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Check on Your Friends Who Have Teenagers. We Are Not Ok.

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I’m at the point in my mothering career where I wonder if I did a single thing right. At 14, my once delightful and...

Teens and Technology: Setting Healthy Smartphone and Social Media Boundaries

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Today’s parents of teenagers are faced with a challenge unique to our generation. We didn’t grow up with smartphones or tablets, and social media...

“Mom, What Are You Most Afraid Of?”

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Whenever my children ask me, “Mom, what are you most afraid of?” I typically tell them falling. Ever since I fell out of a...

Why I Bribe My Children (and Don’t Feel Bad About It)

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Bribe my kids? Yeah, I never thought I'd do it, either. But, in the hustle and bustle world in which I live, there is...

A Mother’s Dream

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As I stumble through my life every day, I look around and my mind starts to wander, wander to a fantasy world where some...

Looking for an Adultier Adult

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My daughter is heading off to college this month. This is, of course, affecting me in both an emotional and practical way. She and...

Motherhood from the Other Side: Parenting Adult Children

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Last week, my oldest son turned 21. Gasp! No! It can’t be! It’s hard to believe that my children are, one by one, turning...

Helping Your Older Children Deal With Death

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I am going to warn you now that this is not a “feel-good”, happy Mom post. This is about a very difficult side of...

Parenting Teenagers (By Learning to Let Go)

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My days of diapers, bottle feeding and baby proofing are long behind me. My “babies” are all well into the double digit age range...

9 Practical Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

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Did you know that the average age of exposure to online porn is 8 years old? Or that kids are being lured into sex...

I’m Obnoxious {Things I’ve Learned From My Teenage Daughter}

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As a mother of a teenage girl, I have learned a lot about patience, understanding, and self-control. I am living the nightmare of middle...

The Struggle For Power Over Social Media

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Being the mother of a 13 year old is challenging and it often seems that I have forgotten what it's like to be a teenager....
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