Category Archives: Control

Family Project Update

Well, the chaos of the holidays and the start of school term have taken their toll on me, and I have to admit that I haven’t kept focussed on our Family Project as much as I’d hoped. However, despite my lack … Continue reading

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Perfectly Punctual

I realised today while I sat by the side of the road in my car that I am a perfectionist about punctuality. I was hanging around because I had a few minutes to kill.  I hate being late, but I also … Continue reading

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Who wants to be a Tibetan Monk?

The idea of responding appropriately to my emotions has always haunted me. Why can’t I control my temper? Why do I get so frustrated and irritated with my children – who I love and cherish with all my heart?  I … Continue reading

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Pushing a Heavy Rock up a Mountainside.

The words below are not mine. They were written by Tal Ben-Shahar in his book The Persuit of Perfect.  These two paragraphs illustrate how striving for perfection will never make us happy. The Greek myth of Sisyphus tells of a man, the … Continue reading

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Perfect Pancake Day – Creating Triumph from Disaster.

As millions of mums around the world know, it was Shrove Tuesday this week – aka Pancake Day.  Now, while I am not trying to be a Perfect Mum, I would not feel happy if we didn’t make pancakes in our … Continue reading

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