2018/08/09
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The Different Kinds of Moms You Meet on the First Day of School

How can it already be the first day of school? This morning my girls went back to school and, honestly, I am not ok with it. […]
2018/07/16
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Teaching Kids to Spark Goodness through Simple Acts of Kindness

Disclosure: Sponsored by author T.A. Barron and the Spark Goodness Program. How do you teach your kids to be good people? Sounds simple, right? We think […]
2018/07/10
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How to Teach Teenage Girls How to Put on Make-Up

When I was a tween and a teenage girl, I was forbidden from wearing make-up. Not even lip gloss. If I was really slick, I could, […]
2018/06/28
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I Will Not Become the Invisible Woman

Disclosure: This post is made possible with support from AARP’s Disrupt Aging. All opinions are my own. People say that as women grow older, they become invisible. Well, […]
2018/06/27
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Tips for Raising Teenage Girls and Not Damaging Your Relationship Part 3

It’s summertime and I’ve been spending a lot of time in close quarters with my tween and teenage girls. Not going to lie, being present all […]
2018/06/15
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Focus on the Important Things

Some days, I miss the quiet chaos that we existed in when the girls were little.  I know it sounds crazy because I’ve waited so long […]
2018/06/07
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That Day My Teenage Girl Told Me How She Really Felt

Teenage girls get a bad rap. They are painted as moody, bitchy, argumentative creatures who are just plain mean, even cruel at times and above all […]
2018/05/21
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Love Letter to my Daughter on her 11th Birthday

This is my love letter to my 11-year-old daughter. It’s hard to believe that the last time I brought a child into the world was 11 […]
2018/05/11
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The Greatest Mother’s Day Gift Ever

Moms will tell you they want nothing for Mother’s Day. Some will tell you that you are enough. Your cute little faces and your sticky little […]