5 Essential Steps For Potting Plants

To pot or not to pot? Is that really the question? Whether ‘twas nobler for the life of my plant to suffer my constant watering or take refuge in my trashcan, I cannot say. But, what I can say that I don’t claim to have a green thumb. Yet somehow, plants just seem to grow […]
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Is Your Motherhood Relevant Or Relative?

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 […]
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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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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 […]