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  • What Needs to Change this School Year?

    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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  • A Third of Teen Girls Experience Depression: What Moms Can Do

    Have you ever wondered if your daughter was depressed? If you have, you’re not alone. A large¬†new study recently came out in the journal Translational Psychiatry reveals that 13.6 percent of boys and a staggering 36.1 percent of girls¬†have been or are depressed. That’s one......

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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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  • 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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