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A Business Coach's View-The Business of Parenting

One of the things I love most about having a daughter is passing on what I know. This is a wide range. I pass on sewing and cooking skills that I learned from my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I pass on housekeeping and cleaning…
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Hormonal Attachment & Work

Yesterday I read my horoscope for 2011 and it said, among other wonderful and exciting things, that I would make a serious change in my working environment on Jan 4. Sure enough, I woke up this morning and decided that I was done working…

Kids With Cell Phones

This is Ainsley and her PawPaw showing off their new cell phones. He got the new iPhone 4 and she got a cool purple slider phone. Yes, we got our nine-year-old daughter a cell phone. My mother-in-law reminded me that I used to say…
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Life Coach: Emotional Crystal Ball

One of the things I like least about being a parent is being unable to accurately predict how my children will feel about my decisions or parenting style in the future. If I behave this way _____, they will behave this way _____. If…

Girl Poet

Today my Mom yelled at me. So I cried until the room was a lake. ~Ainsley (The cartoon mother (me) is screaming Get Off The Table!) I'm certainly not proud of the yelling and I did apologize. Still, as a writer, I can't help but show…
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Millionaire Women Next Door Parents

Millionaire Women Next Door: The Many Journeys of Successful American Businesswomen has a list of attributes, habits and characteristics that highly successful women's parents share. Looked at another way, parents can use this list to increase…

Mothering Karma & Holy Inspiration

Ainsley is 7 years old today. I've been a mother for 7 years. This, honestly, isn't how I thought it would go. As a child, I thought I would say "yes" to everything when I became a mother. Until someone handed down a bikini for my 3-year-old…

Empowering Girls: Attitude Boot Camp

Whatever the cause of Ainsley's recent attitude problem, I was talking to my friend Jen from Jlogged.com. She's got 3 boys, and I was telling her how FED UP I am and that I don't really know the most effective thing to do. She suggested…