Archive | 2017

How to Drive a Perfectionist Crazy @MindyJPeltier

How to Drive a Perfectionist Crazy

It doesn’t take much to drive a perfectionist crazy. A piece of lint on a shoulder or a stray hair causes even the most well-behaved to cringe and clench their hands together so they don’t touch a stranger. This desire for perfection can be so strong, sufferers are convinced that aligning the coffee cup handles will align their universe. I know it will feel like the day you […]

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Pop Quiz for Old Age @MindyJPeltier

Take This Pop Quiz for Old Age

Old age would be easier if we could identify and accept it. Many of us are stuck in denial and confusion.  Symptoms set in years before we actually get that discount. Yea, that one. The senior citizen one. There. I said it. Call us TWENIORS because we’re stuck in a twilight zone between adulthood and senior citizenry. We don’t know if we are […]

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10 Reasons Parenting Is Harder Than Coaching Hockey @MindyJPeltier

10 Reasons Parenting Is Harder than Coaching Hockey

Parenting and coaching hockey are not for the faint of heart. Both teach young people difficult skills needed to successfully perform pre-determined functions. At a University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux men’s hockey game I compared my life as a mom to Brad Berry’s life as a hockey coach. He’s a gifted coach, his team won the National Championship in 2015 and […]

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Kids and Temper Tantrums by @MindyJPeltier, mom of 6

Kids and Temper Tantrums

Nobody likes watching temper tantrums. A squalling public display can induce even a staunch non-spanker to mumble under their breath, “That kid needs a good spanking!” Tiny tyrants (ours or others) affect shopping trips, restaurant dinners, family reunions, and movies. Even Sunday morning worship can induce fervent prayer. “Help that mom discipline her kid!” “Make that kid […]

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