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.
...so keep connecting!
...so keep connecting!
Winging it in motherhood is like driving a car with no steering wheel. My mom didn’t know how to drive. But she did have goals. When I think about attaining goals, I’m reminded of my mom. As a Jamaican immigrant single mom back in the 1950s, she was not able to attain them […]
The thought of having the sex talk with your daughter can be an unnerving proposition for any mother. Internally, questions can swirl around regarding how much “detail” to give her or what if she asks a question for which you don’t have an answer. Sex-Talk Time Is Sooner Than Later I’d thought […]
In 1981, George Doran coined the term SMART goals as it relates to the process of accomplishing one’s goals. While such goals do need to be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, & timely, the pursuit of those goals can wear you out if you’re not careful. Identifying a specific goal is very important. But, if […]
Ever feel like you’re not on the same page with your spouse/significant other (SSO) about parenting? Maybe you feel an issue with your daughter ought to be handled one way and your SSO isn’t backing you up. Or maybe your SSO gets very adamant about what, to you, seems like something small. Feeling all […]
It’s not uncommon for a mom to get all tied up in knots when faced with having to apologize to her grown daughter. But if they can’t get settled on how to do it, most mothers will just quit or give up even trying; especially if they feel that yet another argument will ensue. However, […]
Mothers of first generation college students have much fear, sadness, excitement as their daughters go off to college. While all that is occurring, it can be hard for moms to avoid mistakes if their daughter is a first-generation college student. As a former university Student Services Professional, there are seven common mistakes that mothers if […]
College move-in day “good-byes” are never easy. Why? Because, move-in day good-byes are loaded with all sorts of emotions. Those emotions can contribute to a variety of reactions and responses. For some, reactions—emotions that “act up” again—can range from sadness to snot-crying. For others, responses can range from silence to a simply saying, “Bye.” […]
Last night, I saw the movie LadyBird. It’s a poignant film about the relationship between a critical mother and a vocal daughter (“LadyBird”) during the daughter’s senior year of high school. Their outwardly volatile and contentious mother-daughter relationship is only depicted on-screen three times in the: car daughter’s bedroom kitchen. The rest of the […]
Many moms experience guilt and shame from other people’s critiques regarding their parenting. This mom-shaming behavior often comes from loved ones, especially a mom’s own mom. I grew up with a mom who never lacked for expressing those “little comments.” It seemed that she had an opinion about everything I did, said, or thought. […]
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