Last week, I was driving the 11-year-old to what felt like her 500th dance class of the day while simultaneously leaving a voicemail for a friend.
Because I'm awesomely multi-talented like that.
"Hey it's me. Freaking phone tag. Call me."
Short and sweet.
From the backseat.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how savvy would you say you are when it comes to keeping tabs of your tween on Instagram?
Do you follow their account? Check to make sure their profile is set to "private"? Keep a close eye on who and what they're...
If you are a parent of a tween, stop right now and take this pop quiz.
There's only one question.
Are you ready for it?
Is your kid on Instagram?
a) No freaking way #inserteyeroll
b) Totes! #likeduh
If you answered (a), um... you're wrong. And...
So I've been snowed in all day and decided to use the time to catch up on my reading.
And by reading, I mean rifling through the latest issue of Us Magazine. You've seen it, right? The one with Bethenny Frankel and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Jason Hoppy on the cover?...
Summer of 1984.
Fourteen years old.
It was the summer of stonewashed Guess jeans.1
Frankie Says Relax t-shirts.
I had no idea who Madonna was when I first got to camp that summer.
But there were two girls in my...
So it's summertime.
Otherwise known as the time of year when parents across the country drive to various makeshift bus stops, hug their kids goodbye while hiding behind dark glasses, release them to make the climb up onto the air-conditioned chartered buses that ironically advertise free wi-fi, then wave...