All Blog Posts Tagged 'expectations' (12)

Confessions of a Preacher's Kid: #2 - My Parents Never Expected Us to Be "Perfect Preacher's Kids"

Last week I introduced a blog series based on my experiences growing up as a preacher’s kid.  In these “Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid,” I’m sharing what I’ve learned about Christianity, following…


Added by Kishona Lape on March 28, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Parenting Standards… Lowered. | Anna Lane on MomCave LIVE

Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,

Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.

I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…


Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

Pearls and Yoga Pants

Being a mother, though the most amazing gift in the world is not always the most glamorous! It is messy! The house needs to be cleaned, meals made, laundry done, kids chauffeur, etc. There are no red carpets, no amazing award shows, and no races requiring fancy hats! Let’s just say my son’s Boy Scout Pinewood derby is the fanciest derby I will be attending this year! Haha! So why dress up? Why wear jewelry? Why not just be comfortable? Why…


Added by Kat Tom on February 24, 2015 at 8:42am — 2 Comments

College Planning- The Prerequisite Course

Every job has its parts that we could live without.  For me, there is a significantly large part of my job that I am not a fan of. I mean, I really, really don’t care for it. College counseling.  Its not for me and is by far, my biggest pet peeve.  Which is unfortunate, because it takes up a large chunk of my time I feel would be better spent doing other things.

Let me begin with an…


Added by Lynn Reilly on March 4, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Great Expectations

I often wonder how we, as women, survive.  I know that I am not unusual, but I spend the majority of my time worrying about what I have to do, longing to do the things I want to do, and guilting myself out when I don’t get things done, because I was doing what I wanted to do for myself.

Why do we do this to ourselves?  Life is complicated enough without adding more and more layers of complexities.  Somehow, society has painted a picture of what the perfect woman should be.  She should…


Added by Lanita Moss on July 1, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Alone vs Lonely (Part II)

While writing "All Alone" earlier this week, my fingers actually kept tap-tap-tapping away. And I looked up, and the sun had not only set, it was pitch dark outside. And a whole story had poured out. The post was so long I had to chop it in half, wrap up my thoughts and finish it in this post.

These past few months I've been thinking a lot about what "loneliness" and "being alone" are. 'Tis typical for me every…


Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 4, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

The importance of clarification

As the mother of three children, I am constantly reminded of the importance of clarification.  I have found that I have to be very clear about what I mean when I say something.  For instance, my idea of clean your room is apparently quite different from the definition that my kids have. To get the results I want, I… Continue

Added by Tracy Coughlin Lynch on April 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments


You know what?? Back in the day, rotary phones didn't have speed-dial or fast connection. No matter what, when making a call, we had to patiently DIAL ten digits, one-by-one & wait for the caller to pick up. As far as expecting immediate answers, rotary phones inadvertently taught us patience. Today, when I'm trying to call God, do you think I'm expecting fast-speed, immediate cell-phone service out of Him? Perhaps God is still taking calls His way...i.e., the rotary way. Maybe what I… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 14, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Letting the Chips Fall Just Might Surprise You!

iStock_000004077514XSmall I have a story to share with you from a mom who I coached nearly 9 months ago. She sent me a message on Facebook the other day and told me her dilemma..... her son left that morning for school and ended up forgetting his soccer cleats for the big game after school. Now for some moms, this means dropping whatever you have going and running to bring your child the forgotten item in… Continue

Added by Susan Heid on October 1, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Are You Treating Your Kids Like They Are Stupid?

It has been an interesting few days at our house since I picked up the book by Dr. Kevin Leman, “Have a New Kid by Friday.” Now I really truly HATE the title – I think it is rather misleading, but in any event I agree with nearly everything in it. It goes along the same lines as the… Continue

Added by Susan Heid on September 28, 2009 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

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