I’m Back!!!

I’m back! Welcome to Political Wife Life 2.0! 

The site has been given a facelift and almost two years have passed since I last posted. Not that much has changed but I am older and wiser (though you would never know by looking at me)!
The Blog Got a Facelift. I don’t need one.

Since my hiatus from blogging, I have been working hard on Instagram. Please comment below with your Instagram handle if you follow us because I would love to head over to your Instagram profile, give it some love, and get to know you better. 


If you don’t follow PWL on Instagram, please click here!

For those of you who aren’t on Instagram, it is a social media site that, although it is owned by Facebook, Instagram is more about sharing your world through images.

A picture really is worth a thousand words. Although this photo isn’t the clearest or most attractive photo of me, it is a significant photo that summarizes a lot of what has been going on in my life since I last published a blog post.

In fact, I had no idea how significant this photo would be when I took it. It was just a quick selfie I took to make a friend smile. 
The Story
The story behind the photo: My neighbour’s dog had been spayed a few days prior and that day was her first day back to work since her fur baby’s surgery. She asked me since I worked from home if I would be able to pop in and cuddle her dog throughout the day.
Sure, twist my arm. 
So, I snapped a quick picture of her adorable puppy and sent it to her while she was at work.
This is where it gets bizarre: Last month, there was a mass-casualty attack near where I live. This photo was taken at the EXACT time the tragedy was taking place, only a few blocks away.

Designing My Life 
But let’s examine the photo. Here I am living life on my terms and doing something I love AND making money. Designing how and where I live has not only allowed me to take major stressors and challenges and make them into assets (which has tremendously helped my mental health and overall outlook on life) but also allowed me to help a friend and grab some puppy snuggles during working hours.
If I hadn’t popped over to snuggle the puppy and taken a phone call on my way out the door to a craft store, I would have been in the exact place at the exact time of the attack. Creepy.

Anyways, I love my life, my outlook, my job, and the time and geographical flexibility it allows. This picture reminds me that I took control and designed my life the way I want it.

Work With Me?
Do you love your life and your job? I am looking for 4 people to join me in my business so if you live in Canada, USA, or Australia, DEFINITELY message me and I would love to chat with you. No experience is required. I am just looking for self-motivated people who are coachable.


Brexit: The Pub Version

Greetings from across the pond!

I am lucky enough to be in the UK for the Brexit vote. This is striking gold in political nerdom!

On my way to the UK I was planning on collecting Brexit ads. Sadly, I am seeing very few. In fact, the only one I saw was in a pub (surprise, surprise).

Brexit ad at Robert the Bruce Pub, Scotladn
Brexit ad at Robert the Bruce Pub, Scotladn

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “Brexit,” there is a referendum vote on Thursday June 23 to determine if the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.

This is a non-partisan blog and not having UK citizenship I really have no strong feelings towards the outcome of the vote. HOWEVER, I LOVE POLITICAL ADVERTISING! Actually, I love advertising in general.

The ad I found was in a pub called “Robert the Bruce” in Scotland. It appears to be owned by a bigger corporation, called “Wetherspoon.”

Here is the ad

Dear Readers, can you please send the Brexit ads that you have found? Please comment below, share them on our Facebook page or email them to kate@politicalwifelife.com

Just so everything is transparent, I am NOT being paid to write this post. But for what it is worth, while I was there, I ordered the Tika Masala. It was gluten free and delicious. The staff were able to get AG’s food in record time even though they were really busy because of a town-wide festival!

Political Wife Life in REAL LIFE

**This is a post in progress. But since it is about being authentic, I thought I would leave it up until I fixed it**

A lot of the photos I share on the blog and on social media are pictures of me when I am dulled up at events. I strongly believe that we should also share pictures of ourselves in REAL LIFE.

Political Wife Life is pleased to announce our 1st video blog: PWL in REAL LIFE!

Movie on 2016-05-24 at 11.34 AM

P.S. Want to see another pic of me “In REAL LIFE?” Check out my this post of my gym routine (aka drinking tea on the treadmill while I do conference calls.) Scroll down, it is right at the bottom of the post.

Super Tuesday Fortune Telling!!!

Super Tuesday Fortune Telling!!!
In preparation for SUPER TUESDAY:
Although I sometimes feel that being a political wife is a full time job, I also own a social media management company. There are some pretty cool tools in the world of social media management and one of them is the social media listening tool Zoomph.
It turns out that Zoomph might be doing a better job predicting political winners than polls! Check it out!

Continue reading “Super Tuesday Fortune Telling!!!”

How NOT To Be A Sexist Jerk: 3 Things Political Wives Wish You Knew

Breaking News- Political Wives are not extensions of their husbands!

In our political culture, there is a longstanding tradition of treating political wives as an extension of their politician husbands. This tradition does not exist when a man is married to a female politician. Case in point, the Clintons. How many times has Hillary been targeted, named and shamed for the actions of her husband? Too many times to count. Whereas Bill is never targeted for things his wife does as a politician.

US President Bill Clinton (R) gives a thumbs up sign with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) as they took to the stage prior to addressing the people of Buffalo, New York at the Marine Midland Arena 20 January. This is the first official trip of Clinton to Buffalo and comes after his State of the Union speech to Congress. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Stephen JAFFE ORG XMIT: BUF99
US President Bill Clinton (R) gives a thumbs up sign with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (L)

I studied women’s studies and could give you a long feminist analysis of why this tradition exists, but the simple short answer is sexism.

All too often, political wives are treated as nothing more than extensions of their husbands.

As a political wife, I have experienced this on a number of occasions. Here is a particularly cringe-worthy experience from today. I reached out to offer my services for a cause I support and was told that I wasn’t welcome to assist this group because the person heading it doesn’t like my husband.

Their reasoning was that if I helped collect donations for people in need, I would try to give all of the credit to my husband, which would inevitably result in him getting positive press and making him look good.

Apparently this chain of events would devalue the contribution that the group was trying to make to society. 

At first I thought this seemingly progressive person from the group must have misunderstood me. This individual who prides themselves on equality and social justice wouldn’t simply view me as a mere extension of my husband—would they?! Continue reading “How NOT To Be A Sexist Jerk: 3 Things Political Wives Wish You Knew”