“I think we need to keep emphasizing that the woman we are all comparing ourselves to — this perfect mom who has mastered the workplace, her marriage, her children, cooking, crafting, and fitness — is a composite. She’s a myth. None of us can excel in every area and maintain sanity. We’re already enough — even if we’re not perfect.” Read more of my interview with Hollee Schwartz Temple author of the book, Good Enough is the New Perfect.
Take a look at some posts I have written about parents.
Time-out is almost universally accepted in our North American culture as a “go to” parenting behavioral technique. However, I often wonder about what message we are sending to our children when we use time-out. What are we teaching them?
Summer is here and schedules are less rigid. This can be a delight but it can also feel like a heavy load sometimes. It’s easy to feel wistful for the the old, dependable pattern of school, homework, and bedtime. What can we do to let go of those summer struggles?
Did you hear Washington National’s outfielder, Bryce Harper’s answer last week to a reporter’s question? He was asked whether or not he was going to go out for a beer after the game. Harper is underage and answered the question with great self-possession. He quipped smoothly and efficiently, “That’s a clown question, bro.” Underneath Harper’s cool […]