Author:Colleen

“Mom, can I go to the party?”

Your daughter is going to push you. Just when you feel you have worked through one issue another one rolls in. This is where it is super important that you are crystal clear about your decisions, boundaries and guidelines for your daughter. Your clarity is so...

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A World of Pie: Getting Past Disappointment

I love pie. All kind of pies: blueberry, chocolate pecan, peach, apple, blueberry and lemon meringue. I could go on and on. I remember Nana my grandmother making lemon meringue pies. She didn't buy the frozen crust from the grocery store. She would make a homemade...

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This School Year Can Be Different

What would you like to be different this year? This is a very important question to think about. You really can strategize and set a new tone for the year. If you don't have a plan you are going to default into the same old struggles...

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Back to the Routine: Is it Working For You?

The streets were bustling this morning. Mothers and fathers were holding hands with their little ones as they walked to the neighborhood elementary school. The cross guards were busy directing traffic, while parents, children and dogs cross the street. It is the first day of school. My...

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What do you expect?

What do you expect out of life?   "The other shoe to drop" "Not much" "Someone is going to let me down." "I never get a break." Or for your daughter… "She's going to blow it." "It's too late." "Now what is she up to?" "She is going to wreck the car.' "She is...

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Happy Freedom Day!

The fourth of July is a day to celebrate our country's freedom. How about you? Do you need a little freedom? Would you like to be free of your daughter's drama? Your daughter can be happy, angry, sad, stressed, and hyper in a five minute span. If...

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Make This Summer Count

What are you hoping for this summer? Time to rest. A good vacation. Less stress. Believe me - your daughter is hoping for something different. How old is your daughter? Now think of yourself at her age. (I know it's scary.) What did you love about the summer? My daughter is...

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A Much Needed Break

You can feel it. This morning is different. The house is quiet. My daughter and her best friends are sleeping peacefully. The pressure is gone. It's the first day of summer. Woo Hoo!!!! Our daughters know how to celebrate. My daughter couldn't wait for school to be out. (Just...

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Energy is Power: How This Impacts Moms

I open the flight magazine on the plane and these words leaped out at me. Energy is Power. What does this have to do with moms? Everything! If you want to Power your Parenting you need energy. It takes a lot of energy to parent your daughter. Here's...

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Don’t Miss It

Last night I was in the middle of something when my daughter came into the room and said let's go watch a movie. I said "Give me 15 minutes." She said back to me, "You know Mom I will be gone to college in 2...

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