While Shara and I are both boy moms, we have both been teen girls…and whew! Our mommas had a hard time. When you were a teen, were you able to confide in your mother? Go to her for advice? Mothering our daughters can be a challenge…probably because we’ve been there before and don’t want our girls to make the same mistakes we did. But how can you make sure that you’re a safe space for your daughter while still parenting?
What We’re Sipping On This Episode:
Jacob’s Creek – Merlot – We’ve got another red on deck and of course it’s one of Sasha’s favorite types of wine – a Classic Merlot. We’ll start by saying this is Sasha and Shara approved at 14% ABV. This wine is described as having “blackberry with spice and leafy notes; vanilla and sweet dark berry fruits with mocha oak and lovely silky tannins.“. Shara doesn’t mind the tannins in this one since it didn’t make her mouth pucker and managed to pair it with pasta as recommended. Sasha has no complaints, because – Merlot.
About the Episode:
In this episode, we’re joined by a very special guest, Aleeka, The Safe Space Curator and diving into why girls do not talk to their moms, and how mothers can create safe spaces to have conversations with their daughters.
Aleeka Moody aka Ms. Aleeka began her work with children about 10 years ago, as a Program Aide with the Boys and Girls Club. From there, she went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, Aleeka discovered her love of working with teens through her time program planning for another organization. Upon returning home, to North Agusta South Carolina, Ms. Aleeka felt that she needed to put the skills she gained in college as well as her time working with teens to better use. Thus came Teen Dreams in the fall of 2014. Ms. Aleeka became a certified youth and family life coach in 2016 and focused her practice solely on teen/tween girls and their moms. Through her practice, Aleeka feels that she can help tween/teen girls find healthy ways to cope with issues that arise in the years that shape their identities.
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