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"My Past, Her Present, Our Future"

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Our mission is to encourage mothers and daughters to authentically stretch the boundaries of communication beyond their individual family roles and develop a deeper understanding of each other and themselves.

 

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The FACs: YOLO

Around the Table I was last to speak and quite grateful. Primarily, because I really wasn’t prepared for my kids to learn that my one opportunity to YOLO had scared me straight. (Yes, just as intense as the jailhouse reality show of the 80’s) My only salvation is that my kids could embrace the idea of YOLO confidently because of their upbringing. Like a scene from the movie Peter Pan I sat patiently waiting to hear of all the YOLO adventures I was sure they never hesitated to dive into. Blindsided with eyes wide open is a black eye that lasts well beyond the swelling. YOLO apples are no less sensible than YOLO trees; go figure. Fierce Authentic Conversations Let Misty break it down… …. Wha

Out of My Comfort Zone and Into the Fire

When this topic was chosen I knew right away it was Misty’s. If anyone knows about living only once and making the most out of it in our little family – it is Misty. I imagine it has something to do with her father’s genes. After all, he came over to America at 18 years old with a “dollar in his pocket and no shoe on his foot”. Though, there is probably little truth to that story he so proudly divulged, other than the part about him coming to a strange land, at a tender age and persevering to make the most of his life. By the end of his journey, he owned countless homes, buildings, garages, vacant lands and was blessed with a most amazing child! This is a trait Misty has inherited and l

The Art of Being Reckless

I hate reading quotes about how “tomorrow wouldn’t be, if you didn’t live today.” It gets me and a lot of others to do stupid things, because you only live once! Of course, that one acronym makes it sound as if you are going to die tomorrow and you should go ahead and do things that will lead up to your untimely death. With this over exaggerated thought in mind; you go jump out of said airplane or don’t wear your seat belt while driving. What exactly is YOLO for? Is it just a saying of weird confusion to make you want to go out and explore the world? No. They even had to shorten the most commonly used words into a four lettered sentence, in order for the hip whippersnappers to hear wha

My Glass Box

YOLO? An acronym that has floated around for ages, but has gotten extremely popular in the last decade. It’s featured in songs, raps, movies and television. Has this phrase lost its intended meaning? “You Only Live Once” is an excuse to go out and do whatever you feel like without repercussions because…well… YOLO. This was my initial thought…when it came to “Yoloing”, I only looked at the people using the phrase, not what it meant. I now see that YOLO isn’t just an idiotic phrase used by people avoiding responsibilities, but an understanding to cherish what you have. Don’t wait for things to happen, go out and do them! Although, I’m sure some Buddhists and Hindus would disagree but you

A Bad Case of "Silver Spoon Syndrome"

I've lost a lot of respect for money. When I try to explain it people, they look at me as if I'm crazy. They're too caught up in that fact that the dollar bill buys them what they want. Don't get me wrong I enjoy buying what I love, need, or want, but I've just lost a lot of respect for the concept of money. I know that I'm being extremely hypocritical, but at least I'm willing to admit that I throw money around as if it were worthless sheets of paper. When you have it all My opinion could be somewhat bias because all I've ever wanted has been handed to me on a silver platter. I never had to work hard to get what I want. I’d like to change that, but it's easier to sit and do nothing. For me

Is Worrying About Money Genetic?

We had a neighbor when I was younger who would leave coins all over the floor in various rooms. At first, I thought she dropped the coins. You know, like, she just seemed to have holes in all her pockets. So, like any innocent 5-year-old, I picked them up and brought them to her. At which point she explained with a chuckle, “No, child. I did not drop my money in the bathroom. I put it there to remind me that money is everywhere around me and because of that I will always have it.” (Course, if I were any older, I’d have to question her on the spot, since we all lived on welfare in the projects… huh? ) I could hear her words, but not grasp the concept. Magical Money So, when we returned to h

Mo' Money Mo' Power

Money, cash, dough and bread or whatever you choose to call it. These little pieces of paper, metal and numbers on a screen seem to control many things in our society and even the world. Money has come to mean various things to me: stability, power, and even beauty. On the other hand, money can lead to very negative things like greed, loneliness, anger and even death. My entire life my mom has tried to shield me from the evils of money and being trapped under its emerald thumb, constantly working to make more only to be caught in an endless cycle of need. Time is Money. So is everything else. At first I didn’t understand why she would constantly tell me how much items and services cost, I wo

The FACs: What Money Means To Me

Around the Table From one extreme to the other my determination to make money available to my children did not eliminate the anxiety I experienced as a kid. It only shifted it to an anxiety of privilege. As I watched the expression on their faces trying to explain away the burden of guilt because of their lavish access to money and the worthless value it represents in their lives. Shaking my head in disappointment for all of us. I should have done this, they should have done that; bottom line is; we should all take a personal finance class and start from scratch. Fierce Authentic Conversations Jaz’s take on the matter …. I would always dread going shopping in fear that I would pick something

The FACs: Dependability

Dependable or Co-Dependent? That is the question. The answers from all three perspectives were eerily connected to the co-dependence of my past. Wow… how could that be I thought? How might they know anything about Co-dependence? I certainly did not resemble the alcoholics who ran rampant in my childhood. But the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, right? Around the Table As we peel this topic back to its core the idea of being dependable revealed a painful burden for all of us. One that we both desire and abhor; crave and reject. The learning from this topic changed what we valued. It changed the values that were handed down to first me, then them without our permission or awareness. Recog

I don't need you, I just need you to need me

I knew I was an Independent child when I was changing my own light bulbs at the age of six. (That’s a story for another topic) I also knew I was an Independent child, since I’ve been dreaming about leaving America to live in England for the rest of my life. But, I couldn’t really understand if I myself were independent or only my dreams. There are things I do on instinct; in certain locations I mark my exits. When I’m on a plane, I read the pamphlet front to back, upside down and sideways, because if this plane were to crash, you can best believe I’d be the one getting off alive. Needing to be needed My instinct is, what causes people to depend on me and I crave the feeling of being need

How to deal with dependence. Here I come to save the day!

I’d like to say that dependability isn’t something I struggle with, in regards to others and myself. The more I think about this topic, the more I realize that I have a difficult time depending on other people and expecting them to be there for me. Growing up I was raised by a single parent, not only just a single parent but a strong-willed leader, someone who doesn’t take crap from anyone and finds a way to make her aspirations come true. Watching this, I had my own wall built up around me where depending on others felt like a burden, especially when I relied on them and they didn’t follow through. Like Mother, Like Daughter My mother is the most reliable and dependable person I know; no

The Welfare Addiction

Just when you think you really know a word; then you break it down and wallah! One minute it feels great and the next you need to check into rehab! Bish-wah? Topic: Dependability - Trustworthy, reliable, steadfast, loyalty; yes, that sounds wonderful! Then there’s Dependable: Reliable, trustworthy, faithful, steadfast, responsible. Absolutely my middle name! Ok the, let’s get to the root word: Depend: Rest on, hang on, be influenced by - wait? What? I’m confused. Dependence: Requirement, reliance, need, addiction, crave – hold up now, you’re making me nervous Webster & Merriam. Dependent: Hooked on, at the mercy of, needy, HELPLESS – OK! Now you are just talking crazy!!! Right? The Af

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