Does it have anything to do with 11 years of my kids enduring a confusing mix of lessons from inspiring coaches as well as hypocritical coaches?… Read More Participation Trophies Are A Waste
I don’t seem to have all those great times everyone else on Facebook does. Let’s start sharing the real, raw and uncomfortable realities of daily life — to help all of us feel we have as much company in our failures as we do in our successes… Read More We’re Drowning In The Highlights Of Others
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?
My joy was tainted by my paranoia that the other moms didn’t like me or my style… until another mom took the time to tell me that she and the other Room Moms approved.… Read More Don’t Wait For Approval From Other Moms
I thought I’d be learning all sorts of gourmet meals my kids would savor. Instead, I started to feel so much better about packaged food.… Read More Even Foodies Give Their Kids Packaged Foods
If we all got accolades for effort, we might accomplish more as a society — because we’d all be willing to take more chances and give 110% despite the likelihood of public failure and humiliation.… Read More #SixSteps For #Parents To Convince #Kids #Losing Can Be #Better Than #Winning: A #Lesson From The #ChicagoCubs
I marvel at mothers who seem to drift through life effortlessly, puttering around the house in pajamas as they work… Why does my day-to-day life make me crazy and always seem to be spinning out of control?… Read More Why Can’t I Be One Of Those Calm Moms?
I thought I was doing myself and my #kids a #favor deciding not to be a #full-time #WorkingMom, but when I look at other #mothers, I #envy them.… Read More I Thought I Was Doing Myself A Favor
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”