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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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  • What Moms Need in the Hard Times: Disasters, Disruptions and Drama

    Hurricanes. Fires. Floods. Tornados. So many families have been disrupted and devastated in the past month. Even if you haven’t gone through a natural disaster, you may be experiencing disruptions that have invaded your life, be it conflict in your marriage, a loved one finds......

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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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  • How to Create a Home Environment that Your Daughter Can Thrive In

    A thriving home environment is key to having a happy, healthy, and productive home. What is a thriving home environment? A thriving home environment is all the circumstances, conditions, or factors that enable and encourage your family to thrive. Your daughter can be fabulous, but......

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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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