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4 Ways To Get To Know Your Random Roomie Before Move-in

4 Ways To Get To Know Your Random Roomie Before Move-in

07.28.2014
by Danielle Jackson Meeting your roommate for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a random roommate invites the...
Let's Stop Persecuting 'Auschwitz Selfie Girl' for Smiling at a Camera

Let's Stop Persecuting 'Auschwitz Selfie Girl' for Smiling at a Camera

07.25.2014
If I saw her partying at the site or trying to diminish the horror and historical importance of what happened there, I would think she...
A New Trick to Parenting Teens

A New Trick to Parenting Teens

07.24.2014
I have 22 years of parenting experience. I've read hundreds of articles on how to parent. Often, I do find suggestions and insights that...
I Hope My Kids Will Always Be Able to Look Up to Me

I Hope My Kids Will Always Be Able to Look Up to Me

07.24.2014
"Mommy, I don't want to grow taller than you. I always want to be able to look up to you," my tween son told me last night. I'm sure he...
33 Abbreviations You Might Not Know (But Probably Should)

33 Abbreviations You Might Not Know (But Probably Should)

Hadley Walsh  07.24.2014
BYOB, OMG, and FYI are just soooo yesterday. New abbreviations pop up on social media every second, so it's normal to feel lost and confused...
A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

07.21.2014
Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations...
The Words That Made This Teen Finally Embrace Her 'Crazy-Curly' Hair

The Words That Made This Teen Finally Embrace Her 'Crazy-Curly' Hair

Mandy Velez  07.18.2014
Avery felt like she didn't fit in at school, until her friend Emma told her something that changed everything. "The first time I saw...
The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

07.18.2014
I have a tween. A girl -- the most savage of all tweenkind. My goal is to survive. Not win, just survive.

What's Up With Young People and Virginity? Not What You Think

07.17.2014
Here's a shocker: Virginity is cooler than it used to be among teens and young adults. At least that's what entertainment giant MTV, creator...
Being a Girl... A Perspective

Being a Girl... A Perspective

07.16.2014
When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand...
15-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Heads To Prom In The Most Badass Ride

15-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Heads To Prom In The Most Badass Ride

Hadley Walsh  07.15.2014
Though 15-year-old Kieran Maxwell has battled cancer, on his prom night, that fact faded into the background as he pulled up to his prom...
Why Being Happy Is Harder Than You Think

Why Being Happy Is Harder Than You Think

07.15.2014
When asked where I see myself in ten years, I will say point blankly I don't know; but, what I do know is that I want to be happy. I think...
The Milestone I Wasn't Ready For

The Milestone I Wasn't Ready For

07.14.2014
Avery ate a Freeze Pop and watched a crew of teenage girls of all sizes race around a pool. I wish that I didn't, but I found myself thinking,...
Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

07.14.2014
I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child...