Of all the things that we do in our lives as women, we often want to get this one right more than any other — feeling as if someone else’s life depends on our pursuit of being the “perfect mother.” … Read More When Is DONE Better Than PERFECT?
When was your last raise? I waited 9 years and never got a raise and left the company and now work 7 part-time jobs. An associate elsewhere hasn’t gotten a raise in 7 years. Another has been begging for a raise for 4 years. If you can relate, then do something about it by helping someone else.… Read More All #Women Have #Influence; #UseIt
Mothers have not embraced the concept that many hurdles we face could be overcome if we attacked them together with one common effort.… Read More Mothers, Don’t Let Men And Others Divide And Conquer Us
Like it or not, these are the ways we evaluate ourselves! Let’s find out how you really measure up with this simple 12-question survey. … Read More Are You An OverAchiever Mom or A Slacker Mom? Take the Survey!
So when it comes to her new declaration that she no longer wants to take trips with us, is she being forthright or being a brat?… Read More When My Pre-Teen Rejects Our Family’s Summer Vacation
I realize that it’s also ME who needs THEM more than ever before — as in, I need to appreciate the joy they bring me and the influence I have — before they leave home… Read More Seeing The Tenderness and Not The Turmoil of The Teen Years
I never wanted to be an entrepreneur, until it led to control over my time and schedule — two priceless benefits so valuable to parents.… Read More Never Thought I’d Be An Entrepreneur, But Control Of My Time Is Worth It!
At that point, I had to believe I would find a way to do something productive during that nightmare commute. I just hadn’t found it yet. You have to be confident and open to creativity at this point and realize that there is something you haven’t thought of…… Read More Six Easy Steps To Turn A Negative Into A Positive
While I was simply thinking of it as something fun to do that weekend, it seemed like she had thought of it as an ordeal to endure and get through… If you are eager to “get through it,” perhaps that is something that you should have said NO to instead of YES… Saying yes to everyone else means you are saying no to yourself.… Read More How To Enjoy Each Day Instead Of Just “Getting Through It”
Pride in herself. Pride in the not-so-perfect and sometimes-even-subpar job she is doing as a mom.
Why do I say this? Because everywhere I look, I see the faces and hear the voices of mothers who regularly feel guilt, shame, embarrassment, disappointment, disapproval, frustration, sadness, regret, even self-loathing.… Read More The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift