TEENS

5 Ways To Bond With Your Teenager (Really!)

5 Ways To Bond With Your Teenager (Really!)

Bonding with teenage girls. You guys, it’s as hard as everyone told me it was going to be and then some. I don’t know what it is about the mother-daughter relationship that makes it so difficult sometimes to see eye-to-eye, but I genuinely do believe […]

Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

Happy Friday, Mommas! I don’t know about you but this week has crawled by for me and I am sure the rest of my household would agree.  I feel like the list of things to do with a third child has not only tripled but quadrupled. […]

Is There A Best Or Worst Stage Of Raising Children? The Answer Is No. So Stop Telling People There Is.

Is There A Best Or Worst Stage Of Raising Children? The Answer Is No. So Stop Telling People There Is.

Each stage of raising children is precious for its own reasons. The innocent, helpless babies who epitomize the beauty of life. The wonder of watching toddlers learn and grow. The hilarity and sweetness of pre- and grade school ages. The pride of watching teens develop […]

Christmas Gift Ideas That Won’t Make Teen & Tween Girls Roll Their Eyes

Christmas Gift Ideas That Won’t Make Teen & Tween Girls Roll Their Eyes

Regardless of what these laugh lines on my face tell you, I was a teenage girl once. I also helped raise two teenage girls. And I am now the mother of a teenage girl. So why the hell is shopping for teen girls still so […]

Advice To My Daughter..THAT WAS ACTUALLY TAKEN!

Advice To My Daughter..THAT WAS ACTUALLY TAKEN!

It’s happening and it is happening a little too quickly if you ask me.  We have entered the world of…BOYS!  My daughter is now 12 and I guess I should probably consider myself lucky since

The Talk Every Parent Should Be Having With Their SONS in 2016

The Talk Every Parent Should Be Having With Their SONS in 2016

Maybe election years are always bipolar. Maybe I’m just getting older and really seeing the long-term consequences to actions on a global scale. Or maybe the entire world has gone cuckoo for cocoa puffs this really is one of the most absurd years in modern […]

The Veggie Wars: You Most Definitely Can Not Have Any Pudding If You Don’t Eat Your Meat

The Veggie Wars: You Most Definitely Can Not Have Any Pudding If You Don’t Eat Your Meat

As a kid, I ate dinner with my grandparents every evening. Without fail at every mealtime, my grandfather would remind me that if I didn’t eat my vegetables, my hair would fall out and everyone at school would think I was a boy, which would […]

Five Fun Fall Favorites!

Five Fun Fall Favorites!

I adore Autumn!  I love back to school.  I love gearing up for the holidays.  I love the cooler weather even though cooler weather in LA means 70 degrees. But, I don’t let the absence of fall weather damage my fall flair.  Here are some […]

Carpooling Convo

Carpooling Convo

We have finally been blessed with some pretty awesome neighbors!  I grew up in a neighborhood where we were more like a family rather than neighbors.  Kids were constantly running the streets, parents were always together and you could go to a neighbor’s house for […]