Behind the Scenes at the Republican Convention (VIDEO)

Moms Matter 2012

Did you ever wonder what it's like to cover a political convention?

You're about to find out.

CafeMom is at the Republican Convention this week as part of our Moms Matter initiative. (Don't worry, we'll be at the Democratic Convention next week, too!) We've got an 11-person crew, a condo, and a tour bus here in Tampa. Add in a tropical storm and things are bound to get a little crazy.

See our behind-the-scenes video of our convention coverage yesterday ... after the jump!


A televised panel with Headline News, a major protest, and an interview with one of the speakers at tonight's convention?

I'd call that a great first day -- Jason's forehead burn aside, anyway -- especially since official convention events were canceled because of the tropical storm!

Excerpts from our Mom Panel are airing today on HLN, so be sure and tune in to see them. You can also read my post about the panel on

I'll be checking in with you all week long here on The Stir and we'll also be regularly updating our Moms Matter YouTube page with convention coverage. Stay tuned!


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