Apr 15

OMG! Your Teen Actually Talks to You?

Does your teen talk to you about most anything? Do they feel sensitive topics are never discussed? Have they ever heard about any of your mistakes as a teen? It’s a dynamic of parenting teens that we try to succeed in (and have probably failed in) at some point and time. My teen and I …

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Apr 04

The Newest Instagram Trend

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Mirror selfies of abs and selfies before going out-on-the-town were once what we expected out of a certain age group, typically those in their late teens and early 20′s. Now it seems the “After Sex Selfie” (#aftersex) on Instagram is the new normal. I found out about this the while watching ENews this evening. My …

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Apr 02

Hello? Is There a Brain in There?

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Are there times when you wonder what is in your teen’s head? Surely, there is a brain in there, but what’s in that brain, because Lord knows they are making some crazy choices! Teens (and tweens) can make some of the most irrational choices that leave parents scratching their heads in utter confusion. There had …

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Mar 21

Dear Huffington Post

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While reading through Facebook this morning, a story from The Huffington Post Los Angeles caught my eye. Actually, the picture caught my eye. Then the headline: “Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin Live It Up In Bikinis”. The first photo is of two young celebrity teens, Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, hugging each other in their bikinis.  …

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Mar 20

Gadget of the Week {#The Selfie}

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Confession: I am horrible at taking selfies with my phone. Let me clarify…at my age, I am not one to take selfies on a regular basis and post it on Facebook (don’t even get me started on those that do.). My attempted selfies always include another member of family and rarely, if ever, make it …

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Mar 14

Duck, Duck….GO!

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My dear husband is in the military. To say he is very cyber secure is an understatement. The more I talk to other military wives, the more I realize he is normal in his “world” at work. They are taught that you can’t be safe enough when it comes to being secure and flying under …

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Mar 06

10 Dating Rules for Our 6-year-old

Okay, so maybe our youngest son, Luke, has quit a few years to go before he’ll be in full dating mode, but I have already started teaching my boys proper dating etiquette by taking them on date nights. (This a picture of Luke on our most recent “date” at Pizza Hut.) When it was time …

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Mar 04

A Teen’s $80,000 Mistake…

Have you heard about this story in the news? A teen girl in Florida boasts on Facebook when her 69-year-old father wins a settlement against her private school for age discrimination. The school and the father settled, which resulted in $10,000 in back wages for the father, the school agreed to pay $60,000 to the …

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Mar 03

My Little Testimony for a Wintery Day…

(It might be a beautiful day where you are today, but here on the east coast it is cold with snow and ice coming down! I sat down at the computer this morning to write a quick blog about last night’s “date” with my youngest son, Luke. Instead of typing out details about my date, …

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Feb 24

How to Take Family Photos Like a Pro {without buying a new camera}

Check out this great article from Justin Blaney at For the Family [February 23, 2014] Sometimes it feels like everyone else can take better, cuter pictures of their families. We often feel we need a better camera or should take an expensive class to improve our family photos, but there are a lot of ways to take …

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