“Good Enough” is the New Perfect for Empowered Moms

Today’s Empowered Moms are constantly re-evaluating what it means to “have it all” and creating new ways to balance family and work.

“The Mommy Wars” of the past decades, which pitted stay-at-home mothers against those in the workforce, have changed. There’s less camaraderie now between women in both camps and more isolation as mothers have such varied lives, both at work and at home.

A Mother’s Prayer by a Famous Empowered Mom

I love writing. And writing well. It’s sort of like crafting a good recipe and meal.

I love to read good writing almost as crating it myself.

So when I came across Melody Godfred’s blog, Write in Color, it was like finding an old friend.  If you love good writing – go here – often.

When I checked in with Melody this morning, I was happy to find a brilliantly written Mom’s poem by none other than Tina Fey. Talk about an Empowered Mom!

So with props to both Tina (for the writing) and Melody (for the sharing), I want to make sure my peeps get a chance to enjoy this little treasure.

A Mother’s Prayer for Its Child By Tina Fey

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

The Myth of Doing It All

I’ve been doing lots of reading lately.  I’m studying what makes some of these mom blogs so successful.  And along the way I am finding some that I really like.  It’s interesting that I’m drawn to original, well written content.  Some of it so good, I want to share them with you.

Let’s start with Mom-101.  This is a great site that many of you may already read. Liz is a great writer who I have enjoyed reading for some time.  And she has a great new post I think you should read:

The Myth of Doing It All

When you ask a working mom about how she does it all, it either puts her in the position to say something disparaging about herself (check) or deliver an answer that makes the questioner feel somehow inadequate for doing less.

Unfinished. Here’s Why YOU Should Be!!

So here’s how this works, and you can probably relate… I get these brilliant ideas for a story, or a story idea — even a tidbit of juiciness–sparks of creativity—glimpses of genius—and I race to capture them.  Before they race away into the vast recesses of my grey matter.

So I have probably oh, I don’t know, 27 posts ‘pending’.  27 drafts. Works in ‘progress’.

This might bother a sane mind.

It would bother my insane mind if IDIDN’T have a bunch of inspiration to work with.  Cuz, Baby, you gotta strike while the iron is hot, the sparks are flying, guns are blazin’….  and ya gotta fit it in somewhere between the phone calls, the emails, the kids throwing toys across the room, and pouring yourself another glass a wine.

One of those juicy tidbits of mine was called, “Unfinished.”

Here’s all it said:

Game Changer! The 50 Most Empowering Words!

  50 EMPOWERING WORDS Suffice to say, words CHANGE LIVES.   They move us to move mountains.  They break spirits.  They can also build, embolden, and yes, EMPOWER. Words have brilliance and the potential power to unleash emotions strong enough to overwhelm each and every one of us.  Words incite us, inspire us, make us fall…