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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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  • The Downside of Multi-tasking

    We call it multi-tasking. Women pride themselves on 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 Daughter’s 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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  • 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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  • The Best Dad In the World

    I feel like I had the best dad in the world. I knew he wasn’t perfect but he never pretended to be. He gave me so many gifts growing up and was my rock through my turbulent teenage years. The most invaluable gift he gave......

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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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