2019/05/12
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My Dream Mother’s Day this Year is Different than You’d Expect

Normally, for Mother’s Day, all I want is a day of peace and rest. The kids leave me alone (except for hugs and kisses in the […]
2019/04/09
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Things to Do in Banff with Teenagers and Tweens

If you want to take your children or teens someplace that will leave them speechless, visit Banff, Alberta. If you’re a parent, you already know how […]
2019/04/03
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The Truth about Parenting Teenagers from a Teen Mom

Ok folks, this is not a drill. We are in full teen mom mode. We’re over here parenting teenage girls. Well, a champion eye roller tween […]
2019/04/02

What is a Quinceañera and How to Begin Planning Yours

Our oldest daughter, Bella, just turned 14-years-old which means next year is her quinceañera. That means this 1/2 first-generation Latina is planning my first ever quinceañera […]
2019/03/28
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Teen Girls Rebel when Teen Boys Rated Female Classmates on Looks

You’ve heard of burn books? We all have. I remember in high school they were called slam books; same difference. Same jerky idea, different decade. Well, […]
2019/03/18
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Proper Playdate Etiquette Protocol for Toddlers and their Moms

Are you a playdate pro or are you a new mom just dipping her toe in the playdate pond? Either way, learning all the rules and […]
2019/03/14
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Cheat Bribe and Lie that’s how Privilege Beats the System

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and 31 other parents were charged in the college admissions scandal. 50 people were charged earlier this week in a nationwide scheme […]
2019/03/11
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Happy 14th Birthday to My Teenager, my Best Friend

I know not everyone agrees with this or has this same experience because parenting a teen is a box of chocolates, you never know what you […]
2019/03/08
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Let’s Build Something Beautiful Together for Our Daughters

Let’s build something beautiful together. Let’s change the world and fill it full of good humans. Let’s raise young girls to become strong women who demand respect […]