Parenting Teens: Haircut Humor

Last Thursday, after three weeks of watching Keenan look at his hair in the mirror all the way to school and complain NON STOP about how it sucked, I took him to get it cut. I scheduled an appointment with MY hairdresser, got out my checkbook, stole some cash from my husband’s wallet to make…

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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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11 Things I Can’t Believe I Have to Actually Say To My Son

When I found out we were having a boy I was terrified.  I’ll admit, I cried for days.  What in the world would I do with a boy?  People warned me that I would love a son completely differently (not more or less just differently) than a daughter.  They were right.      Yes, I’m glad…

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Do Leggings Make Our Boys Lustful?

Theresa found a post, “Why I Chose To No Longer Wear Leggings”, and updated our Facebook wall with it yesterday. The gist of the post is that the writer had a coming to Jesus moment about wearing leggings. After a conversation with friends this question came to her, “Was it possible my wearing leggings could…

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Your Child’s First Driving Lesson? Good Luck

I took my oldest son out for his very first driving lesson. I couldn’t unleash him on a driving instructor without at least a little bit of instruction. That wisdom? Stupid. His driving instructor owes me. Big. Time. I will accept diamonds or college tuition as payment.

Family Chatter: Over 520 Qs to Get Your Family Talking

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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