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Hands of Time

Hands of Time

11. 1.2013
In the early days, I'd have a mug of coffee on one side of the keyboard, a manual breast pump on the other. I would get up at dawn, as...
Smells Like Teen Attitude, This Is the Opposite of Nirvana

Smells Like Teen Attitude, This Is the Opposite of Nirvana

11. 1.2013
To those who are still blissfully raising kiddos in the elementary school years I have some shocking news for you: that angel or prince...
Thigh Gaps and Fit Moms, 'What's Your Excuse?': Genetics

Thigh Gaps and Fit Moms, 'What's Your Excuse?': Genetics

11. 1.2013
e're all different. Whether we want to admit that universal rule of nature or not. Genetics have this funny way of prevailing, despite...
It's Ok to Say No!

It's Ok to Say No!

11. 1.2013
Being a teenager in today's media driven society can magnify pressures that are not necessarily new to my generation but have made their...

Kids Have To Think About Work-Life Balance Too

10.31.2013
Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. 20 year-old Jonathan Anabo...

How Did She Let Her Daughter Wear That?

10.31.2013
Beyond the school dress code, I understood that our community had its own standard of dress. As moms, we quickly learned that standard....

Brace Yourself for the News: Teenagers Are Fickle Consumers

10.31.2013
Shocking, isn't it? Apparently this is surprising to marketers, who feel that teens, once they're converted to using a brand, will stick...
Mom, Is 'Gay' a Bad Word?

Mom, Is 'Gay' a Bad Word?

10.30.2013
B-Man leans forward and whispers in my ear, "When we were writing '-ay' words on our spelling boards today, someone wrote 'gay' and circled...

Pajamas to Comfort Body and Soul

10.30.2013
As I gave out pajamas every day, I was continually enlightened by the reaction from moms and dads who were donating to Pajama Program and...
8 Scary Social Networking Sites Every Parent Should Know

8 Scary Social Networking Sites Every Parent Should Know

10.30.2013
As more parents embrace Facebook, they're driving teens and tweens away as they look for other, more secretive venues that won't be subjected...
Parenting Through the Teenage Years

Parenting Through the Teenage Years

10.30.2013
I have worked hard at being a parent. I have strong values and have always stood by these. They don't come from any religious foundation,...

A Warning to Hip Hop

10.30.2013
For example, if you happen upon your trusted fiancé embracing another, for an instant you may rationalize that the other person must be...
Get Off Your Phone and Go to the Bathroom By Yourself

Get Off Your Phone and Go to the Bathroom By Yourself

10.29.2013
Why can't we have a device-free drive? Or make a dinner reservation for one? Maybe it's our fear of being alone. Maybe the social dependency...
The Mental Health Threat Lurking in Your Child's Bedroom

The Mental Health Threat Lurking in Your Child's Bedroom

10.29.2013
Morning grouchiness is not an uncommon complaint from parents -- especially parents of teenagers. But what happens when your child's mood...