15 Things Girls Should Know Before They Turn 18

15 Things A Girl Should Know Before She Turns 18

Below are a few key things every girl should know before she departs your home:  1. Scissors are to be used for opening bags of chips, not for your hair. Especially NOT your bangs. EVER. 2. Never use bleach and ammonia at the same time. It creates a toxic gas that will cause you to suffocate….

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What You Should Tell Your Kids Before They Leave For College

What You Should Tell Your Kids Before They Leave for College

LINDA WOLFF of Carpool Goddess There’s lots to talk about before my daughter leaves for college. Even though she’s heard the speech, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I didn’t say it, yet again. I cringe as the words come out of my mouth, knowing what’s coming, “Mom, you don’t have to tell me…

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9 Ways to Create Confidence in Your Teen

9 Ways to Create Confidence in Your Teens

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. All the tips are mine based on my 20 years of parenting and raising of two teens.  1. Get their bodies in motion. Not for weight loss, for mental health. Getting a good sweat on releases toxins, relaxes us and makes us feel happier. 2. Encourage…

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My Son’s First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

My Son's First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

Noah experienced his first concussion last month. It was a scary and bizarre experience and not at all how I expected it would be. I have always been afraid of concussions. My kids have played both football and lacrosse since they were young. Bones have been broken, by the truckload. Yet, somehow until last month, we…

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To Sleepover or Not To Sleepover?

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I have always thought sleepovers were a right of childhood passage. What could be more fun than ditching your dorky parents for your besties’ cool ones? Snuggling into bed at night with a friend next to you and staying up half the night talking, the stuff of childhood memories.  I have allowed my boys to…

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PSA: Talk To Your Teens About Binge Drinking

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Do you talk to your kids about drinking? Do you tell them you hope they don’t drink? Do you stress that if they do drink they are to take a cab or call you for a ride? Probably. Has it ever occurred to you to talk to them about how to drink if they choose…

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Easter Basket Fillers for Teen Boys

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Just because they grow up doesn’t mean the traditions of Easter go away. They just change. The basket for example. It’s no longer filled with stuffed animals and candy. Instead, I fill them with a small amount of candy and things they will love. Below are great ideas for your teenage sons Easter basket.  Gift…

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Easter Basket Fillers for Teen Girls

Easter Basket Fillers for Teen Girls

Just because they are growing up doesn’t mean the tradition of Easter go away. They just change. The basket for example. It’s no longer filled with stuffed animals and candy. Instead, I fill them with a small amount of candy and things they will love. Below are great ideas for your teenage daughter’s Easter basket. …

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Summer Contract for Tweens

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Summer will be here before you know it and the one thing we have learned over the years is that a summer contract is a game changer. Kids need to know what is expected of them. Rules need to be signed off on so that you don’t have to argue all summer. Put this summer contract in…

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