How to Get Your Halloween Vibe On and Still Have Money for Candy!

Reviews and Giveaways, Teens By October 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Ready for Halloween? Someone asked me the other day what my favorite holiday was and without hesitation, I answered “Christmas and then Halloween”. Other than Christmas, Halloween is the ONLY holiday that I will actually decorate for. I don’t go all out like some of my favorite people do, but I love throwing little pieces here and there that blend…

9 trips to take with your teen in NC

9 Fun Things to Do With Your Teen this Fall

Lifestyle, Teens By September 27, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

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 can’t wait. I really hate this transitional part where you dress for cool in the morning and by…

A letter to my Senior on your last first day of school

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

Teens By August 27, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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 year of high school. Or as I see it – your last first day. We’ve had 13 of…

Teens hear a lot of rules about driving, but I want to talk about the rules you may have forgotten!

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

Teens By June 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

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 drivers in our town, apparently a lot of you could use a refresher as well. Tips such as…

Apps that will help keep your teens and whole family safe when they're away from home.

5 Apps that Will Help Keep Your Teen Safe

Social Media and Technology, Teens By May 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

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 her drivers license. I honestly thought I would puke. Don’t get me wrong – I wasn’t the…

If you're the parent of daughters, here are 10 things you don't want people to ask you.

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

Teens By March 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , 17 Comments

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 I was pregnant and people told me how I should take care of myself. I hated it when…

living with a teenager

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

Teens By February 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

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 except it’s more like your heart is being stomped. I’ll never forget the day when I realized that…

How to Throw a Sweet 16 Party on a Budget

How to Have a Sweet 16 Party on a Budget

Lifestyle, Teens By February 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

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 spent a fair amount of money because it was the FIRST! birthday and your baby deserved that! Then…

Why you need to watch Degrassi with your teen.

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

Netflix StreamTeam, Teens By January 31, 2016 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

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 opportunity to have private Q&A sessions with the Fuller House team as well as the Degrassi: Next Class…