someone we know very well as a passionate conservative blogger, Fox News Contributor, multi-published author, conservative columnist, and all around on-fire conservative activist. If you've ever had the pleasure of meeting her, you'd also know her to be one of the sweetest women you've ever met. And if you happened upon her website, you might even learn some fun trivia, like her preference for Apple products, her shoe size, and the fact that she's a lefty. But we know very little about Michelle Malkin in her most important role of all -- that of wife and mother.
Michelle was born in Philadelphia, raised in South Jersey, and now lives in the Colorado Springs, CO area with her husband, her 12-year-old daughter, and 9-year-old son. "It's a paradox," answered Michelle, when I asked her how becoming a mother changed her. "Motherhood made me tougher and softer at the same time. Tougher in the sense that the maternal instinct empowered me to do and say things I would not have thought possible before; softer in the sense that it deepened my empathy and compassion in unforeseen ways."
For those of us who are mothers, this is the funniest thing we've seen in quite some time. The video needs little explanation...we just thought you'd enjoy the laugh!
I don't usually read fiction, but certain occasions prompt me to the literature section of my local book store. Recently I took a vacation with a five and a half hour flight (that would be one of those occasions). It is the generally accepted social custom that you remain seated on the plane and not annoy the other passengers with aisle-style yoga. The movie on these flights usually leaves something to be desired. In this case, it was Life of Pi. Even though Pi ends up adrift because of a shipwreck, I question whether it's sardonic humor or obtuseness that leads to a programming choice where the main character ends up lost at sea, from any cause, on a flight the spends its entire time in the air over the Pacific Ocean.
Despite a very hectic schedule which had her off on TDY orders for the Army, former Congressional candidate and US Army Captain Katherine Jenerette took time out to answer a few questions on raising a family, serving her country in uniform, and the game of politics. A few notable things about Katherine before the interview would be that in 2011 Katherine was named as one of THE 45 MOST ADMIRED REPUBLICAN WOMEN UNDER 45 by The Republican Security Council based in Washington, D.C.
She was also interviewed by David Asman "... Memorial Day 2010 South Carolina's Katherine Jenerette appeared on FOX Business’ America’s Nightly Scoreboard with David Asman as part of a panel of four veterans who are running for Congress – South Carolina’s Katherine Jenerette, Florida’s Allen West, Michigan’s Brian Rooney, and Adam Kinzinger from Illinois . Asman said that they are among “nearly two dozen vets” who are “looking to take back Congress and making a real difference.” ...click here to watch video clip from FOX "America's Nightly Scoreboard"