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  • The Blessings are Coming . . .

    I love the ocean. I enjoy the smell of the ocean, the song of the seagulls and the sound of waves crashing upon the shore. Nothing feeds my soul like the ocean. Last week it was still warm so I went to the beach. I......

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  • The Inner Game: Why Parenting Is So Challenging

    How would you answer this question? Why is parenting your teenage daughter so challenging? Is it your daughter’s attitude, defiance, rebellion, mood swings, and rude behavior? Is it her not obeying you or procrastinating? Is it her walling off in her room and not communicating?......

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  • Is Your Teen Comfortable With Having Friends Over?

    Can your daughter relax at your house? Is your teen comfortable with having friends over? Do you like being in your home? If you answered yes you have a thriving home environment. A thriving home environment is key to having a happy, healthy, and productive......

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  • Is Your Relationship With Your Daughter a Battle or Blessing?

    I remember when I was 8 months pregnant when an acquaintance came up me and said, Is this your first? I said, “YES” in a happy voice. With a smirky grin, she said, “You just wait!!!!!!!” Several years ago someone asked me how old my......

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  • How do You Want This School Year to be Different?

    Summer is starting to fade away, and the reality hits us. Another school year is upon us. For many mothers, the first day of school is a happy day. You get your time and space back. You can relax because you know your daughter is......

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  • The Weariness Cure: 4 Steps to Feel Like Yourself Again

    All moms experience weariness. The reason being is that we are fighting the good fight for our family. We give and give and give. And often we don’t spend the necessary time replenishing all that we pour out onto those we care about. Often, this......

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  • It’s Complicated: Saying Goodbye to Your Teenage Daughter

    I know there are moms who have been counting the days till their teenage daughter moves out of the house and goes to college. And may even feel giddy with excitement till they can push their daughters out the door. But actually, it is rare......

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  • What’s Good About Being a Couch Potato?

    It can drive you nuts. There she is lying on the sofa being a couch potato while you are running around trying to get your work done. Summer, for lots of moms is more work when the kids are at home. We don’t want our......

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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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  • 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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