Raising Independent Children: 3 Mistakes To Avoid

    If your focus is raising independent children, then you need to avoid making these 3 mistakes. Mistake #1: Being “The Cool Mom” Who Says Yes What you need to understand about this is when a mom thinks she has say “Yes” or agree with everything her child does in order to be liked […]
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How To Have RACE Talks With Your Kids_Part 1

You can’t tell a book by its cover. Nor can you (really) appreciate or understand a book by reading the Cliff Notes.   It can be hard to race through a book and something meaningful out of it.   Moms are “teachers” in and often set the tone of their home.   Get On Your […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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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3 New Tires Every Mother Needs

  During our SUV’s routine oil change a week ago, my mechanic informed me that I would need a new set of tires. I suspected that he might tell me that, given the low-level “thudding” I’d been hearing during the many driving jaunts I have to do as a mother. I scheduled the appointment and […]
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4 Ways To Manage Motherhood Amidst The Chaos: Part 1

Moms,  do you ever feel like you’re in the middle of motherhood chaos? As a mom of twin daughters, I know I feel that way often. It’s especially hard to not feel guilty or ashamed of motherhood chaos when you are bombarded with messages  exhorting women to create balance in their lives. But is balance […]
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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 […]