Mom you’ve been replaced: Teen Chronicles

Those are the words I heard and I will admit my heart kinda exploded as the phrase rolled off my fifteen year olds tongue. I was being replaced, or had been already.  So … [Read more...]

Life Lessons from My Teenage Son – Jessica Davis

If you're like me and have a teenager in your life, you'll know that it's not always smooth sailing. Chances are, much of the time you'll be at your wits end with each other, … [Read more...]

Should Parents allow Teenage Sleepovers?

I am the mom of a teenage son. He's almost fifteen and in the last six months gained a girlfriend that he is very serious about. In fact both of them are quite serious in … [Read more...]

Getting Teens Up for School – Help #Yop Help You

Back to school is a little less than a month away now, and that means getting things back to a normal routine. Our good friends at #Yop want to help you by asking parents to … [Read more...]

Why setting up a bank account is important for your teen

Last week hubs and I took our son JJ to the bank with us. We were there to set up a new account for our new vehicle, since our vehicle blew up and became unreliable. My son … [Read more...]

When your teen starts dating: a parent’s role

  "Mom I like this girl..." I knew I would hear those words someday. I just didn't figure it would be so soon. My son is almost fourteen years old, and he likes … [Read more...]

When Your Child Becomes A Teen

Last week was a bit of rough week for me. I had kind of a melt down, smack dab in the kitchen before breakfast. I told my son how I've been feeling kinda lost, like I'm losing … [Read more...]

I Hate Having a Teenager

He walks down the stairs, taller than me, hovering over me as he gives me a morning hug. He smells -- musty and a little dirty at times. He's sweaty because he's been outside … [Read more...]

Why It’s Important to Teach Kids A Level of Respect Online

I let my kids go on the computer. I have to, really. I mean now in this day and age, the kids go to computer lab at least three times a week in public school if not more, and … [Read more...]

Talking to your teen about Bullying

It’s never nice for a parent to know their child has been a victim of bullying. But what happens when you discover your child is the bully? Helping kids cope and learn about … [Read more...]