Category Archives: Perfectionism

Dear Momma: YOU are what your kids need

Many years ago, when I had several young children at home and was lamenting about our homeschooling method (if you can call lack of structure, continual procrastination, total chaos, and disorganization a “method,”) a fellow mom said one of the … Continue reading

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I’m a liar

God held a big fat mirror up to me a few weeks ago (man, I hate it when He does that… I love it when He does that!) and revealed to me the ugly truth:  I am a liar. Often, … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister, she’s better at it than you.” I watched my daughters face fall and instantly regretted my words. I tried to make up for it, explaining that she wasn’t bad, and gave examples of … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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Last update on Mocha

“I purposed that if I prayed for a thousand and no one got healed, that I would pray for another thousand.” – Todd Bentley This morning the vet called and recommended that we put Mocha down.  She’s no longer able … Continue reading

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The Myth of Natural Talent (and ability, and intelligence, and personality, and…) – part four – Mindset

. Why can praising intelligence actually jeopardize a child’s success?  Why are positive labels (“you’re so smart!  you’re so talented!”) dangerous? Last week, I wrote about a neurological substance called myelin which is responsible for the speed at which neurons … Continue reading

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The Myth of Natural Talent (part three) – How failure leads to success

I’ve just finished reading two books that I’m pretty certain are going to change my life.  In my continued research on achievement and deliberate practice, I’ve discovered more than I ever expected to find.  I started my research to help … Continue reading

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