10 Rules For Leaving Your Child Home Alone

If you are planning to leave your children alone at home for the first time you should read these 10 things to know first. Ease your child in to their first at home alone experience. A quick run to the grocery store for example.  What Your Kids Need to Know Before You Leave Them Alone…

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15 Things Girls Should Know Before They Turn 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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9 Ways to Create Confidence in Your Teen

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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The Perfect Graduation Gift

This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Microsoft Surface 3 but my adoration and desire to buy it for my son are all my own.  My second son is heading off to college next year and we have been trying to figure out what to get him for graduation. Our criteria was something…

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Easter Basket Fillers for Teen Boys

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

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

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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