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Should You Give Your Kids a Credit Card?

Should You Give Your Kids a Credit Card?

02. 3.2014
You should explain to them about credit and how swiping a credit card doesn't mean you don't have to pay for things. After you buy something...
What I Couldn't Believe I Saw On A Shelf At Nordstrom

What I Couldn't Believe I Saw On A Shelf At Nordstrom

01.31.2014
Some might say, "What's the big deal about a pillow with a cute little saying?" And I'm saying -- taking a pillow off the shelves is one...
The 10 Commandments Of Instagram

The 10 Commandments Of Instagram

01.29.2014
It's time for some guidelines on how to be a good human on Instagram. I came up with these with input from a bunch of kids, teens, parents...
The Rise and Fall of Teen Idols

The Rise and Fall of Teen Idols

01.29.2014
Seeing the rise and fall of teen idols such as Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, and Britney Spears really makes me realize how...
When Motherhood Becomes More Complicated

When Motherhood Becomes More Complicated

01.29.2014
It feels like as soon as I figured out how to truly love being a mother with children at home, it's almost over. More and more, I feel...
Turning 13

Turning 13

01.28.2014
As much as saddens me to admit it, all the moments I will ever have with my son as a little boy have already happened. All of his little...
What Does the Fox Say About Parenting Tweens and Teens?

What Does the Fox Say About Parenting Tweens and Teens?

01.28.2014
Foxes and other wild animals have been raising teens for eons. Their dependents learn to fly in the dark, adapt to shifting environments...
The Simple Gift Of Parenthood That Shouldn't Go Unnoticed

The Simple Gift Of Parenthood That Shouldn't Go Unnoticed

Lisa Belkin   01.28.2014
Four years ago Jennifer Senior wrote a much-read cover story for New York Magazine about the paradox of raising children. Called “All...
The 2014 'Thigh Gap': The Bikini Bridge

The 2014 'Thigh Gap': The Bikini Bridge

01.28.2014
Talk to our girls about the dangers associated with excessive dietary restraint and exercising. Encourage them to develop passions that...

Friends in Cold Times

01.27.2014
When we are hit with snowstorms or worse, many of us have friends we can turn to, places to stay for a while. So many families don't have...
Caught Your Kid Sexting, Now What?

Caught Your Kid Sexting, Now What?

01.24.2014
You want your tone to be open and concerned -- not angry and blaming, or shocked and horrified. And you don't want to start out by slapping...
5 Reasons Why We Don't Want Our Teens to Overshare

5 Reasons Why We Don't Want Our Teens to Overshare

01.22.2014
Every generation of teens has its own unique set of trends including clothing and communication styles. Consider that this generation of...
The Trials of Feeding a Teen

The Trials of Feeding a Teen

01.22.2014
Morning grooming for my teen has blossomed into quite an affair. The fact that she wakes up looking positively fresh and lovely appears...
3 Ways to Protect Your Teen from Her Selfie

3 Ways to Protect Your Teen from Her Selfie

01.21.2014
Though your first instinct may be to cringe in fear and horror at the very notion of your teen posting any selfie at all on the web, not...