Hating Heidi Foster: An excellent read for tween and teens girls.

A Review of Hating Heidi Foster: A Tween/Teen Novel

I try to read books that are written for teens and tweens so I can stay current both for yours and mine. I am approached often by PR agencies asking me if I would be interested in reading a book and interviewing the author. These are my favorite emails because reading is of HUGE importance…

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A Gift Guide for Your Tween and Teen Boys

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Coming up with creative gift ideas is always difficult. Below are several items to help with your holiday shopping. Click the price for the link to the product. I was not paid or given product by any of these products. These are all things I would buy for my boys. I did not include the obvious…

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Gift Guide for Your Teen and Tween Girls

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  Coming up with creative gift ideas is always difficult. Below are several items to help with your holiday shopping. Click the price for the link to the product. I was not paid or given product by any of these products. These are all things I would want if I was a young girl or…

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Hilarious Video Making a Splash on Web

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Every mother’s dream. This is a promo for an upcoming comedy series on Comedy Central starring Jeremy Shada. The video is priceless. If only our kids actually behaved this way. Can you imagine one of your kids sitting patiently while you got your hair done? Mine barely have the patience for the bank drive thru….

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Teach Your Daughter to Cook? There’s an app for That

Sara's Cooking Class on iPad & iPhone_1

Guest Post via Rebecca Mecomber of  www.theoldergeek.com Oh, the moment when I pulled my first meatloaf from the oven… I was 13. Thank God it turned out edible, and I made one nearly every other night for three weeks. It was all I really knew how to cook. My mom had become seriously ill and was in…

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A Tween Girl Must Read: Number the Stars

Title: Number the Stars Author: Lois Lowry Main Character: Annemarie Johansen, Ten Year Old Girl Awards: John Newbery Medal Pages: 137       Number the Stars takes place in Copenhagen. The year is 1943. Nazi soldiers stand on every corner. Annmarie Johansen’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, is Jewish and the German troops are beginning their…

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Finding Kind: Are Girls Really Meaner?

15 Things A Girl Should Know Before She Turns 18

A Review of Finding Kind The premise of Finding Kind is pretty straightforward and frankly upsetting. It is simply that women and girls are particularly nasty and mean to each other, and that in this widely accepted “girl culture” dishing out, receiving or standing by as bullying occurs is the norm. The filmmakers have made…

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