Learning Together

Get answers, share concerns and join in the conversation.

Get expert insight into early childhood education today.

Hollee Schwartz Temple

Hollee Schwartz Temple is a professor at West Virginia University College of Law. She is a work/life balance columnist for the American Bar Association Journal, the nation's premier lawyer magazine, and blogs about work/life issues at http://thenewperfect.com. Hollee is the coauthor of Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood.


by Hollee Schwartz Temple | May 8, 2013 | sites | Work/Life Balance

It’s painful to see your kid struggle. And yet one of my favorite recent “mom moments” resulted from a setback that my younger son experienced. The setting was my living room, where a handful of kids were participating in a low-key piano and voice recital for a group of friends and family. “Hank,” as the […]

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | May 7, 2013 | Work/Life Balance

With all of the debate about work/family balance lately, it’s hard not to wonder whether your personal solution is the “best” one. But there is no one-size-fits-all solution to parenting, and there are many paths to feeling successful as moms and dads.  That being said, there’s one clear route to feeling lousy about your parenting: […]

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | May 2, 2013 | Child Development | Work/Life Balance

It’s one thing to say that you want your children to experience challenges, but it’s quite another to sit tight while they struggle through difficult times. Recently our family made a cross-country move that landed my 10- and 8-year-old sons 2,500 miles from home, in a new house and a new school. I had to […]

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | December 3, 2012 | Child Development

For better or worse, my kids associate the holiday season with gifts. I haven’t even put away the Thanksgiving decorations, but I already know my boys would like their first electronic readers, some new clothing for our planned holiday trip and (obviously!) a replenishing of their beloved baseball equipment. While my kids will receive some […]

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | November 13, 2012

My friend Gina recently confessed her secret desire to abandon her extended family and escape on vacation for the month of December. Gina is a world-class cook, and she spends weeks prepping for an onslaught of guests who have come to expect gourmet meals, a decked-out house and a smiling hostess. For several years, Gina […]

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | August 23, 2012 | Work/Life Balance

There is no one right way to be a good parent. Trust what’s best for you and your family! How do you celebrate being a parent?

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | July 18, 2012 | Work/Life Balance

You need time to recover and recharge, and that’s OK! What have you done lately to take care of yourself? Leave a comment below!

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | July 12, 2012 | Work/Life Balance

Don’t fall victim to the comparison game … strive to do YOUR best.

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | June 18, 2012 | Work/Life Balance

Defining success on your own terms can lead to a happier you! What does success mean for you?

 |  comments



by Hollee Schwartz Temple | June 14, 2012 | Work/Life Balance

What makes you a strong mom? Or maybe there is a mom in your life who leaves you amazed! Share your thoughts with us!

 |  comments