3 Keys to Raising Your Tween/Teen Daughter & Staying Connected

Raising tween/teen daughters and staying connected can feel like a daunting task at times. I have covered different topics relating to mothering with purpose and informed intentions, which involves learning lessons from past years and determining how are we are going to parent our daughters with purpose in mind. How do you go about raising […]

The Top 2 Problematic Mother Daughter Relationship Patterns

There are 4 distinctive patterns of interactions that mothers and daughters display, but here are the two most common relational patterns with mother daughter relationships that I have come across. You can read about all 4 patterns in my book, ‘What Mothers Never Tell Their Daughters.’ Pattern #1: Mom-In-Daughter™ Relationship There are common statements mothers […]

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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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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