Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wisdom from Brene Brown (for my fellow parents on the first week of summer vacation)

"When it comes to parenting, the practice of framing both mothers and fathers as good or bad is both rampant and corrosive—it turns parenting into a shame minefield. The real questions for parents should be: 'Are you engaged? Are you paying attention?'” --BrenĂ© Brown, from her book Daring Greatly

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wisdom from Matt Santos

"...[W]e're all broken, every single one of us, and yet we pretend that we're not. We all live lives of imperfection and yet we cling to this fantasy that there's this perfect life..." --Jimmy Smits, speaking as Presidential Candidate Matthew Santos in The West Wing, Season 6, Episode 22, "2162 Votes"

Another reason to love the West Wing....