Archives for July 2009

Progress, Not Perfection

Recently I noticed a bumper sticker in a parking lot which read, “Progress, not Perfection.” Hundreds of examples of how to apply that motto to childrearing rushed through my head as I made my way past that shiny sedan. Although most of those ideas flew right out of my brain by the time I got […]

Get Respect from Disrespectful Son

Parenting can be one of the most stressful jobs you ever have. If you constantly deal with a bossy, whiny, demanding, disrespectful child who also has melt downs at the drop of a hat (among other bad behaviors), your life may feel like a living hell. You are not alone! This mother’s situation and question […]


Celebrating Independence Day this weekend on July 4th, I gazed at the brilliant display of fireworks and pondered what freedom means to us today. Freedom is all about having the ability to make choices. Yet, I wondered, how much freedom is truly mine, and how much have I relinquished in order to fit into a […]