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How To Prepare for THIS School Year?

I have talked to moms from around the country and it's different for all of you. Some of your teens have already started school, and others will start after Labor Day. Some of you have teens going back to in-person school. Some teens are alternating...

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It’s Complicated: Saying Goodbye to Your Teen

I know there are moms who have been counting the days until 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 that...

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I Just Want to be Appreciated!

If I were to ask you, "How much do you feel appreciated on a scale of 1 to 10 by your kids, husband, partner, friends, family, or work?" What would you say? I have talked to plenty of moms who feel they were appreciated at...

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#056 How to Get a Positive Response From Your Teen

[caption id="attachment_4923" align="alignright" width="425"] mother and daughter at home playing with jack russel[/caption] I have spent a lot of time listening to what frustrates moms. At the top of the list is not being able to communicate to their teens. When I dig down and ask...

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#055 Mom, Be Kind to Yourself

[caption id="attachment_4920" align="alignright" width="432"] Middle aged lady with two small puppies on a walk through the bluebells by the side of the Potamac rive[/caption] Moms have no problem being hard on themselves, but often have a hard time being kind to themselves. Moms don’t do this intentionally....

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How to Get Your Teen to Exercise

There are physiological reasons why exercise decreases drama. I know when I exercise consistently I am more patient and pleasant to be around. The same is true for your teenager. Consistent exercise, especially cardio, decreases stress and therefore will decrease drama. The Problem is current trends...

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Messy Houses and Meltdowns

It seems so simple. In your head, it's super clear. All you need her to do is clean her room. That's not asking too much. It's the least she can do. You are having guests over and you are cleaning the rest of the house, plus...

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Why We Need Space

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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Signs of Growth in Your Teen

The sky was deep blue, with no humidity, and the temperature was 60 degrees. I decided to take advantage of this beautiful day in Houston. Days like these are rare in Houston and I wasn't going to miss it. The redbuds were out and some...

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How to Dial Down the Worry

What do you worry about? If you haven't worried about anything this past week, then don't read this article. But I'm guessing you have. :) Even the most enlightened and spiritual will find themselves in a state of worry. We worry about different things. We worry about...

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