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Life Choices Part II

January 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Last week, Ellen shared how her life choices affected her role as a mom. Now, Jenna describes how Ellen’s parenting is impacting the way she looks at some imminent life choices she will be making.

This blog series could not come at a more perfect time – so many life choices are hanging over my head […]

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Life Choices – Part I

January 25th, 2016|6 Comments

We both have a lot to say about this topic – so much that we decided to make it a two-part series! This week, Ellen shares her thoughts about how her life choices have impacted her role as a mom. Stay tuned for Jenna’s perspective next week when she will share how Ellen has influenced her […]

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Hopes and Dreams for 2016

January 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

It’s that time again – when January 1 rolls around, we look forward to a new start and think about the upcoming year. This week, we share our hopes for both our individual lives and our mother-daughter relationship in 2016.


In 2014, I banished New Year’s resolutions and replaced them with yogic intentions. Rather than setting […]

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Reflections on Our Year of Self-Development

December 25th, 2015|1 Comment

In 2015, we took a different approach to blogging on My Mother, My Daughter, My Friend – we focused on personal development to improve our relationship with each other and with others by making monthly commitments to work on a character trait, together.

After tackling generosity, optimism, creativity, health, mindfulness, listening, showing compassion, spirituality, patience, dealing […]

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Humility: How We Did

November 29th, 2015|0 Comments

This month, we chose to work on humility, the 11th character trait in our year-long self-improvement journey.  As November comes to a close, we reflect on our efforts to become more humble:


My intention this month was to refrain from talking to others about my accomplishments. That turned out to be a relatively easy task, because […]

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