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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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Moms Can’t Wing-It In Motherhood

Winging it in motherhood is like driving a car with no steering wheel.   My mom didn’t know how to drive. But she did have goals.   When I think about attaining goals, I’m reminded of my mom. As a Jamaican immigrant single mom back in the 1950s, she was not able to attain them […]

Getting On The Same PAGE With Your Spouse.

Ever feel like you’re not on the same page with your spouse/significant other (SSO) about parenting? Maybe you feel an issue with your daughter ought to be handled one way and your SSO isn’t backing you up. Or maybe your SSO gets very adamant about what, to you, seems like something small.   Feeling all […]
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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 […]