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 […]
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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 […]