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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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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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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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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The Difference Between Wanting and Expecting

Running the shuttle yesterday, Mackenzie and I drove thru one of the older neighborhoods in our area. You know the ones – with the big, old, huge estates that the people who built the towns used to live in. The houses that […]

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Sex and the Teenage Girl

It’s no secret that I have three daughters. And now that they’re getting older, their maintenance is changing quite a bit. My role as a mom is changing quite a bit, too. Ever since the oldest one popped out and all the […]

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Dancing in the Rain – Wordless Wednesday

And If It Should Rain, Just Dance Sydney had 7 of her friends over this past Friday to celebrate her 13th birthday. She had everything planned out, the food was out, the mood was right and the tattoos were in place. And […]

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7 Simple Rules for Living in Our House

Dear Kids, Living in this house isn’t always easy. Just like being a teen isn’t easy. You see your friends who seemingly have no boundaries and all the baubles in the world and you wonder why. Why have you been placed in […]

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Universal Truths About Girls

Watching three girls go from womb to now, I have had the privilege of learning/realizing that yes indeed, some things do just come to us girls naturally. It’s like a code of honor that Mother Nature plants in their heads while they’re being created.

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Vacay Guest Post – Social Teens and Their Clueless Parents

I happen to know quite a bit about social media. I am a social media consultant and trainer. I am also the mom to three teenagers (and a ‘Shorty’ who’s only 8) but I’ve never proclaimed to be especially tech savvy or […]

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