Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening

Posts by Becky Blades

Enough Already

Enough Already

on Jun 27, 2016

I have two daughters, and by external, American, first-world standards, they are both plenty successful. I always encouraged them to set high goals, to go for the gold, and to excel at a few select things. I also encouraged them to try lots of things, to collect experiences and skills.…

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7 Mother/Daughter Dates for Summer

7 Mother/Daughter Dates for Summer

on Jun 17, 2016

When my two almost-flown daughters land at my house for the summer, it is a new era in mother/daughter coexistence. They have their lives, I have mine. (I also have my own favorite yoga pants, which I’m determined to keep track of. I’m watching you, girls.) We romanticize about how …

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Making Peace With my DIY Mom

Making Peace With my DIY Mom

on May 8, 2016

This Mother’s Day, my daughter surprised me with this special gift: an article to post on my blog. Thank you, sweetie. by Taylor Kay Phillips It was a broken record, as only a mom can perform. So predictable and repetitive that even though I heard it coming, I was still …

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Some things should be scary

Some things should be scary

on Apr 17, 2016

Don’t worry, no one is getting hurt. But moms everywhere understand why I had to resort to cheap laundry scare tactics. When my youngest daughter graduated from high school, I released my first book, Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You …

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