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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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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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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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 […]

Getting On The Same PAGE With Your Spouse.

Ever feel like you’re not on the same page with your spouse/significant other (SSO) about parenting? Maybe you feel an issue with your daughter ought to be handled one way and your SSO isn’t backing you up. Or maybe your SSO gets very adamant about what, to you, seems like something small.   Feeling all […]
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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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