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Millions know Bay Buchanan as a top political analyst and strategist. Although she has debated national leaders, her toughest negotiations took place with her toddlers. In Bay and Her Boys, Bay offers moms her hard-won wisdom from raising three spirited kids." Da Capo Press
On a very pleasant day in the Clarendon area of Arlington, we interviewed Bay at a rather unusual and noisy city sidewalk cafe as a last resort due to a dusk up in scheduling. At first, the thought was to obliterate the background sounds which are quite dreadful at times, but on second thought didn't. It's kind of like single parenting............keeping your eye on the ball despite the surrounding distractions. Rule #1: You’re a Single Mom—Take Charge
You may notice that neither the interviewer nor the interviewee (both single parents) batted an eye during the interview, just accepted the circumstances - which included buses, motorcycles, planes and pedestrians - and moved on. And no, we didn't order gyros, pizza or subs.
In her book, "Bay and Her Boys: Unexpected Lessons I learned as a (Single) Mom", she offers up the mistakes she made, rules that worked and outlines them for the reader.
She also wants to "change the national dialogue about single moms with a shot across the bow of both conservatives and liberals."
The book is considered the first step by a prominent conservative to be there for all mothers: standing with them, inspiring them, and arming them with tools that will help their kids succeed in life.
In her own words, despite distractions: