Mother’s Just Want to Teach Their Kids Something–Anything!

It’s amazing how many teenagers I meet seem to know more than everyone else I know combined. In fact, these young adults know everything–And. I. Mean. Everything! Take technology and social media for example; teenagers will be able to tell you every “app” which exists today, and if that’s still not enough, they will tell you how to “spy dial,” make an anonymous crank call, or log into a site for instant coupon savings. Impressive. Millennials today […]

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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 removed 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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I’m Working On It, Mom!

A few years ago, after the first of many, “dramatic” conversations with my only daughter, I posted the timeline-chart (see below) on teenage attitudes. Unbeknownst to me at the time, there would be more challenges than I ever could have imagined. Some so incredibly unsettling it is hard to understand how I am even here right now. But I am. I’m humbled and blessed that I have had so many opportunities while raising my children. Although, […]

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Teenagers Control Their Destiny By Choice–Not By Chance

You are not going to like what I have to say, but I believe each and every word is true. Teenagers, are by far the worst at being able to make decisions which might directly affect them a year or two from now. They hang out in the “now.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just, well, uncomfortable to say the least. There I said it, their indecisiveness is incredibly annoying and uncomfortable. […]

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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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