Elisa Batista

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Elisa Batista is a co-founder and moderator of the progressive parenting website MotherTalkers (www.mothertalkers.com), which was named by Ms. magazine a “favorite mom blogger.” She also blogs and is an advocate for the family organization MomsRising (www.momsrising.org), and is a member of the Environmental Defense Fund's Moms Clean Air Force (www.momscleanairforce.org) team. If she were not busy enough, she often volunteers at her children's Spanish-immersion school in Oakland, California, and runs for fun. Batista is a journalist by training and profession who has been published in the Huffington Post, Wired News in San Francisco, the Boston Herald, and several Boston-area weeklies. A native of Miami who is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, she now lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and founder of the Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas, and their two children.