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Good News: You're Probably Failing at Parenting

Your child does not need you to be perfect! They just need you! They need you to care, to try, to show up, and to model for them what it means to be a person (including uncertainty and improvisation and mistakes and amends and bursts of love and giggles and all of the other things that make you not a robot).

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The Breakup Survival Kit
Breaking up suuucks. Even if the relationship was bad, even if you saw it coming a mile away, even if you know it's the right thing, it hurts. Here are a few ideas to carry with you as you move through some really tough stuff.

 

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"Good Girl" Pink Slips & Being Your(whole)self
Knowing the “good girl” part of myself as intimately as I do, I also know this: her real truth comes screaming up inside of her sometimes, as she sits across from her boss, her partner, or her mother; but she swallows, nods, and agrees politely anyway. And all the while, she is ablaze with the deep-down knowing that something does not feel right.
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I hate this so much (Why do I feel so relieved?)
Where are you being an ostrich in your life, and is that working for you? And how much energy is that head-burying taking away from things you would actually like to have energy for—the things you want to be fully awake to in your life; that are being dulled by the ones (you think) you’d rather sleep through? 
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