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Since Mother-Daughter relationships can be hard at times, I've written some material just for you. These are not your typical blog entries--well, except for the Mother Musing category. My hope is that you will take some time to read these blog entries and really pause to consider how you're how you feel and think about what you've read.  Then try to apply whatever you think may address your situation. There is a way that you can improve your connection with your daughter or mother. Remember, your thoughts and feelings are important; they matter because you matter. Let me know how it's going with you. I'd love to hear from you.  I'm here to help. 
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5 Back-to-School Tips Every Mom Needs To Know

Want to smoothen your child’s transition to back to (virtual) school? Here are 5 quick back-to-school tips to help you do just that and give you the SPACE you need.   Tip #1: Schedule Set-Up   This tip is all about the fact that you will need to help your child (re)create a “school-day” at […]

7 Steps to Empty-Nesting Success (Part 2)

In last week’s blog, I covered the first 3 (of 7) steps to successfully navigate your empty-nesting transition with your daughter. Those steps are: Finances Need To Be Fixed Responsibilities Need To Be Rounded Up Expectations Need To Be Equitable In this week’s blog, I’ll cover the next 4 steps for successfully navigating the empty-nesting […]

7 Steps to Empty-Nesting Success (Part 1)

  Most people think that to empty-nesting with your daughter means you have to lose your connection with her in the process. But that’s not true. In fact, maintaining a connection with your daughter during this transition will go better if you address the 7 items on this Empty-Nesting checklist.  In today’s blog, I’ll cover […]

How To Find Balance In Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

    Here’s a fact: every mom just wants to find balance in her mother-daughter relationship. And these 3 mother-daughter adjustment insights will help ANY mom adjust more smoothly as her daughter heads off (or back) to college in the Fall.   Insight #1: She’s Home, But She’s Not   As an empty-nesting mom, this […]

Raising Independent Children: 3 Mistakes To Avoid

    If your focus is raising independent children, then you need to avoid making these 3 mistakes. Mistake #1: Being “The Cool Mom” Who Says Yes What you need to understand about this is when a mom thinks she has say “Yes” or agree with everything her child does in order to be liked […]
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The #1 Secret Every Mom Needs To Know

If you really want to know how to feel guilt-free about your mothering, then pay careful attention to this secret.   The #1 Secret Is: Enough With The ‘noughs   The bottom line with this is whenever you feel yourself thinking that you are either not good enough, not doing enough, or not being enough, […]
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How To Have RACE Talks With Your Kids_Part 2

Talking about race with your kids requires reasoning skills.   It also requires that you understand what your kid’s racial development needs.   Feeling Caught In The Middle With A Middle Schooler?   As children enter their middle school years, their prefrontal cortex is still developing. Academic demands begin to require more independent management of […]
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How To Have RACE Talks With Your Kids_Part 1

You can’t tell a book by its cover. Nor can you (really) appreciate or understand a book by reading the Cliff Notes.   It can be hard to race through a book and something meaningful out of it.   Moms are “teachers” in and often set the tone of their home.   Get On Your […]
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4 “Race Talk” Mistakes Every Mom Should Avoid

  If you’re a mom who wants to know what to say when talking about race with her child, then you need to avoid making these 4 mistakes.   Mistake #1: Repressing Your Feelings   The core idea for you with this is that not acknowledging your real feelings, not admitting your fears and concerns, […]
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