So many of us spread ourselves thin all year long, but especially during the holidays! In their Season 1 Finale, Cyndi and Allison are discussing the mental health stigma in the African American community and sharing their own stories relating to depression and anxiety. They also share applicable self-care tips to help you add yourself to the list this holiday season.
Who's ready for holiday shopping? If you're not, the hosts of The Duo are here to save the day! In Episode 39, Allison and Cyndi are discussing all things holiday shopping and sharing gift guides for mothers, daughters, and the guys in their lives.
November is officially here and that means that the holidays are around the corner! The hosts of The Duo are discussing when it's appropriate to bring a special someone home for the holidays, how to go about splitting the holidays between different sides of the family, and their favorite holiday traditions.
In all relationships, disagreements are unavoidable. In Episode 37, Cyndi and Allison shed light on how they handle disagreements as mother and daughter and what communication skills can be utilized to ensure that arguments don't turn into fights in friendships, romantic relationships, and amongst family.
Many women, including the co-hosts of The Duo, have struggled to feel special. So often, we feel regular, but in Episode 36, Cyndi and Allison are discussing how mothers can raise daughters who realize that they are unique and how we can all recognize just how far from regular we are.
How fake is too fake? In Episode 35, Cyndi and Allison are discussing make-up and lash extensions, weaves, lace fronts, and chemically altered hair, butt pads and push-up bras, waist shapes, and cosmetic surgery. Find out what the hosts of The Duo think about enhancing your beauty the natural way and the not-so-natural way!
We all have insecurities and in Episode 34, Cyndi and Allison are getting real about some of theirs and discussing the importance of letting people see our vulnerable sides in order to overcome.
What things do you share with your girlfriends and what things do you keep to yourself? In Episode 33, Cyndi and Allison discuss how much is too much to share with your friends and the importance of privacy, even with those that you love and value most.
On Episode 32 of The Duo Podcast, Cyndi and Allison have an in depth conversation about not only gender roles in relationships, marriage, and parenting, but also gender stereotypes and how they may impact youth. Tune in to hear in what ways their opinions differ and in what ways they are the same, regardless of their generational differences.
Due to her husband's career, Allison has spent a great deal of time living abroad. On Episode 31, Cyndi shares how she was able to let go in order to feel comfortable with her daughter moving overseas and Allison shares how she copes when away from her mom. The two also discuss lessons they've learned from living and traveling abroad.
Cyndi and Allison's birthdays are just a little over a month apart. On Episode 30, they are talking all things birthday celebrations. Find out what Cyndi had to say to Allison about not being excited about turning 27 and why she goes all out to make a big deal of her birthday every year. The hosts also reflect on Allison's "My Super Sweet 16" and give advice for how parents can handle if their kids want over the top birthday parties.
We're all told to trust the process, but the truth of the matter is, it's easier said than done! In Episode 29, the hosts of The Duo discuss their personal journeys towards faith and patience and Allison turns to Cyndi for some motherly advice.
The hosts of The Duo Podcast are OFFICIALLY ready for some sweater weather. On Episode 28, they share some fashion trends for this fall and discuss which ones they can't wait to wear and which ones they'll be skipping. They also pose the question: "who do women dress to impress?" and discuss what/who motivates certain looks.
The end of summer is approaching and that means that students are headed back to school! In Episode 27, Cyndi and Allison share advice for mothers who are preparing their daughters for college and daughters who are about to begin their freshman year.
Just like any relationship, the relationship between mothers and daughters is ever changing. In Episode 26, Cyndi and Allison address a listener question regarding how to deal with how the mother-daughter relationship changes once the daughter gets married. They also discuss the different stages of a mother/daughter relationship and how to navigate them in order to maintain a close connection.
If you've been following The Duo, you know that Cyndi and Allison LOVE traveling together. The only thing they love more is traveling with their significant others. In this episode, the co-hosts discuss all things baecations including when in the relationship couples should start traveling together, who should pay, and what to do if you find yourself in a relationship with someone who doesn't value travel as much as you do.
There comes a time in every mother-daughter relationship when mom is faced with deciding whether or not her daughter is ready to enter the wonderful world of dating! In Episode 24, Cyndi and Allison address a listener's request and discuss when a young lady should be allowed to date from a mother's perspective and from a daughter's perspective. Topics include how young people define a boyfriend or girlfriend compared to how adults define the same terms, supervision and rules, car dates, and dating older guys.
There probably isn't a woman alive that hasn't dealt with issues regarding body image at some point in her life. Society's standards are hard to keep up with the the media isn't the most positive in terms of women of different shapes and sizes. On Episode 23 of The Duo Podcast, Cyndi and Allison are joined by special guest Sanae Murata to discuss how mothers can do a better job ensuring that their daughters grow up to love themselves and sharing their own personal journeys towards body positivity.
How do you racially identify yourself? On Episode 22 of The Duo Podcast, Cyndi and Allison share all about their experiences of being women of color in America and discuss how they define their race and ethnicity as a result.
Summer is officially underway and Allison and Cyndi are SO excited for summer travels! On Episode 21, the hosts of The Duo are talking all about couples' trips and sharing tips to help you make group travel a success!