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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 […]
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How To Calm Down: 5 Tips For Busy Moms

Today, it can be very hard for busy moms to calm down. In fact, research shows that nearly 25% of all new moms experience some form of anxiety about motherhood.  And the number is steadily increasing. The health and wellness industry is replete with a myriad of options for helping women calm down. From exercise […]
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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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3 Tips For Dealing With Mother’s Day Mayhem

As Mother’s Day approaches, not every daughter looks forward to it. Sometimes the strain that exists between a mother and daughter can turn the day into a time of emotional and mental mayhem for both. In a previous blog, Mommy Guilt Comes In 3 Forms, I mentioned there are three types of Mommy Guilt. The […]
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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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Succeeding In College: 3 Skills Your Kids Needs

Succeeding in college is what most moms want for their daughter. Still the prospect of your baby going off to school can bring up so many emotions. A variety of things could happen while she is away at college. Thoughts of “what ifs” can trigger your natural instinct to protect you daughter at all costs. […]
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How To Discipline Your Kids

Have you ever been disciplined by “the switch?” In some cultures or families and about two generations ago, the mere mention of “the switch” would send chills of fear up a child’s back with the thought of being punished with a thwack of a stick on their bottom. Back then, to discipline meant to spank […]
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