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100 Mile Challenge

How To Track Progress (part 1)

Visuals To Help You Track Your Progress A new beginning can mean a Rebooted You. We all think about it as one year comes to a close, and another unfolds before us. What would you like to change? You do realize, of course, that actually forming a new habit is ...
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Sneak Peek at The Ultimate Parenting Toolkit: Connecting With Kids in a Disconnected World: Part 3

Are you a mom riding the emotional parent-child rollercoaster with a moody, irritable teenager? This is the third of three sneak peeks at my next course, The Ultimate Parenting Toolkit: Connecting With Kids in a Disconnected World. I chose this segment from Busting Those Parenting Myths, since this month’s theme ...
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Sneak Peek at The Ultimate Parenting Toolkit: Connecting With Kids in a Disconnected World: Part 2

Are you a mom who seeks ways to improve your parent-child relationship, but you don’t have time to read a book on it? How about an online course you can listen to while you drive to work? I’d like to share another piece of my upcoming course for helping the ...
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Sneak Peek at The Ultimate Parenting Toolkit: Connecting With Kids in a Disconnected World: Part 1

Which kind of parent are you – a mom who has plenty of time to hunt around for ways to fix your mother-daughter relationship? Or a mom, who wants help, but has too much on her plate? Your search is over because my next parenting course, The Ultimate Parenting Toolkit: ...
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Deborah Ann Davis

About Deborah Ann Davis

I just updated my bio, and I thought I’d share it with you. In the Beginning… When I first found out I was going to be a mom, I was completely unprepared. Once the urine-soaked stick changed, the only thing my 30 years of experience provided was complete and utter ...
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Talk About Teens (Part 3): Rock Back-To-School

Talk About Teens (Part 3): Rock Back-To-School How To Rock Back-To-School for Underclassmen What is your Back-To-School routine? Does it include shopping for school supplies and uniforms?  Does it involve searching for sports schedules for practices and games? Does it revolve around orienting your child to a new school, or trying ...
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Summer Love of Fairs

In keeping with June’s Fun in the Sun theme, here is a list of fairs in my area. Do a similar search for where you live, and go enjoy the summer with your kids.  Open Air Market @ The Country Cottage in Seymour, CT. May to November 10am-3pmEat In The ...
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Parenting

Do You and Daddy Still Have Sex?

Here's a mother-daughter relationship breakdown: “Hey, Mom?” I froze at the sound of my daughter’s voice, trying to figure out if I should run and hide, or stay and chat. There’s something in its questioning quality that, after years of experience, told me I should’ve run. However, it was too ...
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Boosting Your Child’s Self-Worth

Are you wondering how to repair a broken relationship with your daughter? I’m a big proponent of boosting Self-Worth; self-esteem, not so much. Read Self-Worth Versus Self-Esteem to better understand my reasons. Think of Self-Worth as being a pound cake, and self-esteem as being a dusting of powdered sugar on ...
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