Daily Prayer with Our Daughters


We should pray for and with our daughters on a regular or daily basis. As a busy working mom of a teenage daughter, I find myself being lazy, too busy and tired to pray with my daughter. The power of prayer is real. Although my daughter is accustomed to the idea of prayer in the home, I want to encourage her to develop her own prayer life. With all of the distractions of being a teenager, i.e., the good and bad influence of her peers, social media, and television. I ask myself, where does she find her source of strength, source of faith, and hope and help from the Lord? As her mom, I want to encourage her to pray often, thanking God, praying for others and praying for strength to overcome any of her challenges. I want to be instrumental in her development of faith in God and the ability to seek out the will of God for her life.

Let’s start a daily prayer with our daughters.

I love the prayer (below) from the internet.

O God, we pray and beseech you to guide and protect young people from the dangers that are ever present in our world today. Be with them, as they experience both sickness and health, sorrow and joy, loneliness and friendship, success and failure. Gracious God, give to them the courage and strength to make the right decisions as they journey through life. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, may they come to know and experience your loving care. We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/prayers/catholic/other/prayer-for-young-people.aspx#wkpOhMg3c0HQbzzy.99

#MomPreneur Monday


Kimmie and Jamie Reed
MotherDaughter Initiative celebrates “MomPreneur Mondays.”  Kim Reed, affectionately known as Kimmie Reed, is a devoted and dynamic mom, entrepreneur-extraordinaire, co-author with her husband and author in her own right, and relationship motivator with her husband James Reed.

Speaking of being a devoted mom and entrepreneur, she is also passing on her maternal and entrepreneurial spirit by working with her daughter to formulate the dynamic duo of Kimmie Reed and Jamie Reed. That’s right; Kimmie and Jamie have started their own business creating body butters, lip balms, soaps and other natural and organic items.   Watch out Bed Bath and Beyond; someone’s in your rear view mirror! Jamie, is a 12 year old GirlPreneur promoting health and wellness for kids and families.  One of Jamie’s passions is promoting and encouraging wellness for the internal and external of each person’s being.   Remember the name of the company “Be Well with Jamie” and is the name of Jamie’s line of products which are all natural and organic.  “Your Body Will Love You for This” is the tag line for their business.  Please support Kimmie and Jamie Reed, a beautiful mom and daughter team, by purchasing their products.  If you would like to order from this awesome team, please email order@bewellBBB@gmail.com  or click on this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/BodyButterBliss?ref=hdr_shop_menu You can also find them on Facebook at Be Well With Jamie Body Butter Bliss.

Find Kimmie Reed on Facebook – The Relationship Motivators @ReedRelationship Motivators

What dating advice or tips have you shared with your daughter?

Happy Friday Moms! Dating in 2016, is so different from when I was a teenager.  I often question my daughter about the young men she communicates with via social media, FaceTime, Twitter, etc.  Our daughters will meet young men on social media, at school, kickbacks, etc.  Do you know if your daughter is in a relationship or dating?

The new term is “whole boyfriend” when a girl has a love interest with a young man. My interpretation of a “whole boyfriend” is that they are in a serious relationship.

Here are just a few tips I’ve given my daughter about dating.

1- Never let a young man pressure you into doing anything.  NO means NO.

2- Don’t accept any form of abuse, verbal, physical or emotional.

3- Date someone who treats you like a Queen.

Please share your tips and dating advice by commenting in this post.

#Throwback Thursday of My Mom Kay

Before and After Pictures

Going way back to the 50’s with a black and white photo of my mom when she was in middle school. She was living in Orangeburg, South Carolina with her aunt Eva.  Her pressed and curly hair do was perfect for picture day.  Please see the mole she drew on her face. Too funny!!

Look at her now, 76 years old. She moved from South Carolina to the Washington DC area in 1958 where she graduated from Eastern High School.  In her first career in the workforce, she was a clothing buyer for Woodworth & Lothrop in Washington DC.  Later she secured a job with the telephone company where she retired from AT&T in the 90s.  After her retirement, she went back into the workforce at the White House under the Bush, Clinton and President Barack Obama administrations. #ThrowbackofMom #ThrowbackThursday

Send me your throwback pics and stories of your moms.  We would love to hear about their journeys.

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