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Adulting: Defined? A few months ago, I heard my daughters use the word adulting in a sentence. Adulting. I ever knew the word existed until that moment. Now that my high school seniors are seeing the reality of high college costs, the word “adulting” has crept into their vocabulary. For them “adulting” is doing tasks […]
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Succeeding In College: 3 Skills Your Kids Needs

Succeeding in college is what most moms want for their daughter. Still the prospect of your baby going off to school can bring up so many emotions. A variety of things could happen while she is away at college. Thoughts of “what ifs” can trigger your natural instinct to protect you daughter at all costs. […]
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How To Discipline Your Kids

Have you ever been disciplined by “the switch?” In some cultures or families and about two generations ago, the mere mention of “the switch” would send chills of fear up a child’s back with the thought of being punished with a thwack of a stick on their bottom. Back then, to discipline meant to spank […]
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5 Tips To Combat Mommy Guilt

In my previous post, 3 Types of Mommy Guilt, I described the pangs, pokes, and pressures that contribute to mommy guilt. If you’re a mom, this guilt can come at you not just from your daughter but also from your own mother. The internal and external comments that get hurled at you can seep into […]
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Mommy Guilt Comes In 3 Forms

According to the Hufffington Post, mothers from every walk of life experience some form of “mommy guilt” daily. Like canons to the left of you and canons to the right of you, the guilt that moms experience can sometimes feel as if they are on a battlefield. If you’re a mother, you know when it […]
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5 Steps To Stop Arguing With Your Daughter

Do You Argue With Your Daughter? Ever say “one thing” to your daughter and, before you know it, you find that you are unable to stop arguing with your daughter? Like the world war splattering of shots, explosions, shrapnel, and tear gas (with even some crying at times) words, stares, and body language become an […]

Abuse Prevention: Parenting Tips

Stopping any kind of abuse is an admirable goal. My Patois-accented Jamaican mother would tell me about life and say, “Prevent(ion) is better than (a) cure.” To me that phrase meant that if I took steps to lessen the likelihood of an adverse occurrence, then things would be way better for me. However, my mom was […]

4 Keys to Prepare for the Motherhood Marathon

  “Nothing can prepare you for childbirth” and “There’s no manual for raising kids” are a comments I’ve often heard from mothers. Comments are nice, but it’s not until you’ve been in the thick of motherhood that you really begin to understand what they mean. That being said, then how does one prepare for being […]

Listening Comes In 3s

Have you ever watched the waves come up onto the shoreline? If you look very closely, as the swells get closer to shore, the waves come in clusters of three.   The same can be said for listening. The closer you want to get to someone, the more you’ll need to do the following three […]
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