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!
As a girl, a young lady, or a woman, navigating the world without a father can be difficult. For different reasons, Cyndi and Allison both have had to cope with not having their dads in their lives, so on Episode 20, they're sharing about their experiences, the impacts, and how you can overcome.
While Cyndi and Allison both love summer, sometimes the change in weather and increase in outdoor activities can mean trouble in the hair department! On Episode 19, the hosts of The Duo Podcast are joined by haircare expert Sanae Murata to discuss protective styling for summer, summer hair style and color trends, and the best haircare lines for naturalistas.
Forgiveness is the decision or choice to give up the right for vengeance, retribution, and negative thoughts toward an offender in order to be free from anger and resentment and promote healing and inner peace. In Episode 18, Cyndi and Allison are discussing all things forgiveness and sharing steps you can use to either seek or grant forgiveness yourself.
Know yourself, girl, or nobody will! As women, it's crucial that we spend some time getting to know our likes and dislikes (sexually and otherwise), our interests, and our passions. In Episode 17, Cyndi shares why she urged Allison to spend time getting to know herself as a teenager and the pair discusses how they've gone about learning about themselves and what they've discovered in the process.
Blended families involving step parents, step siblings, or half siblings have become the norm. Cyndi and Allison come from a family that is beautifully blended, and in Episode 15 and 16 as a part of a 2-part series, they are joined by special guests Prudence Mathis and CoCo Mathis to discuss their own blended family and how others can make their families beautifully blended as well.
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Blended families involving step parents, step siblings, or half siblings have become the norm. Cyndi and Allison come from a family that is beautifully blended, and in Episode 15 and 16 as a part of a 2-part series, they are joined by special guests Prudence Mathis (Part 1) and CoCo Mathis (Part 2) to discuss their own blended family and how others can make their families beautifully blended as well.
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In their Mother's Day Special, Cyndi and Allison sit down with mother and daughter Terri and Mariah Woodson to discuss motherhood and the beauty of the mother-daughter relationship.
At some point in our lives, many women (and men) deal with infidelity in some way, shape or form. We all say what we would or wouldn't do if we were in the situation, but we often don't truly know until we find ourselves in the situation. On Episode 13, Cyndi and Allison define what cheating is to them, discuss how a man cheating is in some ways different than a woman cheating, and try their best to answer the million dollar question: why do people cheat?
On April 29, 2011, Cyndi lost her husband and Allison lost her father. Although losing someone close to you is never easy, the mother-daughter duo shares how they have navigated their grief and how life goes on after loss.
There comes a time in every mother-daughter relationship where it's time to discuss the birds and the bees! In Episode 11, Cyndi and Allison share how "the talk" changes and evolves as your daughter grows into a young lady and, ultimately, an adult.
In their 10th episode, Allison and Cyndi discuss how motherhood changes your life and reasons why to consider waiting before you have children. Allison shares why she's not quite ready to be a mom and Cyndi shares why she's not quite ready to be a grandma.
The hosts of The Duo address a listener question: "Should there be a limit to 'the sky is the limit' if your daughter wants a massive, over the top wedding." They also share a little bit about their experience planning Allison's wedding, as well as their wedding splurge vs. wedding save suggestions and planning dos and don'ts.
Cyndi and Allison address topics related to how finances should be handled in dating, relationships, and marriage, including who pays for what, separate vs. joint accounts, and the idea of keeping a "secret stash" from you significant other.
Friendship is a topic that everyone can relate to and in Episode 7 of The Duo Podcast, Cyndi and Allison discuss why friends aren't always supportive to one another. Tune in to find out if you're a supportive friend and, if not, how you can be!
The hosts of The Duo are travel-addicts and they are not afraid to admit it! In Episode 6, Cyndi and Allison share their picks for Spring Break getaways, as well as their top 5 mother-daughter destinations.
In Episode 5, Cyndi and Allison are joined by Mrs. Ashlee Adams of The Social Wives Club to discuss deal breakers in dating, relationships, and even marriage.