Tag: decisions

Judgment, Social Empathy, and the Falsehood of “Personal Responsibility”: Walking In Another Mom’s Shoes

In the wake of our absolutely amazing Campaign for Judgement-Free Motherhood, our community has been discussing what it really means to be judgmental, at least in the context of parenting choices, and whether we should be careful not to judge the judgers for being judgmental.* Got all that? In other words, some of the not-so-nice

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The Risks and Rewards of Parenting

I read somewhere recently that most of us make decisions based on emotion, despite how we may try to convince ourselves of the inherent logic of our choices. It’s the reason why you tell yourself you are spending more money for the better quality of the premium brand cereal, when in reality the generic brand

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The Secret to “Being Have”

When my brother-in-law (B-I-L) was a child, he was in some dicey situation when his mother said to him, “B-I-L, I want you to BEHAVE!”  He responded, “I’m BEING have!”  I think that response is just hilarious! But his mother’s words told him clearly that he had crossed the line. I read something in the Huffington Post today

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Baby on the brain

These days, it seems every decision I make centers around our hypothetical, unborn, not-yet conceived children. The house we’re looking to buy:  How many bedrooms does it have?  What is the backyard like?  How good is the town’s school system? Before we learned we were having trouble conceiving, I went as far as buying loose, flowy

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