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How To Raise Independent Daughters: 7 Mistakes To Avoid

  On some level, every well-meaning mom wants to raise  independent daughters. However, sometimes that goal can feel unattainable when she is tugging at your leg or clamoring for your attention. Those “tugging” and “clamoring” moments get expressed in different ways at different stages of her development. Regardless of the stage, it’s in those moments […]
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4 Reasons Disciplining Your Toddler Is HARD

It is important for you to keep some things in mind when disciplining your toddler. The first thing to keep in mind is the definition of discipline. When you hear the word discipline, it’s easy to initially think it means some form of corporal punishment. Images may even cross your mind of some irate adult […]
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How To Prepare Your Child For Kindergarten

She Shared A Kindergarten Knock-Knock Video A mom (“Susan”) recently showed me a short video of her child telling a “knock knock” joke at a pre-K graduation ceremony. From what I could see, this mom’s child was prepared for kindergarten. I watched the video of her little one standing up in front of an audience […]
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The Father Daughter Bond

The father-daughter bond is often overshadowed by the mother-daughter relationship. Why? Because, after a mom gives birth, the child is immediately given to the mother for the initial bonding to take place. All the skin-to-skin contact, the placing of a daughter on the chest/heart of her mom, and the mutual cooing facilitate the bond. This […]
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3 New Tires Every Mother Needs

  During our SUV’s routine oil change a week ago, my mechanic informed me that I would need a new set of tires. I suspected that he might tell me that, given the low-level “thudding” I’d been hearing during the many driving jaunts I have to do as a mother. I scheduled the appointment and […]
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The WEB Of Web Mothering

When you hear the word, “web” do you think of mothering? Most likely not. Instead, do you think of the internet? A website? Or even spiders?   Within the internet, there are a myriad of intricate connections that exist. There are currently 8.2 billion connected internet devices. Currently, there are 1.94 billion websites on the […]
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Do You Remember? A Mom’s Graduation Reflections

  Do you remember the first time you held your newborn daughter? I do. I remember being so tired. I also remember being so aware of her size when a nurse brought one of my twin daughters to me. My baby girl, Jasmine, was so long. And she was crying. I must have had a […]
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Strategies for Handling Her Silent Treatment

  Have you ever given someone the silent treatment? You know how it happens. Someone says or does the wrong thing to you. Maybe they’ve not met your expectations. Or worse yet, they may have misjudged you. Such actions or inactions may have made you feel mad (which covers over feelings of hurt), sad (which […]
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3 Tips For Dealing With Mother’s Day Mayhem

As Mother’s Day approaches, not every daughter looks forward to it. Sometimes the strain that exists between a mother and daughter can turn the day into a time of emotional and mental mayhem for both. In a previous blog, Mommy Guilt Comes In 3 Forms, I mentioned there are three types of Mommy Guilt. The […]
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