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How to Talk to Your Kids About Pot

How to Talk to Your Kids About Pot

04. 8.2014
The libertarian in me is pleased that we have become more consistent in how we handle pot vs. alcohol and tobacco, but the mom in me has...
What Adults (Apparently) Can't See When They Look At Teens

What Adults (Apparently) Can't See When They Look At Teens

04. 8.2014
Most teenagers do not adhere to the image of the stereotypical teen. Stop saying that we don't care about world affairs; many of us concerned...
From Toddler to Teen in One Glance Out the Window

From Toddler to Teen in One Glance Out the Window

04. 7.2014
I glanced out the kitchen window and the light caught my eye, warm and rosy on my neighbor's wall. Sunset. The sun's rays were shining...
The Worst Question to Ask Your Teenage Son

The Worst Question to Ask Your Teenage Son

04. 7.2014
When your teenager is being, well, a teenager, take a deep breath, relax and smile. This open approach will make you far more receptive...
Why Mike Trout Made a Big Mistake in Taking a $144.5 Million Contract From the Angels

Why Mike Trout Made a Big Mistake in Taking a $144.5 Million Contract From the Angels

04. 7.2014
Well, the New Jersey native just signed a deal through 2020 worth $144.5 million. And I believe that this could be the greatest financial...
Let Your Teenager Sleep -- the Brain Needs It

Let Your Teenager Sleep -- the Brain Needs It

04. 4.2014
It's easy for teen's to forgo sleep because they have so many things competing for their time and attention, including homework, social...
Teenzilla and the Frontal Lobe

Teenzilla and the Frontal Lobe

04. 4.2014
Was there a reason for this ridiculous behavior? If so, was there a cure and was I going to be the next Freud of the teenage psyche? I...
Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

04. 4.2014
Facebook is still a go-to place for many things, such as wishing someone a happy birthday or stalking a crush. However, newer social apps...
19-Year-Old Notre Dame Bro Breaks Into A Day Spa To Eat All The Hot Pockets

19-Year-Old Notre Dame Bro Breaks Into A Day Spa To Eat All The Hot Pockets

04. 3.2014
Wow, Notre Dame. It’s not in your Catholic nature to do things like this. One shameless Notre Dame 19-year-old breaks into a day spa...
'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

04. 1.2014
Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die is hands down one of my favorite young adult books that I've read this year. Imagine all the magic of...
New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens

New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens

03.31.2014
You know it's a good idea when parents lament that they wish there was something like this when they were teens. That seems to be the general...

Reasons to Be Happy: Interview With Katrina Kittle

03.31.2014
I spent most of my life longing for the ability to write full time, and only when I was able to write full time did I realize the seed...

Crazy, Stupid, Middle Age

03.28.2014
I am sorry, you youthful, youthy, perfect, barely 16-year-old girls that shared a row of seats with me on a crowded, late night showing...

Where Is Shana?

03.28.2014
So often I find myself wondering about children who were once regulars with us at Pajama Program. Last night while chatting with my husband...