Raising Teenage Girls Without Tearing Out Your Hair

Remember when they were little and super cute and agreeable? That was fun, wasn’t it? Don’t get me wrong, teenage daughters can be a lot of fun too but raising a young woman in today’s landscape isn’t for the weak. Teenage girls today face more peer pressure from more arenas than we did when we […]

Five Ways to Positively Influence How Your Kids Use Technology

In the last 30 years our world has become increasingly electronic. Kids seem to be innately attracted to devices and new technology. Don’t believe me? Try using your smart phone in front of a kid. Electronics make life easier and more entertaining, but they can also increase your electricity bill, put your entire family at […]

Getting Through the Various Challenges of Parenting a Teen

Somewhere between the ages of 13-17, there will be a sudden shift in the relationship that you have with your child. The child that once wanted to be just like you and be around you every second of the day is now slowly but surely beginning to think that you’re from another planet. Has this […]

Internet Safety for You and Your Children

There was a time when mobile phones were only good for phone calls. Today, they are part computer/ part mobile entertainment center, and are rarely used for phone calls at all. There was also a time when mobile phones were only used by adults, and possibly teenagers. Today, you can find children well under age […]

How You Can Use Television as an Aid to Education

As parents, especially first-time parents, we’re all trying to do the best for our children. We may make some mistakes, but we genuinely want to keep our children out of harm’s way and turn them into well-rounded individuals. We worry daily about the dangers that our children are exposed to, from other people, their friends, […]

Parental Involvement Is the True Core of Education

It is obvious to everyone that the U.S. education system has problems. We are falling behind in math and science. It is hard to imagine much of a technological future without math and science. But while the problems are easy to identify, the solutions are rather more difficult to nail down. The problem is easy […]

Mom Advice // What do women want to teach their daughters?

I recently read a survey conducted with 1,000 nationally represented women aged 40+, called Post Great Grains Cereal Survey. I thought it was an interesting since, as an almost 35 year woman, I agreed with the majority of the results. It’s a great way to see what we women think are important life lessons to pass on to our […]

Four Fun Family Vacation Ideas for Older Kids

Once a child hits a certain age, some parents assume that they can no longer keep their offspring properly entertained. I admit, it can sometimes be a challenge to get my older children excited about spending the day with mom and dad. Parents may believe that there are few acceptable options when it comes getting […]

MethProject.org gives facts about drug addiction and helps teens and parents answer tough questions

I usually try to keep my blog upbeat and playful but today I want to just take a few minutes to talk about a very serious subject. One that as a parent I have to have on my mind quite a bit. As a mom of a teenager and a tween, I have two children […]

The Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence by MADD

On October 27th Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Nationwide Insurance launched a new program called “The Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence by MADD™.” Parents can go to thepowerofparents.org to find a variety of resources and communication tools that can help stop teen alcohol use, the No. 1 youth drug problem in America. The […]