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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.” […]

Quit It: 5 Keys To Quit The Critiques

  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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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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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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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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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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4 Ways To Manage Motherhood Amidst The Chaos: Part 1

Moms,  do you ever feel like you’re in the middle of motherhood chaos? As a mom of twin daughters, I know I feel that way often. It’s especially hard to not feel guilty or ashamed of motherhood chaos when you are bombarded with messages  exhorting women to create balance in their lives. But is balance […]
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How To NOT Say, “I Told You So.”

I sometimes want to tell my daughters “I told you so.” Have you ever been there? You see the decision your daughter is about to make. Your heart does the “mommy cringe.” The next thing you know, your mouth instinctively spouts what she needs to do. What’s your daughter’s response? She either shoots you a […]
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