Parents with Kids in Sports, GET OVER YOURSELVES!

It is a ranty kind of week and I seem to have a lot bugging me this week. Last week while I was not feeling too hot, I ran into a teacher from my teen sons school. He talked about the weather, my kid and sports. My son plays basketball and at 6 ‘4 he isContinue Reading …

Effects of Parental Divorce on Young Adults

You may feel because your children are grown ups and making major life decisions, a parental divorce will hurt less. It doesn’t. Divorce is a tough situation for children regardless of their age. It can be just as draining and heartbreaking for young adults; the older they are, the bigger will be the shock becauseContinue Reading …

NERF Rival Khaos MXVI-4000 Blaster

When it comes to gift giving, the hardest for me to shop for is always my teens. They are young adults who still very much like to have fun. They are active and have energy to burn but are too old for many toys. So what do you buy them? When I want to giveContinue Reading …

How Your Teens Become Responsible Adults

As many of you already know I have four kids, but three are pretty much independent. My oldest lives on her own and has for a few years. My boys are 16 and 18 and still live at home. They are both at the age where they can handle responsibilities and extra tasks with noContinue Reading …

5 Tips to Encourage Teens to Brush Their Teeth this Halloween

Some teens refuse to brush their teeth out of rebellion. Others choose not to because of a lack of interest in hygiene or the fact they never really were taught the right way to take care of their mouths.  Some are just plain lazy. Whatever the reason, it’s important to do whatever you can toContinue Reading …

Mark’s for Back to School

The bitter sweet start of the school season is finally here. As much as we love having the kids around all summer the thought of back to school routine is welcomed. I will miss the last minute plans but welcome the structure of a schedule. The kids will miss sleeping in but love seeing theirContinue Reading …

This Father’s Day, Go Ask Dad #GoAskDad #Gillette

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. I am a true believer of keeping the lines of communication open with your children. Growing up parents had to compete with ourContinue Reading …

Developing, Dating and Driving: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teens

From learning how to drive to dating, and then some, teens can be difficult to manage at times. Here’s some tips for you if you’re at your wit’s end and tearing your hair out. First, Love Don’t be too quick to get angry with your teen. Sure, they might do something that makes you angry,Continue Reading …