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Say What?

Say What?

05.16.2014
Young people know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors. What is surprising is that, according to a...
Your Mom And Dad Have Nothing On These 13 Most Embarrassing Parents Of All Time

Your Mom And Dad Have Nothing On These 13 Most Embarrassing Parents Of All Time

Yagana Shah  05.16.2014
As far as life's embarrassing moments go, there are a million embarrassing moments between kids and their parents. Like that embarrassing...

The Ultimate Superpower

05.15.2014
Here in the silence, I have muddled over the nuances of high school, fought internal battles of right and wrong, and mused over scattered...
The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls and What We Must Teach Our Daughters

The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls and What We Must Teach Our Daughters

05.15.2014
I have a confession. I have been up all night feeling sickened. I am sickened with worry about the plight of the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls...
Who Says Quiet Kids Can't be Leaders?

Who Says Quiet Kids Can't be Leaders?

05.14.2014
Society is obsessed with leadership. Leadership skills are highly emphasized as a requirement on almost every posting -- be it for college...
The Meanest Thing Your Kid Could Ever Say To You

The Meanest Thing Your Kid Could Ever Say To You

05.14.2014
It seemed like an ordinary night. There were no harbingers of doom -- a murder of black crows on the telephone wires outside, a vanity...
Written In the Stars

Written In the Stars

05.13.2014
I don't mean to sound like a fangirl but The Fault In Our Stars is every bit as amazing as all the screams and cheers would indicate. (My...
The Challenge of Adventure Playgrounds

The Challenge of Adventure Playgrounds

05.13.2014
We deride helicopter parenting, but maybe the problem is that we are thinking of the wrong person in the wrong helicopter. It's the children,...
Of Mothers and Sons (and Daughters and Stepdaughters)

Of Mothers and Sons (and Daughters and Stepdaughters)

05.13.2014
I have a son too. He turned 17 in March. He's six feet tall, kind, smart, handsome. He's leaving for college in a year. Or so. And I frequently...
Be Youtiful

Be Youtiful

05.13.2014
Step outside and do something that makes you feel good. There are many ways we can explore our beautiful side, sometimes it just means...

Three Dreams

05.13.2014
I have come to realize there are 3 dreams wrapped up in Pajama Program #1 The children's dreams. If they are afraid, they want to feel...
The Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

05.12.2014
When I originally offered to help with my daughter's first book club, it was as a simple show of support for my 7-year-old bookworm. Flash...
Why Moms of Addicts Can't Trust God

Why Moms of Addicts Can't Trust God

05. 9.2014
Despite what some of us--including myself--have been taught, God really can't be trusted--at least not for specific outcomes. No matter...
9 Ways Being A Teen Has Changed Since 2005

9 Ways Being A Teen Has Changed Since 2005

Jessica Kane  05. 9.2014
Having once been a teenager is one thing everyone has in common, yet there has never been a better time to be a teen than right now (if...