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 […]
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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 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 […]

4 Motherhood Lessons I Learned From Potting Plants

  In my prior blog, I recounted what my eldest daughter (Candace) taught me about the process of potting plants. Today, I wanted to share 4 motherhood lessons I learned from it all when it comes to parenting my twin daughters. Funny, but after Candace and I potted my plant, she looked at me and […]

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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To Practice Or Not To Practice…With The Team

When the leaves changed in October 2018, so did my approach with my eldest daughter regarding team practice. I’d been upstairs doing some work and I heard the door open in the front of the house. Both of my daughters came home through the door. I was only expecting one of them—my youngest, Jasmine—to be […]
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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 […]

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 […]