9 Fun Things to Do With Your Teen this Fall

Fun Fall Activities in North Carolina While the weather hasn’t exactly caught up to the fact that it’s fall, it won’t be much longer before shorts and tees will be replaced by jeans and hoodies, leggings and tunics and I for one […]

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A Letter to the Class of 2017 on Your Last, First Day of School

To My High School Senior, So here we are. The moment you’ve been waiting for and the moment I, as well as many other parents, have been dreading since your first day of Kindergarten. Today is the first day of your Senior […]

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Don’t Block the Box Plus More Advice for Teen Drivers

More Advice for Teen Drivers A while back, I offered up some advice for teen drivers – things that they don’t necessarily learn in Drivers Ed.  I really only scratched the surface of things they need to know – and watching the […]

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5 Apps that Will Help Keep Your Teen Safe

Stay Safe – Personal Safety Apps for Teens and Family! I will never forget the first time that I stood on the front porch and watched my oldest drive away by herself, with no one else in the car, the day she got […]

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My Teenage Daughter is NOT Dating

Guest Post from Rob Ainbinder From Kristen: I’m out enjoying some R & R with the family and thought it would be a great time to introduce you to some of my favorite fellow bloggers!! Up today is my friend Rob Ainbinder! […]

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10 Things You Don’t Say to the Parents of Daughters

Parenting Daughters When you’re a parent, you get lots of advice.  And if you know me, you know that I hate unsolicited advice. I hated it when I was single and people told me how to find a husband. I hated it when […]

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What’s Your Life Going to Be Like Now That You Have a Teen?

Welcome to Your New Teen-dom You remember the saying “when you have a child, it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around your body”? I think it’s really true when you’re the parent of a teen or tween […]

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How to Have a Sweet 16 Party on a Budget

Sweet 16 Birthday Parties Remember when your baby turned 1 and you had the biggest bash ever? Complete with smash cake (yes, millennial moms, we originated that idea 😉 ) and all the Winnie the Pooh decorations you could find. You probably […]

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Why You Need to Watch Degrassi: Next Class With Your Teen

Covering Topics that Hit Home for Teens Most of you know that I had the chance to attend the TCA’s a couple of weeks ago with the team at Netflix. In addition to attending all the general session panels, we had the […]

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For the Love of God I Need Sleep – The Teen Years

Oh, sleep… How I miss you… Our oldest is 17 years old. Which means that it’s been 18 years since I’ve had a decent night’s sleep. I miss sleep. I covet sleep. I am starting to wonder if all those time when […]

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