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10 Great Earth Hour Ideas 2022

What are you doing March 26 at 8:30pm? That’s Earth Hour, you know, the event when the world shuts off the non-essentials for an hour in statement of solidarity in support of our planet. When we lived in a house, we simply shut off the entire building. An hour was ...
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Earth Hour 2022: When Good Kids Go Dark

Looking for a positive way to interact with your kids that encompasses a Teachable Moment? (Of course you are!) Every year, Earth Hour is held 20:30-21:30 hours (8:30-9:30 p.m.) in your time zone on the last Saturday of March. This year it will be March 26. This symbolic day is ...
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Parent coach, life coach

My Personal History with Black History Month

February 1981 was an interesting month. I was smack in the middle of my very first year as a teacher, during my very first time living in the deep south in the beautiful state of Georgia, listening to my faculty’s arrangements with my mouth hanging open. My school was preparing ...
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How To Track Progress (part 3)

There are so many ways to approach building a new positive habit, however the key component of success is SELF-FORGIVENESS. It's a rare situation where one decides to make a change, and SHAZAAM! the change is permanently made. Most of us tend to revert to our old comfortable habits - ...
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The Next Year Of Your Mother-Daughter Relationship 

Has This Past Year Been a Struggle for Your Mother-Daughter Relationship?  It's reflection time, people... clear-headed, objective reflection, void of self-blame or criticism. Objectively speaking, did the number of times you and your daughter clashed increase last year? I hope you're not trying to figure out who's at fault. If you ...
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lifestyle and habits

How To Track Progress (part 2)

New Habit = Lifestyle Change Is there some aspect of your lifestyle that you'd like to tweak? Typically, as you grow and mature, your view of life, and how you fit into it, changes as your circumstances change. THAT'S NORMAL! If you'd like to see some improvements to your life, ...
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“Fairly Certain” Meets “When Harry Met Sally”

My friend Bill and his wife were both showing horses in a Texas competition, one of their many friendly rivalries. Although Bill had one of the best performances of his career, to his surprise he failed to place even in the top ten. His wife, on the other hand, was ...
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Disconnected Girl

Close the Gap Between You and Your Daughter

That Was Then... This Is Now Remember when your relationship with your daughter was all hugs and giggles? Is it still that way, or has a vast gap been growing between you and your precious girl? Are you unsure how to handle the eye-rolling and door-slamming behaviors that seem to ...
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Parenting During the Holidays

A Smoother Holiday Season with Parent Coaching 

Merry Meddling, and Happy Holidays to ALL You Awesome Moms Out There As Deborah Ann Davis - Meddling Mom, I’d like to wish Merry Meddling and a Happy Holiday Season to all of you! I'd also like to invite you to take a deep breath, step back, and let it ...
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