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How To Connect with your teens

Understanding Your Teenage Daughter 

Mothers, Are You Having Trouble Connecting With Your Daughters? Nobody says parenting will be easy, but also so few people say anything about the specific struggles you might face as a mother. Mothers are sometimes surprised when, as their daughters reach their teen years, they suddenly have trouble connecting with ...
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Are You Ready To Get Your Happy On? 

Improve Your Outlook On Life! Do you struggle in your day-to-day life to feel happiness? Do you have an inner critic in your mind who won’t stop feeding you negative thoughts? Would you like to learn how to get your happy on? Hi, I’m Deborah Ann Davis – welcome to ...
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How To Have A Conversation With Your Daughter 

How Can I Have A Conversation With My Daughter? Many mothers find themselves struggling to maintain their mother-daughter relationships as their daughters enter their teen years. After all, how can you maintain a good relationship with your daughter if she won’t even talk to you? How can any kind of ...
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Happiness Workshop to Help with Positive Thinking 

How Do You Shut Down That Inner Critic? Many of us have a voice that is critical of who we are and how we behave. The negativity can come in many forms; you’re ugly, you’re stupid, you’re too fat, you’re not good enough, etc., etc. Even if you think you ...
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Can I Improve My Mother-Daughter Relationship? 

How Can I Improve My Mother-Daughter Relationship? Countless mothers ask themselves this same question all across the country. If your daughter seems to be pulling back from your relationship or if you’re worried you’re screwing up your daughter’s life, then you are experiencing the same thing many mothers before you ...
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Happy Earth Day! 10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

Happy Earth Day! Save Water for the Planet Want a Great Conversation Starter for engaging your Littles, Middles, and Teens? Be a Planet Hero! Share these ideas with your kids, and turn them into Planet Heroes, too! According to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, if you shorten your shower by ONE ...
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Boost Your Relationship with Earth Day 2022

If you didn't get to capitalize on last month's Earth Hour, you still have time to take advantage of April's Earth Day 2022 and Earth Week 2022. I'm telling you, they make for great Conversation Starters. Do you remember the days when the air was so polluted, it settled like ...
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10 Entertaining Trust-Building Activities

The more positive interactions you have with your children, the more comfortable they will feel around you. That opens a very important door between you in times of stress. They need to feel that coming to you when they have a problem is a Good Idea. That's the trust every ...
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What Happens When the Lights Go Out?

The Family Electric Bill Has your electric bill been high this winter? Mine has. Did you know electricity is measured in kilowatt-hours, or 1000 watts of power sustained over one hour? To put it into perspective, that's the equivalent of a 40 watt light bulb burning for 25 hours, or ...
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