Just Good Enough

I got a great piece of advice last week. An acquaintance introduced me to the “Just Good Enough” category and encouraged me to incorporate it into my life.Just. Good. Enough.Simple, but brilliant.There’s no trick to it. It simply means that there are times when things don’t have to be 100% perfect. What a concept, right? Like I said, brilliant. Often, giving yourself permission to be “just good enough” is the best thing you can do.Easier Said Than Done...more
So funny, I just wrote about being a "Good Enough" mom in my latest blog post for Mother's Day, ... more

The Vulnerability Hangover

In Brene Brown's Daring Greatly, she talks about what happens after you allow yourself to be vulnerable. She says, with a little help from Leonard Cohen, "often the result of daring greatly isn't a victory march as much as it is a quiet sense of freedom mixed with a little battle fatigue." She sometimes refers to this as the vulnerability hangover. ...more
Very recently I've had a wicked case of vulnerability hangover. Just started dating right before ... more

Finding Balance with Blog Parties

Before the niches and labels, before the giveaways and reviews, before Twitter and Facebook became tools for promotion, there was simply blogging. Whether by general diarists who talked about their lives or focused bloggers who wrote almost exclusively on a single topic – blogs felt like opening cabinet doors and getting to peek into other people’s lives. ...more
I started my blog with a more personal angle in mind then my husband became extremely ... more

Mommy, Why Does Daddy Forget Me? Parenting with a Traumatic Brain Injury

"Mommy why does daddy forget things?" It's a question I'm not alarmed by, especially from my five-year old. Answering, however, is a whole lot more difficult. Daddy has a brain injury isn't exactly the perfect answer for an inquisitive child looking for in-depth answers as to why daddy sleeps longer than most daddies or cannot play with him like he wants him too because he can't focus long enough, or that he picks fights even at times, dropping himself to the same level as our kids because relating to children isn't always an easy scenario for FD. ...more
I absolutely loved your post. It's seems almost unbelievable to me that I found it today. I am ... more

Divorce Etiquette: Don't Ask Me About it. It's Rude.

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Joining the Divorce Club

For those of us who have been divorced, indubitably at one time or another, we turn the magnifying glass on ourselves and question our judgment. We scrutinize every move, every red flag missed, every sign we ignored. I [thought I] wanted something, I tried it, I gave it my best, and it didn’t work out [according to original plan]. It doesn’t really matter the reason – I thought “forever and always” and instead I got “until now.” ...more
Tonight, I needed these words. Thanks. more

Online Sexism: What Awful Things Have You Been Called?

[Editor's note: Sometimes being a woman blogger is not much fun. In my blog on The Huffington Post, I’ve been called all sorts of lovely names--by men who not simply disagree with me, but also feel compelled to reveal the nasty things they want to do to me. Also, the usual anti-female things. Hysterical. Ugly. Stupid. This week Sady Doyle practically set off a riot on Twitter when she launched the hashtag #mencallmethings.The response from women bloggers was so overwhelming. ...more
This has been a huge issue holding me back from expressing myself for years online under my real ... more

Book Clubs? I am So NOT A Fan.

Thanks! I started getting worried I was offensive in the post...but after trying several times ... more

When To Give Up?

I have a question: When do you know you’ve tried enough? Tried enough to oh, I don't know, fix that friendship, rescue that friend, climb that mountain, repair that car or achieve that rusty old goal? Image: bk2204 via Flickr...more
I felt like this post just spoke right to me. I hope it's okay, but this inspired me and I just ... more

Why Parents Help Children Violate Facebook's 13+ Rule

"At what age should I let my child join Facebook?" This is a question that countless parents have asked my collaborators and me. Often, it's followed by the following: "I know that 13 is the minimum age to join Facebook, but is it really so bad that my 12-year-old is on the site?"...more
I was very nervous about my kids using facebook at first...then I discovered they and their ... more