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“Don’t Look at Me That Way!”

My daughter is a dancer and is keenly aware of movement. Because of this she has an interesting talent. She can identify and mimic all my families' signature moves. It is hilarious. All of us have gestures that we tend to repeat like my nephew scratches...

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Does Multi-tasking Really Work?

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 are doing several...

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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? 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 in a...

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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 the...

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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 daughter? Now...

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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 start,...

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What Hat Should I Wear?

I am from Texas and yes I do have a cowboy hat. I don't wear it all the time but you never know when I might feel the urge to wear it. There is a certain feeling and persona I feel when I wear a...

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12 Days of Mother’s Days

How many of you worked on Mother's Day? Probably most of you did. It's great to get the cards, flowers, and be taken to lunch or dinner. It's wonderful to be appreciated for all that you do. But it's not enough. Here's why. I know that most moms are...

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Gratitude: Is How You Look At It

I wrote this article 3 years ago while I was a resident mom for a 3 week international summer dance intensive in Pittsburgh. My daughter who was 15 years old at the time was too young to stay in the dorm by herself. The only...

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A Mother’s Intuition

Do you believe in a mother's intuition? If you do believe in this intuition, do you act on it? This week I have talked to several confused and distraught mothers. Though each situation was different they had one common denominator. These mothers dismissed their intuition and...

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