In Case You Missed It:
Friday Roundup

Happy Friday, GEM Readers! As much as you love Good Enough Mother, we know you might not be able to read it all. We want to make sure that you don’t miss any of the great topics we touched on, so we thought we’d give you a roundup of some of our hottest stories from this past week.

Enjoy the roundup and have a great weekend!

Shocked Blonde Woman Using Cell Phone Isolated on a White Background.

Would you text a message of condolences? Rene shared her thoughts in her bi-weekly Ask Rene: Is A Text Appropriate In THIS Situation?

Creative Commons/Liz West

Creative Commons/Liz West

Take a look at these 10 Ways To Cultivate Compassion in Alexis’ weekly 10 From GEM.

Work and Life Balance

Sometimes, as parents, we compare ourselves to other parents and how they do things with their families. Sometimes it makes us feel bad or as though we’re not doing enough. If you’ve ever felt this way, you’ll want to take a look at Dave’s Our Story Begins from last week: Stop Trying for Perfection!


In Wilma’s Better, Not Bitter column, she discussed 3 Lessons Learned from Iyanla’s “Fix My Life” with Jay Williams and gave some great insight into co-parenting.

Releasing a Dove

Wendy shared Single Mom Slice of Life: Letting Go When Your Baby Becomes An Adult and how she’s coping with her kids growing up and moving on.


In honor of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Pam, our resident GEM Librarian, shared some fantastic books about bullying in her monthly Mom’s Must Read: 5 Books About Bullying.

Not only are we reminded about preventing bullying this month, but we’re also focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness and we’re hoping that you’ve been enjoying all of the wonderfully inspiring Survivor Stories we’ve been sharing so far this month! Thank you so much to all of our Survivors for sharing their stories!