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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 […]
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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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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 […]

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 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 […]