Optimism: Is your glass half-full or half empty?

Optimism is a general positive orientation toward the future or being hopeful and confident in the successful outcome of something in particular. In this post, we explore how optimistic we are in our mother-daughter interactions and in different situations, and we make commitments to become more positive this month.  Ellen… If there were a hopefulness [...]

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January: How we chose to be more generous

For the month of January, we chose generosity as a character trait we wanted to focus on to improve ourselves and our relationship.  This week, we report back on our experiences and lessons learned from this experiment. Check out how well we stacked up to our goals! Ellen… Intention #1:  Ask Jenna what she needs [...]

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Susan and Liz

Meet my mom, Susan. She is a blast with a contagious laugh, never-ending ideas of new fun things to discover/do and overflowing with self-confidence. What I admire most about her is… With a background in political campaigns, she is uniquely skilled at identifying employee strengths and putting these to their most efficient use. With this [...]

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Replaying Our Argument

  It was a phone call right before Jenna boarded a plane to India – there was anger, hurt feelings and an abrupt goodbye.  This week we examine the conversation to learn how to avoid similar arguments in the future. REPLAY… Jenna:  Hi Mom.  I’m about to board the plane and I wanted to say [...]

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Generosity

This year we have chosen 12 character traits that we’d like to work on to become better mothers, daughters and women. Each month, we’ll introduce a different trait and blog about our personal goals and experiences.  For January, we’ve chosen GENEROSITY because we want to be more giving in our relationships and more proactive about [...]

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Raising the Bar in 2015

Dear Friends and Followers, In 2015, we’re going to do things differently on My Mother, My Daughter, My Friend.  We’ve decided to raise the bar, dig deeper, and focus on personal development to improve our relationship with each other, with others, and with ourselves. Finding inspiration from The Happiness Project, The Positive Psychlopedia and Everyday [...]

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Katie and Madeleine

Meet my mom, Madeleine. My mom is the most amazing person I know. We all call her wonder woman or Momma Bear because she literally does it all and still finds time to be the ultimate mom. In spite of being a high ranking executive at large multinational companies most of our lives, my brother [...]

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Linda and Jocelyn

Meet Linda, Jocelyn's mom. My mother is an eternal optimist. She is always bright, always welcoming, and always wears a smile and her heart on her sleeve. She is honest and kind, and she goes out of her way to let you know that she loves you and cares. What I admire most about her [...]

By |July 28th, 2014|2015, Mother-Daughter Profiles|Comments Off on Linda and Jocelyn

Leslie and Carolyn

Meet my mother, Leslie.  She is a very smart, talented and ambitious woman. She knows a little bit about everything, and is always a source of information for random facts -- the Google search before Google search. She loves to work out, bake and keep up to date on Dancing With The Stars while owning [...]

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