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How Becoming a Reluctant Grandparent Helped Me Find Joy

What my Granddaughter Has Taught Me About Parenting and Life   The journey to grandmotherhood did not look the way I thought it would.   …

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What Happens When Moms Come Together to Support Each Other

  Moms, We Need to Support Each Other Last week we launched our first ever Moms of Tweens and Teens Meetup in the Chicago area…

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9 Teacher Approved Fidgets to Help With Anxiety, ADHD, and More

Forget the Fidget Spinner – 9 ADHD and Anxiety Teacher Approved Fidgets   I often coach moms who are struggling to support their child who…

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What ADHD and Anxiety Feel Like From a Teen Who Suffered, and What You Can Do For Your Child

Anxiety and ADHD: My Daughter Shares What It’s Like and How to Cope   My oldest daughter, now 27, struggled with ADHD and anxiety. Often…

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The 8 Worst Parenting Mistakes We All Make

8 of the Worst Mistakes Parents Make   I’m not a perfect parent. Having parented three teens I’ve been humbled and willingly admit that I’ve…

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10 Back to School Essentials for Tween and Teen Girls

10 Trendy Back to School Essentials For Tween and Teen Girls   The new school year has arrived…some of you may be starting back next…

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5 Tips to Help Your Teen or Tween Through Back To School Anxiety

How to Deal With Back to School Anxiety   My daughter always experienced anxiety about the first day of school. As her mom it was…

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10 Things I Wish My Mom Knew When I Was A Teen

  10 Things My Daughter Wishes I’d Known When She Was a Teen   As a parent, I understand today how the way I grew…

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11 Conversation Starters to Get Your Teen Talking!

11 Teen Conversation Starters that Get Them Talking   How do we get our teens to talk?   In my house sometimes conversations are not…

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How This Overprotective Mom Allowed Her Daughter to Go to a Music Festival

      This weekend, my daughter asked to go to a four day music festival, and immediately my mind went to the dark side….

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16 Things Your Teen Son Won’t Tell You

  My son is 24 and my heart aches sometimes. I don’t get to see him pop his head into the kitchen in the morning….

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Movies to Watch With Your Tween That Won’t Make You Cringe

    Isn’t it so hard to find a decent movie to watch with your tweens?! Finding a movie to watch with your tween boys…

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Talking About Her First Period

How to talk to your daughter about her first period: Tips to Help   This week I was enlightened about puberty, the latest menstrual inventions,…

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54 Summer Stress Busters Printable!

  Summers arrived and the kids are home on summer break.     How are we going to make it great?   We’re going to…

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10 Ways You Are Embarrassing Your Teen or Tween

  It threw me for a loop.   I caught cooties the day my child morphed into a tween. Overnight I became too uncool for…

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Hi. I’m Sheryl.

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My passion and mission for MOTTS was born out of my personal journey – a journey that took me from a place of being fearful to show others the real me, to a place of slowly opening my heart to being authentic; a place of shame wanting to hide my challenges and struggles to experiencing the grace and love of being known and accepted; a place of not knowing what to do, to a place of experiencing the healing, wisdom, and transformation that comes from being a part of a community of women who are willing to share their hearts and allow themselves to be seen and known.

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