Author:Colleen

What do you want for this school year?

When you think about starting a new school year does your mind recall all the struggles from last year? You think of how grouchy your daughter is in the mornings when you try to wake her up for school? You think of her blowing off her...

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Waves of Blessing

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 I took one last trip to the beach before school starts. I...

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‘You Need to Respect Me’

“R*E*S*P*E*C*T   Find out what it means to me.” Sing it Aretha! This is the theme song for moms of teenage daughters. You want your daughter to respect you. Right? Here’s how. You want your daughter to think highly of you. You want her to listen to your words...

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Gratitude: Is How You Look At It

I am sitting in a Starbucks in market square in Pittsburgh. I have done a lot of writing from this Starbucks in the past 3 weeks. It’s raining outside and I am glad to be inside drinking coffee and having this time to write. While...

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Investing Time That Counts

The lazy days of summer are finally here. Well, not quite. Most of us are still catching our breath from the craziness of the last couple of weeks of school. What are you hoping for this summer? I’m sure you and your daughter are expecting different...

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Bringing Down the Wall

I was riding my bike around Rice University’s campus and I saw people looking at a 5 foot wide by about 12 foot tall piece of cement with some graffiti on it. I was curious, so I went to see what it was. It was...

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“You are a Great Mom”

“I want you to know I am proud of you and you are a Great Mom.” Wouldn’t it be great if someone told you that every day? How would you feel if you really believed it? “You are a great mom!” It feels good doesn’t it? I have...

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How Being Thankful Transforms Your Parenting

I remember when my daughter was about three watching her nap in her very pink room. She was sleeping peacefully and looked like an angel. At that moment I was aware of what an amazing gift had been entrusted to me. I felt this overwhelming...

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The Gift of The Kumquat Tree

I was so organized last night. I wrote out my agenda for the next day. Looking at my planner I was excited because I only had a few clients and some big chunks of time. With some peace and quiet, I could  blast through my list. When...

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“A Woman’s Work is Never Done” Really?

I am sure you have heard the expression, “A Woman’s Work is Never Done.” It seems this comes from an old rhymed couplet, “Man may work from sun to sun, but woman's work is never done.” I know this is supposed to be descriptive, giving...

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Do it Now

Do you want to feel good today? Then do the ‘thing’ that you are avoiding, and do it now! Think about all the time and energy you waste by avoiding doing the ‘thing’ whatever that ‘thing’ is. You know what I am talking about. It’s the...

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Waves of Blessings

I was in Miami Beach and I had just finished two amazing days with my Platinum Coaching Group and my heart was full. I stood in the clear blue-green water of the Atlantic Ocean and watched wave after wave roll towards me, and then crash...

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All Mothered Out: Here are 5 things that can help!

Are you All Mothered Out? Don’t worry you are not alone. This happens to all moms. It is something moms aren’t proud of. It is not what you announce at the PTO meeting. Somehow we have been given this message that good mothers never get Mothered Out....

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