5 Back-to-School Tips Every Mom Needs To Know

Want to smoothen your child’s transition to back to (virtual) school? Here are 5 quick back-to-school tips to help you do just that and give you the SPACE you need.   Tip #1: Schedule Set-Up   This tip is all about the fact that you will need to help your child (re)create a “school-day” at […]

7 Steps to Empty-Nesting Success (Part 2)

In last week’s blog, I covered the first 3 (of 7) steps to successfully navigate your empty-nesting transition with your daughter. Those steps are: Finances Need To Be Fixed Responsibilities Need To Be Rounded Up Expectations Need To Be Equitable In this week’s blog, I’ll cover the next 4 steps for successfully navigating the empty-nesting […]

7 Steps to Empty-Nesting Success (Part 1)

  Most people think that to empty-nesting with your daughter means you have to lose your connection with her in the process. But that’s not true. In fact, maintaining a connection with your daughter during this transition will go better if you address the 7 items on this Empty-Nesting checklist.  In today’s blog, I’ll cover […]

How To Find Balance In Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

    Here’s a fact: every mom just wants to find balance in her mother-daughter relationship. And these 3 mother-daughter adjustment insights will help ANY mom adjust more smoothly as her daughter heads off (or back) to college in the Fall.   Insight #1: She’s Home, But She’s Not   As an empty-nesting mom, this […]

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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The #1 Secret Every Mom Needs To Know

If you really want to know how to feel guilt-free about your mothering, then pay careful attention to this secret.   The #1 Secret Is: Enough With The ‘noughs   The bottom line with this is whenever you feel yourself thinking that you are either not good enough, not doing enough, or not being enough, […]
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How To Have RACE Talks With Your Kids_Part 2

Talking about race with your kids requires reasoning skills.   It also requires that you understand what your kid’s racial development needs.   Feeling Caught In The Middle With A Middle Schooler?   As children enter their middle school years, their prefrontal cortex is still developing. Academic demands begin to require more independent management of […]
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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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4 “Race Talk” Mistakes Every Mom Should Avoid

  If you’re a mom who wants to know what to say when talking about race with her child, then you need to avoid making these 4 mistakes.   Mistake #1: Repressing Your Feelings   The core idea for you with this is that not acknowledging your real feelings, not admitting your fears and concerns, […]
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4 More Motherhood Lessons Learned From Potting Plants

In a prior blog, I recounted what my eldest daughter (Candace) taught me about the process of potting plants and I shared what motherhood lessons I learned from that experience. Today, I wanted to share 4 more motherhood lessons I learned from the whole plant-potting experience when it comes to parenting my twin daughters. Be […]