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Bringing Down the Wall

Have you ever felt the wall? You know the wall between you and your daughter. It's obvious when the wall is up. It feels icy. She glares at you. She walks past you in the hall. She is walled off in her room. You force her to talk...

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Space Cushions

I am taking an online defensive driving course. I could say I am taking the course because I wanted to lower my car insurance, which is partially true. But the truth is, I was speeding and got a ticket. There you have it. The secret...

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Tis the Season of Blessing or Stressing

Get prepared for the Holidays. The shopping malls have been ready since October with decorations of shiny tinsel, red bows, gigantic wreaths, and white lights. Thanksgiving is almost here and then the busy season hits. If you are not intentional you will be swept away in the...

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Perspective Changes Everything

I was talking to Chelsea a 15 year old girl a few days ago. She's gorgeous and tall, yet she looked small sitting on my office couch. I asked her what was going on. She looked out the window and said, "Everyone hates me at school....

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5 Steps to Help Busy Moms Make Time

Have you ever complained, "My husband won't stop and ask for directions." Then you go on to say, "We wasted an hour driving all over town. If we had stopped-it would have taken us 5 minutes and we'd been there on time." But moms, we're guilty...

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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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Moms and Fear

I don't think the hardest part of being a mom is the physical tasks like running a household, helping with homework, or making sure your daughter is on track. I think the hardest part of being a mom is how it affects our mind, heart and...

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How to Like Your Daughter Again

You love your teenage daughter--but do you like her? It's common for moms to worry, obsess, and do their best to love their daughters. But if they're honest, what with the entitled attitude, defiant actions, and impulsive tongue, it's often hard to like them. Bottom line:...

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