Perfect is Good Enough

I like to believe that Perfectionism is an inherited genetic trait.  This fantasy allows me to deflect personal responsibility and blame it on the long line of Perfectionists that came before me.  My parents were afflicted in different ways, but one of the sayings my father uttered while working on almost any project, from washingContinue reading “Perfect is Good Enough”

Lessons in Following

Follow the Child – Maria Montessori Educator Maria Montessori (of Montessori School fame) exhorted her instructors and students’ parents to study their young charges for clues to best help them develop appropriately on their journey through life. It’s good advice. Often, as conscientious parents, we feel strongly about a lack or a richness we experiencedContinue reading “Lessons in Following”

Did we leave it like this?

Yes.  Yes, we did. Normally, I am a very methodical & tidy person who thrives in spaces with order and symmetry.  Lots of clear desk space, paper arranged by color & thickness in nice neat stacks, storage baskets in orderly rows…  Somehow, it all makes me feel more centered and creative, almost giddy with happiness. Continue reading “Did we leave it like this?”