I was called the most overbearing helicopter parent this teacher had known in 26 years of teaching… Now that I’ve let go and that decision affects this teacher… suddenly the attitude is different.… Read More Does helicopter parenting help or hurt?
She owned her decision to work, embraced it, knew what she was giving up… I needed to own my decision, so I could be at peace with it in 10 years when I was in the same place in my career.… Read More The Right Decision in the Work vs. Stay Home Debate
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
When I see moms succeed in areas where I don’t, I now try to learn their secrets and strategies rather than feel guilt that I’m failing in comparison.… Read More Other #Moms Give Us The Best #Insight when We Let Go of the #Shaming and #Guilt
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
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