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10 From GEM

  1. The world stops for Wine-Thirty
  2. No competitive parenting
  3. Learn the meaning of – and practice saying – “I don’t care”
  4. Take yourself OFF the bottom of the list
  5. Do your best and accept that is the best you can do
  6. Teach the difference between want and need
  7. Cultivate interests that are yours and yours alone
  8. Good food can come from a can
  9. Learn what really matters versus what will wash off in the shower


  1. Nikki Newman

    June 30, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Thank you, this is wonderful! 🙂 Love the site x

  2. P.J.

    July 24, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    This is great, Rene. I love #7

  3. Whitney Eiland

    March 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Love it! You have just described me…whew!

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Combing the aisles at Target in search of the best deal on Cheerios, it hit Rene Syler like the stench of a dirty diaper on a hot summer’s day. Not only is perfection overrated its utterly impossible! Suddenly empowered, she figuratively donned her cape, scooped up another taco kit for dinner and Good Enough Mother was born.

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