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Judging The Moment Makes Misery For Everyone

JUDGING THE MOMENT MAKES MISERY FOR EVERYONE By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com It’s just a moment. It’s the moment when the usually calm mother screams at her kids, or the normally kind man losing his temper or the competent TV news anchor rolls her eyes after a trying segment. Yet.

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Can You Get Fired For Being Fat

CAN YOU GET FIRED FOR BEING FAT? By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com Are you too fat for your job? There’s been some debate in the media about whether or not Surgeon General nominee Regina Benjamin is too overweight for the position. On behalf of chubby, middle-aged, smart women, I feel.

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Teen Pregnancy: An Unexpected Call To Emotional Maturity

TEEN PREGNANCY: AN UNEXPECTED CALL TO EMOTIONAL MATURITY By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com Sixteen and pregnant. It’s bad enough it happens, but now you get to watch it on television. The TV season may be over, but the angst lives on. Thanks to my two daughters, my DVR is filled.

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Support Doesn't Always Mean Saying You're Wonderful

SUPPORT DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN SAYING YOU’RE WONDERFUL By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com Who’s got your back? Do you have people in your life that you can count on to support you, no matter what? Sometimes it all depends on how you interpret the word “support.” We all need people who.

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Support Doesn’t Always Mean Saying You’re Wonderful

SUPPORT DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN SAYING YOU’RE WONDERFUL By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com Who’s got your back? Do you have people in your life that you can count on to support you, no matter what? Sometimes it all depends on how you interpret the word “support.” We all need people who.

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Propinquity: Is Your Flatware Making You Fat?

PROPINQUITY: IS YOUR FLATWARE MAKING YOU FAT? By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com Does the size of your spoon affect your waistline? Will the location of a scientist’s cubicle impact his productivity? Can the width of an aisle determine the future of a nation? If you want the answer, ask Joseph.

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Getting Your Hopes Isn't Such A Bad Thing

GETTING YOUR HOPES UP ISN’T SUCH A BAD THING By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com “Don’t get your hopes up.” This is the single stupidest piece of advice that ever was. Because guess what? Nothing bad happens when you get your hopes up. I know people say you shouldn’t get your.

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Getting Your Hopes Isn’t Such A Bad Thing

GETTING YOUR HOPES UP ISN’T SUCH A BAD THING By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com “Don’t get your hopes up.” This is the single stupidest piece of advice that ever was. Because guess what? Nothing bad happens when you get your hopes up. I know people say you shouldn’t get your.

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Is Your Mother-In-Law Really Smart Enough To Be Manipulative??

IS YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW REALLY SMART ENOUGH TO BE MANIPULATIVE? By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com “She’s just trying to push your buttons.” “He’s such a manipulator.” We often accuse people of being manipulative, but do you know how hard it actually is to manipulate others? It may seem like when, say.

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Homework, Chores And Other Parental Bummers

HOMEWORK, CHORES, AND OTHER PARENTAL BUMMERS By Lisa Earle McLeod www.forgetperfect.com “WE already have a science project,” said one mom. Another asked, “Who did YOU get for language arts?” It was Back-to-School Night at the middle school, and there seemed to be a whole host of parents who thought they.

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