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While I am not a parenting expert, I am a parent, a daughter and a keen observer of human motivations and decision making. I’ve spent my career studying consumer behavior for a living.  Discovering the rational and emotional factors that lead someone to buy a product, support an organization or do things a certain way. I started MPowered Parenting as a place to share observations and tips from my own journey that shifted from trying to manage my kids, to motivating, inspiring and empowering them.

 
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Parenting Against Racism

“Black people disappear in America,” is how a July 7th article in Atlanta Magazine opens. The piece entitled, “Ahmaud Arbery will not be...

Thank U Mothers

Moms are the consummate multi-taskers. Whether that’s my sister’s ability to lead a conference call with direct reports while picking up...

Unexpected Resiliency

Like many parents right now, a big part of parenting duties is looking for different ways to keep kids entertained and not at each...

True Self Confidence

We’ve all heard the saying, “Fake it ‘til you make it!” But doesn’t taking that first step in starting something new require a certain...

Discovering Your Passion(s)

When my children were young, I devoured parenting books, looking for insights to help me understand how two vastly different creatures...

Learning to Be Authentic

February is a month when we celebrate former presidents, Black History and… love. While we largely rely on schools to educate our...

Backseat Learners

Can my child be kicked out of his advanced reading class based on declining test scores? That’s a thought that entered my mind as I...

Finance 101

When Will was 5 years old he announced that he wanted to build a clubhouse in the backyard to use as his toy store. I was intrigued. We...

The Struggle to Establish Healthy Habits

A common topic I find among parents is how challenging it is to help children make good choices in this “age of abundance.” YouTube...

Starting the New Year with Intention

The start of a new year is a time when most adults set intentions for the year ahead. In December, Microsoft News reported that “For...

Empathy Through Shopping

My last post touted the joys of non-traditional gift giving. Sharing meaningful words instead of presents. A beautiful gift that can be...

The Gift of Words

My inbox seems to be shouting at me these days; “Today only, 40% off EVERYTHING!” and “Check off your gift list – all sweaters ON SALE!”...

Tis the (Football) Season

As any football enthusiast knows, the cooler days of late fall are made bearable when it signals that bowl games are coming soon. I...

Thanksgiving Reflections

📷 I find that Thanksgiving is a good inflection point in the year, marking the start of the holiday season and year-end frenzy that...

 
 

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Julia Brady

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