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Why A Mom’s Self-Esteem Is Terrible To Waste.

A mom’s self-esteem is a terrible thing to waste.   Back in the 1970s, the UNCF had a commercial that stated: “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.” The commercial’s premise was that a young child needed to have access to role models and knowledge to reach their potential.   The commercial depicted role […]

Constructive Criticism

When was the last time someone gave you constructive criticism?   Do you know what criticism is?   Criticism Of Constructive Criticism   As humans we are prone to remember the last thing we heard. So, when we hear the words “constructive criticism,” the word “criticism” is all that lingers in the forefront of our […]
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You’re Daughter’s Admitted…To A Psychiatric Hospital !!!

As a Mom, it’s hard to not worry or be scared at the thought of your college-aged daughter being admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Worse yet, did you also know there are things that mental health clinicians don’t want you to know about the admissions process?   In this blog, I cover 3 secrets clinicians […]
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Motherhood and Madden Football: Lessons Learned

  Motherhood and Madden Football are more than Xs and Os. Madden football taught me four important lessons about how to mother my daughters–and it’s not just hugs and kisses.   Lesson #1: Decisions. Decisions. I had to decide on my storage capacity. Upgrading my smartphone allowed me to increase the amount of storage space […]
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Why Motherhood Tastes Better With B.A.C.U.N.

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 […]
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3 Secrets Empty-Nesting Moms Needs To Know

  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 […]
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3 Mistakes To Avoid To Maximize Time With Your Daughter

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 […]
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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 […]