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Moms Can’t Wing-It In Motherhood

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 […]
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Work Family Balance: How Do You Measure Up?

  “Give ’em an inch and they’ll take a mile.” This quote–often used in a negative context– is said when someone has fully used and gotten the most out of the little that they have in a situation. However, for the sake of this blog, let’s choose to look at this quote in a positive […]

3 Tips For Having The SEX Talk With Your Daughter.

  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 […]
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How To Help Moms Not Get Sick With Specific SICK Goals

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 […]
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A New Year’s Vision for 2020

If you’re anything like me, goal-setting is a mixed bag. There are a lot of good goal-setting frameworks out there, but they’re also easy to get tired of.   One of the things I’ve done in recent years to set better goals is write down all of my one year goals … and then rank […]

Getting On The Same PAGE With Your Spouse.

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 […]
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How To Apologize To Your Grown Daughter

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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7 Mistakes To Avoid: Moms Of First-Generation College Student

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 […]
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Making College Move-In Day “Good-Byes” Good.

  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.” […]
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Top 3 Lessons Learned: Why “LadyBird” Couldn’t Sing.

  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 […]