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  • Don’t Give Up: Get Back On Your Horse

    I live in Texas. Everyone in Texas rides a horse, right? (Well, maybe not in Houston.) One weekend I was visiting my sister in Austin. We went to see some friends who lived outside of Austin who had four horses on several acres of land.......

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  • The Downside of Multi-tasking

    We call it multi-tasking. Women pride themselves for being able to do a million things at once. Here’s my question. How’s it working for you? My guess is that it’s not working that well. Something is going to be compromised. It’s not just that we......

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  • Happy Freedom Day: How You Can Be Happy Even if Your Family is in a Bad Mood

    The fourth of July is a day to celebrate our country’s freedom. How about you? Do you need a little freedom? How about a little emotional freedom, especially when it comes to your daughter’s drama? Your daughter can be happy, angry, sad, stressed, and hyper......

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  • That’s Not Funny . . . Mean Spirited Humor

    Laughter is medicine for the soul and has many health benefits. It helps you bond with your daughter. It decreases stress and releases the endorphins that make you feel good. In other words laughter helps you lighten up, enjoy your life and enjoy your relationships.......

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  • Are You Investing Time That Counts?

    The lazy days of summer are finally here. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to catch your breath and play a little bit. What are you hoping for this summer? I’m sure you and your daughter are expecting different things this summer. How old is your......

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  • How to Get Your Teen to Listen to You

    “How do I get my daughter to listen to me?” This is the big question for moms of teens. It seems so easy right? You tell your daughter what seems reasonable and you want her to listen to you. But actually we want more. We......

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  • Is My Daughter Making Perfect (or Imperfect) Progress?

    Every mom wants to see her daughter making progress. You hope to witness your teen moving forward and progressing in their academics, creativity, relationships, responsibility and maturity. This yearning is instinctual in moms and feels like it is written in our DNA. Because this feeling......

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  • 6 Steps to Get Your Life Back

    Last week Sara came to see me in my private practice. Sara had that spaced out, frazzled look. She said, “I want my life back. It’s only the first week of summer and I’m ready for school to start.” Sara really didn’t want school to......

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  • Finals are almost over…and mom you deserve a break

    The last month of school can get crazy. Many of you have been living your lives at 100 miles per hour with all of the end of the year activities. Your daughter thought that summer would never come, and the finals and projects would never......

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  • The 12 Days to Celebrate Mom

    How many of you worked on Mother’s Day? Probably most of you did. It’s great to get the cards, flowers, and be taken to lunch or dinner. It’s wonderful to be appreciated for all that you do. But it’s not enough. Here’s why. I know......

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