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!
What could taste better than bacon? Nothing. So, it amazed me that (upon reflection) I could not recall one time when I’d ever cooked it. During a recent empty-nesting trip to the grocery store with my hubby, he picked up big package of bacon. I quizzically looked at him and asked, “What are you going […]
As a mom empty-nesting with a daughter in college, it’s expected that you must adjust to the change. But did you also know that feeling deserted by your daughter and feeling left out of your daughter’s new interests can undermine your adjustment process? Does the thought of empty nesting bring up questions, or […]
If you’re a busy mom who seriously wants to maximize her time with her daughter, then here are 3 mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: Leave It ‘Til Later One of the mistakes to avoid is thinking that you can leave it ’til later because your daughter will “understand” and “make due” until you have […]
Asking if motherhood is relevant is like asking a human body, “Do you need a brain?” Every mom wants to feel needed. But isn’t that relative? If you consider one definition of the word relative, then the answer would seem to be “Yes.” Your daughter is connected to and (in the early stages) is […]
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, […]
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