All in the Family

While we usually write about us two, the reality is that we are a blended family of five – Jenna has a stepsister, Sara, and a stepbrother, Alex.  Last week, we had a partial family reunion in Atlanta.  This week we share our learning from the time we spent together and thoughts about family relationships. [...]

By |July 20th, 2015|2015, Blog posts|6 Comments

Shelly and Melissa

Meet my mom, Shelly. My mother is so special. She is constantly running around doing things for others. She will make yummy dinners , return packages, ask how your day is going and gives the best advice. She loves to exercise, see shows, play Mah Jong, get dinner with friends, be with her family and [...]

By |July 12th, 2015|2015, Mother-Daughter Profiles|Comments Off on Shelly and Melissa

Listen Up!

Did you know that we only remember 25-50% of what we hear?  While the odds are against us, we both want to become better at paying attention to more than half of the conversation  - especially with our loved ones! Ellen… When a family member or friend speaks to me about a problem, I am [...]

By |July 6th, 2015|2015, Blog posts|Comments Off on Listen Up!

How We Did: Self-Confidence

This month we both faced new beginnings - check out how we applied our self-confidence intentions to make sure we got off to a good start! Ellen… As I’ve told Jenna, I can “see” her bright smile in the tone of her voice when I speak to her on the phone. For a mother, there’s [...]

By |June 28th, 2015|2015, Blog posts|1 Comment

Behind the Scenes

Ever wonder what it’s like to run a blog?  Here’s the inside scoop on how we work together to publish My Mother, My Daughter, My Friend. Ellen… Keeping My Mother, My Daughter, My Friend humming is truly a labor of love.  Posting week after week takes time, but it also requires our creative energy and [...]

By |June 21st, 2015|2015, Blog posts|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes

Jill and Sophie

Meet my mom, Jill. What can I say, my mother is an incredible woman. She is accomplished not only in her many careers but in her relationships with people and in love. She has been a role model of excellence my entire life. What I admire most about her is… She is driven - SOOOO [...]

By |June 15th, 2015|2015, Mother-Daughter Profiles|Comments Off on Jill and Sophie

June: Self-Confidence

This month, we tackle the complex topic of self-confidence. We are sharing our highs and lows to become better at managing our own self-images and supporting each other in the process. Ellen… Self-confidence is a complex subject, as there are so many different angles to consider. I apologize in advance if this month’s post is [...]

By |June 8th, 2015|2015, Blog posts|2 Comments

Mindfulness in May: How We Did

This month we focused on living in the moment and appreciating the here-and-now.  Here’s how we did during the mindful month of May! Ellen… Well, the active little monkeys in my mind had quite a few restful experiences this month:  Almost every day, they paused their activity to rest upon a fallen log or take [...]

By |June 1st, 2015|2015, Blog posts|Comments Off on Mindfulness in May: How We Did

Second Time Around

Two weeks ago, Jenna came home and it was one of those seamless, carefree trips – we relaxed, laughed, and enjoyed each other’s company. It was in sharp contrast to Jenna’s last visit in March which was quite the opposite. What was the difference between these two trips?  We explore potential answers in this week’s [...]

By |May 27th, 2015|2015, Blog posts|1 Comment

May: Focus on Mindfulness

We are both big-time planners and multi-taskers, so achieving a state of mindfulness is a challenge for us.  However, we both recognize the importance of living in the moment, maintaining the big picture and appreciating the here-and-now.  Here’s how we hope to tackle this intention in May. Ellen… Have you heard of the term “monkey [...]

By |May 17th, 2015|2015, Blog posts|Comments Off on May: Focus on Mindfulness