Judgment Bad, Assertiveness Good: Stand Up For Yourself, and Your Parenting Practices, Without Being a Jerk.
It’s Moms For Moms Day next week, and we’re all supposed to be talking about this and doing supportive stuff for moms. Unfortunately I have been less than supportive of anyone this week, most of all myself and my family. The new job and the winding down of my business has put a lot of stress on me, albeit welcome stress, and I haven’t had much time to catch my breath. Not only that, but for some reason, I seem to be picking fights with people left and right. Not in the violent sense, but I mean, little petty, sticky things that make me want to speak up and speak my mind. I have never been known to shy away from an argument a lively debate on an issue I’m passionate about, and while it sometimes makes things a little tense, I would rather live in an uncomfortable world of my own creation than succumb to shuffle along passively while I allow the opinions of others to shape my environment.