5 Unforgivable Sins Parents Make While Oversharing on Social Media

The day started out as it always did: coffee, email, phone messages, a quick Facebook scan…and then…what the heck? Staring at me, even before my coffee became cold, was post after post, and photo after photo, of sick, bloodied, and crying kids. The first was a blood-soaked bandage showing the actual lump removedĀ from some childs’ head! I could have gone the rest of my life and would have been fine not seeing that. It is […]

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5 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Matter If You Check Your Teenager’s Online Social Media

It simply doesn’t matter. Your teenager’s, and unfortunately, your pre-teenager’s will find a way to bypass your parental controls. They will find a way to communicate with their friends and you will simply die trying to stop them. Experts say, “Monitor your kids online activity.” Well, I for one am tired of other mother’s (you know the type; the mother whose teen got a perfect score on the SAT; a.k.a. the “name dropper” at the […]

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Can You Hear Me Now? A Broken Cell Phone Shows the Ugly Side of Technology

Not going to lie–it was ugly. So much so that I have vowed to change my stubborn ways– and change is good right? What happened to me last week was interesting to say the least. My cell phone suddenly died–dead! Ordinarily, this would not be a problem for someone like me, who until last year, still had a sliding keypad, but now, I use the device for just about every thing I do. It was […]

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3 Things About Teenage Fashion Other Parents Want You to Know

First of all, let’s put something on the table right now–I do tell my kidlet which clothes are appropriate and which clothes are not–based on my opinion anyway. So just because it doesn’t appear as such, doesn’t mean I didn’t say it. Am I right–sound familiar parents? A tight spot because on one hand my child says, “Everyone dresses like this,” while the other hand checks my blood pressure for emotional distress as she leaves […]

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Sorry, Not Sorry Teenager’s! The Effects of Too Much Social Media

Our young ones are unable to go into an establishment and ask for help, directions, or to talk to the receptionist when entering a business. The thought of going in to a bank and asking the teller for a cashiers check or into a restaurant to say, “5 people, please” sends many of them into an absolute shake-fest; a frenzy they cannot compute. Stage fright Many develop an unusual phobia if required to have a […]

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