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How To Have The SEX Talk

When you hear the word “sex,” what feeling immediately comes up for you? For countless women – and moms, in particular – the topic of sex brings up a variety of feelings. As her mom, how then are you to talk about sex with your daughter?   If your daughter hasn’t asked you about sex, […]

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 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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How To Be Present In Your Daughter’s Life

What’s brown and green and not looking right all over? That’s what I asked myself as I recently looked at my plant. And that’s what I also asked myself as I looked at what my daughter was displaying. No mom ever expects her plant — or her daughter — to start displaying “brown spots.” And even […]
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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 […]

5 S.L.E.E.P.™ Tips Every Mom Needs

  Most moms think that to get enough sleep, you have to miss out on actual family time. But that’s not true. In fact, you may think that your daily work and home tasks are actually conspiring to keep you from getting the sleep you need.  However, here are 5 S.L.E.E.P.™  tips to help you […]

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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3 Mistakes To Avoid To Maximize Time With Your Daughter

If you’re a busy mom who seriously wants to maximize her time with her daughter, then here are 3 mistakes to avoid.   Mistake #1: Leave It ‘Til Later One of the mistakes to avoid  is thinking that you can leave it ’til later because your daughter will “understand” and “make due” until you have […]
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Is Your Motherhood Relevant Or Relative?

Asking if motherhood is relevant is like asking a human body, “Do you need a brain?”  Every mom wants to feel needed. But isn’t that relative?   If you consider one definition of the word relative, then the answer would seem to be “Yes.”  Your daughter is connected to and (in the early stages) is […]
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