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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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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Social Media, Parenting and (Lack of) Common Sense

I originally posted this back in 2011 (forever ago in the online world) but with the interwebz all aflutter last week from “that” post (you know the one.. the one the mom with the boys wrote to the teen girls.. if you […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Being Sixteen and Loving Summer

#WordlessWednesday Remember being 16 during the summer? Maybe you had a job (I did.. American Express NROC!!!), maybe you didn’t but the one thing you most likely did have was your license. Was there a better freedom than being able to go […]

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The Day I was Trolled and Parent Shamed

It was bound to happen sooner or later…  In my opinion, Camel City Dispatch is THE source for news in our town and the Editor, Chad Nance, will occasionally grab some of my articles and use them in their parenting section. We’ve become […]

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Discipline: Putting the Hammer Down on the Kids (take 2)

I don’t give advice very often but if you ask me for it, I’ll definitely tell you what I think. Maybe that’s why not too many people who are in child-birthing years ask me for parenting advice. If they did, our population […]

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The End of the World Will be Thanks to GenX

I am a GenX -er and I would like to apologize to all of humanity for the rest of my generation. Or at least a good portion of it. For you see, these are the people who gave birth to, and are […]

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Attack of the Momzillas

The World of Competitive Parenting It’s an all too familiar scenario these days. You sit down at the neighborhood playground to chat with a few other moms while your child plays on the slides and then you hear comments like this: “My […]

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I Just Need Some Space

Mamas Just Need Some Space Remember how much I love(d) the song from Meghan Trainor “All about the Bass” because of it’s awesome positive body image? Well I’m loving this parody – “I Just Need MY Space” from MyLifeSuckers just as much for […]

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Life Lessons – Killing Them With Kindness

Using Film to Teach Kids Kindness I think all kids have the same fears about a new school year… Will they like me? Will my friends be in my class or will it be all new kids? What if someone is mean […]

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