Ya'll, I am going to tell you something very few people ever say...Teenagers are fun! Seriously, I don't know why there are so many gloom-and-doom parents out there. I am not saying raising teenagers is easy; it definitely comes...
When I was about to head into high school my mother came home with a hot pink lunch bag, the kind that looked like a sack lunch, but wasn't. I proceeded to tell her in probably my most teenage...
Middle school. Those years were not my favorite. Adjusting to a new schedule, a new school, and new crowds caused uncertainty and anxiety. Now as a middle school mom, those same uncertainties are rushing back even stronger. We want...
"Shopping was fun today, mom. Much better than times before." I could have done a jig when she said those words! Before was bad. Before had us both in tears. Before, angry words were spewed. Before, a hurt teenager and...
The firstborn child is sort of a guinea pig, right? As a parent, it's your first try. It’s your first round of decision-making and milestones without any previous experience. It’s a bit of an experiment, figuring out this whole...
Alright ya'll, I have a hot take: Promposals should not be a thing. There…I said it. This is an opinion that many are likely to disagree with {and that's OK!}, but hear me out. I came to this conclusion recently as...
My habits aren't much better than the kids. It's the precious puppies, adorable babies and delightful dance videos that draw me into the clutches of social media. The feel good stuff. The way in which it connects us to...
Back to school shopping - yay or nay? It's mostly a yay from me. When my kids were in elementary school, my excitement level for back to school shopping was on one hundred from kindergarten through second grade. Personalized...
The summer of '98:: no, not a Bryan Adams song, but the year I turned 16 and got my first job. That first taste of independence, self sufficiency, and retail discounts. Sure, I had babysat for my neighbors for...
We hear a lot about kids and boundaries. As parents, we need to establish firm limits, but we should also expect kids to constantly test them. We can see this in action when children try to stretch their bedtime...

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