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, […]
2019/03/11
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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 […]
2019/02/25
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The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Raising a teen is hard. Being a teen is hard. I know a lot of us parents complain about our teens and how inconvenient their ever-changing […]
2019/02/18
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Raising Teen Girls to Survive Misogyny, Sexting and Slut Shaming

The things we have to talk to our children and teens about these days is intense. I never remember my mom talking to me directly about […]
2019/02/13
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Best Things to Do in Boston with Teens and Tweens

Boston is one of our favorite cities to travel to as a family. We fell in love with it on our first trip when the girls were […]
2019/02/04
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If You Want Respect from your Toddler, You have to Respect Them Too

Ever wonder how to get respect from your teen? I remember wondering how to get respect from a toddler. It’s simple really if you want respect […]