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Motherhood: It's Noisy

Motherhood: It's Noisy

05. 7.2014
Nobody warns you about the noise. Parenting is an incredibly noisy endeavor -- possibly the noisiest profession behind zookeeper, air traffic...
The One Crazy Activity That Will Bond Your Teens For Life

The One Crazy Activity That Will Bond Your Teens For Life

05. 7.2014
Years ago, my husband introduced our kids to the concept of watching a few select movies over and over and over again. Having been raised...
Why I Stopped Blaming My Mother

Why I Stopped Blaming My Mother

05. 6.2014
I decided my mother was at fault each time I felt like I didn't grow up to be exactly the person I wanted to become.
16 Things I Want My Daughters To Know Right Now

16 Things I Want My Daughters To Know Right Now

05. 5.2014
If you love something deeply and want desperately to participate in it, you may need to elbow your way in for a seat at the proverbial...
Why Our Children Need Us Now More Than Ever

Why Our Children Need Us Now More Than Ever

05. 1.2014
Many believe that the current age of technology keeps us more connected. I disagree. Computers, cellphones, iPads, etc. serve a purpose,...
Much Ado About Mayo

Much Ado About Mayo

05. 1.2014
I write today not just to applaud a bunch of teens who got up early on a Saturday morning to help, without a single request for "service...
To The Stranger Who Ruined My Son's Day -- And Taught Him An Important Lesson

To The Stranger Who Ruined My Son's Day -- And Taught Him An Important Lesson

04.30.2014
You opened your mouth and schooled my son on what it's like to be on the receiving end of ill-timed, inappropriate words. You helped me...
Kevin Smart: Touring Teen Drummer Shares His Secrets

Kevin Smart: Touring Teen Drummer Shares His Secrets

04.30.2014
Kevin Smart, an 18 year-old drummer from the East Coast, has become one of the most sought out, in demand musicians today. He's currently...

5 Tips to Help Your Teen Score a Summer Job

04.30.2014
As parents, there comes a time when our kids want to -- or have to -- work in order to earn some money.
12 Reasons I Really Do Need A Village To Raise My Kids

12 Reasons I Really Do Need A Village To Raise My Kids

04.30.2014
We may be able to get our kids fed and dressed on our own, but to raise the kind of people we want to raise? We need a lot of help.
My Daughter Has a BAD Attitude!

My Daughter Has a BAD Attitude!

04.29.2014
Your daughter has a developmental imperative to test limits. Sassing back is one of the easiest ways to experiment with asserting herself...
The Dark Side of Teen Sleepovers

The Dark Side of Teen Sleepovers

04.28.2014
While I am sure there are some kids who get are able to get eight restful hours of sleep at a friend's house, perhaps I just haven't met...
The Exhausting Truth About Teens and Sleep

The Exhausting Truth About Teens and Sleep

04.28.2014
Parenting teenagers is no easy feat. You worry about drugs, grades, sports, sex, college acceptance, peer pressure, bullying... there's...

Social Media Spreading Self-Harm Behavior Amongst Teens

04.28.2014
Note: The content in this post may be disturbing to readers. Ten years ago, if you were to tell someone you were going to "tweet" them,...